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Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams was born in He began his acting career when he first appeared on Broadway in 1945 in The Firebrand of Florence. He returned to Broadway as an adult in 1960 in the play version of The Cool Word. He appeared in A Taste of Honey in 1961. A 1976 Broadway production, I Have a Dream, starred Williams as Martin Luther King, Jr. His most recent Broadway appearance was in August Wilson's Fences in 1988. He made his film debut in 1959 in The Last Angry Man, starring Paul Muni, in which he portrayed a juvenile delinquent. His first big break was in the biographical TV movie, Brian's Song (1971), in which he played Chicago Bears star football player Gale Sayers, who stood by his friend Brian Piccolo (played by James Caan), during his struggle with terminal cancer. Both Williams and Caan were nominated for Emmy Awards for their performances. In 1972, he played Billie Holliday's husband Louis McKay in Motown Productions' Holiday biopic Lady Sings the Blues. Diana Ross starred in Lady Sings the Blues opposite Williams; Motown paired the two of them again three years later in Mahogany. His most widely recognized role is that of Lando Calrissian, which he played in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He reprised this role when he lent his voice for the character in the 2002 video game Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, as well as the audio dramatization of Dark Empire, the National Public Radio adaptation of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and two productions for the Star Wars Battlefront series: Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron. Williams had originally auditioned for the role of Han Solo during the casting of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Another notable role was in 1989's Batman as district attorney Harvey Dent. In 1992, he portrayed Berry Gordy in The Jacksons: An American Dream Williams has had several television appearances as a guest star or recurring character, some of which include; Gideon's Crossing, General Hospital, The Jeffersons, 227, The Cosby Show, A Different World, In Living Color, The Hughleys, Scrubs Season 5, That '70s Show, Lost, The Boondocks and White Collar. He is also well-known for his appearance in advertisements for Colt 45 (a brand of malt liquor) in the 1980s and early 1990s, for which he received much criticism. Williams has been married three times.

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Apr 6, 1937 в New York City - New York - USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» 1953-03-18
Последний проект:
Series Brown Sugar 2018
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Белый воротничок
Poster of Остаться в живых
Poster of Клиника
Poster of Звёздные войны: Эпизод 5 - Империя наносит ответный удар
Series Brown Sugar Unknown 2018
Кино Лего Фильм: Бэтмен Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice) 2017-02-08
Series Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Unknown 2016
Кино Парень из комнаты 3B Cain 2015-11-06
Кино Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Lando Calrissian (voice) 2015-04-18
Кино Лего. Фильм Lando (voice) 2014-02-06
Series Звёздные войны: Повстанцы Lando Calrissian (voice) 2014-10-13
Кино Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - The Phantom Clone Lando Calrissian / Lando's Father (voice) 2013-05-04
Кино The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Ace Millstone 2011-08-05
Кино Все к лучшему Lonnie Green 2010-03-13
Кино Робоцып: Звездные войны. Эпизод III Lando Calrissian (voice) 2010-12-19
Кино Фанаты Judge Reinhold 2009-02-06
Series Белый воротничок Ford / Bradford Toman 2009-10-23
Кино iMurders Robert Delgado 2008-08-09
Кино Constellation Helms Boxer 2007-02-01
Series General Hospital: Night Shift 2007-07-12
Series Частная практика Unknown 2007-09-26
