Gary Anthony Williams Baffled Fans With His Incredible Weight Loss – How He Did It?

By Sandy
Published on December 2, 2021, Updated on December 2, 2021

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Gary Anthony Williams, the star of Netflix’s ‘The Crew,’ lost 50 pounds in a year. Learn about the actor’s diet and workout routine, and check his before and after photos.

Gary Anthony Williams began his acting career in 1990 with a one-episode role on the television series In the Heat of the Night. He went on to star in other shows and became well-known for his role in Malcolm in the Middle.

The actor has starred in a number of TV series such as Boston Legal, Unsung, I’m Sorry, and Whose Line is it Anyway?. He’s also appeared in shows and movies like Man With a Plan, Mom, The Neighborhood, and Just Roll with It.

When The Crew premiered on Netflix the day after Valentine’s Day, people were surprised to see Kevin James with a shaved head and longtime comic actor and voice-over talent Gary Anthony Williams had shed a lot of weight.

Gary Anthony Williams’ incredible weight loss journey has motivated everyone who wants to lose weight. How did this outstanding actor lose so much weight in such a short period of time? How much weight did he lose exactly? We’ve got all the information you need.

Why Did Gary Anthony Williams Slim Down?

Back in April 2001, Anthony went for his routine health check-up, just before filming the spy action comedy film Undercover Brother, and asked the doctor to weigh him to determine his current weight.

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Gary Anthony Williams once weighed over 360 pounds. Photo credit: Instagram/garyanthonywilliams

However, the Doctor informed him that the weighing scale they had would not be able to weigh him because it did not have a higher number. And it was at this point that the doctor advised him to start thinking about losing weight.

This smacked Anthony in the face and made him realize he needed to start thinking about losing weight.

How Did Gary Anthony Williams Lose Weight?

Anthony began working out every day and cutting down on carbs after receiving advice from his doctor to stay in shape.

The Man With a Plan actor discussed his diet plan and called “white is an evil” diet. He admitted to eliminating all white items such as bread, rice, pasta, sugar, white potatoes, and so forth.

He also developed a passion for jogging, which enabled him to burn more calories and lose weight quickly.

Gary Anthony Williams before and after transformation

Gary Anthony Williams before and after transformation. Photo credit:

Anthony astonished fans when he dropped 50 pounds in 2002. He weighed 360 pounds a year ago, yet in just a year, he managed to lose eight inches off his waistline.

Gary Anthony Williams not only lost weight in 2001/02, but he continued to reduce weight over the years, and by 2018, his weight had dropped to 195 pounds.

This means he lost up to 155 pounds in roughly 18 years.

Gary Anthony Williams Weight Loss Has Baffled Fans

One of his admirers noticed how skinny Anthony was during the Carmax commercial and went to Reddit to inquire if anybody else had noticed. He asked:

Has anyone else seen Gary Anthony Williams (Stevie’s dad) in the new Carmax commercial? I know weight loss is good for your health, but it’s not supposed to make you Benjamin Button. He looks younger now than he did twenty years ago.

The post drew a lot of attention, and many fans began to respond. One fan claimed he’s half the man now, while another claimed his appearance had completely changed, with his accent/voice being the sole clue.

Gary Anthony Williams weight loss

Gary Anthony Williams has shed a lot of weight over the years. Photo credit: Instagram/garyanthonywilliams

One Reddit user wrote:

He has a beautiful, booming voice! I love hearing some of his voice acting and am glad to see him looking so healthy and trim.

While the majority of his admirers were glad that he had lost weight and was in better health than before, other fans began to question if he had shrunk owing to the pressures of Hollywood.

Anthony responded:

I’ve never been ashamed of how I look. I’ve changed the way I live. I’d like to be around a long time.

It’s fair to say Williams isn’t afraid to speak his mind.

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