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Samm-Art Williams

Highest Rated: 94% Blood Simple (1984)

Lowest Rated: 94% Blood Simple (1984)

Birthday: Jan 20, 1946

Birthplace: Burgaw, North Carolina, USA

The numerical odds are stacked against actors when it comes to finding Hollywood success. For every S.A.G. member earning a decent annual salary, there are dozens if not hundreds struggling to pay the bills. Samm-Art Williams seems to have recognized early on that he was on the wrong end of this equation, and decided very proactively to do something about it. After a forgettable career as an actor in the 1970s and early 1980s, he was able to switch to writing, following up a single episode of "Cagney and Lacey" with multiples for "Frank's Place" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." By the time Williams reached the hallowed ground of the Will Smith sitcom, he had also managed to leverage his writing credits into the parallel role of producer on the show. This led to other producer work in the 1990s on "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper," "Martin," and "The Good News." Williams's last bit of acting work was a small role in the 1991 feature drama "A Rage in Harlem."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Jim (Character) - 1985
94% 88% Blood Simple Meurice (Character) $1.7M 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole Matt Henson (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 70% Night of the Juggler Peep Show Bouncer (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
57% No Score Yet Good News Writer 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Executive Producer 1995-1997 1992
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Producer 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

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