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Katt Williams



An outrageous comedian who clearly pulls from such influences as Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor -- but somehow ups the irreverence quotient many times over -- standup comic-turned-actor Katt Williams built a career vulgarly riffing on such subjects as Michael Jackson, middle-American evangelism, the incarceration of Martha Stewart, and the ironies of race in America (a favorite topic that found him making fervent use of incendiary epithets), to name only a few touchstones -- all of which gave him a widespread and loyal following, particularly among young African-American males. Born in Cincinnati, OH, but raised in nearby Dayton, Williams grew up as the child of politically and socially active parents and received outstanding grades and a slew of academic honors in school. In his late teens, he moved to San Francisco and temporarily joined the Nation of Islam, meanwhile honing a standup act at local nightclubs. Favorite venues that hosted Williams in the late '90s included the Hollywood Park Casino, The Icehouse and The Improv; he also became a staple on BET's standup programs.



In 2002, Williams accepted one of his first screen assignments with a small role (as Money Mike) in Marcus Raboy's Friday After Next. Five years later, Williams finally had the opportunity to team up onscreen with longtime idol Eddie Murphy, who cast him as Lord Have Mercy in the farce Norbit (2007). That same year, Williams appeared in a minor capacity in the gag-laden Epic Movie and displayed a more sober side in the family-oriented Christmas drama The Perfect Holiday. Meanwhile, the comic continually headlined standup performance films via such cable outlets as Comedy Central and HBO.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Bastards
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet American Bad Boy
  • The Bruce
  • Executive Producer
2015
No Score Yet School Dance
  • Darren
2014
64% Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
  • Actor
2013
4% Scary Movie 5
  • Blaine Fulda
2013
No Score Yet The Obama Effect
  • MLK
2012
No Score Yet Katt Williams: 9 Lives
  • Actor
2010
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Seamus
2010
No Score Yet Katt Williams Presents: Katthouse Comedy
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Katt Williams: Pimpadelic
  • Director
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Katt Williams: Pimpadelic
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet Katt Williams: It's Pimpin' Pimpin'
  • Actor
2008
13% First Sunday
  • Rickey
2008
No Score Yet Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents: The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Lonely Street
  • Rodent
2008
No Score Yet Katt Williams - It's Pimpin' Pimpin'
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Katt Williams - Katt Williams Presents: Katthouse
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet Internet Dating
  • Mikey
2008
No Score Yet It Ain't Easy
  • Actor
2008
16% The Perfect Holiday
  • Delicious
2007
No Score Yet Katt Williams: American Hustle
  • Screenwriter
  • Himself
  • Executive Producer
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
  • Actor
2007
9% Norbit
  • Lord Have Mercy
2007
2% Epic Movie
  • Harry Beaver
2007
No Score Yet BET Hip Hop Awards 2007
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav - Uncensored!
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Katt Williams: Live
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles: Pt. 1
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Repos
  • Mr. Henderson
2006
13% Rebound
  • Preacher Don's Sidekick
2005
No Score Yet Ganked
  • Shane Ross
2005
No Score Yet Treasure N tha Hood
  • Reverend Ike
2004
26% Friday After Next
  • Money Mike
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Voice

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