Michael Kenneth Williams


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Emmy nominated actor and producer, Michael Kenneth Williams is one of this generation's most respected and acclaimed talents. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life-often with surprising tenderness-Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a unique ability to mesmerize audiences with his stunning... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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  Vital Signs (TV Series) (filming)
Negativity
 2019 Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (post-production)
Montrose Freeman
- Episode #1.8 (2019) ... Montrose Freeman
- Episode #1.7 (2019) ... Montrose Freeman
- Episode #1.6 (2019) ... Montrose Freeman
- Episode #1.5 (2019) ... Montrose Freeman
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... Montrose Freeman
  Critical Thinking (completed)
Mr. Roundtree
 2019 About The People (Short)
The Senator
 2019 The Red Sea Diving Resort
Kabede Bimro
 2019 When They See Us (TV Mini-Series)
Bobby McCray
- Part Four (2019) ... Bobby McCray (credit only)
- Part Three (2019) ... Bobby McCray
- Part Two (2019) ... Bobby McCray
- Part One (2019) ... Bobby McCray
 2019 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
Richard Sackler
- Opioids II (2019) ... Richard Sackler (as Michael K. Williams)
 2018 The Guest Book (TV Series)
Gabe
- Someplace Other Than Here (2018) ... Gabe
 2017-2018 F Is for Family (TV Series)
Smoky
- Bill Murphy's Night Off (2018) ... Smoky (voice)
- Are You Ready for the Summer? (2018) ... Smoky (voice)
- Landing the Plane (2017) ... Smoky (voice)
- Fight Night (2017) ... Smoky (voice)
- This Is Not Good (2017) ... Smoky (voice)
 2018 SuperFly
Scatter
 2016-2018 Hap and Leonard (TV Series)
Leonard Pine
- Monsoon Mambo (2018) ... Leonard Pine
- Mambo No. 5 (2018) ... Leonard Pine
- Senorita Mambo (2018) ... Leonard Pine
- T-Bone Mambo (2018) ... Leonard Pine
- Ho-Ho Mambo (2018) ... Leonard Pine
 2018 The Public
Jackson (as Michael K. Williams)
 2017/I Above the Noise (Short)
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series)
Ken Jones
- Night III: Parts IV and V (2017) ... Ken Jones
- Night II: Parts II and III (2017) ... Ken Jones
- Night IV: Part VI and VII (2017) ... Ken Jones
- Night I: Part I (2017) ... Ken Jones
 2016 Assassin's Creed
Moussa (as Michael K. Williams)
 2016/I Against the Wall (Short)
Man
 2016 When the Bough Breaks
Roland White (as Michael K. Williams)
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series)
Freddy Knight
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... Freddy Knight
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... Freddy Knight
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... Freddy Knight
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... Freddy Knight
- The Art of War (2016) ... Freddy Knight
 2016 Ghostbusters
Agent Hawkins
 2016 Triple 9
Sweet Pea (as Michael K. Williams)
 2016 The Land
Pops
 2015/II Captive
Lt. John Chestnut (as Michael K. Williams)
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini-Series)
Rock Banyon
- The Biscuit Eaters (2015) ... Rock Banyon
- The Trip Trap (2015) ... Rock Banyon
- That's Jazz (2015) ... Rock Banyon
- Fear Steps In (2015) ... Rock Banyon
- Blues for Barnaby (2015) ... Rock Banyon
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie)
Jack Gee
 2015 Anesthesia
Jeffrey (as Michael K. Williams)
 2014/III The Gambler
Neville Baraka
 2010-2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Chalky White
- Eldorado (2014) ... Chalky White (credit only)
- Friendless Child (2014) ... Chalky White (credit only)
- Devil You Know (2014) ... Chalky White
- King of Norway (2014) ... Chalky White
- Cuanto (2014) ... Chalky White (credit only)
 2014 Inherent Vice
Tariq Khalil
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Ricky Ross
 2014 Time Out of Mind
Mike
 2014 The Purge: Anarchy
Carmelo (as Michael K. Williams)
 2014 RoboCop
Jack Lewis (as Michael K. Williams)
 2014 Lucas Bros Moving Co (TV Series)
Satan / Nigerian Dude
- A/C Tundra (2014) ... Satan / Nigerian Dude (voice, as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 Fairfield County (Short)
Leonard
 2013 MGMT: Cool Song No. 2 (Video short) (as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 The Devil Goes Down (Short)
The Devil
 2013 Battlefield 4 (Video Game)
Sgt. Kimble 'Irish' Graves (voice)
 2013 They Die by Dawn
Nat Love
 2013 Plant Hunter (Short)
Plant Hunter (as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 12 Years a Slave
Robert
 2013 High School USA! (TV Series)
Lucius
- Adderall (2013) ... Lucius (voice, as Michael K. Williams)
 2013 Walk This Way (TV Series)
Rev. Daniels
- Call and Response (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
- Redemption (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
- In His Presence (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
- Abstinence (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
- Good Advice (2013) ... Rev. Daniels
 2013/I Snitch
Malik (as Michael K. Williams)
 2012 Nobody's Nobody's (Short)
Emeka
 2012 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 23-33 (TV Movie)
James
 2012 You're Nobody 'til Somebody Kills You
Ad (as Michael K. Williams)
 2012 The Wire: The Musical (Short)
 2012 W8 (Weight) (Short)
Derrick Jones / Dee
 2011-2012 Community (TV Series)
Professor Marshall Kane
