Born in Westchester, New York, comedian Chris Williams is the brother of famous singer and actress Vanessa Williams
. He graduated with a degree in Psychology from the Georgetown University, and did not stay in the shadow of his sister’s success. He has tried his best to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Since appearing on the movie Blankman in 1994, Williams has worked his way into television, working on such popular shows as CSI
, JAG, The Shield
, Reno 911!
and Curb Your Enthusiasm
. In 2002, he played the character Broadway Bill on the film Friday After Next, and two years later portrayed Dwight on the highly successful comedy Dodgeball: The True Underdog Story. His other film credits include The World’s Fastest Indian and Scary Movie 4. In 2007, he was cast on the FOX television series The Wedding Bells. In the same year, he also became a recurring character on Showtime's Californication. At present, he is part of the cast of the NBC comedy series One Big Happy.