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Gary Anthony Williams
|Born||March 14, 1966|
Fayetteville, Georgia, U.S.
Gary Anthony Williams (born March 14, 1966)is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer. He provided the voice of Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks , and a number of video game characters. He appeared on the television series Weeds , Boston Legal , Blue Collar TV and as Abe Kenarban in Malcolm in the Middle . Williams co-founded and is Artistic Director of the L.A. Comedy Shorts film festival in Hollywood, California. He starred alongside Cedric the Entertainer on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man . He has been a recurring guest on the improv comedy TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? , and is a regular member of the live improv comedy show The Black Version.
Born in Fayetteville, Georgia,Williams was involved in theater, comedy and television in Atlanta, where his credits include acting with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, performing and writing for Agatha's: A Taste of Mystery and being a longtime member of Atlanta's longest running improv troupe, Laughing Matters. Williams had recurring roles in the television series I'll Fly Away and In the Heat of the Night , both filmed in the Atlanta area. He moved to Los Angeles in 1998.
Williams' past roles include Abe Kenarban (Stevie's dad) in the Fox TV sitcom Malcolm in the Middleand as Judge Trudy's Bailiff on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show . Williams was a series regular on the WB Television Network sketch comedy series, Blue Collar TV .
In 2003, Williams had a small role in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , "Invisible Evidence." During season three and four of Boston Legal , Williams appeared as part-time lawyer Clarence Bell, a pathologically shy man who expresses himself through characters, including crossdressing as women (including a nun and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey).The role of Clarence/Clarice was originally to appear in one episode, but was expanded into a recurring role and then a regular role.
Williams plays parts in five different shows on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, one being a STRATA technician on Saul of the Molemen , another as the self-hating African American, Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks ,Coroner Rick, a recurring character on Stroker and Hoop , he also played the role of Paul Revere on the television special, The Young Person's Guide to History , and served as the voice-over announcer for The Eric Andre Show until 2013. He also voiced Riff Tamson in the opening three episodes of season four of Star Wars: The Clone Wars . He is also the voice of Mr. Dos on Special Agent Oso . He appeared on an episode of Hot in Cleveland as a drama teacher and soccer coach.
In 2009 and 2010, Williams provided the voice of the supervillain Mongul for several episodes of the animated series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold . On one occasion, he voiced the character's sister, Mongal. He also voiced the supervillain Thunderball in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes .
Williams is currently working on a new Mike Judge animated series. He was part of a segment in the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction , and guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men . Williams also guest stars as the halfway house director in the 7th season of the TV show Weeds . In 2011, he joined the cast of the animated series China, IL as the voice of Doctor Falgot. Williams was also in an episode of the show Workaholics . He was a series regular for the animated sketch comedy series Mad and is currently voicing Mr. McStuffins for the animated Disney Junior series, Doc McStuffinsand Dirty Dan and Dusty for the animated Disney Junior series Sheriff Callie's Wild West . He is also the narrator for the TV One series UNSUNG . From 2012 to 2016, Williams appeared as the recurring character Lester on the TV Land original sitcom The Soul Man .
Since 2013, Williams has been a replacement performer on the CW revival of the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? , where he improvises scenes and songs. He also provides the voice for Mufasa in The Lion Guard replacing James Earl Jones, and has provided voices for Star Wars Rebels . In 2017, he voiced Bark Knight and Baboo from the animated Disney Junior series Puppy Dog Pals .
Williams has appeared in films such as Undercover Brother , appearing as Smart Brother (having previously voiced the Undercover Brother character in the original internet animated series), [ citation needed ] Perhaps his most well known role is as Melvin (a father) in House Party: Tonight's the Night . Williams played Anton Zeck/Bebop in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016). He voiced the demon in the horror film Truth or Dare (2018).Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle , and Soul Plane . On the Boondocks second-season premiere, "...Or Die Trying", Riley Freeman and Robert Freeman are seen watching the Soul Plane 2 trailer, when they distinctly hear Williams and voice of grandad, John Witherspoon (who also had an acting role in Soul Plane), having a conversation on the plane. He also voiced Sweet in The Trumpet of the Swan . Williams also appeared in the film The Factory , starring John Cusack (with whom he also appeared in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)). In 2011, Williams narrated the feature-length documentary Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged.
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Williams is a regular performer with the Flying Fannoli Brothers, an improv comedy band.He performs in the improvisational shows Cookin' With Gas and The Black Version at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. Williams also returns to Atlanta to perform with Laughing Matters once or twice a year. Since 2013 he has been a recurring performer on The CW's revival of Whose Line Is It Anyway? .
Williams provided the voice for the character of Yancy Westridge in the video game Alpha Protocol , and Horace Warfield in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm .
