Tyler James Williams
Tyler James Williams is the 2023 Golden Globe Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Comedy or Drama for his role of ‘Gregory Eddie’ in the hit award-winning series Abbott Elementary.
After hitting it off with Quinta Brunson on A Black Lady Sketch Show, she specifically wrote the Abbott Elementary substitute teacher character with Williams in mind. He can also be seen recurring in Hulu’s sketch comedy History of the World: Part II.
On the feature film side, Tyler can be seen in the critically acclaimed film The United States Vs. Billie Holiday (2021), playing Lester ‘The Prez’ Young, alongside Andra Day, who received an Oscar nomination for her turn as Billie Holiday. Previously, Williams co-starred in the indie comedy The Argument directed by Robert Schwartzman, and starred in The Wedding Year (2019) opposite Sarah Hyland. He played a pivotal part in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit (2017) alongside Will Poulter. Williams also had a starring role in the Sundance winning feature Dear White People (2014). In addition, he appeared opposite Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington in Peepeles (2013) for Lionsgate and in Paul Feig’s Unaccompanied Minors (2006) for Warner Bros.
On the television side, Tyler starred in ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier opposite Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan. He also starred in CBS’ Criminal Minds. He had a recurring role on HBO and Peter Berg’s Ballers, and before that in season 5 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Perhaps most notably, Williams was discovered at the age of five for Chris Rock’s Everyone Hates Chris, which he starred in for four seasons.
Outside of acting, Williams is a talented musician, songwriter, and producer with songs available on iTunes. Born in Harlem, N.Y.C. and raised in Yonkers, Williams lives between New York and Los Angeles.
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