Mykelti Williamson Net Worth

Mykelti Williamson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mykelti Williamson net worth is
$2 Million

Mykelti Williamson Wiki Biography

Michael T. Williamson was born on the 4th March 1957, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and is an actor who, as Mykelti Williamson, is most famous for his role as Bubba Blue in Robert Zemeckis‘ cult classic movie “Forrest Gump” (1994). He is also widely recognized from appearing in movies such as “Heat” (1995), “Con Air” (1997) and “Lucky Number Slevin” (2006).

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this actor has accumulated so far? How rich Mykelti Williamson is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Mykelti Williamson’s net worth, as of mid-2017, exceeds the sum of $2 million, acquired through his professional acting career which is currently spawning for almost four decades, since 1978.

Mykelti Williamson Net Worth $2 million

Mykelti was born into the family of a public accountant and a US Air Force officer, and apart from African-American is also of Native American Blackfoot Indian ancestry. He suffered a rather traumatic childhood as his father left the family while he was still an infant. His interest in acting and performing in general dates back to hthe early age of nine, when he became a member of a dance troupe – The Lockers. He then relocated to Los Angeles, California, with his mother, where he continued acting, but also put some efforts towards sports, including American Football and basketball. Mykelti attended Los Angeles City College, majoring in television/film, then enrolled at Gene Evans Motion Picture School in San Jose, California from which he obtained his film production as well as cinematography certificate.

Williamson debuted as a professional actor in 1978, with a brief appearance in the ABC’s popular thriller TV series – “Starsky and Hutch”. He then managed to keep an uninterrupted streak of acting engagements through the 1980s, and went on to appear primarily in TV series, such as “Bay City Blues”, “Cover Up” as well as “Hill Street Blues”, “The Bronx Zoo” and “China Beach” among plenty of others. Through the 1980s, he also added several big-screen appearances to his portfolio, such as “Streets of Fire” (1984), “Wildcats” (1986) and “Miracle Mile” (1989). All these engagements provided the basis for Mykelti Williamson’s today’s net worth.

The real breakthrough in Mykelti’s acting career occurred in 1994 when he was cast for the role of Private Benjamin Buford ‘Bubba’ Blue, an Army friend of the title character portrayed by Tom Hanks, in Robert Zemeckis comical drama “Forrest Gump”. This was followed by a side role in “Heat” (1995), with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer. Mykelti also had a notable role in the HBO TV movie “Soul of the Game” (1996), portraying legendary baseball player Josh Gibson. By the end of the 1990s, he had also appeared in several other critically acclaimed motion pictures, such as “Con Air” and “12 Angry Men” both 1997, “Primary Colors” (1998) and “Three Kings” (1999). Doubtlessly, all these appearances helped Mykelti Williamson to dramatically increase the total of his net worth.

Mykelti has continually starred in countless motion pictures, plus notable appearances in TV series such as “Boomtown”, “Kidnapped”, “CSI: NY” as well as “24”, “Justified” and “Underground”. Speaking of movies, he rolled in “The Assassination of Richard Nixon” (2004), “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” (2005), “The Final Destination” (2009), and more recently “The Purge: Election Year”. The most recent of Williamson’s acting engagements include appearances in Denzel Washington’s drama “Fences” (2016) as well as “Chicago P.D.” and “Rebel” TV series. It is certain that all these accomplishments have helped Mykelti Williamson to significantly increase his overall wealth.

When it comes to his personal life, Mykelti has married three times – between 1983 and 1985 he was married to actress Olivia Brown, and from 1989 to 1994 to director Cheryl Chisholm with whom he has one child. Since 1997, Mykelti has been married to Sondra Spriggs, an actress with whom he has welcomed two daughters.

