He's a card player, gambler, scoundrel. You'd like him
William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. (born April 6, 1937) is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer.
Born in New York City, Billy Dee has notched up an impressive array of film and television roles over the last 40 years.
He's easily best known as the roguish "Lando Calrissian" from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the third episode of the initial Star Wars trilogy Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).
Williams can also be seen on screen in Batman (1989), Moving Target (1996) and Undercover Brother (2002).
Billy Dee is one of three actors, along with Anthony Daniels and Mark Hamill, to reprise their same roles from the original "Star Wars" film trilogy in the NPR radio dramatizations of the trilogy.
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