Ellis E. Williams

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Ellis E. Williams
Born (1951-06-28) June 28, 1951 (age 63)
Brunswick, Georgia, United States
Occupation Actor, writer, comedian, singer
Years active 1980–present

Ellis E. Williams (born June 28, 1951) is an American film and television actor/comedian who is better known for playing "Henry Hugley" (father of Darryl Hughley, played by comedian D.L. Hughley) on the sitcom, The Hughleys.

Early life[edit]

Williams was born and raised in Brunswick, Georgia, United States.

Career[edit]

At the age of 28, Williams made his first television debut in 1980, when he appeared as a part of a chorus in an episode of Saturday Night Live, then in 1984, he appeared in a feature film, The Brother From Another Planet, as well as appearing a TV movie, Code Name: Foxfire as a street singer. Then made his big debut as appearing in Eddie Murphy's 1987 documentary stand-up, Eddie Murphy Raw as Eddie's uncle.

Then Williams appeared in films such as: Second Sight, Def by Temptation and Basketball Dreams. In 1991, he made his first television appearance (since SNL in 1980), on an episode of Law & Order, as Ray Bell, then he appeared in numerous films: Hangin' with the Homeboys and Strictly Business, opposite Halle Berry, Anne-Marie Johnson, Tommy Davidson, and Samuel L. Jackson. Other films include: Me and Veronica, The Saint of Fort Washington, The Little Death, A River Made to Drown In, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, The Glimmer Man, Eye for an Eye, among others.

Williams appeared in numerous sitcoms including: Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Step by Step, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, Roc, The Wayans Bros., Any Day Now and Malcolm in the Middle.

Selected filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Only for You
2002 Antwone Fisher
1997 Jackie Brown
1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw

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