Full NameMykelti Williamson
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 4, 1960
Place Of BirthSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.867 m)
EducationLos Angeles City College
SpouseSondra Spriggs (m. 1997), Cheryl Chisholm (m. 1989–1991), Olivia Brown (m. 1983–1985)
ChildrenNicole Williamson, Phoenix Williamson, Maya Williamson
ParentsElaine Williamson
NicknamesMichael T. Williamson , Mikel T. Williamson , Mykel T. Williamson , Michael T. "Mykelti" Williamson
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Purge: Election Year, Forrest Gump, The Final Destination, Con Air, Free Willy, Heat, Three Kings, Waiting to Exhale, Species II, August Rush, The First Power, Lucky Number Slevin, Ali, Streets of Fire, Fences, Miracle Mile, Black Dynamite, ATL, Primary Colors, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, ...
TV Shows24, Boomtown, The Hoop Life, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, Midnight Caller, Cover Up, Bay City Blues, The Righteous Apples, Kidnapped, The Bronx Zoo
1Ex-brother-in-law of Steve Brown.
2His grandfather was a Blackfoot Indian.
3His other daughter, Phoenix, is from his marriage with Cheryl Chisholm.
4Has two daughters, with Sondra Spriggs, named Nicole and Maya.
5Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.
6Miami Vice (1984) was produced by Michael Mann, Mykelti guest-starred in the pilot episode. They would later collaborate on Heat (1995) and Ali (2001) with Michael Mann as director.
7Was an alternate for The Lockers, a featured dance group on Soul Train (1971).
8Mykelti is pronounced like "Michael Tee".
9Arrested for allegedly stalking his ex-wife and stabbing a friend. Was released on $180,000 bail next day. [January 1998]
10Jurors acquitted him of attempted manslaughter in the stabbing of his ex-wife's companion. [September 1998]


