|Michael T. Williamson|
|Date of Birth||March 4, 1960|
|Origin||St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
Mykelti Williamson is an American actor best known for his role as Benjamin Buford (Bubba) Blue in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, as Detective Bobby "Fearless" Smith in the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful crime drama Boomtown, and recently for appearing as the head of CTU for season 8 of the hit TV series 24. In the film The Final Destination he portrays the security guard George Lanter.
Williamson began acting professionally as a child. His first TV appearances include The Righteous Apples, a PBS and Nickelodeon show about a multi-racial singing group. His character was Charles "Big Neck" McMorris, (1981), Starsky and Hutch, Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, China Beach, and Midnight Caller. His film debut was in Streets of Fire (1984). His credits include Wildcats (1986) with Goldie Hawn, Miracle Mile (1989), The First Power (1990) with Lou Diamond Phillips, Free Willy (1993), Forrest Gump (1994) Waiting to Exhale (1995), Heat (1995), Con Air (1997), Three Kings (1999), Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999), Black Dynamite (2009) and The Final Destination (2009).
Williamson is best known as Private Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue in the Academy Award-winning 1994 film Forrest Gump. He also received favorable reviews when he played Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson in the HBO film Soul of the Game (1996).
Williamson has made many guest appearances in movie and film. His most recent film appearances have been Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Ali (2001),The Assassination of Richard Nixon in 2004,Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) ATL (2006), August Rush (2007), Black Dynamite (2009) and The Final Destination (2009). He was Juror #10 in the 1997 TV movie remake of Twelve Angry Men (picking up the Ed Begley role). He also appeared in a short-lived TV series remake (CBS, 2000–2001) of the The Fugitive. CBS canceled the series after one season with a total of 22 episodes.
Williamson also starred in Nickelodeon's TV series The Righteous Apples. The show focuses on the activities of The Righteous Apples, five Boston-area high school musicians, who in a troubled world, seek to help people in distress. Williamson was the lead singer of the group in the show in which he was just a teenager at that time.
In 2002, he co-starred as Detective Bobby "Fearless" Smith in the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful crime drama Boomtown.
He was invited to join AMPAS in 2005.
Recently, he has appeared in several episodes of CSI: NY as Chief Sinclair, reuniting him with his Forrest Gump co-star Gary Sinise.
He is a main character in season 8 of 24 starring as the special agent in charge of the New York CTU named Brian Hastings.
He also appeared in the newest film in The Final Destination.