Who is Victor Williams?
Victor L. Williams is a famous American actor. He is most famous for playing the roles of Doug Heffernan’s (played by Kevin James) best friend Deacon Palmer on the hit TV show The King of Queens. Victor has also appeared on multiple other hit TV series, some of which are Law & Order, New York Undercover, ER, Homicide: Life on the Street, Girlfriend, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Fringe. He has also been heard as the pitchman for Verizon Fios commercials in 2012.
Early childhood and life before fame
Victor was born in Brooklyn, New York. He’s said that his childhood has been good, and he is grateful to his parents for all the hard work they had put in to make it a reality. Victor attended Midwood High School, where his height played an important role in playing the power forward position on the school’s basketball team. Later on, Victor attended the Binghamton University for his college degree in Upstate New York. He has also received a Master of Fine Arts degree for acting for the New York University’s Graduate Acting Program (he attended the Tisch School of the Arts).
Williams has appeared in a real bundle of roles, having been credited more than 40 times, making him a true veteran actor by this point.
His first credit role was as the Little Creature in 1985s Boggy Creek II: And The Legend Continues, the role didn’t truly catapult his career off, and it was more than a decade before Williams got another chance to act, but then in 1996, his career truly took off after he played Robbie in the 1996 movie The Preacher’s Wife, while also appearing in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Streets as Ishmael Alh-Hadj in the 1996 episode Scene of the Crime.
These were his breakout roles, and he truly received plentiful offers to play various characters from there on out, appearing in a new role pretty much every year.
In more recent years:
Victor Williams has also appeared in such hit TV shows as The Blacklist, High Maintenance, People of Earth from 2016 to 2017. His most recent roles include portraying AUSA Rosenberg on the legal crime drama television series Bull, playing the character of Gerald as a series regular in Happy Together, which ran from 2018 to 2019. Williams was also seen in 4 episodes of The Sinner (2018), played Pastor Don in the 2020s The Neighborhood, and his most recent role is playing Detective Kennedy Groton on the American drama streaming television series created by David Weil – Hunters. The series premiered on February 21, 2020, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The show was recently renewed for a second season, so we can expect to see Williams reprise his role as a detective.
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