|Who is it?||Actor, Writer, Producer|
|Birth Day||November 13, 1985|
|Birth Place||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
|Age||35 YEARS OLD|
|Other names||Robert Chapman Williamson|
|Spouse(s)||John Halbach (m. 2016)|
My goals when I created the show were simple; I wanted to write, direct and star in a project and see it through to completion, because I had been involved in so many micro budget projects that never saw the light of day. I also wanted to create the kind of LGBT series that TV networks refuse to, one where the main characters were not only gay, but flawed, complex individuals trying to navigate their messy lives, just like their straight friends.
Williamson has worked as an actor on stage, television, and in film. He appeared in the Broadway premiere of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio, starring Liev Schreiber, which ran from March 11 to June 24, 2007. Other stage performances include the Off-Broadway premiere of Przemyslaw Wojcieszek's Made in Poland. For this performance in Made in Poland, Williamson earned a positive review in Variety: "Williamson's hilariously serious perf as an angst-filled wannabe revolutionary strikes exactly the right note. As he wanders around his little town in post-Communist Poland, vandalizing cars and trashing phone booths, the unfairness of everything becomes so oppressive he delivers Bogus' every line like it's a prelude to a fistfight."
In 2012, Williamson created the web series EastSiders; two episodes were launched on YouTube in December 2012. Williamson crowdfunded the remaining episodes on Kickstarter, raising over $25,000. The subsequent second and third seasons were also successfully crowded funded through Kickstarter. In 2014, Wolfe Video became the series official distributor. The series was sold to Netflix in 2016, and a third season was released in 2017. The series has received critical acclaim since its release.
Williamson is openly gay and has been married to his EastSiders co-star John Halbach since February 27, 2016.