Larry O. Williams

Talent & Brand Executive, Manager and Agency Owner

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Biography

Larry O. Williams (Jr.) was born in the Entertainment business, Larry started his professional acting career at the age of 6. By the age of 17, Larry had gathered over 45 television credits, was considered for an Emmy, starred in dozens of television shows, starred in an Emmy winning television special and was a Series regular in HBO’s first scripted show First and Ten. However, even with such success and strong industry relationships, Larry chose to receive his education first. Larry left the secure confines of Hollywood for the prestige of attending the University of San Diego on a full baseball scholarship. After 4 consecutive All-Conference record setting seasons and 2 All American honors, Larry completed his undergraduate studies and turned down a professional baseball career to pursue his love, but not without obtaining his B.A. from University of San Diego in Communications and a M.A. from the University of Southern California in Brand and Communication Management. As a young actor and businessman, Larry is nurtured by such Executives as Charles King, Aaron Kaplan, Troy Carter, Topper Carew and Stan Lathan.  Here Larry expanded his involvement in Hollywood to include writing and producing in addition to acting.

At the famed William Morris Talent Agency and before promoting to Agent,  Larry worked for several key executives, including the President of Worldwide Network Packaging (Aaron Kaplan), Partner & Vice President of Motion Picture Literary (Charles King), a V.P. of Talent (Jennifer Craig), & the Vice President in Television Syndication (Greg Lipstone). After 3 years of intense training, Larry was promoted to Agent but chose Management as a better platform to achieve complete diversification.  On a referral, Larry was led to Erving Wonder /Sanctuary Management as a manager and under the supervision of Troy Carter (Lady Gaga) and Matthew Knowles (Beyonce/Destiny’s Child). Here, Larry created his own indie shingle –The Williams Talent Agency.

Within 2 years, Williams Talent Agency became the largest minority owned full-service Talent Agency in the world! Williams Talent Agency represented some of the most highly regarded talent in the business today. Including but not limited to: the Producer of Def Comedy Jam and BET’s comedy show One Mic, 1 Academy Award Winner, 1 Golden Globe winner, 2 Emmy Winners, 2 Ovation Award Winners, 3 NAACP Award Winners, 5 Broadway performers, 1 Tony nominee, 1 Stella Award winner and 7 platinum selling performers! In addition to talent representation, WTA has also entered into the world of Television & Film packaging, and personal appearance for nationally touring comedians packaging the film “Tons of Love.”

In 2018, Larry partnered with Henry & Leah Daniels-Butler to merge Williams Talent Management with Connect Global, LLC to integrate talent management, production, brand management, marketing, and packaging efforts via shingle 1oneninety5 Productions.

“The Future is wide open for me. My vision is a vertically integrated, seamless world of Entertainment, where entertainers float from industry to industry, genre to genre, medium to medium.”

 

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