Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams

  • Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2011)
  • Birthday: Jun 26, 1966
  • Birthplace: Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • A native of Brooklyn, NY, actor Michael Kenneth Williams fell into a typecast with repeated portrayals of hoods, toughs, and career criminals from project to project. Williams entered acting courtesy of professional dancing, which he began at the age of 22; in that arena, his unique and individualistic moves caught the attention of producers and landed him in a string of music videos. Williams subsequently decided to pursue classical training as an actor, which he received via participation in the National Black Theater Company and New York's La' MaMA Theatre Company, though his breakthrough arrived at the hands of the late gangster rapper Tupac Shakur, who discovered Williams and cast him as his own little brother in the Julien Temple-directed urban crime drama Bullet (1995). Work for Martin Scorsese followed, with a minor role in the grueling psychodrama Bringing Out the Dead (1999), though Williams scored much broader acclaim and exposure via participation in HBO's popular crime drama series The Wire, where he played stick-up man Omar Little for multiple seasons. Williams then moved back into features with a supporting turn as Devin in actor-turned-director Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone (2007), then starred opposite Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron in director John Hillcoat's post-apocalyptic thriller The Road (2008). ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

57% Motherless Brooklyn Actor 2019
66% The Public Actor 2019
30% The Red Sea Diving Resort Kabede Bimro 2019
49% Superfly Scatter 2018
18% Assassin's Creed Moussa $54.7M 2016
13% When the Bough Breaks Roland White $29.8M 2016
68% The Land Pops $18.5K 2016
74% Ghostbusters Agent Hawkins $128.4M 2016
53% Triple 9 Sweet Pea 2016
26% Anesthesia Jeffrey $22.9K 2016
27% Captive Det. John Chestnut $2M 2015
73% Inherent Vice Tariq Khalil $6.2M 2015
89% Bessie Jack 2015
43% The Gambler Neville Baraka $18.9M 2014
77% Kill the Messenger Ricky Ross $2.5M 2014
56% The Purge: Anarchy Carmelo 2014
49% RoboCop Jack Lewis $50.7M 2014
95% 12 Years a Slave Robert $50.7M 2013
No Score Yet Jim Norton: American Degenerate Actor 2013
57% Snitch Malik $43M 2013
34% LUV Detective Holloway $0.2M 2013
No Score Yet You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You A.D. 2012
0% The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Sonnyboy 2011
69% Life During Wartime Allen $0.3M 2010
No Score Yet Tell-Tale (Tell Tale) Acherton 2010
44% Brooklyn's Finest Red $26.8M 2010
42% Wonderful World Ibou 2010
No Score Yet A Kiss of Chaos Demetrius 2010
73% The Road Thief $8.1M 2009
No Score Yet Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club Tone 2008
94% Gone Baby Gone Devin $20.4M 2007
No Score Yet Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 Actor 2007
19% I Think I Love My Wife Teddy $12.5M 2007
No Score Yet The Bondage Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mercenary for Justice Samuel 2006
75% Lackawanna Blues Jimmy Lee 2005
No Score Yet Doing Hard Time Curtis Craig 2004
72% Bringing Out the Dead Drug Dealer 1999
87% The Blair Witch Project Actor 1999
No Score Yet Bullet High Top 1996
No Score Yet Mugshot Actor 1996

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing
  • 2019
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2019
96% When They See Us
2019
Bobby McCray
  • 2019
No Score Yet Drop the Mic
2017
Guest
  • 2018
64% The Guest Book
2017-2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet Vice
2013
Reporter
  • 2018
94% Hap & Leonard
2016-2018
Leonard Pine
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
82% When We Rise
2016-2017
Ken Jones
  • 2017
86% F Is for Family
2015
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2015
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2016
94% The Night Of
2016
Freddy
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
Rock Banyon
  • 2015
81% The Spoils of Babylon
2014-2015
Rock Banyon
  • 2015
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Chalky White
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
44% High School USA!
2013
Voice
  • 2013
88% Community
2009-2015
Professor Kane
  • 2012
  • 2011
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
Clarence Warrenton
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Laurent/Paul
  • 2010
61% The Philanthropist
2009
Dax Vahagn
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Reggie Dupar
  • 2008
94% The Wire
2002-2008
Omar Little Omar
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Victor Dodine
  • 2006
42% Six Degrees
2006-2007
Michael
  • 2006
89% Alias
2001-2006
Roberts
  • 2005
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Randall Kirk
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Marcus Cole Delmore Walton
  • 2001
  • 1997

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