Tyler James Williams started in the business as a child but became famously known for his roles in Everybody Hates Chris and Abbott Elementary.
He has been in the business since 1999, making a name as an actor and rapper. So, take a look at Williams’ career and the net worth he has.
Tyler James Williams’ Career
As a child actor, the 30-year-old was seen on Saturday Night Live, Little Bill, and Sesame Street.
He later rose to prominence for his role as Chris Rock on Everybody Hates Chris. He was then in the Disney Channel movie Let It Shine and the recently-concluded AMC zombie series The Walking Dead for a season.
Currently, he’s seen on the sitcom Abbott Elementary, receiving critical acclaim, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. His other movies are Detroit and The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
With these to his name, Williams is now worth $5 million.
Tyler James Williams Discusses His Life-Threatening Disease
Meanwhile, the actor reflected on the time he almost died due to a disease he didn’t even know he had.
In an interview with Men's Health, he discussed his experience with Crohn’s disease, which he was diagnosed with in his early 20s.
He said he went overboard when he tried to gain muscle, hiring trainers, lifting heavy weights, and force-feeding himself.
However, when he reached 24 and was busy working on Criminal Minds and Detroit, he suddenly felt excruciating stomach pain. He couldn’t even keep any food down.
"I was really pushing my body to the limit," he stated, adding that he weighed 130 lbs. at the time. "By the time December hit, it just crashed. Everything shut down."
He then visited a gastroenterologist at NYU Langone. After an X-ray, he discovered his bowels were extremely inflamed and clogged with scar tissue.
Little did he know that he already had a massive flare-up of Crohn’s disease, which he was diagnosed with.
Crohn's is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Health noted that this illness is “characterized by inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.”
"I had to learn how to stop making a dramatic change happen really quickly and learn how to have a better relationship with my body," he continued. "The important thing for me, and those like me, to remember is that longevity is a big part of the game. If you can't [stay strong] and be healthy, there really is no point."
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