Williams, Darnell 1955–

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Williams, Darnell 1955–


Born March 3, 1955, in London, England; married Jackie Lowe.

Career: Actor. Also worked as an acting coach.

Awards, Honors: Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding actor in a supporting role, 1982, Daytime Emmy awards, outstanding actor in a supporting role, 1983 and 1985, and Image Award nomination, outstanding actor in a daytime drama series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2003, all for All My Children; Volpi Cup Award (with others), best ensemble cast, Venice International Film Festival, 1993, and Special Award (with others), best ensemble, Golden Globe awards, 1994, both for Short Cuts; Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor, 1996, for Loving; Image Award nomination, outstanding actor in a daytime drama series, 1996, for The City.


Television Appearances; Series:

Officer Jesse Hubbard, All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1981–88, 1994, 2001–2002.

Host, New York Hot Tracks, syndicated, beginning 1986.

Gideon Oliver, ABC, 1989.

David "Davey" Odom, True Blue, NBC, 1989–91.

Jack Durbin, As the World Turns, CBS, 1994.

Jacob Foster, Loving, ABC, 1995.

Jacob Foster, The City, ABC, 1995–97.

Also appeared as dancer, Soul Train, syndicated, mid-1970s.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Gil, Firestarter 2: Rekindled (also known as Firestarter: Rekindled), Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ernest, Stompin' at the Savoy, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Johnny Grant and Kyle, "The Celebrity and the Arcade Kid," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1983.

The All My Children 25th Anniversary Special, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986.

The 14th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1987.

Presenter, The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Eddie, "Salami's Affair," The White Shadow, CBS, 1980.

Walchansky, "A Few Good Men," The White Shadow, CBS, 1980.

"Soap Stars and Their Real Life Families Week," Family Feud, ABC, 1983.

Ellis Riley, "The Fourth Man," Hunter, NBC, 1988.

Bobby Dobbs, "Walkout," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1989.

Lionel Bradford, "Hard Bargains," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1991.

"Battle Fatigue," The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS, 1991.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996.

Theo Williams, "Ambush," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997.

John Papaleno, "The Last Stand," Felicity, The WB, 1998.

Mr. Campbell, "Out of Bounds," Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave), CBS, 1998.

Detective, "Where or When," Profiler, NBC, 1999.

John Papaleno, "Felicity Was Here," Felicity, The WB, 1999.

Mr. Jamison, "Vanishing Acts," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999.

Corey, "Daveless in New York," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2001.

Ray Gantry, "The Partner," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2001.

Brian Anderson, "The Squeeze," Hack, CBS, 2003.

(In archive footage) Jesse Hubbard, A & E Biography: All My Children, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, SoapTalk, SoapNet, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Officer David Odom, True Blue, NBC, 1989.

John Papaleno, Felicity, The WB, 1998.

Television Director; Series:

All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Father, Sidewalk Stories, Island Pictures, 1989.

Tyler, True Identity, Buena Vista, 1991.

Joe Robbins, Short Cuts, Fine Line Features, 1993.

Thomas, How U Like Me Now, Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment/Lange and Associates, 1993.

Boy Meets Girl, TriStar, 1993.

Keith, Strays, One Race Productions, 1997.

Extra, Slam, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Gillette, Detour (also known as Too Hard to Die), October Films, 1999.

Studio executive, S1m0ne (also known as Simone), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Father Williams, The Breakup Artist, 2004.

Thomas Young, Proud (also known as Proudly We Served), Castle Hill Productions, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Standby for Sylvester, Checkmates, 46th Street Theatre, New York City, 1988–89.

Belize, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1993–94.

Belize, Angels in America: Perestroika, Walter Kerr Theatre, 1993–94.

Technician, Wit, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1998–2000.

Some sources cite an appearance in the musical Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, beginning c. 1979.



Pure Satisfaction, My Disc, 1983.



Teen, May, 1984, pp. 62-63.

Young Miss, September, 1983, p. 44.

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