Tylen Jacob Williams

Tylen Jacob Williams (born December 8, 2001) is an American actor. He is known for his role as James Phillips in the Nickelodeon television comedy series Instant Mom.

Tylen Jacob Williams
Born (2001-12-08) December 8, 2001 (age 18)
Years active2005–present
RelativesTyler James Williams (brother)
Tyrel Jackson Williams (brother)

Personal lifeEdit

Williams was born in Westchester County, New York. His mother, Angela Williams, is a singer-songwriter and his father, Le'Roy Williams, is a police sergeant. Williams also has two older brothers, Tyler James Williams and Tyrel Jackson Williams, both of whom are also actors. Williams is also openly gay, revealing to his own fans through questions in his Instagram stories. According to Williams he’s known his sexuality for a couple of years.


Williams began acting at the age of four as a younger version of Drew from the TV series Everybody Hates Chris. Williams also appeared in TV shows such as Without a Trace and Parks and Recreation. In 2013, Williams was cast as James Phillips, the prankster of the family, in the Nick at Nite series Instant Mom. In 2017 he portrayed Jordan Cavanaugh, the son of Detective Tommy Cavanaugh in Wisdom of the Crowd (Season 1 episode 7).


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Everybody Hates Chris Baby Drew Episodes: "Everybody Hates Halloween", "Everybody Hates Greg"
2006 Without a Trace Jadon Gibbs Episode: "The Calm Before"
2012 Parks and Recreation Charlie Episode: "Campaign Ad"
2012 Disney XD's My Life Himself Episode: "Tyrel Jackson Williams"
2013 Teens Wanna Know Himself Episode: "Dream Hallowwen with Zendaya, Tori Kelly & Rachel Crow"
2013–2015 Instant Mom James Phillips Main role
2014 Webheads Himself Episode: "Boys of Nick Celebrity Edition"
2015 Minay TV Himself Episode: "One Child at a Time Celebrity Football Game"
2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Finn the Mer-Boy (voice) Episode: "Attack of the Pirate Piranhas"
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Jordan Cavanaugh Episode: "Trade Secrets"


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