Tyler James Williams is an American singer, actor, and rapper, who is most recognizable for his television role as the title character of the Chris Rock-inspired sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (which also featured Phineas and Ferb voice actor Vincent Martella). He also played Russ "Monty" Montgomery in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
For Disney, he played the songwriter Cyrus Debarge in the Disney Channel movie Let It Shine. His younger brother, Tyrel, is also an actor, and stars on the Disney XD series Lab Rats. Williams appeared on the show as his brother's character's future self.