Victor Williams

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Victor Williams
Hometown Heroes 2015 (16395443631).jpg
Williams in 2015
Born (1970-09-19) September 19, 1970 (age 51)
Years active1996–present

Victor L. Williams (born September 19, 1970) is an American actor best known as Doug Heffernan's (Kevin James) best friend Deacon Palmer on The King of Queens. He has also appeared on several other hit TV shows, including Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, ER, New York Undercover, Girlfriends, Fringe and The Jamie Foxx Show.[1] In 2012, Williams was seen and heard as a pitchman for Verizon Fios television commercials.[2]

Early life[edit]

Williams was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Midwood High School, where he used his 6 ft 5 12 in (197 cm) height by playing power forward on the school basketball team. He went on to attend college at Binghamton University in Upstate New York. Then he received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Williams is married to Zia Williams, a Nigerian born Senior Vice President of Engineering at Two Sigma.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues Little Creature
1996 The Preacher's Wife Robbie
1997 Cop Land Russell
1997 A Brooklyn State of Mind Black Man
1999 Graham's Diner
2001 Me & Mrs. Jones Jersey
2003 With or Without You Kenneth
2003 The Animatrix Dan (voice)
2005 Bewitched Police Officer
2005 The Toy Warrior Voice
2006 Traci Townsend Darrell
2007 A New Tomorrow Joby / Interviewer
2009 Lenox Avenue Dallas Kirkland
2012 Single Hills Rob Francis
2013 Home Hamilton
2014 Hungry Hearts Social Worker
2016 Saturday in the Park Henry
2017 Trouble Ray
2017 November Criminals Mr. Broadus
2017 Jewtah Lone Man


Year Film Role Notes
1996 Homicide: Life on the Street Ishmael Al-Hadj Episode: "Scene of the Crime"
1997 Law & Order Uniform Policeman Wilson Episode: "Legacy"
New York Undercover Freddie James Episode: "The Solomon Papers"
Profiler Det. Beckley Episode: "Blue Highway"
1998 The Jamie Foxx Show Leon Episode: "Soul Mate to Cellmate"
1998–2001 ER Roger McGrath 4 episodes
1998–2007 The King of Queens Deacon Palmer Series regular, 180 episodes
1999 Disaster Video Security Guard Short
2000 The Practice Officer Craig Armstrong Episode: "Blowing Smoke"
2003 World Record Dan (English version, voice) Short
Justice League Snooty British Director / Lieutenant Episode: "Eclipsed"
2004 First Breath Eddie Short
2005 Love, Inc. Marcus Episode: "Pilot"
2008 Girlfriends Mr. Hines Episode: "Stand and Deliver"
Tomorrow Never Knows Kevin Short
2009 Release Reggie Short
Flight of the Conchords Police Officer West 2 episodes
Fringe Phil Episode: "Inner Child"
Dream State Dr. Forsythe Short
2010 Mercy Robert Mercer Episode: "I Saw This Pig and I Thought of You"
Notes on Being Young Dr. Christenfeld Short
Blue Bloods Oliver Episode: "Samaritan"
2011 Kissed by the Devil Jordan King Short
2012 Delocated Friend Episode: "Friend"
NYC 22 Sgt. Michael Conrad 6 episodes
It's Just Funny I'm Saying Don Jaun TV short
2013 The Michael J. Fox Show Todd (aka Phil) Episode: "Interns"
80/20 Vic Short
2014 The Leftovers Ron Jensen Episode: "Penguin One, Us Zero"
The Good Wife Carter Greyson Episode: "Sticky Content"
2014–2015 The Affair Detective Jeffries 14 episodes
2015 I'll Text You Short
2016 The Blacklist Officer Episode: "Susan Hargrave"
High Maintenance Mike Episode: "Museebat"
People of Earth Assessor Episode: "Past, Present and Future"
2017 Sneaky Pete Richard 9 episodes
The New Edition Story Calvin Hubbard Episode: "Part 1"
2018, 2021 Bull AUSA Rosenberg 3 episodes
2018–2019 Happy Together Gerald Series regular, 13 episodes
2018 The Sinner D.A. Hutchinson 4 Episodes
2020 The Neighborhood Pastor Don Episode: "Welcome to the New Pastor"
2020 Hunters Detective Kennedy Groton 2 Episodes
2020 The Good Lord Bird Coachman Jim 3 Episodes
2021 FBI: Most Wanted Special Agent Moses Reed Episode: "Chattaboogie"


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  2. ^ Carter, Gayle Jo; Truitt, Brian (April 13, 2012). "Whatever happened to the actor who played Deacon Palmer on King of Queens?". USA Today.
  3. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-08.

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