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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.

Billy Dee Williams - Filmer
Apr 6, 1937 v New York City, New York, USA
v movie Noční dravci 1981-03-17
Poslední film:
Film Is That Black Enough for You?!? 2022-10-09
Znáte z
Film Is That Black Enough for You?!? Self 2022-10-09
Film LEGO Star Wars: Sváteční speciál Lando Calrissian (voice) 2020-11-17
Film The Skywalker Legacy Self 2020-03-18
Film Star Wars: Vzestup Skywalkera Lando Calrissian 2019-12-18
Film Quincy Self 2018-09-21
Film Dirty Dancing Tito 2017-05-24
Film LEGO® Batman film Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice) 2017-02-08
Film The Man in 3B Cain 2015-11-06
Film Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Lando Calrissian (voice) 2015-04-18
Film LEGO® příběh Lando (voice) 2014-02-06
Serial Tjockare Än Vatten Ace Millstone 2014-01-27
Serial Seven Hours Difference Clarence Whitlock 2011-09-18
Film Barry Munday Lonnie Green 2010-03-13
Film Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Lando Calrissian / Teacher (voice) 2010-12-19
Film Poslední cesta Burton Hardesty 2009-09-21
Film Fanoušci Judge Reinhold 2009-02-06
Film Diary of a Single Mom Uncle Bo 2009-01-27
Film iMurders Robert Delgado 2008-08-09
Serial General Hospital: Night Shift 2007-07-12
Film Constellation Helms Boxer 2007-02-01
Film Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Pastor Charlie 2006-06-27
Film Merry F#%$in' Christmas Self 2005-11-27
Film Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Serial Řím Lando Calrissian 2005-08-28
Film When Star Wars Ruled the World Self 2004-09-18
Film Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Self 2004-09-12
Film Torus Ferguson 2003-11-29
Film The Visit Henry 2001-04-20
Film Good Neighbor Sgt. Paul Davidson 2001-01-01
Film The Ladies Man Lester 2000-10-13
Film Fear Runs Silent Sheriff Hammond 2000-03-10
Serial 無限のリヴァイアス Lando Calrissian / Man (voice) 1999-10-10
Serial The Parkers Brian 1999-08-30
Film The Contract Senator Harmon 1999-05-29
Film Woo Himself 1998-05-08
Film Oceloví žraloci Adm. Jim Perry 1997-10-10
Film Giant Steps Slate Thompson 1992-09-12
Serial Fresh Prince Lando Calrissian 1990-09-10
Serial The Master and Margarita Commander Skyler 1990-03-20
Film Voices That Care Self - Choir Member 1990-02-28
Film Secret Agent 00 Soul Secret Agent Zero 1990-01-01
Film Batman Harvey Dent 1989-06-23
Film Deadly Illusion Hamberger 1987-10-16
Film Number One with a Bullet Det. Hazeltine 1987-02-27
Film Courage Bobby Jay 1986-09-24
Film Oceans of Fire Jim McKinley 1986-09-16
Film Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary Self 1986-01-14
Serial Sever a jih Francis Cardozo 1985-11-03
Serial Double Dare Billy Diamond 1985-04-10
Film Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985-03-10
Film The Impostor Matthew Raines 1984-11-08
Film Terror in the Aisles Matthew Fox (archive footage) (uncredited) 1984-10-26
Film Fear City Wheeler 1984-07-18
Film Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Self 1983-05-16
Film Noční dravci Matthew Fox 1981-03-17