Brad Williams, an American stand-up comedian and actor born on January 13, 1984, has graced both the big screen and television with his unique talent. His story is marked by a health condition called achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, which has not only influenced his humor but also shaped his career.
Brad Williams Biography
Brad Williams was born with achondroplasia, a condition that gives him his distinctive physical appearance. This condition, however, didn’t hinder his aspirations. He attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California, and later ventured to the University of Southern California. Yet, driven by his passion for acting and comedy, he left college to pursue his dreams.
Williams’ journey into the world of comedy began with an unexpected encounter. Attending a Carlos Mencia live comedy show, he found himself the subject of Mencia’s jokes about dwarves.
Seizing the moment, Williams showcased his wit and caught Mencia’s attention. This chance encounter paved the way for Williams to join Mencia on stage, and eventually, he became Mencia’s opening act for tours like the Mind of Mencia and the Punisher Tour.
Williams’ talent extended beyond stand-up as he made a mark on television. His appearances on Mind of Mencia were memorable, portraying various roles that displayed his comedic range. From embodying a “dwarf whore” to leading an all dwarf basketball team, his humor shone through. He even graced shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he added his comedic flair to the festivities.
Brad Williams’ comedic journey further blossomed through his stand-up releases. His first full-length comedy album, “Coming Up Short,” was released in April 2011, marking a significant milestone in his career. He continued to excel, hosting the About Last Night podcast with fellow comedian/actor Adam Ray, a platform that allowed his humor to reach a broader audience.
Beyond the spotlight, Williams’ personal life reflects his resilience and joy. In 2017, he married Jasmine Gong, a Tae Kwon Do instructor. Their daughter, born in January 2020, shares Williams’ achondroplasia, making their bond even more special.
Brad Williams Parents
His parents are Steve and Terri Williams.
Brad Williams Siblings
He does not have any siblings. He is married to Jasmine Williams, an actress and martial artist, and they have a daughter named Elway.
Brad Williams Net Worth & Movies
His net worth is estimated to be around $500,000 as of 2021. He has appeared in several films and television shows, such as Live at Gotham, Mind of Mencia, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Mascots, and Daddy Issues.