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      Billy Dee Williams

      Billy Dee Williams

      Highest Rated: 96% The LEGO Movie (2014)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 6, 1937

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Billy Dee Williams' career included a few notable turns that helped him ascend to a new level of popularity every few years. Born and raised in New York City, he made his film acting debut at age 22 in "The Last Angry Man" (1959). For the next decade, he steadily worked but it wasn't until his Emmy-nominated turn as Gale Sayers in "Brian's Song" (1971) that Williams became a more known name. The rest of the '70s were filmed with leading roles, most notably in the Billie Holiday biopic "Lady Sings the Blues" (1972) as the husband of the jazz singer, played by Diana Ross. In 1980, Williams took his talent to space with his supporting role in "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), the second entry in the Star Wars series. He played charming scoundrel Lando Calrissian, reprising the role in "Return of the Jedi" (1983) and a wide variety of video games, TV shows, and more. After his interstellar stint, Williams kept busy with a recurring role on "Dynasty" (ABC 1981-89). He made his next big pop culture splash appearing as Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's "Batman" (1989). However, despite stated intentions from Burton in turning Williams into Dent's villainous alter-ego Two-Face, Williams only ever appeared in the first movie, with Two-Face being played by Tommy Lee Jones in the sequel. While he kept busy over the next 20 years, the majority of his work was in cameo appearances or small-scale projects. While Williams' Lando appeared in other Star Wars projects, he never returned to play him again in live action, though it was reported that he would reappear in the role in "Star Wars: Episode IX" (2019).

      Highest rated movies

      Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
      Brian's Song
      The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
      Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Undercover Brother
      Batman
      LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
      The Visit

      Photos

      HIT!, from left: Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, 1973 MAHOGANY, Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, 1975 MAHOGANY, Billy Dee Williams, Diana Ross, 1975 NIGHTHAWKS, Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, 1981. (c) Universal HIT!, Billy Dee Williams, 1973 THE LAST ANGRY MAN, Paul Muni, Billy Dee Williams, 1959 HIT!, Billy Dee Williams, 1973 THE TAKE, Billy Dee Williams (right), 1974 THE TAKE, Eddie Albert, Billy Dee Williams, 1974 THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, 1976 THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS, T. Ross, L. Wagner, Billy Dee Williams, 1976 THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS, Billy Dee Williams (standing right), James Earl Jones (lying down), 1976 BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS AND MOTOR KINGS, THE, B.D. Williams, J.E. Jones, Richard Pryor, 1976 THE LAST ANGRY MAN, Billy Dee Williams, 1959 STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Harrison Ford, 1980 MAHOGANY, Billy Dee Williams, Diana Ross, 1975 MAHOGANY, Billy Dee Williams, Diana Ross, 1975 RETURN OF THE JEDI, Billy Dee Williams, Harrison Ford, Chewbacca, 1983 Dancing With the Stars, from left: Mark Ballas, Candace Cameron Bure, NeNe Leakes, Charlie White, Billy Dee Williams, 'Episode 1810A', Season 18, Ep. #12, 05/20/2014, ©ABC FEAR CITY, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Scalia, Tom Berenger, Melanie Griffith, 1984, (c)Aquarius Releasing

