Tyler James Williams (born October 9, 1992) is an American teen actor, voice actor, singer, and rapper. He is best known for his role as Chris, a mistreated, miserable, and unpopular character on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.
Life and career
Williams was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and raised in Yonkers, New York. His mother, Angela Williams, is a singer/songwriter, and his father is a police sergeant. Williams has two younger brothers; Tyrel Jackson Williams (b.1997) and Tylen Jacob Williams (b.2002). Williams previously starred in Little Bill as the voice of Bobby, briefly replacing Devon Malik Beckford in 2000, and played himself (or an eponymous character, "Tyler") on the children's show Sesame Street from 2002–2005. He has also guest-starred in Two for the Money, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the show Hi-Jinks along with his Everybody Hates Chrisco-star Tichina Arnold. In late 2009, Williams appeared in the second season of True Jackson, VP as Justin in the episode "Flirting with Fame". He played a rapper named Lil' Shakespeare. Williams also played Cyrus in the 2011 Disney T.V. movie, Let it Shine. From 2014 to 2015, Williams in the fifth season of the AMC series The Walking Dead as Noah (which had previously featured his co-star Vincent Martella in the previous season).
|2000||Little Bill||Bobby||(unknown episodes)|
|Sesame Street||himself||(various episodes, 2000–2005)|
|2003||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Kids Say the Darnedest Things||(unknown episodes)|
|Saturday Night Live||Jack Black's adopted son||episode: Jack Black/John Mayer|
|2005||Law & Order:SVU||Kyle McGovern||(1 episode- "Parts")|
|Everybody Hates Chris||Chris Rock||Main role (88 episodes, 2005–2009)|
|2006||Unaccompanied Minors||Charlie Goldfinch|
|The Ant Bully||Blue Teammate #1||(voice)|
|Everyone's Hero||Additional Voices||(voice, as James Williams)|
|2009||The Cleaner||Kenji Simon||(1 episode- "Last American Casuality")|
|True Jackson, VP||Justin "Lil' Shakespeare" Weber||(1 episode-"Flirting With Fame")|
|2010||Batman:The Brave and the Bold||Firestorm||(voice only, 1 episode)|
|2011||House, M.D.||Landon Parks||(1 episode- "Carrot or Stick")|
|2012||Let it Shine||Cyrus Debarge||(Main role)|
|Go On||Owen||supporting role|
|Lab Rats||Future Leo||Guest|
|2014-2015||The Walking Dead||Noah||(Main role - 10 episodes)|
- In 2007, Williams won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. Receiving the prize at age 14, he is the youngest person ever to receive this award.
- In 2010, Williams was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
- Tyler James Williams filmreference.com