Tyler James Williams
Tyler James Williams
Other Name:
Tyler Williams
Westchester County, New York
Birth date:
October 9, 1992 (age 20)
Years Active:

Tyler James Williams (born October 9, 1992) is an American teen actor and voice actor. He is most recognizable for having played the title character of the Chris Rock-inspired sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

[edit]Life and career

Williams was born in Westchester County, New York, 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 who plays Leo in the Disney XD original Lab Rats (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 20022005. 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. 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.


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 (2 episodes)
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Firestorm (voice, 1 episode - "A Bat Divided!")
2011 House, M.D. Landon Parks (1 episode- "Carrot or Stick")
2012 Let it Shine Cyrus DeBarge Disney Channel Original Movie
2014 The Walking Dead Noah
2015 The Walking Dead Noah