Net Worth: $7.5 Million
- Source of Wealth Film, Television, Music
- Birth Place New York City, New York, United States
- Height 6' (1.83 m)
- Marital Status Married (Teruko Nakagami)
- Full Name William December Williams, Jr.
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth April 6, 1937
- Ethnicity African American, Montserratian
- Weight N/A
- Occupation Actor, Artist, Singer, Writer
- Education Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art
- Children 2 (Corey, Hanako)
About Billy Dee Williams
American actor, artist, singer, and writer, best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy,William December “Billy Dee” Williams, Jr. has an estimated net worth $7.5 million.
One of the most handsome leading men in Hollywood with his soulful brown eyes, neat, thick moustache, great physique, and natural poise, Billy Dee Williams was a major star during the 1970s, but his acting career dates back to 1947 when he debuted on the Broadway stage opposite German actress Lotte Lenya in the play The Firebrand of Florence. It was Williams’ mother, an elevator operator at the Lyceum Theater where the play was produced, who brought him before the producers after she heard that they needed a child. As a teen, Williams studied drama at the prestigious High School of Music and Art in New York; he also studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts and then at the Harlem Actors Workshop where he was tutored by Sidney Poitier. As an adult, he returned to Broadway, but did not make his feature film debut until he landed a substantial supporting role in The Last Angry Man (1959). It would be a decade before Williams starred in another film. He made a favorable impression playing Gayle Sayers in the touching made-for-TV movie Brian’s Song, but did not become a movie star until he appeared opposite Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues (1972).
He was also particularly memorable as the district attorney in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). Through the ’90s, Williams’ career slowed, but for a few television movies in 1993, his appearances became sporadic.