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Cress Williams (born 26 July 1970; age 49) played Talak'talan in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine second season episode "The Jem'Hadar". Williams is perhaps best known for playing Lavon Hayes in Hart of Dixie.
Williams has had recurring roles as D'Shawn Hardell in Beverly Hills, 90210, Reggie Moore in ER, Sam Magala in Providence, Wyatt in Prison Break (with Wade Williams), Nathan Woods in Veronica Mars, Tucker Jones in Gray's Anatomy, Antwon Babcock in the final season of Nash Bridges, Ornette Howard in Friday Night Lights, and as Terence 'Scooter' Williams in Living Single. Williams has guest starred in Becker (with Terry Farrell), The West Wing, Cold Case and Hawthorne.