Mykelti Williamson

Highest Rated: 94% Three Kings (1999)
Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)
Birthday: Mar 4, 1957
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri
After more than a decade in the business, hard-working actor Mykelti Williamson achieved true fame as Tom Hanks' army buddy in Forrest Gump (1994). Born in St. Louis, Williamson and his family moved frequently during his childhood, finally settling in Los Angeles when he was 15. After studying acting in high school, Williamson landed a recurring role on Hill Street Blues in 1983. Working steadily in TV and movies throughout the 1980s, Williamson appeared in a number of films, including Walter Hill's Streets of Fire (1984); the pilot movie for the stylish cop series Miami Vice (1984); and the Goldie Hawn football comedy Wildcats (1986). By the 1990s, Williamson added a bona fide sleeper hit to his credits with his role as a paternal cop in Free Willy (1993). His transformative performance as Forrest's ill-fated shrimp-loving friend Bubba in the blockbuster, 1994 Best Picture winner Forrest Gump then earned Williamson critical raves, propelling him into a varied range of high-profile films. After appearing in Free Willy 2 (1995) and playing a small but attention-getting role as one of Lela Rochon's unworthy suitors in Waiting to Exhale (1995), Williamson joined forces with Al Pacino in Michael Mann's Heat (1995). Continuing to work in TV as well, Williamson acted in several series, co-starred as Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson in the well-received TV film The Soul of the Game (1996), played a black cavalryman in the TNT Western Buffalo Soldiers (1997), and joined the prestigious ensemble cast of 12 Angry Men (1997). Williamson continued to ride high as Nicolas Cage's ill cell mate in the summer blockbuster Con Air (1997), but his 1998 movie work in Primary Colors and Species 2 was personally overshadowed by his legal troubles when he was arrested for stalking his ex-wife and stabbing her friend. Acquitted of the charges, Williamson returned to form with a blistering performance as an Army colonel in David O. Russell's critically lauded Three Kings (1999). Williamson reprised his role as Lt. Gerard in the second TV series version of The Fugitive(2000). Despite pre-season hype and the prior success of other Fugitives, the series lasted only one season. Williamson then made another onscreen splash when he reunited with Heat director Michael Mann to appear as the flamboyant, shock-haired boxing impresario Don King in Mann's ambitious biopic Ali (2001). Williamson is married and has three daughters.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
58% Saint Judy Dikembe Mustafa 2019
40% Run the Race Actor 2019
No Score Yet Canal Street Actor 2019
47% Relive Bobby 2019
No Score Yet Relive Bobby 2019
43% Thriller Actor 2018
92% Fences Gabriel $57.7M 2016
55% The Purge: Election Year Joe Dixon 2016
No Score Yet Convergence Captain Saul Miller 2015
No Score Yet Hollows Grove Actor 2014
No Score Yet You Bury Your Own Actor 2014
26% High School Paranoid $0.2M 2012
No Score Yet Have A Little Faith Donnie 2011
83% Black Dynamite Chicago Wind $0.2M 2009
28% The Final Destination George $66.5M 2009
16% Spinning Into Butter Aaron Carmichael 2009
20% Ball Don't Lie Dallas 2008
29% Vice Sampson 2008
36% August Rush Rev. James $31.6M 2007
51% Lucky Number Slevin Sloe $22.5M 2006
61% ATL Uncle George $21.2M 2006
No Score Yet Fatwa Grady Frank 2006
67% The Assassination of Richard Nixon Harold Mann $0.6M 2004
18% After the Sunset Agent Stafford $28.4M 2004
No Score Yet Our America Graham Ellis 2002
67% Ali Don King $58.2M 2001
No Score Yet Holiday Heart Silas 2000
No Score Yet Gideon Coleman Walker 1999
94% Three Kings Colonel Horn 1999
No Score Yet Having Our Say: Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Papa Delany 1999
9% Species II Dennis Gamble 1998
81% Primary Colors Dewayne Smith 1998
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldiers Christy 1997
No Score Yet Double Tap Actor 1997
55% Con Air Baby-O 1997
38% Truth or Consequences, N.M. Marcus Weans 1997
92% 12 Angry Men Juror #10 1997
67% Soul of the Game Josh Gibson 1996
56% Waiting to Exhale Troy 1995
86% Heat Drucker 1995
61% How to Make an American Quilt Winston 1995
31% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Dwight Mercer 1995
72% Forrest Gump Bubba Blue $330.1M 1994
57% Free Willy Dwight Mercer 1993
22% The First Power Detective Oliver Franklin 1990
89% Miracle Mile Wilson 1989
No Score Yet You Talkin' to Me? Thatcher Marks 1987
No Score Yet Number One with a Bullet Casey 1987
18% Wildcats Levander 'Bird' Williams 1986
67% Streets of Fire B.J. 1984
No Score Yet Desperate Lives Jack 1982
No Score Yet Penitentiary Actor 1980
93% Enter the Dragon Actor 1973

TV

CREDIT
89% Lethal Weapon
2016
Tom Barnes
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
Lt. Denny Woods Hammond Danny Woods Woods
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
38% Rebel
2017
Rene Knight, Rebel's father
  • 2017
25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016-2017
Gen. Yazeen Zwane
  • 2017
  • 2016
96% Underground
2016-2017
Moses
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Clay Maxwell
  • 2015
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Gen. Walker
  • 2015
  • 2014
97% Justified
2010-2015
Ellstin Limehouse
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
91% Nashville
2012-2018
Terry
  • 2014
68% Touch
2012
Det. Lange
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Matthew Wade
  • 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
Brian Hastings
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Chief Sinclaire Brigham Sinclair Chief Brigham Sinclair Chief Sinclair
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Kidnapped
2006-2007
Virgil Hayes
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Justice
2006
Joshua Mortin
  • 2006
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Dante Rice
  • 2005
90% Monk
2002-2009
Capt. Cage
  • 2004
No Score Yet Boomtown
2002-2003
Det. `Fearless' Bobby Smith
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Tevis
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1995
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Garfield
  • 1986
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Sylvio Leon
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet The White Shadow
1978-1981
Fred
  • 1981
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Bruce
  • 1978
No Score Yet The New WKRP in Cincinnati
1993

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