Mostly Credited As: Wade Williams
Sometimes Credited As: Wade Andrew Williams
Date Of Birth: December 24, 1961 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
Wade Williams is one actor whose face pops up all over the small and big screen. He’s extremely versatile in his acting career and is widely recognized for his villainous characters. Before turning into a professional actor, Williams attended college. He studied medicine at the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but after taking voice lessons, he quickly realized that wasn't the life for him. He graduated with a Theatrical Arts degree. In addition, he earned an MA in Acting at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. His education seemed to push him in the right direction. In the late '90s, Williams started his career with his television debut on "The Profiler." Since then, he has appeared on top TV shows like "The Mentalist," "Bones," "Six Feet Under," "Criminal Minds" and even snagged a recurring role as an ill-tempered priest, Father Cronin, on "The Bernie Mac Show." Despite his resume, the one part that really put him on the acting map was his role as Brad Bellick on “Prison Break.” His cruel and fear-inducing character made audiences tremble. He rarely goes unnoticed for his evil acting. Williams is good at playing bad, but that's definitely not who he is in real life. Williams has been described as a pleasant family man, who almost turned down his "Prison Break" role, for the sake of his daughter. He didn't want her to see him in a bad light, or exposed to his horrendous character. It might also come as a surprise that Williams is a classically trained performer and singer. He’s appeared in Shakespeare plays and Broadway productions including "Guys and Dolls" and "Les Miserables." Furthermore, he is a talented musician who plays the harmonica, guitar, banjo and fiddle. Wade lives with his wife, Emma, and daughter.