The Katt’s out of the bag! After a series of legal issues, comedian Katt Williams is ready to get his life and career back on track. ABC exclusively confirmed to In Touch that Katt is slated to join the cast of their hit primetime sitcom Black-ish, and sources close to the actor tell us this could be his chance to finally make a great comeback to comedy.
Katt is confirmed to be appearing in a one-episode role as Perry, the father of new character Kyra (Quvenzhané Wallis). Kyra is Dre’s young cousin, who will be spending time with the family as her mom can’t take care of her. Perry is estranged from his daughter, but will pop in for an unexpected visit.
“It’s Katt’s big chance, maybe his last chance at a real comeback!” the source exclusively tells In Touch. An insider at ABC says Katt was hired to appear on the hit family series and the most surprising thing new update about the comic — who is known for his infamous drug-fueled escapades, fights, and feuds — is that “he’s sober, he’s on his best behavior and the cast loves him,” the insider added.
“It’s definitely a comeback for Katt. This is a big deal. He was on Atlanta, but this is a mainstream, family-friendly, network series. If Katt f–ks this up, he’s never getting another shot. Everyone is rooting for him, especially stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson.”
The last time fans saw Katt, 47, on TV was on an episode of the hit FX comedy-drama series Atlanta, created by Donald Glover who also stars in the series. But the actor and comedian is more well-known for his roles in the hit films Friday After Next and Norbit.
In his personal life, Katt struggled with a slew of legal issues dating back to 2006, when he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a stolen gun was found in his briefcase. Katt also has a handful of assault and battery charges on his record, and the most recent one happened in October 2018 when he was arrested in Portland. According to local newspaper Oregon Live, Katt allegedly assaulted the driver of a town car while they were en route to the private Atlantic Aviation airport after they had an argument over transporting Katt with his dog. Hopefully, he’s truly turned over a new leaf this time!