GregAlan Williams

GregAlan’s broad list of credits include recurring roles on the USA network show Necessary Roughness, BET’s The Game, HBO’s The Sopranos and the new CBS pilot Second Sight opposite Jason Lee, Derek Luke, and Jill Scott. His 250 prime-time appearances also include The West Wing, NCIS Los Angeles, Castle, Law & Order Special Victims, Boston Legal, and Drop Dead Diva. GregAlan’s ongoing career boasts 40 feature films, including the classics Remember The Titans (Denzel Washington), In The Line of Fire (Clint Eastwood), Old School (Will Ferrel), and Above The Law (Steven Segal)

And of course there is GregAlan’s seven seasons as beach cop Garner Ellerbee on the most watched television show in the world, Baywatch.

Other work includes the hit Warner Brothers film Preacher’s Kid, the civil rights drama Blood Done Sign My Name, Saturday Night Live’s McGruber, Oliver Stone’s W, and the upcoming BET movie, Let The Church Say Amen. GregAlan’s 30-year career also includes work with Pulitzer Prize Winner August Wilson, Chicago Shakespeare Repertory Theater, Chicago’s Goodman Theater, as well as the Twin Cities’ world renowned Penumbra and Mixed Blood theater companies.

Author of two critically acclaimed books, dozens of essays, and two award-winning public television specials, GregAlan was heralded nationally as hero and Good Samaritan for his rescue of a brutally beaten motorist at the intersection of Florence and Normandie – epicenter of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.  Williams responded to these accolades with his book, A Gathering of Heroes, which was hailed as “…a moving illumination on the meaning of brotherhood” (Kirkus Review). GregAlan’s deep and revealing conversation about male values, Boys To Men – Maps for the Journey (Doubleday/Bantam/Dell) was proclaimed, “a powerful parenting resource” for African-American mothers bringing sons to manhood.

Williams’ eye-opening published essay, For Black, Brown, and Beige, Baby Girls — inspired by his seven seasons on the most watched television show in the world, Baywatch — affirms the beauty of women of color and the self-worth of every woman living in the age of cosmetic, manufactured, ultra-thin, and eternally youthful, media images.

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