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Gary Anthony Williams (born March 14, 1966) is an American actor who provided the [1 ] voice of Uncle Ruckus on , Yancy Westridge in the video game The Boondocks , and Horace Warfield in Alpha Protocol . He appeared on the television series StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty , Weeds , Boston Legal , and as "Abe" Kenarban in Blue Collar TV . Williams co-founded and is Artistic Director of the L.A. Comedy Shorts film festival in Malcolm in the Middle Hollywood, California. He currently stars alongside Cedric the Entertainer on the hit TV Land sitcom . Williams is currently a regular on The Soul Man . Whose Line is it Anyway?
Early life and career [ edit ]
Williams was born in
Fayetteville, Georgia. Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 1998, 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 and I'll Fly Away , both filmed in the Atlanta area. In the Heat of the Night
Television [ edit ]
Williams' past roles include Abraham Kenarban (Stevie's dad) in the
Fox TV sitcom and as Judge Trudy's Bailiff on Malcolm in the Middle Nickelodeon's . Williams was a series regular on the The Amanda Show WB Television Network sketch comedy series, . Blue Collar TV
In 2003, Williams had a small role in an episode of
, "Invisible Evidence." During season three and four of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , Williams appeared as part-time lawyer Boston Legal 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 part of Clarence/Clarice was originally to appear in one episode, but was expanded into a recurring role, and then a regular role. He plays parts in five different shows on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim, one being a STRATA technician on , another as the Saul of the Molemen self-hating African American, Uncle Ruckus on , Coroner Rick, a recurring character on The Boondocks , he also played the role of Stroker and Hoop Paul Revere on the television special, , and served as the voice-over announcer for The Young Person's Guide to History until 2013. He also voiced Riff Tamson the opening three episodes of season four of The Eric Andre Show . He is also the voice of Mr. Dos on Star Wars: The Clone Wars . He appeared on an episode of Special Agent Oso as a drama teacher and soccer coach. In 2009 and 2010, he provided the voice of the supervillain Hot in Cleveland Mongul for several episodes of the animated series, . On one occasion, he voiced the character's sister, Batman: The Brave and the Bold Mongal. He also voiced the supervillain Thunderball in . Williams is currently working on a new The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Mike Judge animated series. He was part of a segment in the show , and guest-starred on Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction and How I Met Your Mother . Williams also guest stars as the halfway house director in the 7th season of the TV show Two and a Half Men . In 2011, he joined the cast of the animated series Weeds as the voice of Doctor Falgot. Williams was also in an episode of the show China, IL . He was a series regular for the Workaholics animated sketch comedy series , and is currently voicing Mr. McStuffins for the animated MAD Disney Junior series, and Dirty Dan and Dusty for the animated Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins . He is also the narrator for the TV One series Sheriff Callie's Wild West . Since 2013, Williams has been a recurring performer on the UNSUNG CW revival of the television show , where he improvises scenes and songs. He also provides the voice for Mufasa in Whose Line Is It Anyway . Williams has also provided voices for The Lion Guard . Star Wars Rebels
Williams has appeared in films such as
, appearing as Smart Brother (having previously voiced the Undercover Brother character in the original internet animated series), Undercover Brother , and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle . On the Soul Plane 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 . Williams also appeared in the film The Trumpet of the Swan , starring John Cusack. In 2011, Williams narrated the feature-length documentary The Factory Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged. Perhaps his most recent role is as Melvin (a father) in . Williams will play House Party: Tonight's the Night Bebop in . Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [2 ]
Improvisational comedy [ edit ]
Williams, Fuzzbee Morse and Nick Jameson perform as 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?.
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