'Whiskey Cavalier': Tyler James Williams plays a rogue NSA analyst on ABC's upcoming spy series
The multi-talented Tyler James Williams is all set to star in 'Whiskey Cavlier' in what seems to be a partial-antagonist role
Tyler James Williams: actor, hip-hop recording artist, musician, music video director, film director, graphic designer... The list goes on for this talented young individual. Tyler was born on October 9, 1992, in Westchester County, New York and he's the oldest of two siblings.
Tyler started acting at the extremely early age of 4 and was one of the main characters on Sesame Street for five years where he played the role of Tyler, sometimes as himself, and sometimes as eponymous a Tyler.
Most fans would remember Tyler from his leading role in 'Everybody Hates Chris' where he played a younger version of Chris Rock and was enacting rib-tickling instances from Chris Rock's early years. The series became an instant hit with fans worldwide because of Tyler's visually funny performance. Almost half of the show went by with Tyler getting into trouble and trying to not get an ass-whooping from his dad who's played by Terry Crews.
Tyler enjoyed the spotlight and even managed to be a guest performer on many hit shows like 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'Saturday Night Live', 'House', and even provided the voice over of the character Firestorm on DC's 'Batman: The Brave and The Bold'. He's even been part of the cast of AMC's 'The Walking Dead', which was a change from all the humorous/child-like roles he'd been given earlier.
Tyler's been nominated for multiple awards, out of which he's won a Young Artist Award in 2007 for his work on 'Everybody Hates Chris' and even a NAACP Image Award for 'Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series' for the same show.
Although Tyler has a lot of talent in his arsenal, acting has been his main love: "I am an actor, and although I love music, and at times can't live without it, I eat, sleep, breath, sweat, and bleed acting."
In 'Whiskey Cavalier', Tyler plays Edgar Standish, a rogue NSA analyst who hacked the State Department’s mainframe and got enough super-secret information to get him bought off, imprisoned or killed by a dozen governments.
He basically plays yang to Chase's (Scott Foley) and Frankie's (Lauren Cohan) Yin. And it falls on them to stop him from divulging top secret information to foreign agencies. But, of course, this being a dramedy, the whole situation of Standish's capture will definitely turn out to be a hilarious ride.
'Whiskey Cavalier' will premiere on ABC on 27 February, and you can watch the trailer below.