Tyler James Williams, ‘Everybody Hates Chris’

10 Actors to Watch

What makes your show different?

“I believe what makes our show different is that it takes place in 1982, so it’s different than all other shows. Another thing is it’s based on reality.”

What previous role are you most proud of?

“I’m most proud of a role I had on ‘Law & Order.’ I played a kid who needed a kidney transplant.”

What shows influenced you in becoming an actor? Why?

“I was watching the movie ‘Men in Black.’ I saw Will Smith and I said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ That basically influenced me to become an actor.”

Comedy or drama: Which is harder?

“Drama, definitely. There’s a lot more acting involved.”

Whose career would you like to emulate?

“Larry Fishburne.”

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