Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Highest Rated: 96% The LEGO Movie (2014)

Lowest Rated: 0% Constellation (2005)

Birthday: Apr 06, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Billy Dee Williams' career included a few notable turns that helped him ascend to a new level of popularity every few years. Born and raised in New York City, he made his film acting debut at age 22 in "The Last Angry Man" (1959). For the next decade, he steadily worked but it wasn't until his Emmy-nominated turn as Gale Sayers in "Brian's Song" (1971) that Williams became a more known name. The rest of the '70s were filmed with leading roles, most notably in the Billie Holiday biopic "Lady Sings the Blues" (1972) as the husband of the jazz singer, played by Diana Ross. In 1980, Williams took his talent to space with his supporting role in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), the second entry in the Star Wars series. He played charming scoundrel Lando Calrissian, reprising the role in "Return of the Jedi" (1983) and a wide variety of video games, TV shows, and more. After his interstellar stint, Williams kept busy with a recurring role on "Dynasty" (ABC 1981-89). He made his next big pop culture splash appearing as Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's "Batman" (1989). However, despite stated intentions from Burton in turning Williams into Dent's villainous alter-ego Two-Face, Williams only ever appeared in the first movie, with Two-Face being played by Tommy Lee Jones in the sequel. While he kept busy over the next 20 years, the majority of his work was in cameo appearances or small-scale projects. While Williams' Lando appeared in other Star Wars projects, he never returned to play him again in live action, though it was reported that he would reappear in the role in "Star Wars: Episode IX" (2019).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
72% 57% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Lando Calrissian (Character) - 2020
51% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Lando Calrissian (Character) $515.2M 2019
90% 80% The LEGO Batman Movie Two-Face (Voice) $175.7M 2017
19% 16% Dirty Dancing Tito (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Man in 3B Cain (Character) $291.1K 2015
96% 87% The LEGO Movie Lando (Voice) $257.8M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trace Judge Devi (Character) - 2012
47% 36% Barry Munday Lonnie Green (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 89% 3 Ways to Get a Husband William (Character) - 2010
32% 57% Fanboys Judge Reinhold (Character) $685.5K 2008
No Score Yet 15% iMurders Robert Delgado (Character) - 2008
11% 36% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Pastor Charlie (Character) $2.3M 2006
0% 40% Constellation Helms Boxer (Character) $306.5K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Maintenance Man Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 33% Epoch: Evolution Ferguson (Character) - 2003
77% 64% Undercover Brother General Boutwell (Character) $38.2M 2002
No Score Yet 60% The Last Place on Earth Dr. Davis (Character) $6.5K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killer Next Door Sgt. Paul Davidson (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Contract Senator Harmon (Character) - 2000
72% 45% The Visit Henry (Character) $186.4K 2000
11% 42% The Ladies Man Lester (Character) $13.6M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Fear Sheriff Hammond (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 10% Fear Runs Silent Sheriff Hammond (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 15% Hard Time Leo Barker (Character) - 1998
10% 62% Woo Himself (uncredited) (Character) $8.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fourth King Gasparre (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 33% Steel Sharks Adm. Jim Perry (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 20% Moving Target Detective Don Racine (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince Jamie Hicks (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falling for You Lieutenant Frank Lazaro (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% Triplecross Agent Oscar Pierce (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 33% Mask of Death Agent Jeffries (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Message From Nam Felix (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marked for Murder Capt. Jack Reilly (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Percy and Thunder Ralph Tate (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 17% Alien Intruder Cmdr. Skyler (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giant Steps Slate Thompson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 18% Driving Me Crazy Max (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Passion Lou (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Agent 00-Soul Secret Agent Zero (Character) - 1990
71% 84% Batman D.A. Harvey Dent (Character) $250.7M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Desperado Daniel Lancaster (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 21% Number One With a Bullet Det. Hazeltine (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 8% Deadly Illusion Hamberger (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Right of the People Mike Trainor (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oceans of Fire Jim McKinley (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courage Bobby Jay (Character) - 1986
64% 33% Fear City Al Wheeler (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Bomb Wes Tanner (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Imposter Matthew Raines (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Douglas Hawk (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 94% Chiefs Tyler Watts (Character) - 1983
82% 94% Return of the Jedi Lando Calrissian (Character) $309.3M 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvin and Tige Richard Davis (Character) - 1983
70% 54% Nighthawks Matthew Fox (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 75% The Hostage Tower Clarence Whitlock (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Divorce Walter Williams (Character) - 1980
94% 97% The Empire Strikes Back Lando Calrissian (Character) $291.9M 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Lilies of the Field Homer Smith (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 75% Scott Joplin Scott Joplin (Character) - 1977
88% 68% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Bingo Long (Character) - 1976
24% 76% Mahogany Brian (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Sneed (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 40% Hit! Nick Allen (Character) - 1973
64% 87% Lady Sings the Blues Louis McKay (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 85% The Glass House Lennox (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 36% The Final Comedown Johnny Johnson (Character) - 1972
92% 82% Brian's Song Gale Sayers (Character) - 1971
63% 69% The Out-of-Towners Lost & Found (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 32% Black Brigade Pvt. Lewis (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 50% The Last Angry Man Josh Quincy (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
78% 100% Earth to Ned Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Dancing Tito (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2014
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Leroy Jethro Moore (Guest Star) 2014 2012
70% 71% Glee Andy Collins (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 80% King of the Nerds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
85% 87% Modern Family Billy Dee Williams (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Up! Himself (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Lando Calrissian (Guest Voice) 2011
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
85% 92% Lost Himself (Guest Star) 2007
83% 87% Scrubs Billy Dee Williams (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 77% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet 18 Wheels of Justice Burton Hardesty (Character) 2000-2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1993 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jacksons: An American Dream Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Himself (Guest Star),
Writer
1984 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dr. Joe Goodson (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Steve MacAdams (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Jesse Hains (Guest Star)

QUOTES FROM Billy Dee Williams CHARACTERS

Al Wheeler says: [as Rossi drives off] There's nothing I hate more than guineas in Cadillacs.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: YOU WANT TO GET NUTS?!!! COME ON! Lets get nuts!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: YOU WANT TO GET NUTS? COME ON! Lets get nuts!

District Attorney Harvey Dent says: Call Me.

Joker/Jack Napier says: This town needs an enema.

Lando Calrissian says: I thought you wanted them to stay here!

Brian Piccolo says: I said thank you.

Gale Sayers says: I know.

Brian Piccolo says: Well, usually when someone says thank you you're supposed to say you're welcome or How's Your mother?

Gale Sayers says: How's your mother?

Brian Piccolo says: She's doin' fine, thanks for asking.

Gale Sayers says: I love Brian Piccolo. And tonight, when you hit your knees, please ask God to love him.

Brian Piccolo says: I think I know what's wrong with me.

Gale Sayers says: Yeah? What's that?

Brian Piccolo says: I'm pregnant.

Lando Calrissian says: How you doin', Chewbacca? You still hangin' around with this loser?

Lando Calrissian says: How you doin Chewbacca? Still hanging around with this loser?