Paul Williams

Birthday: Nov 19, 1940
Birthplace: Not Available
Diminutive musical prodigy Paul Williams worked as an apprentice jockey, professional skydiver and insurance salesman before turning to acting. Williams' size and puckish countenance enabled him to play adolescents well into his twenties; one of the best of his early film roles was the surly teenaged genius in The Loved One (1965). Though he kept a hand in acting throughout the 1970s, he was better known for his songwriter accomplishments. Working with such collaborators as Biff Rose, Roger Nichols and Charles Fox, he turned out such enduring song hits as The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun," Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World," Three Dog Night's "Old Fashioned Love Song" and Dionne Warwick's "That's What Friends Are For." In films, Williams was Oscar nominated for his musical contributions to 1974's Phantom of the Paradise (in which he also starred), 1975's Bugsy Malone and 1979's The Muppet Movie. In 1976, Williams and collaborator Barbra Streisand won an Academy Award for the hit tune "Evergreen," the highlight of the Streisand remake of A Star is Born. As mentioned, Williams was never too busy to accept an occasional acting role. He played Little Enos in the first two Smokey and the Bandit movies, camped it up as Dr. Miguelito Loveless Jr. in the 1979 TV movie The Wild Wild West Returns, and could be heard as the voice of the Penguin in TV's Batman: The Animated Series (1992). Paul Williams was also a popular guest on talk shows, quiz programs and variety series.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
97% Paul Williams Still Alive Paul Williams $38.1K 2012
92% Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Actor $30.3K 2010
18% Valentine's Day Romeo Midnight $110.6M 2010
No Score Yet Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas Screenwriter Actor 2008
43% The Rules of Attraction Duty Doctor $6.5M 2002
62% The Tigger Movie Actor 2000
No Score Yet Men Actor Producer 1998
No Score Yet Mirage Director Donald Gale Producer 1995
No Score Yet Headless Body in a Topless Bar Carl 1995
No Score Yet Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks Actor 1994
No Score Yet A Million to Juan Jenkins 1994
No Score Yet The November Men Arthur Gwelyn Director Producer 1994
No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Actor 1994
No Score Yet Frogs! `Gus' Buono Duono 1992
57% The Doors Warhol PR 1991
No Score Yet Sky Trackers Tony Masters 1991
No Score Yet People Like Us Actor 1990
No Score Yet Chill Factor Clifford White 1990
No Score Yet Solar Crisis (Crisis 2050) Freddy the Bomb 1989
42% Old Gringo Cinematographer 1989
No Score Yet Frog Actor 1989
No Score Yet To Heal a Nation Veteran 1988
No Score Yet Zombie High Ignatius 1987
No Score Yet My Little Pony II---Escape from Catrina Actor 1986
No Score Yet Best Enemies Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Night They Saved Christmas Ed 1984
No Score Yet Purple Hearts MP-Jeep 1984
No Score Yet Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? Zee's Husband 1983
20% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Little Enos 1983
17% Smokey and the Bandit II Little Enos 1980
No Score Yet Stone Cold Dead Julius Kurtz 1979
88% The Muppet Movie El Sleezo Pianist 1979
No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Revisited Michelito 1979
43% The Cheap Detective Boy 1978
79% Smokey and the Bandit Little Enos 1977
91% Phantom of the Paradise Swan 1974
37% Battle For The Planet Of The Apes Virgil 1973
No Score Yet Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues Director Screenwriter Barry 1972
No Score Yet The Revolutionary Producer Director 1970
No Score Yet Watermelon Man Employment Office Clerk 1970
80% The Chase Seymour 1966
53% The Loved One Gunther Fry 1965

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Rugrats
1991-2004
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Parkers
1999-2004
Paul
  • 2000
97% Batman: The Animated Series
1992-1995
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Daria
1997-2001
Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Taq
  • 1995
No Score Yet Picket Fences
1992-1996
Benjamin Weedon
  • 1994
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Himself
  • 1974
No Score Yet Batman: The Animated Series [INACTIVE]

QUOTES FROM Paul Williams CHARACTERS