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Gary Williams

Gary Anthony Williams is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer. who is known for the voice of Uncle Ruckus and a number of video game characters. He also 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 starred alongside Cedric the Entertainer on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man. Since 2013, he became a recurring cast member on the improv comedy TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and is a regular member of the live improv comedy show The Black Version.

Born on March 14, 1966 in Fayetteville, Georgia, 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. 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.

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, 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 appeared on an episode of Hot in Cleveland as a drama teacher and soccer coach. 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 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. 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. In 2017, he voiced Bark Knight and Baboo from the animated Disney Junior series Puppy Dog Pals.

Trivia[]

  • Gary landed his first paid acting job as part of the Georgia Shakespeare Company. His first television role was in the series In the Heat of the Night (1988).
  • Gary realized his love for acting when a computer error in high school accidentally signed him up for a drama class and he was too lazy to get out of it.
  • In Atlanta, Gary performed with the improv comedy group Laughing Matters, the longest-running improv company in town.
  • He claims to be "the largest vegetarian in California, next to cows.".
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