Cress Williams

Cress Williams

Highest Rated: 62% 2 Days in the Valley (1996)

Lowest Rated: 20% Crime Story (2021)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1970

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Following his 1993 debut as beau to hip-hop artist Queen Latifah on the popular African-American sitcom "Living Single" (Fox, 1993-98), Cress Williams quickly became a regular fixture on some of television's most beloved programs including "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000), "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001). Williams also had small roles in several feature films including "Fallen" (1998) and "Never Been Kissed" (1999). With a short-lived but memorable turn in "Prison Break" (Fox, 2005-2009) as a professional assassin, Williams was establishing himself as a versatile and memorable actor, and he went on to regular appearances in "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-11) before landing a starring role on "Hart of Dixie" (CW, 2011-15) as Mayor Lavon Hayes, the ex-NFL linebacker with his trusty pet alligator, Burt Reynolds.

Highest rated movies

2 Days in the Valley Lowriders The Violent Heart Crime Story




20% 26% Crime Story Jimmy (Character) - 2021
56% 76% The Violent Heart Lee (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 72% Reign of the Supermen Steel / John Henry Irons (Voice) - 2019
57% 61% Lowriders Detective Stallworth (Character) $6.2M 2016
No Score Yet 70% Pursuit of Happiness Ace (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masquerade Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Invasion Freemont (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Johns Bill Allen (Character) - 1997
62% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Golfer (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolling Thunder `'Grey'` Toussaint (Character) - 1996


89% 63% The Flash Black Lightning (Guest Star) 2019 2021
92% 50% Black Lightning Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Character) 2018-2021
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Det. Ed Williams (Character) 2006-2007 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
55% 76% Doubt ADA Gates (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 84% Code Black Cole Guthrie (Guest Star) 2015 2017
81% 88% Hart of Dixie Lavon Hayes (Character) 2011-2015
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Ornett Howard (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
61% 78% Prison Break Wyatt (Guest Star) 2008
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2008
No Score Yet 84% ER Officer Reggie Moore (Guest Star) 1998-1999 2008
91% 78% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2006
90% 96% House Hospital Attorney (Guest Star) 2004
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sam Dufoy (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
90% 100% Sports Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Single Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1997-1998
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
86% 87% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Silky (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Not for You Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Talak'talan (Guest Star) 1994