Williams, Peter 1957-

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Williams, Peter 1957-


Born December 31, 1957, in Kingston, Jamaica; brother of Stephen Williams (a director). Education: University of Nottingham, B.A., archeology and geography; studied acting and attended workshops.


Actor. Worked as a deejay.

Awards, Honors:

Genie Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1996, for Soul Survivor; called one of Canada's finest actors, Montreal Gazette.


Film Appearances:

Graydon Perkins, Heatwave, New Line Cinema, 1982.

Intern in elevator, The Hospital (short film; also known as L'hopital), National Film Board of Canada, 1985.

Bartender, Mystery Date, Orion, 1991.

Cab driver, Run, Buena Vista, 1991.

Mr. Williams, Bound and Gagged: A Love Story, Northen Arts Entertainment, 1992.

Dragon, Jungleground, Norstar Entertainment, 1995.

Ray Jackson, Someone to Die For, 1995.

Tyrone Taylor, Soul Survivor (also known as Survivant dans l'ame), Norstar Entertainment, 1995.

Second casino dealer, Little Boy Blues, Stage 18 Pictures, 1999.

Leon Carter, Love Come Down (also known as Cris du coeur), DEJ Productions/France Film/Unapix Entertainment Productions, 2000.

Ruben, A Good Burn, Clutchkick Digipics, 2000.

Driver, Liberty Stands Still (also known as Sniper and Liberty stands still—Im Visier des Morders), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Convict, The Chronicles of Riddick (also known as Pitch Black 2, Pitch Black 2: Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick, A batalha de Riddick, Kroniki Riddicka, La batalla de Riddick, Las cronicas de Riddick, Les chroniques de Riddick, Riddick—Chroniken einesKriegers, and Riddickin aikakirja), Universal, 2004, director's cut released as The Chronicles of Riddick: The Director's Cut.

Second detective, Catwoman (also known as Untitled "Batman Returns" Spin-Off), Warner Bros., 2004.

Gene Wright, A Winter Tale, Leda Serene Films, 2007.

Apophis, Stargate: Continuum (also known as Continuum and Stargate Continuum: The Movie), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2008.

Some sources cite an appearance in Apartheid Slave Women's Justice, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Pin, Neon Rider, syndicated, 1989-94.

Voice, Hurricanes (animated), syndicated, c. 1993-97.

(And in archive footage) Apophis, Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles and Stargaate SG-1), Showtime and syndicated, 1997-2002, Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2002-2007.

Morris Winston, Da Vinci's Inquest (also known as Coroner Da Vinci), CBC, 1998-2002.

Lex Colley, North/South, CBC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War, syndicated, 1987.

(Uncredited) Kargide soldier, Earthsea (also known as Legend of Earthsea and The Legend of Earthsea), Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Driver, A Waltz through the Hills, Nine Network (Australia), 1988, also broadcast on WonderWorks, PBS.

Drop-Out Mother (also known as Goodbye, Superman), CBS, 1988.

New York cab driver, Dying to Remember, USA Network, 1993.

Raphael, The Odd Couple: Together Again, CBS, 1993.

Milkie, Halifax f.p.: Words without Music, Nine Network, 1994.

Uniformed police officer, She Woke Up Pregnant (also known as Crimes of Silence), ABC, 1996.

Frank, Moment of Truth: Into the Arms of Danger (also known as Into the Arms of Danger and Running Wild), NBC, 1997.

Albert Moore (some sources cite Robert Moore), Sweetwater (also known as Sweetwater: A True Rock Story), VH1, 1999.

Phillip St. Paul, Holiday Heart, Showtime, 2000.

Voice of Halloway, G-Saviour (anime; also known as G-Saviour the Movie, Gundam G-Saviour, and Gundam Savior), 2000, originally broadcast in Japan by Nagoya Broadcasting Network, 2000.

Brother James, Eve's Christmas, Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Moe, "Collision Course," MacGyver, ABC, 1988.

Wingate, "The Rip-Off Stick," Wiseguy, CBS, 1988.

Louis, "Equal Protection," 21 Jump Street, syndicated, 1991.

Nehru Phillips, "True Patriot Love," E.N.G. (also known as ENG), CTV (Canada) and Lifetime, 1992.

Barry Roberts, "Escape Route," Blue Heelers (also known as Boys in Blue), Seven Network (Australia), 1994.

Gerome, "Chicago Holiday: Parts 1 & 2," Due South (also known as Due South: The Series and Direction: Sud), CTV (Canada) and CBS, 1994.

Nekoosa, "Rainbow Comix," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Danny, "The Black Knight," Night Man (also known as NightMan), syndicated, 1998.

Dr. Ben Polaris, "The Extra," Welcome to Paradox (also known as Betaville), Sci-Fi Channel, 1998.

Jackson, "Kill Switch," The X-Files, Fox, 1998.

Chili Wayne, "Fathers and Sons," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1999.

