Who is Gary Anthony Williams?

Gary was born in Fayetteville, near Atlanta, Georgia USA, on 14 March 1966 – his zodiac sign’s Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film script-writer and director, with more than 240 acting credits to his name, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Bebop in the 2016 action adventure comedy movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”, directed by Dave Green, and which starred Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Tyler Perry. It follows the Turtles as they’re fighting their old nemesis Shredder and his new thugs Bebop and Rocksteady; the movie was nominated for 10 awards.

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Early life and education

Gary was raised in Fayetteville by his parents, about whom not a lot is known as he respects their privacy; it’s believed that both his mother and father were theatre actors. Because Gary hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, his fans believe him to be an only child.

He became interested in acting while attending a local high school, after a computer error had signed him up for a drama class, and he was 17 years old when he began appearing regularly in both school and theatre plays; Gary was also into a couple of other activities during his teenage years, including playing football, and dancing.

He matriculated in 1984, and then joined the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, while he later became a member of the improv trope Laughing Matters; Gary moved to Los Angeles, California in 1998, having already made a name for himself in the film industry.

Roles in TV series

Gary made his debut TV series appearance in the 1991 episode “Coming Home” of the drama “I’ll Fly Away”, and the following couple of years saw him appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “In the Heat of the Night”, the crime thriller drama “The Client”, and the mystery fantasy thriller “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction”.

The year 2005 heard Gary voice Coroner Rick and various other characters in the popular animated comedy “Stroker and Hoop”, created by Casper Kelly and Jeffrey G. Olsen, and which starred Jon Glaser, Timothy ‘Speed’ Levitch and Paul Christie. It follows private investigators Hoop Schwartz and John ‘Stroker’ Strockmeyer as they’re solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Some of Gary’s other notable performances in the decade were in the family comedy “Malcolm in the Middle”, the comedy “Blue Collar TV”, and the adventure science fiction drama “Saul of the Mole Men”.

He portrayed Dave Davidson in six episodes of the hit family comedy “Raising Hope”, created be Gregory Thomas Garcia, and which starred Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt. The series follows Jimmy as he’s raising his daughter alone now that her mother’s ended up on Death Row, it aired from 2010 to 2014 and won five of the 28 awards for which it was nominated, including three Primetime Emmy nominations.

Three of Gary’s most recent roles in TV series have all been voice roles, in four episodes of the animated science fiction comedy “Solar Opposites” since 2020, three episodes of the animated family comedy “The Patrick Star Show” since 2021, and 31 episodes of the short animated adventure “Puppy Dog Pals” since 2017; he’s currently recording for the upcoming series’ “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”, and “Hailey’s on It!”

Roles in movies

Gary played Dr. Ashton-Reeves in the popular 1994 crime comedy drama “Radioland Murders”, directed by Mel Smith, and which starred Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson and Net Beatty. It follows several people working on a new radio network, which might be closed because of a series of crimes.

A couple of Gary’s other notable performances in the ‘90s were in the 1996 drama “Chasing the Dragon”, the 1997 drama “First Time Felon” and in the same year the mystery crime drama “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”.

He portrayed Tarik in the 2004 adventure comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle”, directed by Danny Leiner, and which starred John Cho, Kal Penn and Ethan Embry. It follows an Indian-American stoner and his Korean-American friend as they’re trying to find White Castle burgers; the movie was nominated for three awards.

Gary’s following notable performance was his voicing of Anchor Bill in the 2013 animated crime action “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2”, directed by Jay Oliva, and which starred Peter Weller, Ariel Winter and Michael Emerson. It follows Batman as he’s returned to Gotham after having been absent for 10 years; the movie won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Gary’s most recent roles have been in the 2021 animated adventure comedy “Spirit Untamed” (voice role), the 2021 comedy “Reno 911!: The Hunt for QAnon” and the 2022 comedy “Block Party”. He’s recently finished shooting for the upcoming movies “The Outlaw Johnny Black” and “Other Plans”.

Other credits

Gary’s voiced characters in numerous video games, such as the 2002 “Britney’s Dance Beat” (his debut), the 2007 “Mass Effect”, and the 2010 “StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty”.

He received special thanks for the 2012 episode “Buck Henry” of the talk-show “On Story”.

Gary has 10 writing and producing credits, as well as 11 directing, while he’s perhaps known best for having written 47, and produced and directed 10 episodes of the short family series “Life Hacks For Kids”, between 2014 and 2017.

He’s made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, such as “1 on 1’s w/Deuces”, “Popternative”, and “Hanging with Dr. Z”.

Awards and nominations

Gary’s won two of the nine awards for which he’s been nominated: a 2007 Dances With Films Audience Award for Competition Short, for “Snips and Snails”, and a 2014 Behind the Voice Actors Television Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role – Comedy/Musical, for “The Boondocks”.

Love life and wife

Gary prefers to keep details of his love life to himself, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man, as well as a father of one. He hasn’t revealed the date of his and his wife Leslie’s wedding, but it’s believed that they exchanged vows sometime in the second half of the ‘90s, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members. Not a lot is known about Leslie, as she prefers to stay away from media, but it’s believed that she’s an artist.

Gary and Leslie have a son Ethan together, who they’ve been keeping him away from the media’s attention since his birth.

Gary hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, and as of August 2022, he’s married to Leslie, and they have a son together.

Me Cedric and that lady. The cops won’t forget that evening. Good times!

Posted by Gary Anthony Williams on Friday, January 31, 2020

Hobbies and other interests

Gary often jokes about being the largest vegetarian in California.

He’s quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his more than 25,000 followers; he’s uploaded over 1,000 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature him during his everyday life.

Gary likes to drink alcohol, with his favorite being red wine.

He’s passionate about travelling, and his career’s taken him to nearly all of the US states, as well as to various countries all around the world, while his dream travel destination’s Tokyo, Japan.

Gary has his own favorite actors, some of whom are the late Leslie Nielsen, the late Robin Williams, and Ace Ventura, while some of his favorite movies are “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”, “Airplane!”, and “Good Morning, Vietnam”.

Age, weight loss and net worth

Gary’s age is 56; he’s bald and has brown eyes, his height’s 6ft (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs), having lost more than 185lbs (80kgs) in a couple of years.

As of August 2022, Gary’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million.

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