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Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams was born in New York, the son of Loretta Anne (1915-2016), a West Indian-born elevator operator from Montserrat, and William December Williams, Sr. (1910-2007), an African-American caretaker from Texas. He has a twin sister, Loretta, and grew up in Harlem, where he was raised by his maternal grandmother while his parents worked at several jobs. Williams graduated from The High School of Music & Art (later merged with the High School of Performing Arts to become the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art) in Manhattan, where he was a classmate of Diahann Carroll, who would later play the wife of his character Brady Lloyd on the 1980s prime-time soap opera Dynasty.

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Apr 6, 1937 In New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Last Angry Man 1959-10-22
Latest Project:
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 2019-12-18
Known For
Movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Lando Calrissian 2019-12-18
Movie The Lego Batman Movie Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice) 2017-02-08
Movie Dirty Dancing Tito 2017-05-24
Movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal Lando Calrissian (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie The Man in 3B Cain 2015-11-06
Movie The Lego Movie Lando (voice) 2014-02-06
Movie LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - The Phantom Clone Lando Calrissian / Lando's Father (voice) 2013-05-04
Movie The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Ace Millstone 2011-08-05
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Lando Calrissian (voice) 2010-12-19
Movie Barry Munday Lonnie Green 2010-03-13
Movie Fanboys Judge Reinhold 2009-02-06
Movie iMurders Robert Delgado 2008-08-09
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Lando Calrissian / Man (voice) 2008-11-16
Movie Constellation Helms Boxer 2007-02-01
Movie Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself 2004-09-12
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie Epoch: Evolution Ferguson 2003-11-29
Movie It's Black Entertainment Himself 2002-02-08
Movie Good Neighbor Sgt. Paul Davidson 2001-01-01
Series 18 Wheels of Justice Burton Hardesty 2000-01-12
Movie The Ladies Man Lester 2000-10-13
Movie Fear Runs Silent Sheriff Hammond 2000-03-10
Movie The Contract Senator Harmon 1999-05-29
Movie Woo Himself 1998-05-08
Movie Hard Time Leo Barker 1998-12-12
Movie The Fourth King Gasparre 1997-12-27
Movie Afro Promo Himself (archive footage) 1997-01-31
Movie Steel Sharks Adm. Jim Perry 1996-01-01
Movie Mask of Death Agent Jeffries 1996-05-25
Movie Moving Target Detective Don Racine 1996-11-26
Movie Falling For You Lieutenant Frank Lazaro 1995-02-21
Movie Triplecross Agent Oscar Pierce 1995-05-28
Movie Alien Intruder Commander Skyler 1993-01-01
Movie Marked for Murder Capt. Jack Reilly 1993-01-17
Movie Message from Nam Felix 1993-10-17
Movie Secret Agent 00 Soul Secret Agent Zero 1990-01-01
Movie Dangerous Passion Lou 1990-02-28
Movie Batman Harvey Dent 1989-06-23
Movie The Return of Desperado Daniel Lancaster 1988-02-15
Movie Number One with a Bullet Det. Hazeltine 1987-02-27
Movie Deadly Illusion Hamberger 1987-10-16
Movie Oceans of Fire Jim McKinley 1986-01-01
Movie The Right of the People Mike Trainor 1986-01-13
Movie Courage Bobby Jay 1986-09-24
Movie Marvin & Tige Richard Davis 1985-03-08
Movie Time Bomb Jake Calahan 1984-03-25
Movie Fear City Al Wheeler 1984-07-18
Movie Shooting Stars Douglas Hawk 1983-07-28
Series Chiefs Tyler Watts 1983-11-13
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Narrator/Himself 1983-11-21
Series Dynasty 1981-01-12
Movie Nighthawks Det. Sgt. Matthew Fox 1981-03-17
Movie Children of Divorce Walter Williams 1980-11-24
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Lando Calrissian 1980-05-20
Movie Christmas Lilies of the Field Homer Smith 1979-12-16
Movie Scott Joplin Scott Joplin 1977-12-30
Movie The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Bingo Long 1976-07-16
Movie The Conversation Man in Yellow Hat (uncredited) 1974-04-07
Movie The Take Sneed 1974-05-01
Movie Hit! Nick Allen 1973-09-18
Movie The Glass House Lennox 1972-02-04
Movie The Final Comedown Johnny Johnson 1972-05-31
Movie Lady Sings the Blues Louis McKay 1972-10-12
Movie Brian's Song Gale Sayers 1971-11-30
Movie Carter's Army Lewis 1970-01-27
Movie The Out-of-Towners Clifford Robinson, Lost & Found Clerk 1970-05-28
Movie Lost Flight Merle Barnaby 1970-08-13
Movie The Last Angry Man Josh Quincy 1959-10-22
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