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 99% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - 40th Anniversary Lando Calrissian (Character) - 2023
      89% 71% LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation Lando (Voice) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of Tomorrow Self - 2022
      60% 67% Stallone: Frank, That Is Unknown (Character) - 2020
      75% 60% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Lando Calrissian (Character) - 2020
      51% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Lando Calrissian (Character) $515.2M 2019
      19% 35% Dirty Dancing Tito (Character) - 2017
      89% 80% The LEGO Batman Movie Two-Face (Voice) $175.7M 2017
      No Score Yet 44% The Man in 3B Cain (Character) $291.1K 2015
      96% 87% The LEGO Movie Lando (Voice) $257.8M 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trace Judge Devi (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 89% 3 Ways to Get a Husband William (Character) - 2010
      47% 36% Barry Munday Lonnie Green (Character) - 2010
      32% 57% Fanboys Judge Reinhold (Character) $685.5K 2009
      No Score Yet 14% iMurders Robert Delgado (Character) - 2008
      11% 36% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Pastor Charlie (Character) $2.3M 2006
      0% 41% Constellation Helms Boxer (Character) $306.5K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Maintenance Man Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 33% Epoch: Evolution Ferguson (Character) - 2003
      78% 64% Undercover Brother General Boutwell (Character) $38.2M 2002
      No Score Yet 60% The Last Place on Earth Dr. Davis (Character) $6.5K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killer Next Door Sgt. Paul Davidson (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Contract Senator Harmon (Character) - 2000
      11% 42% The Ladies Man Lester (Character) $13.6M 2000
      72% 45% The Visit Henry (Character) $186.4K 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Fear Sheriff Hammond (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 10% Fear Runs Silent Sheriff Hammond (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 19% Hard Time Leo Barker (Character) - 1998
      10% 62% Woo Self $8.1M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fourth King Gasparre (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prince Jamie Hicks (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 30% Steel Sharks Adm. Jim Perry (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 20% Moving Target Detective Don Racine (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Falling for You Lieutenant Frank Lazaro (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 50% Triplecross Agent Oscar Pierce (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 33% Mask of Death Agent Jeffries (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marked for Murder Capt. Jack Reilly (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Message From Nam Felix (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Percy and Thunder Ralph Tate (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 15% Alien Intruder Cmdr. Skyler (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Giant Steps Slate Thompson (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 17% Driving Me Crazy Max (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Passion Lou (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Agent 00-Soul Secret Agent Zero (Character) - 1990
      76% 84% Batman D.A. Harvey Dent (Character) $250.7M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Desperado Daniel Lancaster (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 18% Number One With a Bullet Det. Hazeltine (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 14% Deadly Illusion Hamberger (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Right of the People Mike Trainor (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Courage Bobby Jay (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oceans of Fire Jim McKinley (Character) - 1986
      64% 33% Fear City Al Wheeler (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Bomb Wes Tanner (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Imposter Matthew Raines (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvin and Tige Richard Davis (Character) - 1983
      83% 94% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Lando Calrissian (Character) $314.3M 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Douglas Hawk (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 94% Chiefs Tyler Watts (Character) - 1983
      71% 55% Nighthawks Matthew Fox (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Children of Divorce Walter Williams (Character) - 1980
      95% 97% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Lando Calrissian (Character) $291.9M 1980
      No Score Yet 75% The Hostage Tower Clarence Whitlock (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Lilies of the Field Homer Smith (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 75% Scott Joplin Scott Joplin (Character) - 1977
      90% 67% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Bingo Long (Character) - 1976
      29% 76% Mahogany Brian (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Take Sneed (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 59% Hit! Nick Allen (Character) - 1973
      68% 86% Lady Sings the Blues Louis McKay (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 36% The Final Comedown Johnny Johnson (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet 79% The Glass House Lennox (Character) - 1972
      92% 82% Brian's Song Gale Sayers (Character) - 1971
      63% 70% The Out-of-Towners Lost & Found (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 30% Black Brigade Pvt. Lewis (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 50% The Last Angry Man Josh Quincy (Character) - 1959

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2024
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2024
      83% 80% Earth to Ned Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Dancing Tito (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2007 2009 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2014
      No Score Yet 85% NCIS Leroy Jethro Moore (Guest Star) 2012 2014
      70% 71% Glee Andy Collins (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baggage Battles Self 2014
      No Score Yet 80% King of the Nerds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      85% 90% Modern Family Billy Dee Williams (Guest Star) 2013
      21% No Score Yet Man Up! Himself (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 65% The Cleveland Show Lando Calrissian (Guest Voice) 2011
      96% 92% White Collar Ford/Bradford Toman (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Henry (Guest Star) 2008
      86% 90% Lost Himself (Guest Star) 2007
      83% 86% Scrubs Billy Dee Williams (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 82% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 18 Wheels of Justice Burton Hardesty (Character) 2000-2001
      50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South Francis Cardozo (Character) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Jesse Hains (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Himself (Guest Star),
      Writer
      1978 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Dr. Joe Goodson (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Steve MacAdams (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Interns Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star)