Кино Hood of Horror Pastor Charlie 2006-06-27
Series Black in the 80s 2005-02-01
Series Mind of Mencia Unknown 2005-07-06
Series Bring Back... Unknown 2005-05-10
Кино Империя мечты. История трилогии Звёздные войны Himself 2004-09-12
Кино When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Series Остаться в живых Unknown 2004-09-22
Series Морская полиция: Спецотдел Leroy Jethro Moore 2003-09-23
Кино Эпоха 2: Эволюция Ferguson 2003-11-29
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Кино Тайный брат Gen. Warren Boutwell 2002-05-31
Series Street Time Unknown 2002-06-23
Кино Good Neighbor Sgt. Paul Davidson 2001-01-01
Series Клиника Unknown 2001-10-02
Series 18 Wheels of Justice Burton Hardesty 2000-01-12
Series Double Dare 2000-01-22
Кино The Ladies Man Lester 2000-10-13
Кино Fear Runs Silent Sheriff Hammond 2000-03-10
Кино The Contract Senator Harmon 1999-05-29
Series Шоу 70−х Unknown 1998-08-23
Кино Woo Himself 1998-05-08
Series The Hughleys Unknown 1998-09-22
Кино Hard Time Leo Barker 1998-12-12
Series Взгляд Unknown 1997-08-11
Кино The Fourth King Gasparre 1997-12-27
Кино Steel Sharks Adm. Jim Perry 1996-01-01
Кино Маска смерти Agent Jeffries 1996-05-25
Кино Moving Target Detective Don Racine 1996-11-26
Кино Falling For You Lieutenant Frank Lazaro 1995-02-21
Кино Triplecross Agent Oscar Pierce 1995-05-28
Series Lonesome Dove: The Series Unknown 1994-09-09
Кино Marked for Murder Capt. Jack Reilly 1993-01-17
Кино Alien Intruder Commander Skyler 1993-01-01
Кино Message from Nam Felix 1993-10-17
Series Martin Unknown 1992-08-27
Кино The Jacksons: An American Dream Berry Gordy 1992-11-15
Series The Jacksons: An American Dream Berry Gordy 1992-11-15
Кино Driving Me Crazy Max 1991-05-16
Кино Secret Agent 00 Soul Secret Agent Zero 1990-01-01
Series В ярких красках Unknown 1990-04-15
Кино Бэтмен Harvey Dent 1989-06-23
Кино Number One with a Bullet Det. Hazeltine 1987-02-27
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Кино Deadly Illusion Hamberger 1987-10-16
Кино Oceans of Fire Jim McKinley 1986-01-01
Кино Courage Bobby Jay 1986-09-24
Кино Right of the People Mike Trainor 1986-01-13
Кино Marvin & Tige Richard Davis 1985-03-08
Кино Time Bomb Jake Calahan 1984-03-25
Кино Fear City Al Wheeler 1984-07-18
Кино Звёздные войны: Эпизод 6 - Возвращение Джедая Lando Calrissian 1983-05-23
Кино Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983-05-16
Кино Shooting Stars Douglas Hawk 1983-07-28
Series Шерифы Tyler Watts 1983-11-13
Кино Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Narrator/Himself 1983-11-21
Series Chiefs Tyler Watts 1983-11-13
Кино Chiefs Tyler Watts 1983-11-13
Series Династия 1981-01-12
Кино Ночные ястребы Det. Sgt. Matthew Fox 1981-03-17
Кино Звёздные войны: Эпизод 5 - Империя наносит ответный удар Lando Calrissian 1980-05-20
Кино The Empire Strikes Back - Despecialized Edition Lando Calrissian 1980-05-17
Кино The Hostage Tower Clarence Whitlock 1980-09-19
Кино Scott Joplin Scott Joplin 1977-12-30
Кино The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Bingo Long 1976-07-16
Series Джефферсоны Unknown 1975-01-18
Кино Mahogany Brian 1975-10-08
Кино The Take Sneed 1974-05-01
Кино Разговор Man in Yellow Hat (uncredited) 1974-04-07
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Кино Hit! Nick Allen 1973-09-18
Кино The Glass House Lennox 1972-02-04
Кино Lady Sings the Blues Louis McKay 1972-10-12
Кино The Final Comedown Johnny Johnson 1972-05-31
Кино Brian's Song Gale Sayers 1971-11-30
Кино Carter's Army Lewis 1970-01-27
Кино Lost Flight Merle Barnaby 1970-08-13
Кино The Out of Towners Clifford Robinson, Lost & Found Clerk 1970-05-28
Series The New People Unknown 1969-09-22
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Миссия невыполнима Unknown 1966-09-17
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Кино The Last Angry Man Josh Quincy 1959-10-22
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18