Tyler James Williams

  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor


While this young actor came to prominence when Chris Rock handpicked him to star as the comedian's younger self in the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris in 2005, Williams was already a veteran of the entertainment industry. At age 4 he won a role on Sesame Street and later appeared in TV commercials and a handful of series. But Everybody Hates Chris showcased his superb comic timing and natural charisma. He continues to show up on television and has also voiced the character Firestorm in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Fast Facts

  • Started acting at age 4 on Sesame Street.
  • Provided the voice of Bobby in Bill Cosby's animated series Little Bill.
  • Won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series in 2007 for his lead role on Everybody Hates Chris.


  • Le'Roy Williams — Father
  • Angela Williams — Mother
  • Tyrel Jackson Williams — Brother
  • Tylen Jacob Williams — Brother