Hal Williams Bio, Age, Wife, Net worth, Marla Gibbs, Movies, Waltons And More


Hal Williams Bio

Hal Williams is an American actor, best known for his recurring role as Police Officer Smith on Sanford and Son. His popularity is also because of the 1985–1990 NBC sitcom where he featured as the patriarch Lester Jenkins, the husband of Marla Gibbs’s character. Hal was born on December 14, 1938, Ohio, USA.

Before moving to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, he worked as a postal worker and corrections officer. Hal started his acting business in 1969 playing a role in the short film “Worthy to Stand”. The rest of the time saw him playing roles in abundant movies including “Hardcore”, “Private Benjamin”, and “The Rookie”, directed by Paul Schrader, Howard Zieff and Clint Eastwood respectively.

In 1971, Jimmy Stewart, who was the star of the show insisted the firing of Hal. His other notable television credits include Kung Fu, Gunsmoke, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Magnum, P.I.Hal is also the host of the long TV show, Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, nationally broadcast to collect money for charity. Moreover, he was also on the show 227 with his co-stars Marla Gibbs and Jackée Harry.

Additionally, his recognition is also an outcome of the film roles he tenured in Flight and Guess Who. After a six-year marriage, he divorced his second wife, Dr. Renee Himes, in March 1984. In 1994, The Sinbad Show was released and Hal acted opposite Sinbad. Hal Williams is a member of the famous “TV Actor” list. He was born Halroy Candis Williams.

Hal Williams Age

Hal was born on December 14, 1938, and so he will be celebrating his 81st birthday on December 14, 2019. He is currently 80 years old and kicking it healthy.

Hal Williams Wife

Before marrying Renee Himes on December 16, 1978, Hal was married to Gay Anderson from 1975–1976. in March 1984, he divorced Renee after a six-year marriage. The reason for their break up has not yet been surfaced to the public.

Hal Williams Net Worth

Hal’s primary income source is TV Acting. Currently, we don’t have enough information about Cars. According to Wikipedia, Forbes & Various Online sources, his estimated net worth is still under review, thus, disclosed. However, considering his career, we can assume his net-worth to be $100K-1M in 2019. We will update as soon as we get more information.

Hal Williams and Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs is a star in the NBC American Sitcom, “227”.  The series originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 6, 1990. Together with Mary Jenkins and lower floor neighbors, Sandra Clark and Pearl Shay, Marla is portrayed as a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife. Not only is Marla a housewife but also a loving one and often spoke what she thought, with sometimes not-so-favorable results.

The sitcom followed the lives of people in a middle-class apartment building, “227” Lexington Place in Northeast, Washington, D.C. Her husband, Lester, played by Hal Williams, had his own construction company, and their daughter, Brenda, played by Regina King, was boy-crazy yet smart and studious.

Hal Williams Movies

Hal’s movies can be termed as countless though the following, among others, are his popular ones:

»227 (TV Show)
»Sanford and Son (TV Show)
»Generation Gap (TV Show)
»Moonlight (TV Show)

»Guess Who (Movie)
»Suddenly Susan (TV Show)
»Percy And Thunder (Movie)
»The Sinbad Show (TV Show)

»Night Court (TV Show)
»The Rookie (Movie)
»Hill Street Blues (TV Show)
»Gimme a Break! (TV Show)

»The Jeffersons (TV Show)
»Dukes of Hazzard (TV Show)
»Private Benjamin (TV Show)
»The Escape Artist (Movie)

»The Waltons (TV Show)
»On The Nickel (Movie)
»Private Benjamin (Movie)
»Hardcore (Movie)
»Good Times (TV Show)

»Kung Fu (TV Show)
»Gunsmoke (TV Show)
»On the Rocks (TV Show)
»Snow 2 Brain Freeze (TV Show)

Hal Williams the Waltons

Hal Williams came to Walton’s Mountain looking for work. He played as Harley Foster, Verdi Foster’s husband. They get married in season 2 after which they begin a family. Verdi and Harley adopt Josh, who is an orphan. Later in the story, we discover Harley is a wanted man who escaped from prison. He was convicted for killing a man in self-defense. John Walton gets a pardon for Harley from President Roosevelt.

When he appeared on “The Waltons”, Hal was already a veteran actor. He went on to show off his talents on the big screen after his role of Harley Foster on shows like “227,” and “The Sinbad Show”.

Hal Williams Good Times

J.J. the Teacher wants to help one student, Earl, who is having problems at home. Earl’s father, Frank Mitchell, played by Hal Williams, is strictly set against his son becoming an artist and is willing to use violence to implement his authority. For more about “Good Times”, click here.

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