Gary Anthony Williams

Gary Anthony Williams

Born: March 14, 1966
Age: 52
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
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Biography

Gary Anthony Williams (born March 14, 1966[1]) is an American actor and comedian[2] who provided the voice of Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks, Yancy Westridge in the video game Alpha Protocol, and Horace Warfield in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. He appeared on the television series Weeds, Boston Legal, Blue Collar TV and as "Abe" Kenarban in Malcolm in the Middle. Williams co-founded and is Artistic Director of the L.A. Comedy Shorts film festival in Hollywood, California. He also starred alongside Cedric the Entertainer on the hit TV Land sitcom The Soul Man.

Born in Fayetteville, Georgia,[3] Williams was involved in theater, comedy and television in Atlanta, where his credits include acting with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, performing and writing for Agatha's: A Taste of Mystery and being a longtime member of Atlanta’s longest running improv troupe, Laughing Matters.[4][5][6] Williams had recurring roles in the television series I'll Fly Away and In the Heat of the Night, both filmed in the Atlanta area. He moved to Los Angeles in 1998.[7]

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Television

Williams' past roles include Abraham Kenarban (Stevie's dad) in the Fox TV sitcom Malcolm in the Middle[8] and as Judge Trudy's Bailiff on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show.[9] Williams was a series regular on the WB Television Network sketch comedy series, Blue Collar TV.[10]

In 2003, Williams had a small role in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Invisible Evidence." During season three and four of Boston Legal, Williams appeared as part-time lawyer Clarence Bell, a pathologically shy man who expresses himself through characters, including crossdressing as women (including a nun and celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey).[11] The role of Clarence/Clarice was originally to appear in one episode, but was expanded into a recurring role and then a regular role.[11]

Williams plays parts in five different shows on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, one being a STRATA technician on Saul of the Molemen, another as the self-hating African American, Uncle Ruckus on The Boondocks,[3] Coroner Rick, a recurring character on Stroker and Hoop, he also played the role of Paul Revere on the television special, The Young Person's Guide to History, and served as the voice-over announcer for The Eric Andre Show until 2013. He also voiced Riff Tamson in the opening three episodes of season four of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He is also the voice of Mr. Dos on Special Agent Oso. He appeared on an episode of Hot in Cleveland as a drama teacher and soccer coach.

In 2009 and 2010, Williams provided the voice of the supervillain Mongul for several episodes of the animated series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold. On one occasion, he voiced the character's sister, Mongal. He also voiced the supervillain Thunderball in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Williams is currently working on a new Mike Judge animated series. He was part of a segment in the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, and guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men. Williams also guest stars as the halfway house director in the 7th season of the TV show Weeds. In 2011, he joined the cast of the animated series China, IL as the voice of Doctor Falgot. Williams was also in an episode of the show Workaholics. He was a series regular for the animated sketch comedy series Mad and is currently voicing Mr. McStuffins for the animated Disney Junior series, Doc McStuffins[12] and Dirty Dan and Dusty for the animated Disney Junior series Sheriff Callie's Wild West. He is also the narrator for the TV One series UNSUNG.[13] From 2012 to 2016, Williams appeared as the recurring character Lester on the TV Land original sitcom The Soul Man.

Since 2013, Williams has been a replacement performer on the CW revival of the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, where he improvises scenes and songs. He also provides the voice for Mufasa in The Lion Guard, and has provided voices for Star Wars Rebels. In 2017, he voiced Bark Knight and Baboo from the animated Disney Junior series Puppy Dog Pals.

Film

Williams has appeared in films such as Undercover Brother, appearing as Smart Brother (having previously voiced the Undercover Brother character in the original internet animated series),[9] Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,[14] and Soul Plane. On the Boondocks second season premiere, "...Or Die Trying", Riley Freeman and Robert Freeman are seen watching the Soul Plane 2 trailer, when they distinctly hear Williams and voice of grandad, John Witherspoon (who also had an acting role in Soul Plane), having a conversation on the plane. He also voiced Sweet in The Trumpet of the Swan. Williams also appeared in the film The Factory, starring John Cusack. In 2011, Williams narrated the feature-length documentary Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged.[citation needed] Perhaps his most recent role is as Melvin (a father) in House Party: Tonight's the Night. Williams played Bebop in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).[15] He voiced the demon in the horror film Truth or Dare (2018).

