Rugg williams

Rugg Williams is an American actor who co-starred in the crime drama In the Heat of the Night with Carroll O'Connor for four seasons as Eugene Glendon, Denise Nicholas troubled son. Prior to working on In the Heat of the Night, he could be seen on Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills as Swinton Sawyer who was the brains of the group, Family Matters, Hunter, Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories with Seth Green, Sheena Easton and F. William Parker and much more.

Life and career

A native of Washington, D.C., Rugg holds degrees in Business Management as well as Marketing. After relocating to Los Angeles, he attended the west coast, American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he performed in such productions as Picnic, A Taste of Honey and Othello. He has since then performed in over sixty stage productions including The Mighty Gents, The Pajama Game, Slow Down the Night, the national tour of God’s Trying to Tell You Something and A Soldiers Play. The NAACP Theatre Committee and the L.A Weekly Theatre Awards have honored him for his work in Ted Lange’s Tinseltown Trilogy. His most prominent stage performance was spent at the Pasadena Playhouse, in the award winning play Mr. Ricky Calls a Meeting, directed by Sheldon Epps.

Rugg is best known for his portrayal of “Eugene” on In the Heat of the Night for four seasons, playing opposite the late Carroll O’ Connor and Denise Nicholas. Some of his other television credits include Dangerous Minds, Family Matters, Silk Stalkings, Hunter, Real Ghosts, a starring role in CBS’ MOW Crosses on the Lawn, a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210, Sister, Sister and Walker, Texas Ranger to name a few. Rugg has also captured roles in films such as Good Kids Die Too, Family Prayers, Biker Boyz, Renegade Radio, Trippin’ and Social Misfits. When Rugg was cast in BET’s original comedy sketch show L.A. Friday’s, he was also hired on as one of the shows writers.

After a successful run as a working actor in Hollywood, Rugg went on to be cast in the long running stage play Jonin’. Rugg was given the opportunity to become one of the show's producers and the play was then re-cast with new director, Tommy Ford and went on to run another successful year.

Rugg then formed his own company, RuggRat FilmWorks, Inc which led to him writing and directing his own film short entitled Lost and Found, about a young homeless boy who finds a wallet with a winning lottery ticket inside. Soon after he began to assemble several television premises and pilots to develop along with a catalog of feature films ideas.

Rugg has now co-created and produced the pilot, Calvin and Freddie’s Cosmic Encounters starring his own sons Oren Williams (Rebound) and Zachary Isaiah Williams (Honey).

Rugg is also the co-author of the book ShowBiz Kidz… How to get you child started in Show Business.


  • 2003 Maniac Magee (TV movie) Man (uncredited)
  • 2003 Biker Boyz Clean Cut Guy (uncredited)
  • 2001 Social Misfits Malcolm
  • 1999 Unbowed Lewis
  • 1999 Trippin' Rich Boy
  • 1999 Michael Jordan: An American Hero (TV movie) Del Shawn
  • 1998 Sister, Sister (TV series) Michael

- Home Sweet Dorm (1998) … Michael

  • 1997 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series) Clifton Harris

– Mr. Justice (1997) … Clifton Harris

  • 1992-1997 Family Matters (TV series) Laura's Study Partner / Rick

– Who's Afraid of the Big Black Book? (1997) … Rick – The Urkel Who Came to Dinner (1992) … Laura's Study Partner

  • 1996 Dangerous Minds (TV series) Worker #1

– Evolution (1996) … Worker #1

  • 1996 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series) Floor Director

– The Things We Do for Love (1996) … Floor Director – Disappearing Act (1996) … Floor Director

  • 1994-1995 Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills (TV series) Swinton Sawyer

– It's a Gorganus Life (1995) … Swinton Sawyer – The Glitch (1995) … Swinton Sawyer – The Opiate from the Future (1995) … Swinton Sawyer – Turncoat (1995) … Swinton Sawyer – Deja Vu (1995) … Swinton Sawyer 35 more episodes

– Hard Choices (1994) … Eugene Glendon – A Correct Settling (1993) … Eugene Glendon – The Leftover Man: Part 2 (1993) … Eugene Glendon – A Small War: Part 2 (1992) … Eugene Glendon – A Small War: Part 1 (1992) … Eugene Glendon 4 more episodes

  • 1994 Victor One aka Undercover Cop
  • 1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV series) Chris Hawkins

– Crosses on the Lawn (1993) … Chris Hawkins

  • 1993 Family Prayers Activist #2
  • 1993 Silk Stalkings (TV series)

– Crush (1993)

  • 1990 Hunter (TV series) Randy Ellis

– The Incident (1990) … Randy Ellis

  • 1989 Growing Pains (TV series) Guy

– Fish Bait (1989) … Guy

  • 1998 The Players Club (ADR voice) (uncredited)
  • 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen (TV movie) (ADR voice) (uncredited)
  • 1992 South Central (ADR voice) (uncredited)



Existing articles

Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills Swinton Sawyer played by Rugg Williams was the brains of the group, he wore glasses and was African-American unlike the other teens. ... 9 KB (1,454 words) - 23:27, 7 October 2010

Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories William Parker (Wally Marshall), Sheena Easton (Janet Mackey), Rugg Williams (Mike), Linda Cook (Patricia Mischel), Edward Winter (Carl Lawson) ... 15 KB (2,315 words) - 18:59, 13 October 2010

In the Heat of the Night (TV series) Recurring cast |! : Rugg Williams | Eugene Glendon | Wallace Merck | Colmer | Christine Elise | Lana Gillespie - Gillespie's daughter ... 34 KB (5,358 words) - 02:46, 2 October 2010

External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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