- Basic Lupine Urology (2012) ... Professor Marshall Kane
- Competitive Ecology (2011) ... Professor Marshall Kane
- Biology 101 (2011) ... Professor Marshall Kane
 2012 Crispus Attucks: Today Was a Good Day (Video short) (uncredited)
 2012 LUV
Detective Holloway
 2011 Bayou Black (Short)
Willy Jones (as Michael K. Williams)
 2011 The Cookout 2 (TV Movie)
Cable Guy Mike
 2011 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
- Allen: Part Two (2011) ... (voice)
 2011 Taking on Tyson (TV Series)
Narrator
 2011 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Clarence Warrenton
- Legacy/Drag City (2011) ... Clarence Warrenton
 2010 Behind the Steve (TV Series)
- Dead Dreams (2010) ... (as Michael K. Williams)
- Epiphany (2010) ... (as Michael K. Williams)
 2005-2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Laurent / Paul / Ronnie
- World's End (2010) ... Laurent / Paul (as Michael K. Williams)
- Hollywood Brass (2005) ... Ronnie
 1997-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Charles Cole / Marcus Cole / Delmore Walton
- Great Satan (2009) ... Charles Cole
- A Losing Season (2001) ... Marcus Cole
- Shadow (1997) ... Delmore Walton (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Life During Wartime
Allen
 2009/I The Road
Thief
 2009 The Philanthropist (TV Series)
Dax Vahagn
- Haiti (2009) ... Dax Vahagn
- Kashmir (2009) ... Dax Vahagn
- San Diego (2009) ... Dax Vahagn
- Kosovo (2009) ... Dax Vahagn
- Nigeria Part II (2009) ... Dax Vahagn
 2009/II A Day in the Life
Killer Mike (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Addicts
Lil J (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 A Kiss of Chaos
Demetrius (as Michael K. Williams)
 2009 Wonderful World
Ibu
 2009 Tell Tale
Acherton
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
Red
 2008 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Reggie Dunham
- The Box (2008) ... Reggie Dunham
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Tucker (Scared Soldier) (as Michael K. Williams)
 2008 Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club (Video)
Tone (as Michael K. Williams, credit only)
 2008 KeAnthony: A Hustlaz Story (Short)
Shawn (as Michael K. Williams)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk
Harlem Bystander
 2008 Human Giant (TV Series)
Chris Barksdale
- Respect. Honor. Discipline. (2008) ... Chris Barksdale (as Michael K. Williams)
 2002-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
Omar Little
- -30- (2008) ... Omar Little (credit only)
- Late Editions (2008) ... Omar Little (credit only)
- Clarifications (2008) ... Omar Little
- Took (2008) ... Omar Little
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... Omar Little
 2007 Gone Baby Gone
Devin
 2007 The Kill Point (TV Series)
Quincy
- The Devil's Zoo (2007) ... Quincy
- Rabbit at Unrest (2007) ... Quincy
- The Great Ape Escape (2007) ... Quincy
- Visiting Hours (2007) ... Quincy
- Pro Patria (2007) ... Quincy
 2007 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 (Video)
Sgt. James
 2006-2007 Six Degrees (TV Series)
Michael
- Objects in the Mirror (2007) ... Michael
- What Are the Odds? (2006) ... Michael
- Pilot (2006) ... Michael
 2007 I Think I Love My Wife
Teddy (as Michael K. Williams)
 2003-2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Victor Bodine / Double-D Gamble
- Underbelly (2006) ... Victor Bodine
- Escape (2003) ... Double-D Gamble
 2006 5up 2down
Terance (as Michael K. Williams)
 2006 Mercenary for Justice (Video)
Samuel Kay
 2006 The Bondage
Willie (as Michael K. Williams)
 2005 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Randall Kirk
- Gone (2005) ... Randall Kirk
 2005 Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (Video short)
James
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Roberts
- Another Mister Sloane (2005) ... Roberts
- Pandora (2005) ... Roberts
- Nightingale (2005) ... Roberts
 2005 Guile (Short)
Ken
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Jimmy
 2004 Doing Hard Time (Video)
Curtis Craig aka: Durty Curt From Detroit (as Michael K. Williams)
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Cop #1
- Superheroes: Part 2 (2002) ... Cop #1
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Ray Ray
- Army of One (2001) ... Ray Ray
 2001 Deadline (TV Series)
Darin
- The Undesirables (2001) ... Darin (as Michael K. Williams)
 2000 Broke Even
Kenny
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (segment "Secret") (as Michael K. Williams)
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
Drug Dealer
 1996 MugShot
Rumor (as Michael K. Williams)
 1996 Bullet
High Top
 1994 Madonna: Secret (Video short)
Shirtless Man (uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (52 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Appeared in the music video "Cold War" by R&B artist Marsha Ambrosius. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Michael K. Williams

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I love my characters. I play them with 100% honesty; there's no holding back. I understand where they are coming from. See more »

Trivia:

During his Sept. 19, 2008 interview with XM radio's Opie & Anthony, he mentions that he is not ashamed of anything he's done as an actor. But, there is footage of him in Hammer pants and a half shirt from his dancing days that makes him cringe. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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