Tyler James Williams

Tyler James Williams - Updated Mar 2023

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Tyler James Williams is a well-known actor, musician, film director, music video director, and hip-hop artist from the United States. Moreover, Tyler James Williams is best recognized for his role as Chris Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates. Chris.

Early Life

On the 9th of October 1992, Tyler James Williams was born in Westchester County, New York, the United States of America. He is 30 years old as of 2022 and is an American by nationality.

Likewise, he has a birth sign of Libra and follows Christianity by religion. In addition, this actor belongs to the African-American ethnicity. He is the son of Le’Roy Williams (father) and Angela Williams (mother).

Professionally, his father was a police sergeant. While Williams’s mother was a singer and songwriter. He grew up with his two younger brothers whose names are Tyrel Jackson Williams and Tylen Jacob Williams. His both brothers are well-known actors professionally.


Coming toward his academic career, Williams might have completed his schooling at a local school nearby his hometown. Later, he might have enrolled at a local university and completed his graduation.

Tyler James Williams – Net Worth 2023

Working from a young age in the entertainment industry, William has collected a huge sum of money in his career. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million and his primary income source comes from his acting career.

Professional Career

Early Years

At an age of 4, Tyler James Williams began his acting career. As a voice actor, he debut on the television show called ‘Little Bill’ portraying the role of Bobby, briefly replacing Devon Malik Beckford in 2000.

Later, he portrayed his character in the children’s television series ‘Sesame Street,’ from 2000 to 2005. His work as a young actor was praised, and after a recurring part in the television show, he was offered the main role in the series ‘Everybody Hates Chris.’ From the television series, he rose to prominence.

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Caption: Tyler James Williams portraying the role of Chris Rock on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (Source: Instagram)

Raised to Fame

In the 2006 film ‘The Ant Bully,’ he voices a blue teammate. After completing the last season of ‘Everybody Hates Chris,’ in 2009, he appeared in the TV shows ‘The Cleaner’ and ‘True Jackson, VP.’

In the 2006 Christmas comedy film ‘Unaccomplished Minors,’ he played Charles Goldfinch, also known as Charlie in the UK and Ireland. Even though the film did not do well, his performance in it was recognized.

With his appearance in ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ in 2010, he established himself as a talented voice actor. His television film ‘Let It, Shine,’ was a huge success in 2012.

He not only gave an outstanding performance, but he also used his musical skills in musical drama.  The movie won positive reviews from critics and the media.

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Caption: Tyler James Williams appeared on the talk show twice on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ (Source: Instagram)

As a result, he earned another prominent part in the sitcom ‘Go On’ as Owen Lewis and guest appeared in ‘Lab Rats’ alongside his younger brother Tyrel Jackson. In 2013, he appeared as Simon Peeples in Tina Gordon Chism’s American comedy movie, ‘Peeples.’

The movie grossed to earn over .3 million at the box office. He appeared in Justin Simien’s satirical comedy film ‘Dear White People’ in 2014 and was cast as the film’s lead.

The film was all about racial issues and inequality as seen through the perspective of Afro-Americans. It performed well at the box office, making more than 4.6 million.

Other movies and series appearances

He also appeared as ‘Noah’ in a recurring role in AMC’s popular horror drama ‘The Walking Dead’ in 2014. In the fifth season of the show, he appeared in ten episodes.

Later, in 2016, he auditioned for and was cast as ‘Russ Montgomery,’ also known as ‘Monty,’ in the police drama series ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.’ The show lasted one season and thirteen episodes.

He portrayed the role of Jae in the 2019 movie The Wedding Year, a teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Sarah Hyland, Jenna Dewan, Matt Shively, and Anna Camp.

Williams portrayed Paul in the American drama film, The Argument in 2020. In 2021, he appeared as Gregory Eddie in the ABC Mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary.


As a well-known actor, he has collected a few awards and nominations in his acting career. In 2015, Williams earned the ‘Best Breakthrough Performance,’ for his role in the Hollywood film ‘Dear White People,’ at the ‘Black Reel Award.’

Similarly, he earned the ‘Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the sitcom, ‘Everybody Hates Chris,’ at the 2007 NAACP Image Award. In 2008, he earned Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor for his role in the sitcom, ‘Everybody Hates Chris,’ at the Young Artist Awards.

Moreover, he earned Outstanding Independent Motion Picture at the 2018 NAACP Image Award. In 2022, he was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Abbott Elementary.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Tyler James Williams seems to be single and unmarried. However, he had a couple of relationships in past. From 2008 to 2010, he dated Keke Palmer and the couple was closely followed by the paparazzi for one and a half years. Moreover, he has also dated singer-songwriter, Karina Pasian.

At the moment, the actor is not a part of controversy or rumors and stays far from such things which may harm his acting career.

Body Measurements

Regarding his body stats,  he stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 65 kg. Moreover, he has brown hair with black eyes color and his body measurement measured at 38-12-32 inches. Likewise, he wears a shoe size of 9 US and a waist size of 32 inches.

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Caption: Tyler James Williams posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Tyler James Williams – Social Media

On this actor’s Instagram page, there are more than 1.9 million followers. Similarly, there are more than 2.3k followers on his Twitter account and he is not active on Facebook.