R. J. Williams

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R. J. Williams
Born Robert Jackson Williams
(1978-07-19) July 19, 1978 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1981–present
Known for Founder of Young Hollywood
Notable work Sam Baxter in Wake, Rattle and Roll
Kit Cloudkicker in TaleSpin

Robert Jackson Williams (born July 19, 1978), commonly known as R. J. Williams, is an actor, television host, television producer and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Young Hollywood.

Business Career[edit]

Young Hollywood[edit]

RJ Williams created the Young Hollywood brand from the ground up. Young Hollywood creates and distributes celebrity and lifestyle programming globally; owns several leading entertainment websites, licenses the Young Hollywood trademark internationally for a range of consumer products and services; and works closely with brands in the advertising world to help find innovative ways to touch consumers [1]


Williams is represented by the Creative Artists Agency.[2]

Acting and Hosting[edit]

R.J. Williams was a child actor on movies and television shows, one of his credits being the child character Rowdy for two seasons of General Hospital, for which he became a winner of the Young Artist Award for best Actor in a Daytime Series for his role in General Hospital at the 12th annual Youth In Film Awards.[3]

Additionally, he was the voice of the title cartoon bear Kissyfur, which started in 1986. He also guest starred in a few episodes of Full House and an episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation (The Child in 1988). In the early 1990s, Williams provided the voice of Kit Cloudkicker in the animated show TaleSpin, and for Cavin in the final season of Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. He also played the boy whose friend was a robot on the 1990s syndicated children's TV show Wake, Rattle and Roll, a daily syndicated interview show that ran for 130 episodes. Once Wake, Rattle and Roll stopped producing episodes, Williams decided to take a hiatus from show business to attend both Crossroads High School, and the film school at University of Southern California (USC).

In 2004, Williams worked alongside NSYNC's Lance Bass and together they co-hosted a one-hour, primetime American Music Awards Pre-Show with Dick Clark Productions and ABC [4]

Williams continued his work in front of the camera by hosting hundreds of celebrity interviews for Young Hollywood with such notables as Cameron Diaz, Taylor Lautner, Jessie Eisenberg, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Megan Fox, Sigourney Weaver, Nicolas Cage, and Selena Gomez.[5][6]

Producing[edit]

After graduation, Williams formed a production company, Arjay Entertainment which focused on celebrity and lifestyle programming. Between 2003-2006, his company went on to produce multiple specials and series that were distributed by Showtime Networks. RJ was the creator, host and executive producer of these shows.[7]

The company formed several distribution alliances and provided content for ABC, Showtime, TV Guide Channel, America Online and various Fox Cable channels and became known for creating Young Hollywood related content.[8]

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