May. 5th, 1959
Elmira, New York, USA
Brian Williams' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2013 - The Fifth Estate
2009 - By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
2008 - Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
2008 - I.O.U.S.A.
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Will take over for 'Tom Brokaw' (qv) on the _"NBC Nightly News" (1970)_ (qv) in November 2004 after the elections.
- Replaced Maury Povich as host of locally produced Washington D.C chat show Panorama in 1985.
- Lives in Connecticut
- Known to have been a big 'Dale Earnhardt' (qv) fan, even visiting Earnhardt a few times (Williams and his son Douglas were at Talladega Super speedway in October 1999 for a race when Williams interviewed Earnhardt for his show.
- 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.
- Has two children
- 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.
- Worked as an intern during the administration of U.S. President 'Jimmy Carter (I)' (qv).