Wade Williams has had a prolific career in television, film and theatrical productions. On the big screen, he has appeared in such features as “Jarhead,” “Collateral,” “Ali” and “Erin Brockovich.” His television appearances include “Over There,” “Six Feet Under,” 24, “NYPD Blue,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and the recurring role of “Father Cronin” on “The Bernie Mac Show.”Williams, who has two sisters and one brother, was born and raised in Atlanta, and went to high school and college in Tulsa, OK. Although he had a passion for drama and music, he graduated high school intending to study medicine at the University of Tulsa. However, after signing up for voice lessons, Williams changed his career plans. He complemented his bachelor’s degree in Theatrical Studies with an MFA in Acting from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he studied under William Esper.
Upon graduation, Williams landed a job with Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival. He debuted at the Delicort Theatre in Central Park in “The Taming of the Shrew” with Morgan Freeman and Tracey Ullman, and appeared in “Richard III” with Denzel Washington.
Williams performed on Broadway in “Les MisÃƒÂ©rables” and “Guys and Dolls,” in addition to touring nationally in productions such as “Kiss of the Spiderwoman” with Chita Rivera, “Ragtime” and “Showboat.”
Williams and his wife now live in Los Angeles with their lovely daughter. His fascination with the arts and music extends to photography, songwriting and playing the harmonica, guitar, banjo and fiddle. Williams’ adventurous side takes him to the mountains, where he enjoys hiking and mountain biking.