While many might not know Gary Anthony Williams by name, you know his voice if you’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing the spot on, politically conscious, Cartoon Network Adult Swim cult comedy series, “The Boondocks.”
“The Boondocks” was borne from the comic strip that was first seen on the music site Hitlist.com and Gary Anthony Williams memorably voiced the irascible turncoat, modern day house slave “Uncle Ruckus” for four seasons and 55 episodes.
“Uncle” Ruckus is known for his transcendental race and class conscious commentary on what it means to be one of very few black families living in the lily white suburban haven of Woodcrest, or any well off suburb America.
So Williams has some chops when it comes to playing funny characters that audiences just love to see getting what’s coming to them.
It follows well then that Williams’ character Bebop in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows” finds himself, along with his best buddy Rocksteady, played with relish by four-time world champion WWE wrestler Sheamus mutated into something less than wonderful as new foot soldiers for the dreaded super villian Shredder (Brian Tee).
“He gets morphed into a warthog, ” said Williams with a bit of glee. “He is very willing to help Shredder also. Just not the smartest dude in the world. Neither of them are,” shared Williams about his partner in crime, Rocksteady.
” Behop and Rocksteady have a real love for each other being around each other and helping each other out,” Williams added. “It’s a brotherly love thing that actually Sheamus and I have a really good time just hanging out together.”
Well, in that case, it would appear that in fiction and in real life, sudden horrific mutation makes for good bedfellows… or something like that.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows” starring Megan Fox, Stephen Arnell, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Alan Ritchson, Sheamus, Noel Fisher, Gary Anthony Williams, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Laura Linney and Brittany Ishibashi opens nationwide in theaters on June 3, 2016.