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.
Williams made his television debut in 1980 on
, appearing in the chorus of Saturday Night Live when the cast of that The Pirates of Penzance Broadway show was the episode's musical guest. 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. He appeared in Eddie Murphy's 1987 documentary stand-up, , as Eddie Murphy Raw Eddie's uncle.
Then Williams appeared in films such as:
, Second Sight and Def by Temptation . In 1991, he made his first television appearance (since Basketball Dreams in 1980), on an episode of SNL , as Ray Bell, then he appeared in numerous films: Law & Order and Hangin' with the Homeboys , opposite Strictly Business 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 , among others. Eye for an Eye
Williams appeared in numerous sitcoms including:
, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper , Step by Step , Martin , The Jamie Foxx Show , Roc , The Wayans Bros. and Any Day Now . Malcolm in the Middle
Selected filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
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