Tyler James Williams Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Tyler James Williams Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8½ in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth October 9, 1992
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Dark Brown

Tyler James Williams is an American actor, voiceover artist, and rapper who is known for having played many popular characters in shows and movies such as Lionel Higgins in Dear White People, Chris in Everybody Hates Chris, Noah in The Walking Dead, Russ “Monty” Montgomery in Criminal Minds, Edgar Standish in Whiskey Cavalier, Cyrus DeBarge/Truth in Let it Shine, and Jake Riddick in The Wedding Year.

Born Name

Tyler James Williams

Nick Name

Tyler Williams, Tyler J. Williams, T.J. Williams

Tyler James Williams as seen while taking a selfie in October 2018
Tyler James Williams as seen while taking a selfie in October 2018 (Tyler James Williams / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Westchester County, New York, United States

Residence

New York, United States

Nationality

American

Occupation

Actor, Rapper, Voiceover Artist

Family

  • Father – Le’Roy Williams (Police Sergeant)
  • Mother – Angela Williams (Singer, Songwriter)
  • SiblingsTyrel Jackson Williams (Younger Brother) (Singer, Voiceover Artist), Tylen Jacob Williams (Younger Brother) (Singer, Voiceover Artist)

Manager

Tyler James Williams is represented by Osbrink Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California, United States.

Genre

Rap

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Unsigned

Build

Athletic

Tyler James Williams and Sarah Hyland as seen while posing for a picture in June 2018
Tyler James Williams and Sarah Hyland as seen while posing for a picture in June 2018 (Tyler James Williams / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Tyler James Williams has dated –

  1. Dakota Fanning
  2. Keke Palmer (2009)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Tyler James Williams is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Often sports a mustache and wears glasses
  • Tattoo on his arm

Brand Endorsements

He has either endorsed or promoted a couple of brands through social media which include the likes of EvianMAGARI EMPIRE, etc.

Tyler James Williams as seen at the Hollywood Premiere of Disney Channel's 'Let It Shine' 2012
Tyler James Williams as seen at the Hollywood Premiere of Disney Channel’s ‘Let It Shine’ 2012 (Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Tyler James Williams Facts

  1. He was raised in Yonkers, New York.
  2. He made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Guest at Party in the 2005 sports-drama film, Two for the Money, which starred the likes of Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, and Rene Russo. However, Tyler’s role went uncredited.
  3. His portrayal of comedian and actor Chris Rock in the television period sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris, earned him much critical acclaim. He got nominated for the NAACP Image Award in the “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” category consecutively from 2006 to 2010 and won the same in 2007. He was also nominated for Teen Choice Award and Young Artist Award.
  4. In 2014, Tyler James Williams played the role of Lionel Higgins in the comedy-drama film, Dear White People. For this role, he won the Black Reel Award for “Best Breakthrough Performance”.
  5. His portrayal of Leon in the 2017 period crime drama film, Detroit, won him the NAACP Image Award in the “Outstanding Independent Motion Picture” category in 2018.
  6. He co-starred alongside the likes of Sarah Hyland, Jenna Dewan, and Matt Shively in the romantic comedy film, The Wedding Year, in 2019.
  7. In 2019, he started appearing as NSA analyst Edgar Standish in the action comedy-drama television series, Whiskey Cavalier, in which he worked alongside Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, Ana Ortiz, Vir Das, and Josh Hopkins.
  8. He has done voiceover work in shows and movies like The Ant BullyLittle Bill, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
  9. Tyler has struggled with Crohn’s disease.
  10. He has also garnered an impressive social media fan base with more than 6 million followers on Facebook, more than 2 million followers on Instagram, and more than 500k followers on Twitter.

Featured Image by Tyler James Williams / Instagram

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