Williams is married to Leslie.Together they have a son, Ethan.
|1994||Radioland Murders||Dr. Ashton-Reeves|
|1997||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil||Bus Driver|
|1999||When Actors Attack||Amok Actor|
|End of Days||Utility Worker #2|
|2001||All You Need||Brian|
|The Trumpet of the Swan||Sweets (voice)|
|2002||Undercover Brother||Smart Brother|
|Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Tarik Jackson|
|Jiminy Glick in Lalawood||Randall Bookerton|
|2006||The Adventures of Brer Rabbit||Brer Bear (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Firebreather||Principal Dave, Troy's Dad (voices)||Television film|
|2012||Batman: The Dark Knight Returns||Mutant Leader, Anchor Bill (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|2013||House Party: Tonight's the Night||Melvin Johnson||Direct-to-video|
|I Know That Voice||Himself||Documentary film|
|Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow||Mayor Husk (voice)||Direct-to-DVD|
|2014||Muffin Top: A Love Story||Gregory David Gregory|
|Achmed Saves America||Mayor McKuen (voice)|
|2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||Anton Zeck / Bebop|
|I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore||William Bendix|
|Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown||Cook (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2018||Truth or Dare||Demon (voice)|
|An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted)||Bradley|
|1990||In the Heat of the Night||Ramsey Morgan||Episode: "Heart of Gold"|
|1991||I'll Fly Away||Dayton||Episode: "Coming Home"|
|1995||The Client||Sonny||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1996||Chasing the Dragon||Television film|
|1997||First Time Felon||Wallace|
|1998||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Playground Bully||2 episodes|
|Brimstone||Fanaro's Neighbor||Episode: "Executioner"|
|1999||Any Day Now||Episode: "I Wish You Could Understand"|
|1999–2000||The Amanda Show||Bailiff ("Judge Trudy" segment)||Recurring role|
|2000||City of Angels||Nurse Elliot||Episode: "Oscar de la Boya"|
|Men in Black: The Series||Additional voices||Episode: "The Back to School Syndrome"|
|2000–2006||Malcolm in the Middle||Abraham "Abe" Kenarban||18 episodes|
|2001||NYPD Blue||Charles||Episode: "Dying to Testify"|
|The Wild Thornberrys||Forest Hog, Bushbuck (voices)||Episode: "The Trouble with Darwin"|
|Unreal TV||The Insecurity Guard, Clarence the Christian Pimp||Television film|
|Off Limits||Cast||Unknown episodes|
|2002||The Parkers||Randall||Episode: "And the Winner Is..."|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Auto Detail Guy||Episode: "Invisible Evidence"|
|2005||Stroker and Hoop||Coroner Rick, Jermane Washington, Ghost of Christmas Present, Various voices||6 episodes|
|2005–2014||The Boondocks||Uncle Ruckus (voice)||Main role|
|2006–2008||Boston Legal||Clarence / Clarice Bell||36 episodes|
|2007||Andy Barker, P.I.||Ron||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007–2009||Curious George||The Coach, Businessman (voices)||2 episodes|
|2008||Young Person's Guide to History||Paul Revere||Television special|
|Chowder||Tofu, Rat #2, Egg #2 (voices)||Episode: "Shnitzel Quits"|
|The Xtacles||Additional voices||2 episodes|
|2008–2009||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Mongul, Mongal, Fun Haus (voices)||3 episodes|
|2009||Desperate Housewives||Reggie||2 epis odes|
|The Goode Family||Ray Johnson, DMV Person, Ted, Various voices||13 episodes|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Snowman, Raisin #2 (voices)||Episode: "A Very Sunny Christmas"|
|2009–present||Unsung||Narrator / Himself||138 episodes|
|2009–2012||Special Agent Oso||Mr. Dos (voice)||23 episodes|
|2010||Hot in Cleveland||Coach Taylor||Episode: "The Play's the Thing"|
|How I Met Your Mother||Inspector||Episode: "Home Wreckers"|
|Fred: The Movie||Laundromat Manager||Television film|
|The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes||Thunderball (voice)||Episode: "Thor the Mighty"|
|2010–2013||Mad||Optimus Prime, Lex Luthor, War Machine, Donkey Kong, Flutterguy, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, Kilowog, Black Lightning, Count Dooku, Additional voices||Main role|
|2011||Weeds||Ed Watson||3 episodes|
|Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Dr. Cavanaugh (voice)||Episode: "The Siren's Song"|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Riff Tamson (voice)||3 episodes|
