Vanessa Williams’ Brother Is A Known Actor But Most Never Knew They Were Related

Posted On : May 3, 2017

From music to film, Vanessa Williams has captivated fans of all ages. Most of us Old Schoolers remember all too well when the 54 year old bangin’ beauty became a known face in 1984, after garnering much attention when she was crowned Miss America. We also recall that infamous moment her Miss America crown was snatched after she found herself at the center of controversy due to her hot and heavy Penthouse magazine photos that were printed without her consent.

But despite her pageantry setback, Williams’ career evolved onto bigger and better things. In the late 80’s she dropped timeless hits like “Dreamin,'” “Running Back to You,” “The Comfort Zone,” and the Academy Award-Winning “Colors of the Wind,” to co-starring in memorable films like Eraser, Shaft, and of course Soul Food, Williams has done a lot in her career. In 2016, she also launched a fashion line. Through all of her accomplishments, most of her fans never knew she isn’t the only member of the Williams fam’ who has made a name for themselves in the entertainment world…

Meet Vanessa Williams’ Famous Brother

Vanessa Williams with her brother/actor, Chris Williams (via Instagram)

Her brother, Chris Williams, also caught the acting bug many years ago and has been featured in a number of big films. You may have seen Chris Williams- the brotha known by many woman not just for his acting abilities, but for his good looks- on TV or film. But you may have had no clue he was Vanessa’s brother.
Check him out below and the various projects he’s been a part of:

Chris Williams has an impressive filmography, with a long list of credits for his work in numerous films like The Joneses, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and Lottery Ticket, and TV shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Californication, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In fact, one of his first memorable roles was in Friday After Next, when he played the hilarious crackhead, ‘Broadway Bill,’ who robbed ‘Money Mike’s’ (Katt Williams) clothing store and ultimately got busted by ‘Craig’ (Ice Cube) and ‘Day-Day’ (Mike Epps). ‘Money Mike’ then proceeded to try to slice him up with an old school box cutter, as ‘Broadway Bill’ taunted him and to this day, that scene is still one of the funniest in the movie. Watch that clip below and get your laugh on…

What Chris Williams Is Doing Now

Chris and Vanessa Williams with their mother, Helen Tinch. Their father Milton Augustine Williams Jr. passed away in 2006
Chris and Vanessa Williams with their mother, Helen Tinch. Their father Milton Augustine Williams Jr. passed away in 2006

Although his Friday After Next role was small, these days Chris has moved on up like The Jeffersons in terms of the roles he gets now. He’s a long way from the cameo appearance type of roles and has actually found his place on television just like his sister, Vanessa, did a few years ago. Chris now has recurring roles on the TV shows, The Great Outdoors and Silicon Valley.

And there ya’ have it ILOSM fam’…if you didn’t know, now you know…there are TWO talented Williams siblings gracing the world with their gifts through film, music, and television. Their Mother must be beyond proud of her babies.