Tyler James Williams Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Tyler James Williams was born on 9 November 1992, in Westchester County, New York State USA, and is an  actor, singer and rapper. The show that made Tyler famous and accordingly contributed significantly to his growing net worth was the TV sitcom ‘Everybody Hates Chris’. Disney’s movie ‘Let It Shine’ was another one where Tyler James Williams made a notable appearance.

So just how rich is Tyler James Williams?  Tyler, who is still in his early 20s, has already accumulated a net worth of close to $5 million, which is an amazing amount for somebody so young, but the fact that he began his acting career at the age of four helps to understand why this Tyler James is already so rich.

Tyler James Williams Net Worth $5 Million

Williams and was raised in Yonkers, New York. While his father is a police sergeant, Tyler’s mother Angela is a singer and songwriter, thus she is probably the one who influenced Tyler James, along with two younger brothers Tyrel Jackson and Tylen Jacob, to pursue artistic careers. Tyrel is an actor appearing on the Disney XD series called ‘Lab Rats’, while Tylen co-stars in the show ‘Instant Mom’.

Tyler James started acting when he was four, but his first notable achievement was in the show ‘Little Bill’ where Tyler was given the voice of the character Bobby, as a replacement for Devon Malik Beckford. That was in 2000 when Tyler was eight years old, then from 2002 to 2005 he appeared on the popular children’s show ‘Sesame Street’ as an eponymous character “Tyler”, that is himself. However, the most successful step in his career was landing a main role in ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ which finally made him a big star and, of course, added significantly to Tyler James Williams’ net worth. Tyler James also received high recognition for his work in the show with the Young Artist Award in 2007.

“Everybody Hates Chris’ was on air from 2005 and was eventually cancelled in 2009, but it left Tyler a famous young actor with numerous opportunities ahead of him. Meanwhile, he also appeared as a guest star in such shows as ‘Two for the Money’, ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Hi Jinks’ and in late 2009 an episode called ‘Flirting with Fame’ of the show ‘True Jackson, VP’, in which he portrayed Justin “Lil’ Shakespeare” Weber, the love interest of True.

In 2012 Tyler James Williams net worth began to rise again, as he was cast in the role of Owen in the TV series ‘Go On’, and then in the same year even bigger success awaited him with the leading role in the movie ‘Let it Shine’ on the Disney Channel Original’, in which he appeared with such actors as Coco Jones, Brandon Mychal Smith and Trevor Jackson. In addition to these big roles, Tyler also appears in ‘Lab Rats’ as a future self of his younger brother’s character.

While it is his work as an actor that brought Tyler James Williams most of his wealth, it is worth mentioning that he is also a promising singer. Several of his songs were included on a ‘Let it Shine’ soundtrack.

In his personal life, Tyler is still officially single, but no doubt a healthy future awaits him in the world of romance.


Quick Facts

Birth date: 9 October 1992
Birth place: Westchester County, New York State, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Actor, Singer, Rapper, Voice Actor
Parents:Le'Roy Williams, Angela Williams
Siblings:Tyrel Jackson Williams, Tylen Jacob Williams

Interesting Facts

1Chris Rock originally did not want Tyler to portray him in Everybody Hates Chris because he thought Tyler was too good looking. However, the network insisted it was either Tyler or the show would not be produced.
2Older brother of Tylen Jacob Williams.
3Is the older brother of Tyrel Jackson Williams.
4His father is a sergeant in the NYPD with nearly 20 years on the force.
5Has two brothers


1When kids tried to pick on me, I always had one line to shoot them down with: 'I make more money in a week than you'll make in your entire life.' Which probably wasn't true, but they thought it was.
2I don't feel like I should pay somebody to do something that I can do.
3I am an actor, and although I love music, and at times can't live without it, I eat, sleep, breath, sweat, and bleed acting.
4I have a saying: 'I'm good for three things: making fried bologna sandwiches, making money and picking out good movies.'
5I've been dancing forever; since I remember, that's what I've been doing.
6I got started acting by going to auditions that my mom found in the entertainment section of our local news paper. Then, I got a manager and started going out on more auditions.
7What I love most about acting is being able to play different types of personalities without being considered crazy.
8I'm very cheap. My friends hate me.
9I think some of the best songs are written in love and then out of love. That's the best time to put something together.
10What I remember most about working on 'Sesame Street' is having fun in the green room with the other kids while waiting for my time to go on camera to work with the puppets.
11Just because you are on TV, it doesn't mean you're not going to make mistakes.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Breakthrough Performance, MaleDear White People (2014)
2014Spark AwardRiverRun International Film Festival· Tye Sheridan
· Sophie Desmarais
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program - (Series or Special)Let It Shine (2012)
2010BET AwardBET AwardsYoungStars Award
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2008Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young ActorEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2007Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Ensemble in a Feature FilmUnaccompanied Minors (2006)· Dyllan Christopher
· Dominique Saldaña
· Gia Mantegna
· Quinn Shephard
· Brett Kelly
2007Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Actor: ComedyEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorEverybody Hates Chris (2005)




Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016-2017TV SeriesRuss Montgomery
RePlay2016TV SeriesNate
Instant Mom2015TV SeriesJamal
Comedy Bang! Bang!2015TV SeriesTemptation
Ballers2015TV SeriesWaterboy
Criminal Minds2015TV SeriesRuss Montgomery
The Walking Dead2014-2015TV SeriesNoah
Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life2014Video short
Key and Peele2014TV SeriesJaleel White
Dear White People2014Lionel Higgins
Peeples2013Simon Peeples
Go On2012-2013TV SeriesOwen
Lab Rats2012TV SeriesFuture Leo
Let It Shine2012TV MovieCyrus 'Truth' DeBarge
House M.D.2011TV SeriesLandon
Our Show2010TV Movie
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesFirestorm Jason Rusch
True Jackson, VP2009TV SeriesJustin
The Cleaner2009TV SeriesKenji Simon
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2009TV SeriesChris
Unaccompanied Minors2006Charlie Goldfinch
The Ant Bully2006Blue Teammate #1 (voice)
Two for the Money2005Guest at Party (uncredited)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2005TV SeriesKyle McGovern
Judge Mooney2004TV SeriesMelvin
Saturday Night Live1999-2003TV SeriesJack Black's Adopted Son / Young Boy / Entari Shakunte
Little Bill2000-2002TV SeriesBobby
Sesame Street2000TV SeriesTyler



Space Jam 2performer: "Don't Run Away from Let It Shine" announced
Peeples2013performer: "Drawers on the Floor", "Drawers on the Floor Club Remix" - as Tyler Williams
Let It Shine2012TV Movie performer: "Around the Block", "Don't Run Away", "Guardian Angel", "Let It Shine", "Make a Joyful Noise", "Me and You", "Moment of Truth", "Tonight's the Night", "You Belong to Me"
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2006TV Series performer - 3 episodes



Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Criminal Minds: Season 10 - Criminal Minds International2015Video shortHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Talking Dead2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 'Noah'
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
International Desk2014TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - The Walking Dead
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Special documentaryHimself
Disney XD's My Life2012TV SeriesHimself
Legendários2011TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual Family Entertainment Awards2008TV SpecialHimself / Host
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '072007TV SpecialHimself
The 9th Annual Family Television Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Christmas Celebration at the Grove2006TV MovieHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Hi-Jinks2006TV SeriesHimself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

The Walking Dead2016TV SeriesNoah
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story2010DocumentaryChris

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