Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams

Highest Rated: 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Lowest Rated: 12% When the Bough Breaks (2016)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1966

Birthplace: Flatbush, New York, USA

Though he received his start in entertainment as a dancer and music video performer, actor Michael K. Williams established himself as a bona fide talent with his breakthrough performance as Omar Little, the openly-gay stick-up artist who roams the streets of Baltimore robbing drug dealers and selling the pilfered wares to other pushers on the critically acclaimed series, "The Wire" (HBO, 2001-08). Though originally slated to be on the show for seven episodes - the writers said they wanted to kill off Omar in season one - Williams instilled his character with a magnetic charm and sense of humor that elevated him beyond anything the creators envisioned. Prior to his star turn on "The Wire," Williams was seen in supporting parts on television and in film, mostly as street thugs and drug dealers; roles he got, thanks in part, to a long facial scar received in a bar fight. But nothing compared to his stint on "The Wire."

Highest rated movies

12 Years a Slave
Gone Baby Gone
Critical Thinking
Bessie
Breaking
Kill the Messenger
The Road
Ghostbusters

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 84% Breaking Eli Bernard (Character) $2.8M 2022
61% 64% Body Brokers Wood (Character) - 2021
94% No Score Yet Critical Thinking Mr. Roundtree (Character) - 2020
49% 51% Arkansas Almond (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Zo Unknown (Character) - 2020
64% 80% Motherless Brooklyn Trumpet Man (Character) $9.3M 2019
No Score Yet 57% The Red Sea Diving Resort Kabede Bimro (Character) - 2019
51% 46% Superfly Scatter (Character) $20.5M 2018
29% 77% The Red Sea Diving Resort Unknown (Character) - 2018
19% 42% Assassin's Creed Moussa (Character) $54.6M 2016
12% 45% When the Bough Breaks Roland White (Character) $29.7M 2016
70% 61% The Land Pops (Character) $18.0K 2016
73% 49% Ghostbusters Agent Hawkins (Character) - 2016
54% 41% Triple 9 Sweet Pea (Character) $12.6M 2016
27% 50% Anesthesia Jeffrey (Character) $22.4K 2015
27% 43% Captive Detective John Chestnut (Character) $2.6M 2015
91% 68% Bessie Jack Gee (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shelter Executive Producer - 2015
43% 31% The Gambler Neville Baraka (Character) $33.7M 2014
77% 69% Kill the Messenger Ricky Ross (Character) $2.4M 2014
57% 56% The Purge: Anarchy Carmelo (Character) $71.5M 2014
49% 49% RoboCop Officer Jack Lewis (Character) $58.6M 2014
95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Robert (Character) $56.7M 2013
57% 61% Snitch Malik (Character) $42.9M 2013
No Score Yet 0% You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You Ad (Character) - 2012
68% 48% Life During Wartime Allen (Character) $278.8K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Tale Acherton (Character) - 2009
42% 33% Wonderful World Ibu (Character) $8.6K 2009
74% 68% The Road The Thief (Character) $8.1M 2009
No Score Yet 80% A Kiss of Chaos Demetrius (Character) - 2009
95% 86% Gone Baby Gone Devin (Character) $20.3M 2007
19% 41% I Think I Love My Wife Teddy (Character) $12.5M 2007
No Score Yet 27% Mercenary for Justice Samuel Kay (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 56% Doing Hard Time Curtis Craig (Character) - 2004

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Market With Michael K. Williams Unknown (Character),
Host
2016 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul of a Nation Host 2021
88% 64% Lovecraft Country Montrose Freeman (Character) 2020
97% 90% When They See Us Bobby McCray (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Around the Way Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2019
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2018
94% 88% Hap and Leonard Leonard Pine (Character) 2016-2018
No Score Yet 92% VICE Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2018
82% 79% When We Rise Ken Jones (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012 2016
No Score Yet 19% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Market: Dispatches Host 2016
94% 93% The Night Of Freddy Knight (Character) 2016
56% 68% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons Guest 2016
100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
81% 72% The Spoils of Babylon Unknown (Character) 2015
92% 95% Boardwalk Empire Chalky White (Character) 2010-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
44% 100% High School USA! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
88% 88% Community Professor Marshall Kane (Guest Star) 2011-2012
81% 100% Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Henry Miller (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2010
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2001 2009
61% No Score Yet The Philanthropist Dax (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Reggie Dunham (Guest Star) 2008
94% 96% The Wire Omar Little (Character) 2002-2004 2006 2008
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Double-D Gamble (Guest Star) 2003 2006
42% 0% Six Degrees Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
86% 92% Boston Legal Randall Kirk (Guest Star) 2005
86% 88% Alias Roberts (Guest Star) 2005