Paul Williams

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Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for writing and co-writing popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s, including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Out in the Country," Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World," David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart" and the... read more

Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for writing and co-writing popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s, including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Out in the Country," Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World," David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart" and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays." Williams is also known for his musical contributions to films, including the Oscar-nominated song "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie, and penning the lyrics to the #1 chart-topping song "Evergreen," the love theme from the Barbra Streisand film A Star Is Born, for which he won a Grammy for Song of the Year and an Academy Award for Best Original Song. He wrote the lyrics to the opening theme for the television show The Love Boat, with music previously composed by Charles Fox, which was originally sung by Jack Jones and, later, by Dionne Warwick.

Birth Name

Paul Hamilton Williams Jr.

Born

Thursday, 19 September 1940

Actor Filmography

Superman: Red Son Brainiac (voice) 2020
Twelve Forever Elmer (voice) 2019
Baby Driver The Butcher 2017
Goliath James 'JT' Reginald III, JT 2016
Central Intelligence Voice of Budweiser 2016
The Bandit Himself 2016
No Sleep TV3 Himself - Co-Host 2015
Daft Punk Unchained Himself 2015
Future-Worm! Future-Danny (voice), Future Danny (voice) 2015
The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X Cousin Quilty 2013
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Superman: Red Son Brainiac (voice) 2020
Twelve Forever Elmer (voice) 2019
Baby Driver The Butcher 2017
Goliath James 'JT' Reginald III, JT 2016
Central Intelligence Voice of Budweiser 2016
The Bandit Himself 2016
No Sleep TV3 Himself - Co-Host 2015
Daft Punk Unchained Himself 2015
Future-Worm! Future-Danny (voice), Future Danny (voice) 2015
The Ghastly Love Of Johnny X Cousin Quilty 2013
Fast N' Loud Little Enos / Self, Self 2012
Welcome to the Basement Swan (archive footage) 2012
Paul Williams Still Alive Himself 2011
Haunted Collector Himself 2011
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Himself 2010
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin Himself 2010
Adventure Time The Hierophant (voice) 2010
Valentine's Day Romeo Midnight (voice) 2010
Sons of the Brotherhood Popsicle man 2010
Community Britta's Contact 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself - Musical Guest 2009
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Elf 2008
Yo Gabba Gabba! Himself 2007
Georgia Rule Mr. Wells 2007
Until Death Tommy 2007
Nowhere Man Bar Patron 2005
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Lord Harmony 2004
The First 48 Himself - Sergeant 2004
The Rules of Attraction Duty Doctor 2002
Band of Brothers Pvt. Jack Olsen 2001
The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick Himself 2001
A Regular Frankie Fan Himself 2000
The Parkers Himself 1999
Downtown (voice) 1999
Going Postal 1999
After They Were Famous Himself 1999
60 Minutes Wednesday Himself 1999
The Temptations (archive sound) 1998
Postal Worker 1998
Celebrity Deathmatch Will Smith 1998
Men Homeless Man (as P.W. Williams) 1997
The New Batman Adventures The Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot 1997
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Mahoney the Giant 1997
Perversions of Science Dr. Mueller 1997
Firestorm Dr. Tangu 1997
Daria Michael Jordan 'Mack' Mackenzie 1997
Superman: The Animated Series The Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot 1996
Dexter's Laboratory Professor Williams 1996
E! True Hollywood Story 1996
Boston Common Father Rooney 1996
Headless Body In Topless Bar Carl Levin 1995
Star Trek: Voyager Koru 1995
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Izzith 1994
Phantom 2040 Mr. Cairo (voice), Mr. Cairo, (voice) 1994
The Tick Mother of Invention 1994
The Head Himself 1994
A Million To Juan Jenkins 1994
Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Duke 1994
Babylon 5 Taq 1994
The November Men 1994
The Town Santa Forgot Pomp the Elf (voice) 1993
Nick & Noel Barnaby (voice) 1993