|2011–2015||China, IL||Dr. Jack Falgot, Golden Bowl, Additional voices||Main role|
|2012||The Eric Andre Show||Announcer||Season 1, 10 episodes|
|Motorcity||Mr. Gordy (voice)||Episode: "Reunion"|
|2012–2016||The Soul Man||Lester||12 episodes|
|2012–2014||Black Dynamite||Halloween Party Radio DJ, George Washington Carver III, News Reporter (voices)||3 episodes|
|2012–2016||Doc McStuffins||Marcus McStuffins (voice)||Recurring role|
|2013||Beware the Batman||Michael Holt (voices)||Episode: "Hunted"|
|2013–2015||Rick and Morty||Various roles||4 episodes|
|2013–present||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Himself||Recurring|
|2014||Mike & Molly||Emcee||Episode: "Open Mike Night"|
|Sofia the First||Hobwing (voice)||Episode: "The Curse of Princess Ivy"|
|2014–2016||TripTank||Wizard, Reneger, Dream Wizard, Additional voices||10 episodes|
|2014–2017||Sheriff Callie's Wild West||Dirty Dan, Dusty, Sidekick Rustler (voices)||31 episodes|
|2015||Key and Peele||Brunswick Smith||Episode: "Key and Peele's Super Bowl Special"|
|The Awesomes||Additional voices||3 episodes|
|Two and a Half Men||Leo||Episode: "For Whom the Booty Calls"|
|2016||Star Wars Rebels||Gron, Stormtrooper #2, Stormtrooper Commander #1 (voices)||Episode "Legends of Lasat"|
|Transformers: Robots in Disguise||Slicedice (voice)||2 episodes|
|The Loud House||Super Mart Manager (voice)||Episode: "Cereal Offender"|
|2016–2019||The Lion Guard||Mufasa (voice)||Recurring role|
|2017||Superior Donuts||Howard||Episode: "Flour Power"|
|Man with a Plan||Bob||Episode: "What About Bob?"|
|Bob's Burgers||Judge Conklin (voice)||Episode: "A Few 'Gurt Men"|
|Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!||Agent Conductor (voice)||Episode: "Mysteries on the Disorient Express"|
|2018||Miles from Tomorrowland||Fortis, Hemeran (voices)||Episode: "Grendel's Moving Castle/The Great Gadfly"|
|Hanazuki: Full of Treasures||Axo (voice)||Episode: "Dance on the Dark Side"|
|Star Wars Resistance||Kragan Gorr (voice)||Episode: "The Triple Dark"|
|2018–20||The Neighborhood||Ernie||3 episodes|
|2019||Mom||Warren||Episode: "A Dark Closet and Therapy with Horses"|
|Epic Rap Battles of History||Bill Cosby||Web series|
Episode: "George Carlin vs. Richard Pryor"
|Just Roll with It||Smiley Waterman||Episode: "Family Squabbles"|
|Love, Death & Robots||XBOT 4000 (voice)||Episode: "Three Robots"|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Goofy Manager, Customer (voices)||Episode: "The Goofy Newbie"|
|Robot Chicken||Thanos, Scruffy, Chef (voices)||Episode: "Boogie Bardstown in: No Need, I Have Coupons"|
|Tigtone||Memory Gnome, Barteener (voices)||Recurring role|
|2019–present||Bless the Harts||Leonard (voice)||Recurring role|
|2020–present||Central Park||Various voices|
|2021||Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur||Pops (voice)|
|The Crew||Chuck Stubbs||Main role|
|2002||Star Trek: Starfleet Command III||Additional voices|
|2003||Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick||Additional voices|
|2007||Mass Effect||Charles Saracino, Elanos Haliat, Citadel Control, Turian Diplomat|
|2009||Halo Wars||Additional voices|
|2010||Alpha Protocol||Yancy Westridge|
|StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty||General Warfield, Tal'darim Executor, Void Ray|
|Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame||Mongul|
|2013||StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm||General Warfield|
|2017||XCOM 2: War of the Chosen||Tygan|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||Burgrend|
|1982||The Toy (1982 film)||Writer|
|1982-1998||Saturday Night Live||Writer (1982-1992) |
Co-Head Writer (1992-1998)
|2008||I Own You||Writer|
|2010||Bun in the Oven||Writer|
|2011||Sometimes Pretty Girls||Director and writer|
|2012||Small Hand||Producer and writer|
|2013||Just Kidding||Director, producer||TV series|
|2014||Bun in the Oven 2: The Rebirth||Director, executive producer|
|Life Hacks for Kids||Director and writer|
|2014–2015||Bye Felicia||TV series|
|2015||$100 Pet Challenge||Director, executive producer and writer||TV Mini-series|
|Oh My Gosh||Director||TV Mini-series|
|2015–present||Food Hack for Kids||Director, producer||TV series|
|2016||It's a Snackdown!||TV Mini-series|
|Hollywood or Hollywouldn't||Short film|
|2018||Life Hack for Kids: On the Road||TV Mini-series|
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