Theodore "Teddy" Wilson
(December 10, 1943 – July 21, 1991) was an American character actor
best known for his recurring role as Sweet Daddy Williams on the CBS sitcom Good Times
Born in New York, New York
, Wilson made his acting debut in the blaxploitation
film, Cotton Comes to Harlem
. He would go on to appear in several blaxploitation films of the era. In addition to films, Wilson also landed roles in several popular television shows. Wilson portrayed Earl the postman in the series That's My Mama
. He also played several characters in the 1970s sitcom What's Happening!!
, including the role of Al Dunbar in a popular two-part episode
. In the conclusion of the two-part episode, Wilson's character gets arrested for bootlegging a Doobie Brothers
In 1977, Wilson starred in the short-lived sitcom The Sanford Arms
, a spin-off
of Sanford and Son
. After the series was canceled, Wilson made various guest appearances in episodes of The White Shadow
(he also wrote a 1980 episode), Enos
, Gimme a Break!
, The Golden Girls
, and What's Happening Now
. In 1986, he had a recurring role on another short-lived series,......