Raymond T. Williams - Biography

Raymond T. Williams was born in London to Jamaican parents and was raised in the Bronx, New York. While on a scholarship for Marine Chemistry at the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, he caught the acting bug and began doing theater.

After doing theater in New York for a year and a half, he relocated to California to pursue TV and film work, but it would take another eight years performing and studying theater, under Jeff Goldblum at Playhouse West, before those chances surfaced. Following the completion of many theater productions, Raymond appeared along side Jeff Goldblum and Scott Caan (another Playhouse alumni)in the indie movie Dallas 362 as well as a recurring on the very short lived Method & Red. He also appeared in the indie film Mother Ghost starring Kevin Pollak,Mark Thompson,Dana Delany,Joe Mantegna and Gary Marshall

At the end of 2004, Raymond was chosen to participate in a CBS African-American showcase. He was 1 of 20 actors chosen out of 2,500 that auditioned. That led to his casting in the CBS pilot _Threshold_. He then appeared in the ABC movie Their Eyes Were Watching God starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry. Raymond has since went on to appear on television in Dark Blue, and a recurring role on Lincoln Heights as "Bishop".On the film side Raymond has also appeared along side Academy Award winner Monique in the movie Phat Girlz, Loaded,and the indie movie Dry Run with Max Ryan. Next Raymond appeared in the James Franco directed film Sal starring Val Lauren. Raymond's next film titled Amateurs directed by Eric Tao was shot in Brooklyn New York and is in post-production. Next on the list is The House That Jack Built. Filmed in May 2012 in the South Bronx and will be premiering at the Los Angeles Film Fest in the narrative competition. In September of 2012 Raymond shot a worldwide print ad for Microsoft.