Tyrel Jackson Williams

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Tyrel Jackson Williams
Born (1997-03-16) March 16, 1997 (age 20)
Westchester County, New York[1] United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present
Relatives Tyler James Williams (brother)
Website https://twitter.com/Tyreljwill

Tyrel Jackson Williams (born March 16, 1997[2]) is an American actor. He starred as Leo Dooley in the Disney XD series Lab Rats. Williams also costarred in the 2014 Disney XD television film Pants on Fire.

Career[edit]

Williams had roles in the feature films The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie in 2005, and Failure to Launch in 2006. He has also appeared in national commercials for companies such as Target, Verizon, McDonald's, Chex Mix and General Mills.[citation needed] Williams appeared in two episodes of the television series Everybody Hates Chris starting in 2005, as a younger version of Chris who was played by his older brother Tyler James Williams.[3]

In 2011 Williams was cast in the Disney XD series Lab Rats which premiered in 2012,[4] playing the lead role of Leo who stumbles upon the existence of the titular bionic heroes.[5] He had a starring role in the 2014 Disney XD television film Pants on Fire.[6][7] He was also a singing actor for Tyrone in the animated television series The Backyardigans.

In 2016 Williams was cast in the role of Charles, an internet whiz who has been hired to be the assistant to a minor league baseball team and its sports announcer (Hank Azaria), in the 2017 IFC comedy series Brockmire.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Williams was born in New York on March 16, 1997.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005, 2007 Everybody Hates Chris Baby Chris/Toddler Chris Episodes: "Everybody Hates Greg", "Everybody Hates Driving"
2005 The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Toy Guitar Boy Film
2006 Failure to Launch Jeffrey Film
2008–2009 The Backyardigans Tyrone Singing voice (seasons 3–4); 15 episodes
2010 Modern Family Little Phil Episode: "Game Changer"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Jasper Episode: "Study Date"
2010, 2012 Community Jordan Bennett Episodes: "Basic Genealogy", "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts" (uncredited)
2011 Pair of Kings Hilo Tutuki Episode: "The King Beneath My Wings"
2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Kyle Episode: "Powerless!"
2012–2016 Lab Rats Leo Dooley Main role
2012–2014 Just Kidding Himself Co-host[10]
2014 Pants on Fire Mikey Television film (Disney XD)
2016 Future-Worm! Presto Voice role; 3 episodes
2017 Brockmire Charles Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Result Refs
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Star – Kids Show Leo on Lab Rats Nominated [11][12]
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Star Leo on Lab Rats Nominated [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toledo Blade - Google News Archive Search". google.com. 
  2. ^ a b "Tyrel Jackson Williams – "Leo" – Lab Rats". Disney XD Medianet. Archived from the original on May 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Abby West (February 20, 2013). "‘Lab Rats’ returns with one crazy ride: EXCLUSIVE CLIP". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 6, 2017. That’s probably why Tyler has played an older Leo on Lab Rats and Tyrel played a younger Chris on Everybody Hates Chris. 
  4. ^ Jon Weisman (July 12, 2011). "Disney XD experiments with ‘Lab Rats’". Variety. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ Brian Lowry (February 23, 2012). "Review: ‘Lab Rats’". Variety. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Philiana Ng (June 24, 2014). "Disney XD Greenlights 'Pants on Fire' TV Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ R. Thomas Umstead (October 9, 2014). "Disney XD Sets ‘Pants On Fire’ Original Movie". Multichannel News. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ Denise Petski (June 30, 2016). "Retta Upped To Regular On ‘Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce’; Tyrel Jackson Williams Joins ‘Brockmire’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ Brockmire. IFC.
  10. ^ "Disney XD Teams with NBA for "Pranksgiving," Month-Long Programming Event, Beginning Monday, November 4" (Press release). Disney XD. October 1, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2017 – via The Futon Critic. "Just Kidding" returns to Disney XD with new hosts Tyrel Jackson Williams ("Lab Rats") and Jason Earles ("Kickin' It"). 
  11. ^ Keely Wold (March 13, 2016). "Kids' Choice Awards: Grant Gustin, Rico Rodriguez Reveal What They Watched Growing Up". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2017. Jackson Tyrel Williams of the nominated Disney series Lab Rats also counted himself a fan of sports movies, saying that for him, Space Jam had held the top spot. 
  12. ^ Nick Romano (March 13, 2016). "2016 Kids Choice Awards winners list: Star Wars, Adele, Jennifer Lawrence win big". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  13. ^ Dani Levy (February 2, 2017). "Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart Lead Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 

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