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Born in New York City, New York, USA (imdb.com)

Married 3 times. (imdb.com)

Was an accomplished art student even before his acting career began. Has had professional gallery showings where his oil canvases have sold for tens of thousands of dollars. (imdb.com)

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care." (imdb.com)

Has a twin sister. (imdb.com)

Was arrested in L.A. after police received a call from his live-in girlfriend accusing him of battery. Williams was charged with cohabitational abuse and released on $50,000 bail. [30 January 1996] (imdb.com)

He and actress/singer Diahann Carroll were classmates at The New York City High School of the Performing Arts, the school that was featured on the popular TV show "Fame" (1982). (imdb.com)

Originally auditioned for the role of Han Solo in 1976. (imdb.com)

He accepted the role of D.A. Harvey Dent in Batman (1989) with the knowledge and expectation that Dent would eventually become Two-Face: he reportedly had a clause put into his contract reserving the role for him in any sequels, which Warner Bros. had to buy out so they could cast Tommy Lee Jones. (imdb.com)

He has 2 children. (imdb.com)

Has a son named Corey Williams who graduated from North Hollywood in 1978. Step-daughter Miyako also attended same high school, was in the 10th grade when Corey graduated. (imdb.com)

Studied art at both New York`s High School of Music and Art and at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design. (imdb.com)

When appearing at sci-fi conventions, he refuses to autograph Colt 45 merchandise, despite his being Colt 45`s commercial pitchman for a brief period in the 1980s. (imdb.com)

He still actively paints, and some of his work can be seen at his online gallery . He has had solo exhibitions in various galleries around the US, and his work hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Institution, and The Schomburg Museum. The beautiful covers of the Thelonious Monk Competition programs since 1990 are by him. (imdb.com)


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