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Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams was born in New York, the son of Loretta Anne (1915-2016), a West Indian-born elevator operator from Montserrat, and William December Williams, Sr. (1910-2007), an African-American caretaker from Texas. He has a twin sister, Loretta, and grew up in Harlem, where he was raised by his maternal grandmother while his parents worked at several jobs. Williams graduated from The High School of Music & Art (later merged with the High School of Performing Arts to become the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art) in Manhattan, where he was a classmate of Diahann Carroll, who would later play the wife of his character Brady Lloyd on the 1980s prime-time soap opera Dynasty.

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Apr 6, 1937 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special 2020-11-17
Known For
Poster of 3 Ways to Get a Husband
Poster of Fanboys
Poster of Batman
Poster of Courage
Movie The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Lando Calrissian (voice) 2020-11-17
Movie The Skywalker Legacy Himself 2020-03-18
Movie Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits Himself 2019-09-29
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Lando Calrissian 2019-12-18
Movie Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Movie The Lego Batman Movie Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice) 2017-02-08
Movie Dirty Dancing Tito 2017-05-24
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Lando Calrissian (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie The Man in 3B Cain 2015-11-06
Series The Rebels Coach Paysinger 2014-02-06
Series Star Wars Rebels Lando Calrissian (voice) 2014-10-13
Movie The Lego Movie Lando (voice) 2014-02-06
Movie LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - The Phantom Clone Lando Calrissian / Lando's Father (voice) 2013-05-04
Movie The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Ace Millstone 2011-08-05
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Lando Calrissian (voice) 2010-12-19
Movie 3 Ways to Get a Husband William 2010-01-05
Movie Barry Munday Lonnie Green 2010-03-13
Movie Diary of a Single Mom Uncle Bo 2009-01-27
Series White Collar Ford / Bradford Toman 2009-10-23
Movie Fanboys Judge Reinhold 2009-02-06
Movie iMurders Robert Delgado 2008-08-09
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Lando Calrissian / Man (voice) 2008-11-16
Series Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-26
Movie Constellation Helms Boxer 2007-02-01
Series General Hospital: Night Shift 2007-07-12
Movie Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Pastor Charlie 2006-06-27
Series Black in the 80s 2005-02-01
Series Bring Back... Unknown 2005-05-10
Series Mind of Mencia Unknown 2005-07-06
Movie Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Series Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa Narrator 2003-01-05
Series NCIS Leroy Jethro Moore 2003-09-23
Movie Epoch Evolution Ferguson 2003-11-29
Movie It's Black Entertainment Self 2002-02-08
Movie Undercover Brother Gen. Warren Boutwell 2002-05-31
Series Street Time Unknown 2002-06-23
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie The Visit Henry 2001-04-20
Movie Good Neighbor Sgt. Paul Davidson 2001-01-01
Series Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
Series 18 Wheels of Justice Burton Hardesty 2000-01-12
Movie Fear Runs Silent Sheriff Hammond 2000-03-10
Movie The Ladies Man Lester 2000-10-13
Movie The Contract Senator Harmon 1999-05-29
Movie Woo Himself 1998-05-08
Series That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Series The Hughleys Unknown 1998-09-22
Movie Hard Time Leo Barker 1998-12-12
Movie Afro Promo Himself (archive footage) 1997-01-31
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Fourth King Gasparre 1997-12-27
Movie Steel Sharks Adm. Jim Perry 1996-01-01
Movie Moving Target Detective Don Racine 1996-11-26
Movie Mask of Death Agent Jeffries 1996-05-25
Movie Falling For You Lieutenant Frank Lazaro 1995-02-21
Movie Triplecross Agent Oscar Pierce 1995-05-28
Series Lonesome Dove: The Series Unknown 1994-09-09
Movie Alien Intruder Commander Skyler 1993-01-01
Movie Message from Nam Felix 1993-10-17
Movie Marked for Murder Capt. Jack Reilly 1993-01-17
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Movie Giant Steps Slate Thompson 1992-09-12
Series The Jacksons: An American Dream Barry Gordy 1992-11-15
Movie Driving Me Crazy Max 1991-05-16
Movie Secret Agent 00 Soul Secret Agent Zero 1990-01-01
Series In Living Color Unknown 1990-04-15
Movie Dangerous Passion Lou 1990-02-28
Movie Batman Harvey Dent 1989-06-23
Movie The Return of Desperado Daniel Lancaster 1988-02-15
Movie Deadly Illusion Hamberger 1987-10-16
Movie Number One with a Bullet Det. Hazeltine 1987-02-27
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Movie The Right of the People Mike Trainor 1986-01-13
Movie Oceans of Fire Jim McKinley 1986-01-01
Movie Courage Bobby Jay 1986-09-24
Movie Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Himself 1986-01-14
Movie Marvin & Tige Richard Davis 1985-03-08
Movie Fear City Al Wheeler 1984-07-18
Movie Time Bomb Jake Calahan 1984-03-25
Movie Terror in the Aisles Matthew Fox (archive footage) (uncredited) 1984-10-26
Movie The Impostor Matthew Raines 1984-11-08
Movie Shooting Stars Douglas Hawk 1983-07-28
Movie Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983-05-16
Movie Return of the Jedi Lando Calrissian 1983-05-25
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Narrator/Himself 1983-11-21
Series Chiefs Tyler Watts 1983-11-13
Series Dynasty 1981-01-12
Movie Nighthawks Det. Sgt. Matthew Fox 1981-03-17
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Lando Calrissian 1980-05-20
Movie Children of Divorce Walter Williams 1980-11-24
Movie The Hostage Tower Clarence Whitlock 1980-09-19
Movie Christmas Lilies of the Field Homer Smith 1979-12-16
Movie Scott Joplin Scott Joplin 1977-12-30
Movie The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Bingo Long 1976-07-16
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
Movie Mahogany Brian 1975-10-08
Movie The Conversation Man in Yellow Hat (uncredited) 1974-04-07
Movie The Take Sneed 1974-05-01
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie Hit! Nick Allen 1973-09-18
Movie Lady Sings the Blues Louis McKay 1972-10-12
Movie The Glass House Lennox 1972-02-04
Movie The Final Comedown Johnny Johnson 1972-05-31
Movie Brian's Song Gale Sayers 1971-11-30
Movie The Out-of-Towners Clifford Robinson, Lost & Found Clerk 1970-05-28
Movie Carter's Army Pvt. Lewis 1970-01-27
Movie Lost Flight Merle Barnaby 1970-08-13
Series The New People Unknown 1969-09-22
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie The Last Angry Man Josh Quincy 1959-10-22
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18