• Victor L. Williams was born on 19 September 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City USA.
• He is an actor best known for his work in the show “The King of Queens” in which he played Deacon Palmer.
• As of late-2019, his net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.
• He grew up in Brooklyn, attended Midwood High School, and then completed an undergraduate degree at Binghamton University.
• He completed a Masters of Fine Arts degree at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, before beginning his successful career in acting.

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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1970
DiedDecember 12, 1949, Toronto, Canada
MarkTowering height
FactLiked to play forward basketball.

Who is Victor Williams?

Victor L. Williams was born on 19 September 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an actor, best known for his work in the show “The King of Queens” in which he played the best friend Deacon Palmer. He’s worked on other well-known series including “New York Undercover”, “Law & Order”, and “The Jamie Foxx Show”.

The Net Worth of Victor Williams


How rich is Victor Williams? As of mid-2024, sources estimate his net worth at over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting since 1996, appearing in numerous films.

Early Life and Education

Victor grew up in Brooklyn – he was very athletic during his youth and played in his high school basketball team as a power forward. He attended Midwood High School which was established in 1940.

After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Binghamton University where he completed his undergraduate degree, and iIt was during this time that he started to develop a strong interest towards acting. It’is considered one of the Public Ivies, having education comparable to that of the Ivy League.

Victor Williams

Further Education and Rise to Fame

After graduating, Williams enrolled into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program, and there completed his Masters of Fine Arts degree in acting. Following that, he made his foray into the entertainment industry with a television debut in a small role in “Homicide: Life on the Street” in 1996. He followed this up with guest roles in the previously mentioned series, then in 1998, he played the role of Roger McGrath in four episodes of the show “ER”.

One of his biggest roles would come in the same year, as he was cast to be a series regular in the show “The King of Queens”, subsequently appearing in over 180 episodes spanning nine years. The show ran on CBS, and follows the story of a working class couple living in Rego Park, Queens, New York. The show is the last American live action sitcom which premiered in the 1990s to end its run; it had a brand of comedy which focused on relationships and the behavior within them.

Latter Career

While Williams was working on “The King of Queens”, he had other projects which were mostly guest appearances, including in “Justice League”, “The Practice”, and “Love, Inc.” He also did a few films, including a small role in “Bewitched”, plus lending his voice in “The Animatrix”. After the show ended, he continued working on television for the most part, with guest roles in “Blue Bloods”, “Flight of the Conchords”, and “Fringe”. He also appeared in “The Good Wife” and “The Michael J. Fox Show”.

In 2014, he played the character Detective Jeffries in the series “The Affair” for 14 episodes. The series aired on Showtime and starred Dominic West as well as Ruth Wilson, exploring the effects of extra-marital relationships. Three years later, he worked on the show “Sneaky Pete” as the character Richard, which aired on Amazon and followed the life of a released convict who assumes the identity of his cell mate to avoid his past life.

One of his latest projects is the show “Happy Together” in which he was a series regular for 13 episodes (2018-’19); the show aired on CBS but was cancelled after a season. Meantime, he appeared in “Bull” (2018-’21), then in “Hunters” and “The Good Lord Bird” (2020). He also had recurring roles in “A Luv Tale – the Series” (2021), and “Justified: City Primeval” in 2023

Personal Life

For his personal life, Williams is married to Zia, but no information has been shared about her spouse,  when they met and married, although it’s known to be over a decade ago; they have a child together.

Victor has always been identified by his height, which has been described by many as towering, at 6ft 6ins (2m) tall. Due to this, he’s been having a lot of problems with his knees as he grows older. He mentioned that the only thing he’d try to do differently if he was given another chance at life is to take care of his knees more.

Despite “The King of Queens” ending a long time ago, he still feels a strong sense of nostalgia towards it, and a strong link to many of the characters he worked with during his tenure there. He also does a lot of stage projects, but doesn’t get a lot of attention for them due to theatre being mostly for a particular audience.

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General Info

Full NameVictor Williams
Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1970
DiedDecember 12, 1949, Toronto, Canada
Height1.98 m
EducationTisch School of the Arts, Binghamton University, New York University


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesCop Land, Me and Mrs. Jones, The Animatrix, World Record, With or Without You, Traci Townsend, Home, Hungry Hearts, A New Tomorrow, I'll Text You
TV ShowsThe King of Queens, Sneaky Pete

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