Produced in 1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Katt Williams is a comic and performer that has appeared in movies including Rebound (2005), Epic Movie (2007) and Norbit (2007). His most famous character was in the 2002 movie Friday After Next, where he played “Money Mike.” He’s also appeared on various television series, including NYPD Blue, The Tracy Morgan Show and also the MTV improv program Wild n’ Out.
Produced Micah Sierra Williams on September 2, 1973, Katt Williams is a comic, actor and rapper whose offstage controversies have at times garnered as much interest as his onstage achievements. His first standup performance came in his teens, when he thrilled the crowd using a five-minute improv routine.
Motivated by his early success, Williams honed his exceptional funny delivery by performing his routine in nightclubs nationally, from Oklahoma to Oakland, California. By 1999, Katt had become an established comedian, appearing on stage at the likes of The Improv, The Comedy Club, The Icehouse as well as The Hollywood Park Casino.
He attained notoriety on the MTV improv show Wild n’ Out, on which he appeared for three seasons.
In addition to his TV and movie appearances, Katt Williams has continued to perform standup across the united states, though almost half a dozen of his shows were canceled in late 2012, amidst a flurry of legal issues.
In December 2012, Williams was arrested outside a tavern in Seattle, Washington, following an altercation with three lovers. Soon following the event, he declared on a local news program which he was retiring from stand-up comedy, but retracted his statement several days afterwards.
A warrant for Williams’s arrest was issued in January 2013, coming from a November 2012 event during which the comic was allegedly pursued by police officers while riding a three wheeled motorbike in downtown Sacramento, California.