Filmography

List of voice performances in Movies
Year Title Role Notes Source
2001 The Trumpet of the Swan Sweets [16]
2006 The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Brer Bear Direct-to-video [16]
2011 Firebreather Principal Dave / Troy's Dad [16]
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Mutant Leader/Anchor Bill Direct-to-video [16]
2017 Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown Cook [16]
Acting
Year Title Role Notes
2018 An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted) (film) Bradley


List of voice performances in Television Series
Year Title Role Notes Source
2000 Men in Black: The Series Episode: "The Back to School Syndrome"
2001 The Wild Thornberrys Forest Hog / Bushbuck Episode: "The Trouble with Darwin" [16]
2005 Stroker and Hoop Coroner Rick / Jermane Washington
Ghost of Christmas Present /Various others
6 Episodes [16]
2005-2014 The Boondocks Uncle Ruckus 55 Episodes
2007-2009 Curious George The Coach / Businessman 2 Episodes
2008 Chowder Tofu / Rat #2 / Egg #2 Episode: "Shnitzel Quits"
2008 The Xtacles 2 Episodes
2008-2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Mongul / Mongal / Fun Haus 3 Episodes [16]
2009 The Goode Family Ray Johnson / DMV Person / Ted / Various others 13 Episodes
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Snowman / Raisin #2 Episode: "A very sunny christmas"
2009-2012 Special Agent Oso Mr. Dos 23 Episodes [16]
2010 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Thunderball Episode: "Thor the Mighty" [16]
2010-2013 Mad Optimus Prime / Lex Luthor / War Machine / Donkey kong
Flutthershy / Cyborg / Martian Manhunter / Kilowog / Black Lightning
Count Dooku
29 Episodes
2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Dr. Cavanaugh Episode: "The siren´s song"
2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Riff Tamson 3 Episodes
2011-2015 China, IL Dr. Jack Falgot / Golden Bowl / Others 16 Episodes
2012 Motorcity Mr. Gordy Episode: "Reunion" [16]
2012 The Eric Andre Show Announcer Season 1, 10 episodes
2012-2014 Black Dynamite Halloween Party Radio DJ / George Washington Carver III / News Reporter 3 Episodes
2012-2016 Doc McStuffins Marcus McStuffins / Doc's Dad 17 Episodes [16]
2013 Beware the Batman Michael Holt Episode: "Hunted" [16]
2013-2015 Rick and Morty Various roles 4 Episodes
2014 Sofia the First Hobwing Episode: "The Curse of Princess Ivy" [16]
2014-2016 TripTank Wizard / Reneger / Dream Wizard / Others 10 Episodes [16]
2014-2017 Sheriff Callie's Wild West Dirty Dan / Dusty / Sidekick Rustler 31 Episodes
2015 The Awesomes 3 Episodes
2016 Star Wars Rebels Gron / Stormtrooper #2 / Stormtrooper Commander #1 Episode "Legends of lasat"
2016 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Slicedice 2 Episodes [16]
2016 The Loud House Super Mart Manager Episode: "Cereal Offender" [16]
2016-present The Lion Guard Mufasa 10 Episodes [16]
2017 Bob's Burgers Judge Conklin Episode: "A Few 'Gurt Men"
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Agent Conductor Episode: "Mysteries on the Disorient Express"
2018 Miles from Tomorrowland Fortis / Hemeran Episode: "Grendel's Moving Castle/The Great Gadfly"
2018 Star Wars Resistance Kragan Gorr Episode: "The Triple Dark"

Video games

Year Title Role
2002 Star Trek: Starfleet Command III Additional Voices
2003 Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick Additional Voices
2005 Yakuza Additional Voices
2007 Mass Effect Charles Saracino, Elanos Haliat, Citadel Control, Turian Diplomat
2009 Halo Wars Additional Voices
2009 Infamous Male Pedestrian
2010 Alpha Protocol Yancy Westridge
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty General Warfield, Tal'darim Executor
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Mongul
2013 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm General Warfield
2016 XCOM 2 Tygan
2017 XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Tygan
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Burgrend

Improvisational comedy

Williams, Fuzzbee Morse and Nick Jameson perform as the Flying Fannoli Brothers, an improv comedy band. He performs in the improvisational shows Cookin' With Gas and The Black Version at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. Williams also returns to Atlanta to perform with Laughing Matters once or twice a year. Since 2013 he has been a recurring performer on The CW's revival of Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]