Victor Williams

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Victor Williams
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Williams performing in the play Luck of the Irish in 2012
Born Victor L. Williams
(1970-09-19) September 19, 1970 (age 45)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–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 utilized his height at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 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]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1996 The Preacher's Wife Robbie (Film)
1997 Cop Land Russell (Film)
Law & Order Policeman (TV series)
1998 The Jamie Foxx Show Leon (TV series)
1998–2001 ER Carla's husband Roger (TV series)
1998–2007 The King of Queens Deacon Palmer (TV series)
2000 The Practice Officer (TV series)
2001 Me & Mrs. Jones Jersey (Film)
2003 The Animatrix Dan (Voice)
With or Without You Kenneth (Film)
2005 Bewitched Police Officer (Film)
2009 Flight of the Conchords Police Officer West (TV series)
Fringe Phil (TV series)
2010 Blue Bloods Oliver (TV series)
2011 Delocated Friend (TV series)
2013 The Michael J. Fox Show Todd (aka Phil) (TV series)
2014 Hungry Hearts (Film)
2014 The Affair Detective Jeffries (TV series)


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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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