Billy Dee Williams

Birthday:

04/06/1937

Place of birth:

New York City - New York - USA:

Biography:

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.



Credits

Dirty Dancing (2017)
Tito
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice)
The Man in 3B (2015)
Cain
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
Fanboys (2009)
Judge Reinhold
Constellation (2007)
Helms Boxer
Hood of Horror (2006)
Pastor Charlie
When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004)
Himself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)
Himself
Epoch: Evolution (2003)
Ferguson
Good Neighbor (2001)
Sgt. Paul Davidson
The Ladies Man (2000)
Lester
Fear Runs Silent (2000)
Sheriff Hammond
The Contract (1999)
Senator Harmon
Hard Time (1998)
Leo Barker
The Fourth King (1997)
Gasparre
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)
Felix
Marked for Murder (1993)
Capt. Jack Reilly
Alien Intruder (1993)
Commander Skyler
The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)
Berry Gordy
Driving Me Crazy (1991)
Max
Secret Agent 00 Soul (1990)
Secret Agent Zero
Batman (1989)
Harvey Dent
The Return of Desperado (1988)
Daniel Lancaster
Deadly Illusion (1987)
Hamberger
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
Det. Hazeltine
Courage (1986)
Bobby Jay
Oceans of Fire (1986)
Jim McKinley
Marvin & Tige (1985)
Richard Davis
Fear City (1985)
Al Wheeler
Time Bomb (1984)
Jake Calahan
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983)
Narrator/Himself
Chiefs (1983)
Tyler Watts
Shooting Stars (1983)
Douglas Hawk
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Lando Calrissian
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983)
Nighthawks (1981)
Det. Sgt. Matthew Fox
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)
Brian
The Take (1974)
Sneed
The Conversation (1974)
Hit! (1973)
Nick Allen
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
Louis McKay
The Final Comedown (1972)
Johnny Johnson
The Glass House (1972)
Lennox
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)
Lewis
The Last Angry Man (1959)
Josh Quincy