Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Age
77
Birthday
Apr. 6th, 1937
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
6' 0"

Billy Dee Williams' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Dancing With the Stars TV Show
Dancing With the Stars
Dynasty TV Show
Dynasty
General Hospital: Night Shift TV Show
General Hospital: Night Shift
18 Wheels of Justice TV Show
18 Wheels of Justice
 

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Fanboys
2008 - iMurders
2006 - Hood Of Horror
2005 - Constellation
2002 - Undercover Brother
2000 - The Ladies Man
1996 - Steel Sharks
1989 - Batman
1984 - Fear City
1983 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1981 - Nighthawks
1980 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1976 - The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
1975 - Mahogany
1974 - The Conversation
1972 - Lady Sings the Blues
1970 - The Out of Towners

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Admiral Bitchface (Voiced)
5
Edward Tobin
3
Tyler Watts (aka Joshua Cole)
3
Clark Boies
3
Fudge Turnover (Voiced)
2
Charles White
2
Billy Dee Hasbro
2
Jerry Rose
2
Himself - Interviewee
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Very good looking African American actor born in New York City with broad smile and gregarious manner, Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television appearances over the past 40+ years. He's easily best known to international film audiences as the roguish "Lando Calrissian" from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the third episode of the initial Star Wars trilogy Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Williams can also be seen on screen in Batman (1989), Moving Target (1996) and Undercover Brother (2002). A regular performer in many fine quality telemovies and TV series too!


TRIVIA:
  • He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
  • Was an accomplished art student even before his acting career began. Has had professional gallery showings where his oil canvases have sold for tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Has a twin sister.
  • He has 2 children.
  • He and actress/singer 'Diahann Carroll' (qv) were classmates at The New York City High School of the Performing Arts, the school that was featured on the popular TV show _"Fame" (1982)_ (qv).
  • He still actively paints, and some of his work can be seen at his online gallery . He has had solo exhibitions in various galleries around the US, and his work hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution, and The Schomburg Museum. The beautiful covers of the Thelonious Monk Competition programs since 1990 are by him.
  • Studied art at both New York's High School of Music and Art and at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
  • (30 January 1996) Was arrested in L.A. after police received a call from his live-in girlfriend accusing him of battery. Williams was charged with cohabitational abuse and released on $50,000 bail.


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