When he was still a baby, he joined the main cast of the children's television series Sesame Street.
His older brother Tyler James Williams was the star of the popular sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.
He grew up in the New York City area as the son of a New York Police Department officer and a minister and vocalist mother. His two older brothers, Tyler and Tyrel have both had successful acting careers.
In 2013, he began shooting Instant Mom, a series starring actress Tia Mowry.