How tall was Michael Kenneth Williams

Michael Kenneth Williams Height

5ft 10 ¼ (178.4 cm)

American actor best remembered for his roles on TV series The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. In film he has appeared in 12 Years a Slave, The Road, Gone Baby Gone, Snitch and Robocop.

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5ft 10.53in (179.1cm)
Sinclair said on 11/Sep/22
Maybe 5'10.5" would be better, Rob?

Two easy inches on James Spader in Boston Legal.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/May/22
Watching him as he plays Chalkey White so well, it’s hard to believe that he is no longer with us.

5ft10.5 πŸ•―
Tall Sam said on 11/Sep/21
Yeah think of Britney Spears, whose harrowing, tragic life almost everyone including myself was dismissive and mocking of at one time, now we all have to live with the shame. It’s hard to empathize with those who have so much fame and fortune but I think it’s not so easy as people make it out. MK Williams life, from what we know about it, was almost unendingly hard and painful more so than most, filled with poverty, a brutal attack he barely survived and wrestling with addiction, but he had so much light inside nonetheless.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/21
@ Tall Sam - It's just so terrible how hard these actors push themselves and, all too often, end up seeking solace in drink and drugs. Those who say that actors earn easy money, or say that of anyone in the public eye, is talking utter cr@p. The very fact that they make it to the top of their game demonstrates their dedication and strength of character. They have to grin and bear it when they're criticized or compared unfavourably to others who act in the same production - anything like that. Eventually, it must catch up with them and they choose dangerous escape routes, these substances being easily available to them. ☹️
Tall Sam said on 7/Sep/21
This is one that hurts, such an amazing, powerful actor, 54 is way too young. There are rumors of drug involvement (a struggle for him in the past especially before The Wire) in his passing which is so tragic if true, why do those whose talent burns most brightly also get saddled with the worst demons.
177cm said on 7/Sep/21
RIP. Such a tragic loss of an amazing talent. He was definitely a strong 5’10”
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Sep/21
How I loved this guy as the somewhat naughty Chalkey White in the fabulous series 'Boardwalk Empire', which I enjoyed enormously while my hip was recovering back in 2018.

Today I find out that Michael had died, aged only 54. 😒

The cause isn't known yet, but good grief, nothing can take away from the heartbreaking sadness felt by his son, Elijah, the rest of his family, his friends and his fans.

May he Rest In Peace.


Michael Kenneth Williams πŸ•―οΈ XXX
22nd November 1966 - 6th September 2021
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/21
This titan of an actor sadly passed away yesterday unexpectedly

RIP Michael
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Apr/18
How about this for a wonderful comedy moment? Chalkey White and a mate break into someone's house (early episode in Series V of Boardwalk), for financial gain.

The first place they head for is the kitchen - to greedily raid the fridge! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

🐸 🍢🍰πŸͺπŸ―πŸ£πŸ• 🐷 πŸ‘πŸ‘
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/18
I think Michael is FANTASTIC as Chalky White in 'Boardwalk Empire', and having just Googled him, I find that his facial scar is as real as it looks in the series, and acquired by him in a bar fight!
Well, it is hardly going to put people off when employing him to be cast in any gangster material!

At just over 5ft10, though often appearing taller, Michael plays the part of an early 20's ally of Nucky Thompson's, but being a black fellow, is up against the unsavoury likes of the KKK, who at the beginning of Series II, wipe out some of his friends, including a woman.

At the end of the First series, Chalky certainly shows his strength, killing a man with his bare hands, his chosen method being strangulation, so it isn't too difficult to expect Michael to be a bit taller, not that he needs to be, because his strength is in his physique! It's psychological, I suppose, to expect someone who displays such power to be taller!

I will go along with 5ft10.25! I wonder how much he weighs?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/14
I had a a dark brown one fairly similar to the one he's wearing but nowhere near as pricey. Bought it in New York in 1997 or 98. I remember going out that night to a rooftop bar on 9th avenue, feeling like I was in a Tarantino flick. A lot of the one's they make now are horrible.

Anyway this guy was always around 4-5in below Elba on The Wire.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Nov/14
I've got one just like it Rampage only its three quarter length and looks like something Seagal might have worn in the early 2000s!! Personally I prefer the tan/red one I've got. I'd bet his is worth several thousand dollars though!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/14
178-179cm is spot on.

I'd kill to have that jacket he's wearing.
cole said on 6/Nov/14
Good call. It's pretty much what he always looks, a solid 178 cm.
Sam said on 5/Nov/14
Yeah thanks! I knew 5'11" was a bit much, I'd say he can look a bit taller than 5'9.5" listed Jeffrey Wright, similar to 5'10.5" listed Michael Pitt. On the other hand, he actually looks 5'10" flat compared to 5'8" listed Wendell Pierce at times.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Nov/14
Good call, about as good an example of a solid 5'10 guy as you can get.
Andrea said on 5/Nov/14
Finally, Rob! It's been a while since i've seen him in the wire but i remember i thought he was somewhere between 5'10 and 5'10.5, so 5'10.25 seems a good guess!

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