Hart to Hart Returns Duke 1993
Walker, Texas Ranger Tumbleweed Tom 1993
Picket Fences Benjamin Weedon 1992
Batman: The Animated Series The Penguin, The Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot 1992
Fish Police (voice) 1992
The Last Halloween Gleep (Voice) 1991
The Legend of Prince Valiant Brother John, Grafton Commander 1991
Rugrats Train Conductor 1991
The Doors Warhol PR 1991
The Pirates of Dark Water Garen 1991
She-Wolf of London Harvey the Troll 1990
Timeless Tales from Hallmark Frogbrauten (voice) 1990
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Sven Ingerson 1990
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Kujo 1990
Solar Crisis Freddy the Bomb (voice) 1990
Dream On Himself 1990
People Like Us Ezzie Fenwick 1990
Sky Trackers Doctor Tony Masters 1990
Search for Haunted Hollywood Himself 1989
Old Gringo Cinematographer 1989
Twelfth Night Curio 1987
Frog Gus 1987
The Blinkins: The Bear and the Blizzard Grog the Frog (voice) 1986
My Little Pony: Escape from Catrina Rep 1985
The Night They Saved Christmas Ed 1984
Puttin' on the Hits Himself - Judge 1984
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 Little Enos Burdette 1983
Tom Cottle: Up Close Himself 1982
Silver Spoons Al Butler 1982
The Fall Guy Albert 'Rooster' Brooks 1981
Gimme a Break! Captain Jerk 1981
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Himself 1980
Smokey and the Bandit II Little Enos Burdette 1980
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Himself 1980
Stone Cold Dead Julius Kurtz 1980
Solid Gold Himself - Guest Co-Host 1980
The Muppet Movie El Sleezo Pianist 1979
The Muppets Go Hollywood Himself 1979
The Wild Wild West Revisited Dr. Miguelito Loveless, Jr. 1979
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour Himself 1979
B.J. and the Bear Dante Defoe, Himself 1978
Live Wednesday Himself 1978
The Cheap Detective Boy 1978
Smokey And The Bandit Little Enos 1977
The Love Boat Brian, Nelson Hoag 1977
Flight to Holocaust Colorado Davis 1977
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Allison Troy 1977
Fantasy Island Donald Quick / Don Quixote, Herbert Snyder, Jimmy Jordan 1977
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour Himself 1976
The Captain and Tennille Himself 1976
Good Heavens Henry Clyde 1976
The Muppet Show Himself - Special Guest Star / Arnold Stockman 1976
Donny and Marie Himself 1975
When Things Were Rotten Guy de Maupassant 1975
The Bobby Vinton Show Himself 1975
Match Game PM Himself - Panelist 1975
The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show Himself 1975
Baretta Sandy 1975
Phantom Of The Paradise Swan 1974
Dinah! Himself, Himself - Co-Host 1974
Police Woman Jacques 1974
The Mac Davis Show Himself 1974
Match Game 73 Himself - Panelist 1973
The Helen Reddy Show Himself 1973
Battle for the Planet of the Apes Virgil 1973
The Midnight Special Himself - Guest Host, Himself 1972
Stand Up and Cheer Himself 1971
In Concert Himself 1970
The Odd Couple Paul Williams 1970
Watermelon Man Employment Office Clerk 1970
The Leslie Uggams Show Himself 1969
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Hee Haw Himself 1969
Hawaii Five-O Tim Powers / Stringer 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Himself - Guest Performer 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Himself 1967
The Chase Seymour 1966
The Loved One Gunther Fry (as Paul H. Williams) 1965
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself, Himself - Guest, Himself - Musical Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Co-Host, Himself - Co-Star, Himself - Singer, Himself - Songwriter, Himself - Vocalist 1961
The Magical World of Disney Himself 1954
The Ed Sullivan Show Singer, Himself - Singer 1948

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2009 Emmy Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Children's Programming Nominated
1980 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1980 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score Nominated
1980 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
1977 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Won
1977 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Won
1977 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Won
1977 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
1977 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
1975 Oscar Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
1974 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
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