Ellis E. Williams

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Ellis E. Williams (born June 28, 1951) is an American film and television actor/comedian who is better known for playing "Henry Hugley" (father of Darryl Hughley, played by comedian D.L. Hughley) on the sitcom, The Hughleys.

Ellis E. Williams
Born (1951-06-28) June 28, 1951 (age 69)
Brunswick, Georgia, United States
OccupationActor, writer, comedian, singer
Years active1980–2012

Early lifeEdit

Williams was born and raised in Brunswick, Georgia, United States.


Williams made his television debut in 1980 on Saturday Night Live, appearing in the chorus of The Pirates of Penzance when the cast of that Broadway show was the episode's musical guest.[1] In 1984, he appeared in a feature film, The Brother From Another Planet, as well as appearing a TV movie, Code Name: Foxfire as a street singer. He appeared in Eddie Murphy's 1987 documentary stand-up, Eddie Murphy Raw, as Eddie's uncle.

Then Williams appeared in films such as: Second Sight, Def by Temptation and Basketball Dreams. In 1991, he made his first television appearance (since SNL in 1980), on an episode of Law & Order, as Ray Bell, then he appeared in numerous films: Hangin' with the Homeboys and Strictly Business, opposite Halle Berry, Anne-Marie Johnson, Tommy Davidson, and Samuel L. Jackson. Other films include: Me and Veronica, The Saint of Fort Washington, The Little Death, A River Made to Drown In, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, The Glimmer Man, Eye for an Eye, among others.

Williams appeared in numerous sitcoms including: Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Step by Step, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, Roc, The Wayans Bros., Any Day Now and Malcolm in the Middle.



Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Brother from Another Planet Watcher
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw
1989 Second Sight Davey
1990 Def by Temptation Demon Limo Driver
1990 Backstreet Dreams Slick Shot
1991 Hangin' with the Homeboys Bobby
1991 Strictly Business Teddy Halloran
1992 Me and Veronica Bridge Guard
1993 The Saint of Fort Washington Metal Detector Guard
1994 Drop Squad Frankman
1995 Above Suspicion Evidence Attendant
1996 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace Chief of Security
1996 Eye for an Eye Crime Scene Policeman
1996 The Little Death Tenant
1996 The Glimmer Man Brother Gaglio
1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Newark Porter
1997 Jackie Brown Cockatoo Bartender
1997 River Made to Drown In Clerk in Liquor Store
1999 Tropical Charlene Sameel
1999 Love Stinks Minister
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Security Guard (as Ellis E. Williams)
2000 Attention Shoppers Luke
2001 Kingdom Come Woodrow 'Bud' Slocumb Uncredited
2001 Ali Family Photo Man
2002 Antwone Fisher Reverend Tate
2003 Elephant GSA Teacher
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Charlie Hayes
2004 The Girl Next Door Scholarship President
2004 Coming Up Easy Alfred
2007 Totally Baked Dad (Segment "Diff'rent Tokes")
2007 Ocean Without a Shore
2008 Only for You Dale Short
2009 Man of Her Dreams Pastor
2009 17 Again Bailiff
2010 Morning Bartender
2012 The Last Fall Mr. Edwards


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Seinfeld Karl Episode: "The Diplomat's Club"
1997 The Outer Limits Donald Episode: "Dead Man's Switch"


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