Vanessa Williams’ younger brother is also a famous actor
Vanessa Williams has been in the entertainment industry for over three decades, and she’s a force to be reckoned with in the acting and music world, but what many people don’t know is that she has a younger brother who’s also a famous actor.
Chris Williams might not sound like a familiar name to many people, but we’re sure you remember his character, Krazee-Eyez Killa, on Larry David’s series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The series, which stars Larry as a fictionalized version of himself, follows a plot outlined by David, but the dialogues are improvised by the actors.
Williams, who started his career with a small role on the film “Friday After Next,” impressed not only the viewers but also the rest of the cast of the series with his incredible performance the rapper, earning the director of that episode, Robert B. Weide, a Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.
Speaking to Complex about the importance the role had for him, Williams revealed that before auditioning, he had to watch many episodes of MTV Cribs to channel his inner “hood self.” He won the part to Mike Epps and actual rappers Ghostface Killah and Sticky Fingaz by a lot.
The show opened many doors for him, with many people from the industry taking an interest for the actor and inviting him to table reads, like Ben Stiller, who gave Chris a role in the film “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” in 2004.
“Krazee-Eyez is definitely one of my greatest achievements. It’s launched more things for me than anything else,” he said of the character, and added that for him the biggest proof of a job well done was receiving a hug from Larry David at the end of the shooting, “It was like giving me a crown,” he said. “Larry never hugged anybody.”
The 50-years-old handsome actor, who has the same eye color as his sister, also has acting credits on series like “CSI,” “JAG,” “The Shield,” “Weeds,” “Reno 911!,” and “Californication.”
Chris currently has a recurring role in HBO’s series “Silicon Valley,” where he gives life to Hoover, the fan favorite head of security at Hooli, the company in which the series is developed.
Talent definitely runs in the Williams family, we’re sure Vanessa’s and Chris’ mom is proud of what her kids have accomplished.