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Otis Milles Jr. was born on the 30th October 1940 in Texarkana, Texas USA. He is a singer and songwriter, and under the name Otis Williams, he is perhaps best known as a founding member of the Motown group, The Temptations. He has been an active member of the music scene since 1959.

Have you ever wondered how rich Otis Williams is? According to sources, it is estimated that Otis` overall net worth is $8 million, an amount acquired through his successful career as a singer. The peak of his career is probably represented by his induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1989.

Otis Williams Net Worth $8 Million

Otis` father and mother, never married, and actually separated soon after Otis was born. His mother, Hazel soon married and moved to Detroit, leaving Otis to be raised by both of his grandmothers. Otis moved to Detroit when he was ten years old. During his teen years and prior to his breakout and commercial success, Otis had featured in a number of bands, such as “El Domingos”, “Distants” and “Siberians”. In 1959, Otis and his group the “Distants” released a hit “Come On”, however, their future releases were not as successful as their first single. Otis then quit the “Distants” in 1960, and alongside Melvin Franklin, Elbridge Bryant, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks formed a group called “Elgins”, which later signed a deal with Motown records under the name “The Temptations”. His net worth had begun to rise, if slowly.

The group was founded in 1961 and its first album was released in 1964, entitled “Meet The Temptations”, and it featured their first hit single “The Way You Do The Things You Do”.Otis`s net worth began to increase with every group release. Overall, the group has released 44 studio albums and has sold tens of millions of copies, becoming one of the greatest groups in music history. Some of their most successful albums include “All Directions” (1974), “Phoenix Rising” (1998), “A Song For You” (1975), “Sky`s The Limit” (1971), “Materpiece” (1973) among many others, which spawned numerous hits such as “My Girl”, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, “Just My Imagination” that increased their popularity.

The group has received a number of awards, some of them include the Grammy award for the Best R&B Group, Best R&B Instrumental Performance and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award in 2013, clearly making it the main source of Otis` net worth.

Through their history, The Temptations have changed their formation frequently, some of the most notable members have included David Ruffin, Richard Street, Ron Tyson, Dennis Edwards and many others. Although he is the only founding member of the group left, Otis has never become a lead singer, instead focusing on background vocals, and acting as the group`s leader.

Overall Otis’ career has been rather successful, as he earned numerous plaudits while being a member of the group, and the peak of his career was in 1989 when he was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall OF Fame.

When it comes to his personal and love life, Otis has had quite an interesting one. He was married three times, and furthermore he was in a romantic relationship with Petti LaBelle and Florence Ballard. His first wife was Josephine Rogers(1961-64) with whom he had a son, Otis(d. 1983). From 1967 to 1973 he was married to Ann Cain, and in 1983 he married Arleata Williams, but they divorced in 1997.

Otis Williams information

Otis Williams information

Birth date: October 30, 1941
Birth place: Texarkana, Texas, United States
Profession:Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Arleata Williams (m. 1983–1997), Ann Cain (m. 1967–1973), Josephine Rogers (m. 1961–1964)
Children:Otis Lamont Williams
Parents:Hazel Louise Williams, Otis Miles

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More about Otis Williams:

  • Filmography
  • Awards
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  • Facts
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story2007The Temptations
Happy New Year1987Temptation

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Dragon1985writer: "Treat Her Like A Lady"
Derrick1976TV Series writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Temptations1998TV Movie co-producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great Pretenders2015DocumentaryHimself
Unsung2009-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians2012DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHimself
20th Century Masters: The Best of Rick James - The DVD Collection2005Video shortHimself (segment "Standing on the Top") (as The Temptations)
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Motown 452004TV SpecialHimself
20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection2004Video shortHimself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown2002DocumentaryHimself
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Playboy: Playmate Profile Video Collection Featuring Miss June 1997, 1994, 1991, 19881997Video documentaryHimself
Getting By1993TV SeriesHimself
The Full Moon Show1992TV Series documentary
Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Murphy Brown1990TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHimself
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHimself
Moonlighting1986TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual Black Gold Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesHimself
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHimself
The Fall Guy1985TV SeriesHimself
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll1984TV MovieHimself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever1983TV Movie documentaryHimself (Temptations member)
New American Bandstand 19651980TV SeriesHimself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1980TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Sonny Comedy Revue1974TV SeriesHimself
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself
Soul Train1972TV Series documentaryHimself
Flip1970-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1967-1971TV SeriesSinger
The Smokey Robinson Show1970TV SpecialHimself
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesHimself
T.C.B.1968TV MovieHimself (as The Temptations)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967TV SeriesHimself
The Lloyd Thaxton Show1966TV SeriesHimself
It's What's Happening, Baby!1965TV MovieHimself (as The Temptations)
Ready, Steady, Go!1965TV SeriesHimself
Thank Your Lucky Stars1965TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats2003VideoHimself (as The Temptions & The Supremes)
The Temptations1998TV Movie

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#Fact
1The Temptations were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2Is portrayed by Charles Malik Whitfield in The Temptations' 1998 biographical miniseries.
3Said that the late Melvin Franklin, The Temptations' bass singer, was his best friend within the group.
4Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of farmer Grace Slick.
5Once engaged to Patti LaBelle.
6Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (as a member of The Temptations).
7Founder of the singing group The Temptations.

#Quote
1[Talking about his friend, The Temptations' bass singer Melvin Franklin] Mel will be in my heart as long as I live. He will always be my partner, and in his name The Temptations will continue on.
2The Temptations still stand today, not in spite of those who left us, but because of them.

#Trademark
1Baritone singing voice


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