Tyler James Williams (born October 9, 1992) is an American actor, rapper and voice actor. He is most recognizable for having played the title character of the Chris Rock-inspired sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.
- 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 Chris co-star Tichina Arnold.
- 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 was born in Westchester County, New York, and raised in Yonkers, New York.
- His mother, Angela Williams, is a singer/songwriter, and his father, Le'Roy Williams, is a police sergeant.
- Williams has two younger brothers: Tyrel Jackson Williams (b.1997) and Tylen Jacob Williams (b.2002).
- His younger brother Tyrel is also an actor, and stars on the Disney XD show Lab Rats.
- He dated True Jackson, VP star Keke Palmer from early 2007 to late 2008.
- Tyler Williams
- Tyler J. Williams
- T.J. Williams
Awards and NominationsEdit
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.