Where Are They Now? Kids From a Few of Our Favorite Black TV Shows
The Kids From “Everybody Hates Chris”
Tyler James Williams
If you loved “Everybody Hates Chris” like I did, then you know that the kids were the central figures in the show, none more than Tyler James, who played a young Chris Rock. He was funny, awkward, and an all around good young actor. So where is he now? If you’ve got The Disney Channel, you probably just saw him in the TV movie, Let It Shine, and he just finished working on a movie called We The Peeples. Aside from that, the 19-year-old has had guest roles on “House M.D.,” “True Jackson, VP” and is doing voice work for the show “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.” James also does a bit of rapping here and there as well.
Drew was Chris’ very popular, much cuter little brother who was macking on all the young girls AND the scandalous women. With an odd interest in things like magic, he was always very imaginative and ambitious. In real life, Tequan kept working like Tyler James, but mostly doing guest work – no recurring or starring roles. You’ve probably seen the 19-year-old actor on shows like “Private Practice,” “Memphis Beat,” and “Weeds.” But for now, you can catch him putting up very suggestive photos online (move over Romeo!). But I guess that’s what the young’ns like to do these days…
The very annoying but very adorable Tonya was the littlest sibling of the bunch on the show, but boy was she a lot of trouble. If one of her brothers got into some trouble and she found out, she would be ready to blackmail! Her favorite phrase on the show was, “Ooooh, I’m gon’ tell momma!” She was always hanging with Richmond’s character of Drew, or doing battle against James’ character of Chris. Now 18, Hakim did an episode of “The Wizards of Waverly Place” as well as the TV movie, “One Angry Juror.” But aside from that, we haven’t seen her all over the TV screen like that. Last time we checked, she was in a McDonald’s commercial pulling straws.