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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.[1] His mother, Angela Williams, is a singer/songwriter, and his father is a police sergeant.[1] 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).


Year Film Role Notes
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)
Hi-Jinks Himself (1 episode)
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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tyler James Williams filmreference.com

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