AUTHOR of two critically acclaimed books, dozens of essays, and two award-winning PBS specials, GregAlan Williams has starred in more than 100 films and prime-time episodes including, Remember The Titans, The District, Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, City of Angels, The West Wing, The Sopranos, The Game, My Manny, and Tyler Perry's, Meet The Browns
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, 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.
In 1995, the master story-teller's award winning, turn-of-the-century, PBS, one-man-show, The Life and Times of Deacon A.L. Wiley, won top writing honors during the Black Film Makers Hall of Fame Film Festival. 1534 Cleveland, GregAlan's Emmy nominated collection of essays on growing up African-American in the Midwest during the turbulent sixties, was also produced as a one-hour public television special in 2002.
In addition to his work with fragile families and the Head Start Program, as well as lectures and keynotes from Harvard to Howard, GregAlan is long-time host of the Black College Quiz, the nationally televised academic competition featuring top teams from America's HBCU's.
January, 2010, the Emmy winner stars as Bishop Earnest King, in Warner Brothers' powerful prodigal daughter saga, Preacher's Kid.