J. D. Williams Net Worth

J. D. Williams Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Darnell “J.D.” Williams net worth is
$1 Million

Darnell “J.D.” Williams Wiki Biography

Darnell “J.D.” Williams, born on the 22nd of May 1978, is an American actor who became famous for his roles in various television series, including “Oz” and “The Wire”.

So how much is Williams’ net worth? As of mid-2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $1 million, acquired from his years as an actor both in film and television, which began in the mid-1990s.

J. D. Williams Net Worth $1 Million

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Williams attended Newark Arts High School and started his career at a very early age. He began his acting career through cameos in various R&B and hip-hop music videos. – some of the music videos he appeared in included Mariah Carey’s “Through the Rain”, Tupac’s “Ghetto Ghospel”, Aaliyah’s “Miss You”, and Mario’s “How Could You”. His early years as an actor helped this venture, and his overall career and net worth.

During the late ‘90s, Williams made his first appearance on television in “New York Undercover”. He then landed a role in the television series “Oz” playing the role of Kenny Wangler, whic became one of his most known roles to date, as he stayed with the show from 1997 until 2000. While being in “Oz”, he also made appearances in other shows, including “Law & Order”, “Trinity”, “The Sopranos”, “Homicide: Life on the Street”, and “Third Watch”. His early years in television helped set up his career and tremendously increased his wealth.

Williams also dove into the world of movies during the late ‘90s, appearing in the movie “The 24 Hour Woman”, “Pootie Tang”, “Popcorn Shrimp”, and “Snipes”. His involvement in films also helped in his income.

In 2002, Williams starred in the HBO series “The Wire”, playing the character of Preston ‘Bodie’ Broadus – his role as the small-scale drug dealer became one of his most memorable and iconic roles to date. He stayed with the series until 2006.

Other television series that he has appeared in have included “The Kill Point”, “Detroit 1-8-7”, “The Good Wife”, and “Blue Bloods”. Williams also continued to appear in movies on the big screen including “Code Blue”, “Happy New Year”, “Two Guns”, “The Warriors” and “Shanghai Hotel”, among others, all adding steadily to is net worth.

Today, Williams is still active in acting. Some of his more recent movies include “The Choir” and “Guns and Grams”. He is also set to star in the film “Served Film”. In terms of his television projects, some of his most recent appearances included “Deadbeat”, “Law & Order: Specials Victim Unit” and “The Night Of”. He also currently stars in the series “Saints and Sinners”.

In terms of his personal life, Williams is single; there are not even any rumours of romantic relationships.

Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthMay 22, 1978
Place Of BirthNewark, New Jersey
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
EducationNewark Arts High School
Movies“Served Film” (2017), “The 24 Hour Woman” (1999), “The Kill Point” (2007), “Pootie Tang” (2001), “Popcorn Shrimp” (2001), “Snipes” (2001), “An American in Hollywood” (2014)
TV Shows“Saints & Sinners” (2016-present), “Law & Order” (1998), “Trinity” (1999), “The Sopranos” (1999), “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1999), “Third Watch” (1999), “The Good Wife” (2010-2015), “The Wire” (2002-2006), “Oz” (1997-2000)
1Often plays violent, troubled drug dealers or street level characters
1[on the fourth season of "The Wire"] Now we have young kids, fresh starts, you know, infinite possibilities. And, you know, now we have to look at the decisions and the choices that they make.
2[on his character Bodie Broadus in "The Wire"] Bodie is Baltimore, Baltimore is Bodie. He loves his environment, and I know that he believes his environment loves him. And that's why he is the way he is.
1Attended Newark Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey.
2Has appeared in multiple advertisements, including some for Pizza Hut, Doritos, and Fedex.
3To prepare for his role in "The Wire", Williams walked around Baltimore's inner city at night.
4Goes by "J.D." to avoid confusion with Darnell Williams.


Saints & Sinners2016-2017TV SeriesJabari Morris / Jabari
The Night Of2016TV Mini-SeriesTrevor Williams
Guns and Grams2016BK (credit only)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2016TV SeriesDetective Anton Jefferson
The Good Wife2010-2015TV SeriesDexter Roja
Deadbeat2015TV SeriesFrank
Shelter2014/IDrug Dealer
Cymbeline2014Quarry Cop 2
An American in Hollywood2014Dorian
Black Box2014TV SeriesGeorge
The Following2014TV SeriesCarlos
The Lost Book Of Rap2013ShortHassen
Casse-tête chinois2013Le barman
Surviving Family2012Bobby
Blue Bloods2012TV SeriesBenjamin Banks
After Hours: The Movie2011D.C.
Shanghai Hotel2011Thump
Happy New Year2011/IVJerome
Detroit 1-8-72010-2011TV SeriesPup Clemmons / Pup Clemons
Code Blue2010Wicked
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesRapper
Falling Awake2009D-Money
Cash Rules2008VideoSpike (as J.D.)
The Second Line2007ShortNatt
4 Life2007VideoPooh
The Wire2002-2006TV SeriesPreston 'Bodie' Broadus
The Warriors2005Video GameAdditional Soldiers (voice, as JD Williams)
Two Guns2005VideoBill
Durdy Game2002VideoLittle Man
Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler2002Abe
Popcorn Shrimp2001ShortBubba
Pootie Tang2001Froggy
100 Centre Street2001TV SeriesWilliam Floyd
Big Apple2001TV SeriesDerrick
Sex and the City2000TV SeriesSweet Sauce
Third Watch1999TV SeriesPee Wee
Homicide: Life on the Street1999TV SeriesDamon 'Casper' Kelly
Trinity1999TV SeriesMalik
The 24 Hour Woman1999Toy Store Clerk
The Sopranos1999TV SeriesSpecial K
Law & Order1998TV Series2nd Kid
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesVictor
Death Riders1994Buzz Saw


Democracy Now!2012TV SeriesHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Freeway: What We Do2003Video shortHimself

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