Billy Dee Williams



Place of birth:

New York City - New York - USA:


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.


Dirty Dancing (2017)
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice)
The Man in 3B (2015)
Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal (2015)
Lando Calrissian (voice)
The Lego Movie (2014)
Lando (voice)
Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - The Phantom Clone (2013)
Lando Calrissian / Lando's Father (voice)
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2011)
Ace Millstone
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (2010)
Lando Calrissian (voice)
Barry Munday (2010)
Lonnie Green
3 Ways to Get a Husband (2010)
Fanboys (2009)
Judge Reinhold
iMurders (2008)
Robert Delgado
Constellation (2007)
Helms Boxer
Hood of Horror (2006)
Pastor Charlie
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight (2005)
When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004)
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)
Epoch: Evolution (2003)
Undercover Brother (2002)
Gen. Warren Boutwell
Good Neighbor (2001)
Sgt. Paul Davidson
The Ladies Man (2000)
Fear Runs Silent (2000)
Sheriff Hammond
The Contract (1999)
Senator Harmon
Hard Time (1998)
Leo Barker
Woo (1998)
The Fourth King (1997)
Afro Promo (1997)
Himself (archive footage)
Moving Target (1996)
Detective Don Racine
Mask of Death (1996)
Agent Jeffries
Steel Sharks (1996)
Adm. Jim Perry
Triplecross (1995)
Agent Oscar Pierce
Falling For You (1995)
Lieutenant Frank Lazaro
Message from Nam (1993)
Marked for Murder (1993)
Capt. Jack Reilly
Alien Intruder (1993)
Commander Skyler
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Dangerous Passion (1990)
Secret Agent 00 Soul (1990)
Secret Agent Zero
Batman (1989)
Harvey Dent
The Return of Desperado (1988)
Daniel Lancaster
Deadly Illusion (1987)
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
Det. Hazeltine
Courage (1986)
Bobby Jay
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes All-Star 50th Anniversary (1986)
Right of the People (1986)
Mike Trainor
Oceans of Fire (1986)
Jim McKinley
Marvin & Tige (1985)
Richard Davis
Fear City (1984)
Al Wheeler
Time Bomb (1984)
Jake Calahan
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Shooting Stars (1983)
Douglas Hawk
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Lando Calrissian
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983)
Nighthawks (1981)
Det. Sgt. Matthew Fox
Children of Divorce (1980)
Walter Williams
The Hostage Tower (1980)
Clarence Whitlock
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Lando Calrissian
Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979)
Homer Smith
Scott Joplin (1977)
Scott Joplin
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Bingo Long
Mahogany (1975)
The Take (1974)
The Conversation (1974)
Man in Yellow Hat (uncredited)
Hit! (1973)
Nick Allen
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Louis McKay
The Final Comedown (1972)
Johnny Johnson
The Glass House (1972)
Brian's Song (1971)
Gale Sayers
Lost Flight (1970)
Merle Barnaby
The Out of Towners (1970)
Clifford Robinson, Lost & Found Clerk
Carter's Army (1970)
The Last Angry Man (1959)
Josh Quincy