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Christopher Williams
American singer

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams
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Intro American singer
Is Singer Songwriter Actor R&B musician
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 22 August 1962, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Age 60 years
Star sign Leo
Genre:
Soul music
Audio
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Biography

Troy Christopher Williams (born August 22, 1967) is an American singer–songwriter and actor. Williams, who emerged during the late 1980s as a recording artist for Geffen Records, has scored many R&B hit singles, notably "Talk to Myself" (1989), "I'm Dreamin'" (1991) and "Every Little Thing U Do" (1993).

Career

Music

The single "I'm Dreamin'", from the New Jack City soundtrack, became a No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts. After a six-year hiatus from recording music, he returned to the scene with Real Men Do on the indie label Renegade, in 2001. It received a glowing, flattering review in Ebony Magazine that summer. In between solo pursuits, he has been a contributor to Alex Bugnon's "As Promised," with a smooth-jazz version of Mary J. Blige's "All That I Can Say," featured on "In Your World" with Twista & The Speedknot Mobstas, a very up-tempo track on the soundtrack of "Doctor Dolittle," and on the Cafe Soul All-Stars CD with a single titled "Used To Be." Other soundtrack contributions include: "Tha 2 of Us" from the film Bulletproof, "Superhero" from the film Butter, "Boom and the Bang" (featuring R&B songstress Monifah) and "I'm Yours" from the soundtrack of the stage play Men Cry in the Dark, and "Stranger In My Life" from the film Gunmen. Additional collaborations throughout his career include: "Round and Round" and "No Sunshine" from the CD Phuture Flava, "Love You More Than Words Can Say" from the CD Soul Blitz Allstars, "I Hope That We Can Be Together Soon" (a duet with Miki Howard), "You Are So Fine" (a duet with Shae), "Can't Wait To Be With You" from the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince release Code Red, "I Wanna B Ure Lover" from the F.S. Effect release So Deep It's Bottomless, and "Sexual Healing" (a duet with reggae dancehall queen Patra).

Acting

Williams appeared in the 1991 film New Jack City in the role of Kareem Akbar, one of Nino Brown's assistants. He also had a cameo appearance in the 1990s police drama New York Undercover as "the singer," performing "Stranger in My Life," in the episode titled "The Shooter." He had another cameo in Gunmen, starring Christopher Lambert and Mario Van Peebles, singing a song titled "Stranger in My Life". Williams has also starred or co-starred in several successful off-Broadway theatre productions during the 2000s, including A Good Man Is Hard to Find, A House Is Not a Home, Men Cry in the Dark, and The Man He Used to Be. Recently, Williams played a main character in the stage play The Clean-up Woman, written by JD Lawrence, alongside actresses Telma Hopkins and Jackée. Williams also appeared in the stage plays Guilty Until Proven Innocent starring K-Ci & JoJo, and The Man of Her Dreams starring Shirley Murdock and Dave Hollister of Blackstreet fame. Williams also played the role of "Ned" in the Reuben Rox 2002 B movie comedy/horror/thriller film Revenge of the Unhappy Campers (bootleg alternate title Night of the Unhappy Campers). This particular work has not been released to DVD for sale, though it can be rented in some larger markets.

Personal life

Williams is the nephew of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and the cousin of singer Al B Sure!. Williams has a son, Justin, who was born in 1988, from a relationship with a stylist. Williams has another son Austin, who was born in 1991, with actress Stacey Dash. He also has a daughter, Cierra Barnes–Williams, born in 1993 from a relationship with Heather Barnes.

From 1991 until mid–1992, Williams dated actress Halle Berry. After Halle Berry told interviewers that an abusive ex-boyfriend struck her so hard that she lost most of the hearing in her right ear, many people assumed that Williams was the unnamed ex-boyfriend. Williams defended himself to Eurweb, the entertainment news website, denying that he never harmed Berry, and suggesting that Berry had been referring to actor Wesley Snipes. He said, "The stuff they wrote about me and Halle was totally false. It's been said I busted her eardrum, and I'm tired of it. I never said it before but I'm so tired of people thinking I'm the guy who did it. Wesley busted her eardrum, not me."

In October, 2017 Williams was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft, accused of stealing a $99 pair of JBL headphones from a Kohl's department store in McDonough, Georgia.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak positions
US
USR&B
1989 Adventures in Paradise
  • Released: July 25, 1989
  • Label: Geffen
23
1992 Changes
  • Released: December 29, 1992
  • Label: Uptown, MCA
63 12
1995 Not a Perfect Man
  • Released: February 28, 1995
  • Label: Giant
104 13
2001 Real Men Do
  • Released: September 25, 2001
  • Label: Renegade

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
USR&B
USDan
1989 "Talk to Myself" 49 4 18 Adventures in Paradise
"Promises, Promises" 7
1990 "One Girl" 31
1991 "I'm Dreamin'" 89 1 New Jack City
"I Wanna B Ure Lover" 52 So Deep It's Bottomless
1992 "All I See" 104 19 Changes
1993 "Every Little Thing U Do" 75 7
"Come Go with Me" 74
1995 "Dance 4 Me" 25 Not a Perfect Man
"If You Say" 91
1997 "Round and Round" Phuture Flava Vol. 1
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