May. 5th, 1959
Elmira, New York, USA
Brian Williams' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Live From New York!
2014 - Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
2013 - The Fifth Estate
2009 - By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
2008 - I.O.U.S.A.
2008 - Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Anchor
Himself - Hosting Republican Debate
Brian Williams (Voiced)
Himself - Newscaster
- Replaced Maury Povich as host of locally produced Washington D.C chat show Panorama in 1985.
- Has appeared three times on _"The Daily Show" (1996)_ (qv) as a celebrity guest and interviewed by 'Jon Stewart' (qv), most recently on Tuesday, August 8th, 2006. A gag involving his head being projected on a screen behind Stewart has been used twice since the show moved to a new set on April 9, 2007; during one of these appearances, the head actually addressed and made fun of Stewart as part of the joke.
- Received honorary doctorate from Elmira College in May 1998
- He is a big New York Giants fan. On _"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)_ (qv), Williams announced he "bleeds Giants blue".
- Currently the longest serving network news anchor with the retirements of 'Tom Brokaw' (qv) and 'Dan Rather' (qv) and the death of 'Peter Jennings (I)' (qv).
- Has two children
- Named "Father of the Year" by the National Fathers' Day Committee in 1996
- Appeared on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) September 30, 2006 ready to co- anchor the Weekend Update segment with 'Amy Poehler' (qv), but is told by Poehler that 'Seth Meyers' (qv) will be co-anchoring Weekend Update.