Ellis E. Williams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Ellis Williams)
Jump to: navigation, search
Ellis E. Williams
Born (1951-06-28) June 28, 1951 (age 65)
Brunswick, Georgia, United States
Occupation Actor, writer, comedian, singer
Years active 1980–2012

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 Saturday Night Live, appearing in the chorus of The Pirates of Penzance when the cast of that Broadway show was the episode's musical guest.[1] 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, 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]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Morning Bartender
2008 Only for You Dale
2002 Antwone Fisher Reverend Tate
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Security Guard (as Ellis E. Williams)
1997 Jackie Brown
1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Donald Episode: "Dead Man's Switch"


External links[edit]