Devon Zerbo, "Attack of the Teki-Ya," Viper, syndicated, 1999.

Raphael Vasquez, "Child of Wonder," Mysterious Ways (also known as One Clear Moment, Anexegeta phainomena, Les chemins de l'etrange, Mysterious ways—les chemins de l'etrange, Rajatapaus, and Senderos misteriosos), NBC and PAX TV, 2001.

Shandar, "Wages of Sydney," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjagerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2001.

Hal, "Borrowed Time," Dark Angel (also known as James Cameron's "Dark Angel"), Fox, 2002.

Tyrone, "The Monsters Are on Maple Street," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2003.

Angelo, "Death Defying," Dead Like Me (also known as Dead Girl, Mitt liv som doed, and Tan muertos como yo), Showtime, 2004.

Gangsta, "The Rapper," The Collector, CityTV and Space, 2004.

Hal Morello, "Family Hard-ships," Life as We Know It, ABC, 2004.

Loft owner, "In Escrow," Dead Like Me (also known as Dead Girl, Mitt liv som doed, and Tan muertos como yo), Showtime, 2004.

Marshall, "The Following Game," Show Me Yours, Showcase Television Canada, 2004.

Marshall, "It's My Party," Show Me Yours, Showcase Television Canada, 2004.

Marshall, "Sexual Healing," Show Me Yours, Showcase Television Canada, 2004.

Marshall, "War & Peace," Show Me Yours, Showcase Television Canada, 2004.

(Credit only) Kolazonta, "Il Gran Rifuto," Fallen, ABC Family Channel, 2007.

Kolazonta, "Someone Always Has to Die," Fallen, ABC Family Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Apophis, "Children of the Gods," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles and Stargaate SG-1), Showtime and syndicated, 1997.

Diggs, The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2000.

Kolazonta, Fallen, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in stage productions, including Big Yard I and Big Yard 2, both Jamaican Canadian Association, Canada; and Whose Life Is It Anyway, Canada.


Screenplays; Additional Dialogue:

A Winter Tale, Leda Serene Films, 2007.



TV Zone Special, August, 2000, pp. 50-53; January, 2002, pp. 36-37.

Williams, Peter (Fredric)

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Williams, Peter (Fredric)

Williams, Peter (Fredric), eminent English musicologist, organist, and harpsichordist; b. Wolverhampton, May 14, 1937. He was educated at St. John’s Coll., Cambridge (B.A., 1958; Mus.B., 1959; M.A., 1962; Ph.D., 1963). In 1962 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Edinburgh as a lecturer, subsequently becoming a reader (1972) and a prof. (1982); at the university, he held the first chair in performance practice in the United Kingdon. In 1985 he was made Arts and Sciences Distinguished Prof, at Duke Univ. in Durham, N.C., where he was chairman of the music dept. (1985-88), univ. organist (1985-90), and director of the graduate center for performance practice studies (from 1990). As a performing artist, Williams made appearances as a recitalist from 1965. As a scholar, he ranks among the foremost authorities on the organ. In addition to his learned books and articles, he has served as general ed. of the series Biblioteca Organologica (80 vols., 1966 et seq.) and as founding ed. of The Organ Yearbook (from 1969). He is also founder-general ed. of the series Cambridge Studies in Performance Practice and of the Duke Univ. series Sources and Interpretation of Music. He is also general ed. of the New Oxford J.S. Bach Edition.


The European Organ 1450-1850 (London, 1966; 2nd ed., 1968); Figured Bass Accompaniment (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1970; 2nd ed., 1972); Bach Organ Music (London, 1972; 2nd ed., 1974); A New History of the Organ From the Greeks to the Present Day (London, 1980); The Organ Music of J.S. Bach (3 vols., Cambridge, 1980-84); ed., Bach, Handel and Scarlatti: Tercentenary Essays (Cambridge, 1985); Playing the Works of Bach (N.Y., 1986); The Organ (London and N.Y., 1988); with L. Todd, ed., Mozart: Perspectives in Performance (Cambridge, 1991); The Organ in Western Culture 750-1250 (Cambridge, 1993); The King of Instruments or, How Do Churches Come to Have Organs? (London, 1993); The Chromatic Fourth During Four Centuries of Music (Oxford, 1997).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Williams, Peter (Fredric)

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Williams, Peter (Fredric) (b Wolverhampton, 1937). Eng. musicologist and organist. His research on 18th- and 19th-cent. Eng. org. mus. was supervised by T. Dart. Lect. in mus. Edinburgh Univ. 1962–72, reader 1972–82, prof. 1982–5. Prof. of mus. and univ. org., Duke Univ., Durham, N. Car., from 1985. Author of New History of the Organ (1980), The Organ Music of J. S. Bach, 3 vols. (1980–4), and The Organ in Western Culture, 750–1250 (1993), besides many papers on org. mus. and technique.

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