Tyler James Williams

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Tyler James Williams
Born October 9, 1992 in Westchester County, New York, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Everybody Hates Chris Chris Rock 2005–2009 1 2 3 4
Go On Owen Lewis 2012–2013 1
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Russ Montgomery 2016–2017 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kyle McGovern 6x22 - Parts May 17, 2005
House, M.D. Landon 7x10 - Carrot or Stick January 24, 2011
Criminal Minds Russ Montgomery 10x19 - Beyond Borders April 8, 2015

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Let It Shine Cyrus DeBarge June 1, 2012 Disney Channel Original Movie

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

NAACP Image Awards

(1 Win in 6 Nominations)


  • Raised in Yonkers, New York
  • His mother, Angela is a singer\songwriter and his father, Le'Roy is a police sergeant
  • Has two younger brothers, who are also actors: Tyrel and Tylen
  • Began acting when he was 4 years old
  • Chris Rock originally didn't want Tyler to portray him in "Everybody Hates Chris" because he thought Tyler was too good looking, but the network insisted on having him on the show