Do you remember “#Sweet Daddy Williams” on the CBS sitcom Good Times, Theodore “Teddy” Wilson is best known for the role? Sweet Daddy was a clean dressing, sweet talking loan shark on the sitcom. He was known for loaning out money and making people pay him back with an arm and leg—literally. Wilson was an American actor and soul singer. He was born in New York City, New York on December 10, 1943. He first began his career as a soul singer fronting a band which was called the “Counts” before he started acting in the Blaxploitation film, “Cotton Comes to Harlem.”
Wilson soon landed acting jobs in sitcoms such as “What’s Happening,” “That’s My Mama, “Good Times,” and many more. Wilson continued to work steadily throughout the late 1980s and 1990s appearing in Alien Nation, Dallas, Family Matters, Tales from the Crypt, Gabriel’s Fire, Mama’s Family and Quantum Leap. In 1980, Wilson married actress Joan Pringle. The couple had two children. Wilson was a member of the Negro Ensemble Company in New York City. On July 21, 1991, Wilson died at the age of very young age of 47 in Los Angeles, California.