• 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.

Known for movies

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


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How rich is Victor Williams? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is 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 has a student population of around 4,000; the school was established in 1940 and has a noticeable H shaped building.

After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Binghamton University where he completed his undergraduate degree. It was during this time that he started to develop a strong interest towards acting. The university is one of four centers in the State University of New York, with a student population of over 17,000. It was established in 1946 and was initially a small liberal arts college, growing into a large research university. 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 completed his Masters of Fine Arts degree in acting there. 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”, plsw 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; the show aired on CBS but was cancelled after a season.

Personal Life

For his personal life, Williams is married but no information has been shared about his spouse, even her name, nor when they met and married; they have a child together who has always been identified by his height which has been described by many as towering, at 6ft 5ins (1.96m) tall.

Due to this, he’s been having a lot of problems with his knees especially as he grows older. He mentioned that the only thing that 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.

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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#Marks / Signs
1Towering height


1Liked to play forward basketball.
2Is known for his role as Deacon Palmer, Doug Heffernan's best friend in the sitcom series "The King of Queens".
3Received a master of fine arts degree in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program.




Jewtah2017post-productionLone Man
November Criminals2017post-productionMr. Broadus
Sneaky Pete2017TV SeriesRichard
The New Edition Story2017TV SeriesCalvin Hubbard
People of Earth2016TV SeriesAssesor / Assessor
High Maintenance2016TV SeriesMike
Saturday in the Park2016Henry
The Blacklist2016TV SeriesOfficer
The Affair2014-2015TV SeriesDetective Jeffries
I'll Text You2015Short
The Good Wife2014TV SeriesCarter Greyson
Hungry Hearts2014Social Worker
The Leftovers2014TV SeriesRon Jensen
The Michael J. Fox Show2013TV SeriesTodd
It's Funny I'm Just Saying2012TV ShortDon Jaun
NYC 222012TV SeriesSgt. Michael Conrad
Delocated2012TV SeriesFriend
Single Hills2012Rob Francis
Kissed by the Devil2011ShortJordan King
Blue Bloods2010TV SeriesOliver
Notes on Being Young2010ShortDr. Christenfeld
Mercy2010TV SeriesRobert Mercer
Dream State2009/IIShortDr. Forsythe
Lenox Avenue2009Dallas Kirkland
Fringe2009TV SeriesPhil
Flight of the Conchords2009TV SeriesPolice Officer West / Officer West
Tomorrow Never Knows2008ShortKevin
Girlfriends2008TV SeriesMr. Hines
Traci Townsend2007Darrell
A New Tomorrow2007Joby / Interviewer
The King of Queens1998-2007TV SeriesDeacon Palmer / Deacon
The Toy Warrior2005voice
Love, Inc.2005TV SeriesMarcus
Bewitched2005Police Officer
First Breath2004ShortEddie
Justice League2003TV SeriesSnooty British Director / Lieutenant
World Record2003ShortDan (English version, voice)
The Animatrix2003Dan (segment "World Record") (voice)
With or Without You2003Kenneth
Me & Mrs. Jones2001Jersey
ER1998-2001TV SeriesRoger McGrath
The Practice2000TV SeriesOfficer Craig Armstrong
Disaster Video1999ShortSecurity Guard
Graham's Diner1999
A Brooklyn State of Mind1998Black Man
The Jamie Foxx Show1998TV SeriesLeon
Cop Land1997Russell (as Victor L. Williams)
Profiler1997TV SeriesDet. Beckley
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesFreddie James
Law & Order1997TV SeriesUniform Policeman Wilson
The Preacher's Wife1996Robbie
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV SeriesIshmael Al-Hadj
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues1984Little Creature


Kissed by the Devil2011Short associate producer


The King of Queens2005TV Series performer - 1 episode


Pyramid2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Homeless in America2004Documentary shortHimself - Commentator
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
101 Incredible Celebrity Slimdowns2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe King of Queens (1998)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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