Rebel2017TV Series filmingRene Knight
Run the Racepost-productionCoach Hailey
Designated Survivor2016TV SeriesAdmiral Chernow
The Purge: Election Year2016Joe Dixon
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016TV SeriesBrigadier General Yazee Zwane
Underground2016TV SeriesMoses
Hawaii Five-02015-2016TV SeriesClay Maxwell / Clay
You Bury Your Own2015Detective Goodman
Justified2012-2015TV SeriesEllstin Limehouse
Convergence2015/ICaptain Miller
Wild Blue2014TV MovieMaster Chief Donald Bowman
Nashville2014TV SeriesTerry George
Hollows Grove2014F.B.I. Agent Jones
Scorpion2014TV SeriesGeneral Ned Walker
Clementine2014TV MovieRay
Lauren2013TV SeriesPrince
Touch2013TV SeriesDetective Lang
Twist of Faith2013TV MovieUncle Moe
Single Ladies2012TV SeriesPierce
Rizzoli & Isles2011TV SeriesU.S. Marshal Whitmore
Have a Little Faith2011TV MovieDonnie
The Good Wife2010TV SeriesMatthew Wade
242010TV SeriesBrian Hastings
High School2010Paranoid
CSI: NY2007-2009TV SeriesChief Brigham Sinclair
The Final Destination2009George
My Summer Friend2009ShortRomell
Psych2009TV SeriesCoach Sammy Winslow
Black Dynamite2009Chicago Wind
Ball Don't Lie2008Dallas
One Hogan Place2008TV MovieLt. Dardin
August Rush2007Reverend James
Spinning Into Butter2007Aaron Carmichael
Kidnapped2006-2007TV SeriesVirgil Hayes
Raines2007TV SeriesDetective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith
Justice2006TV SeriesJoshua Mortin
ATL2006Uncle George
Fatwa2006Grady Frank
Lucky Number Slevin2006Sloe
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005Charlene's Stepfather (uncredited)
Third Watch2005TV SeriesDetective Dante Rice / Detective Rice
After the Sunset2004Agent Stafford
Monk2004TV SeriesCaptain Walter Cage
The Assassination of Richard Nixon2004Harold Mann
The Secret Service2004TV MovieMike Bradford
Boomtown2002-2003TV SeriesDetective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith
Touched by an Angel2002TV SeriesTevis Lockwood
Our America2002TV MovieGraham Ellis
Ali2001Don King
The Fugitive2000-2001TV SeriesLt. Philip Gerard
Holiday Heart2000TV MovieSilas
The Hoop Life1999-2000TV SeriesMarvin Buxton
Three Kings1999Colonel Horn
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years1999TV MoviePapa Delany
Gideon1998Coleman Walker
Species II1998Dennis Gamble
Primary Colors1998Dewayne Smith
Buffalo Soldiers1997TV MovieCpl. William Christy
Double Tap1997Agent Hamilton
12 Angry Men1997TV MovieJuror #10
Con Air1997Baby-O
Truth or Consequences, N.M.1997Marcus Weans
Soul of the Game1996TV MovieJosh Gibson
Waiting to Exhale1995Troy
Heat1995Sergeant Drucker
How to Make an American Quilt1995Winston
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home1995Dwight
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesDr. Michael Alders
Time Trax1994TV SeriesLuther Bell
Forrest Gump1994Bubba Blue
Other Women's Children1993TV MovieLeonard
Free Willy1993Dwight Mercer
The New WKRP in Cincinnati1991-1993TV SeriesDonovan Aderhold
Midnight Caller1988-1991TV SeriesDeacon Bridges
A Killer Among Us1990TV MovieGreg Hopkins (as Mykel T. Williamson)
The First Power1990Detective Oliver Franklin (as Mykel T. Williamson)
China Beach1989TV SeriesRousseau / Jean Jacques Rousseau
Police Story: Monster Manor1988TV MovieOfficer Don Luntner (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Miracle Mile1988Wilson (as Mykel T. Williamson)
The Bronx Zoo1987-1988TV SeriesGus Butterfield
J.J. Starbuck1987TV SeriesCalvin
You Talkin' to Me?1987Thatcher Marks (as Mikel T. Williamson)
Number One with a Bullet1987Casey (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Hill Street Blues1983-1986TV SeriesOff. Ron Garfield / Raymond Hawkins Jr.
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesJames Rusell / James Russell
Wildcats1986Levander 'Bird' Williams (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Miami Vice1984-1985TV SeriesSylvio Romulus / Leon Jefferson
Cover Up1984-1985TV SeriesRick
Gimme a Break!1984TV SeriesWaiter
Streets of Fire1984B.J. - The Sorels (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Alice1983TV SeriesPlayer #1
Bay City Blues1983TV SeriesDeejay Cunningham
Desperate Lives1982TV MovieJack (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Father Murphy1981TV SeriesLijah
The White Shadow1979-1981TV SeriesFred / Malcolm Gruner
Freebie and the Bean1981TV SeriesLemar Washington
The Righteous Apples1980TV SeriesCharles 'Big Neck' McMorris (as Mykel T. Williamson)
Sunnyside1979Hot Dog (as Michael T. Williamson)
Salvage 11979TV SeriesEddie
Starsky and Hutch1978TV SeriesBruce


Sons 2 the Gravecompleted


Boomtown2003TV Series story - 1 episode


Sons 2 the Graveexecutive producer completed
My Summer Friend2009Short producer


My Crackhead Uncle2011very special thanks


Hollywood Today Live2017TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself
Academy Event: Heat2016Video shortHimself
Universal Babe2012Documentary voice
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie2012Documentary
Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good2011DocumentaryHimself
The Start of Dreams2010DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Body Count: The Deaths of 'The Final Destination'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself
Kidnapped: Ransom Notes2007Video shortHimself
In the Rink: A Director's Journey2006Video documentary short
Red Carpet: From NYC to ATL2006Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Heat'2005Video documentaryHimself
Before, During and 'After the Sunset'2005Video documentaryHimself
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryHimself
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2001TV SeriesHimself
27th NAACP Image Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture / Favorite Motion Picture
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump1994TV Movie documentaryHimself / Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue
Late Show with David Letterman1994TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, MaleHallmark Hall of Fame (1951)
2003Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize60 Minute CategoryBoomtown (2005)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesBoomtown (2002)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActorHoliday Heart (2000)
1995MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceForrest Gump (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleForrest Gump (1994)

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