Mykelti Williamson

Biography

Date of Birth 4 March 1957, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA Birth Name Michael T. Williamson Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m) Mykelti Williamson is an American actor. He is of mixed Blackfoot Indian and African American heritage. His name Mykelti means "spirit" or "silent friend" in the Blackfoot language.[citation needed] He is the son of a certified public account (mother) and an Air Force Staff Sergeant (father). Williamson began performing at the age of 9 Along with acting, he also danced as an alternate member of The Lockers troupe on Soul Train along with Fred Berry (star of TV show What's Happening). At the age of 15 Williamson relocated to Los Angeles with his family. While in high school he excelled in athletics, particularly football and basketball. But acting was his first love and he no longer pursued sports. He began acting professionally after graduation. His first TV appearances include Starsky and Hutch, Hill Street Blues, China Beach, and Midnight Caller. His film debut was in Streets of Fire (1984). His film credits include Wildcats (1986) with Goldie Hawn, The First Power (1990) with Lou Diamond Phillips, Free Willy (1993), Waiting to Exhale (1995), Michael Mann's film Heat (1995) with Al Pacino, and Con Air (1997) with Nicolas Cage. He is most famously known as Private Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue in the Academy Award winning 1994 film Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks. He also received favorable reviews when he played Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson in the HBO film Soul of the Game (1996). He has made many guest appearances in movie and film. His most recent film appearances have been Ali (film) (2001) with Will Smith and ATL (2006) with T.I. (Tip Harris). He was a juror in the 1997 T.V. movie remake of Twelve Angry Men. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters. He was also married to Olivia Brown (1983-1985) actress from the Miami Vice series in the 1980s.

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Birth Name

Michael T. Williamson

Birth Place

San Luis, Misuri, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

3/4/1957
Known For
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The Final Destination

George

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The First Power

Det. Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)

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Run the Race

Coach Hailey

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Don't Let Go

Bobby

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Convergence

Captain Miller

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Vice

Sampson

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Orphanage

F.B.I. Agent Jones

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Damit ihr mich nicht vergesst - Die wahre Geschichte eines letzten Wunsches

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Holiday Heart

Silas

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Double Tap

Agent Hamilton

Starring In
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Butter

Professor Dunn

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Emperor

Truesdale

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The 24th

Sgt. Hayes

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Don't Let Go

Bobby

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Run the Race

Coach Hailey

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Saint Judy

Dikembe Mustafa

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Canal Street

Jackie Styles

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Thriller

Detective Raymond Johnson

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Saint Judy - Ein Funken Gerechtigkeit

Dikembe Mustafa

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Fences

Gabriel

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The Purge: Election Year

Joe Dixon

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Convergence

Captain Miller

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Orphanage

F.B.I. Agent Jones

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Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good

Himself

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Damit ihr mich nicht vergesst - Die wahre Geschichte eines letzten Wunsches

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High School

Paranoid

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The Final Destination

George

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Black Dynamite

Chicago Wind

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The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event

Clay / ... 2 episodes, 2015-2016

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24: Redemption

Brian Hastings (24 episodes, 2010)

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Vice

Sampson

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August Rush

Reverend James

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Spinning into Butter

Aaron Carmichael

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ATL

Uncle George

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Lucky Number Slevin

Sloe

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24 Hours Season 1-5 Boxset

Brian Hastings (17 episodes, 2010)

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Kidnapped: The Complete Series

Virgil Hayes (6 episodes, 2006)

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Fatwa

Grady Frank

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The Making of 'Heat'

Self

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After the Sunset

Agent Stafford

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The Assassination of Richard Nixon

Harold Mann

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Los Angeles Plays Itself

Detective Oliver Franklin in First Power (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Our America

Graham Ellis

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Ali

Don King

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Holiday Heart

Silas

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Three Kings

Colonel Horn

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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Papa Delany

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Species II

Dennis Gamble

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Primary Colors

Dewayne Smith

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Double Tap

Agent Hamilton

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12 Angry Men

Juror #10

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Con Air

'Baby-O'

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Truth or Consequences N.M.

Marcus Weans

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Buffalo Soldiers

Cpl. William Christy

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Soul of the Game

Josh Gibson

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Waiting to Exhale

Troy

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Heat

Drucker

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How to Make an American Quilt

Winston

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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home

Dwight

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Forrest Gump

Bubba Blue

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Free Willy

Dwight Mercer

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The First Power

Det. Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)

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Miracle Mile

Wilson (as Mykel T. Williamson)

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Number One with a Bullet

Casey (as Mykel T. Williamson)

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Wildcats

Levander 'Bird' Williams (as Mykel T. Williamson)

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Streets of Fire

The Sorels - B.J. (as Mykel T. Williamson)

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Sunnyside

Hot Dog (as Michael T. Williamson)

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The White Shadow - Season 1

Fred / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1981)

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