A breif biography of Montel Williams,and how he came to be a talk show host.
Williams is the author of the best seller Mountain get out of my Way. This book discusses the three R’s- respect, restraint, and responsibility, it also discusses the importance of the family.
Montel joined forces with the office of the National Drug Control Policy to produce and direct two anti-drug Public Service Announcements.
Williams is an actor that starred in The Peacekeeper, also he developed and starred in Matt Walters. Williams appeared in Touched By An Angel, and appeared twice on JAG, as well
as The New Adventures of Robinhood.
Montel recently made his derectorial debut with Little Pieces starring his wife Grace who co-wrote the film with Amy Acton.
Williams began his professional career in the US Marine Corps. In 1974 when he enlisted after graduating High School. Montel became the first black marine selected to the Naval Academy Prep school. Williams received numerous awards and distinctions throughout his
One Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Two Navy Expeditionary Medals
Two Humanitarian Service Medals
One Navy achievement Medal
Two Navy Commendation Medals
Two Meritorious Service Awards
In 1988 he began informal counseling for wives and families of the service men in his command. Williams traveled and gave up his Navy career to speak. He spoke to more than
three million teens nationwide.
In 1992 Montel began his after care program for his guests to recieve counceling sessions and/or weight loss programs, drug rehabilitation, motivational camps and treatment for
In 1996 Montel won the Daytime Emmy award for outstanding talk show host.
In 1999 Williams received the Tipper Gore Remember the Children Volunteer award.
Williams also was presented with the PRISM award in 1999.
Montel Willilams is the proud father of four children.