In addition to his recurring role as copywriter Ed Gifford on AMC’s “Mad Men,” emerging triple-threat, Kit Williamson, writes, directs, and stars in the Emmy-Nominated LGBT web series “EastSiders,” which is now available on DVD, Vimeo, Amazon, Fullscreen, Hulu and international VOD through Wolfe Video. The series debuted in 2012 to critical acclaim, winning the LA Weekly Award for Best Web Drama and the Indie Series Award for Best Ensemble, as well as being nominated for a Satellite Award from the International Press Academy. His production company Go Team Entertainment raised over $150,000 on Kickstarter to shoot a second season of the show, which premiered with an exclusive VOD window on Vimeo On Demand. He can also be seen in episodes od “The Good Wife,” “Numb3rs,” “Public Morals” and the Amazon series “Bosch,” as well as playing the leading role in the hit rom-com web series “Hipsterhood” and viral videos for Funny or Die and Daywalt Fear Factory. Kit’s film work includes the Lifetime thriller “Anatomy of Deception,” the apocalyptic road trip comedy “Best Friends Forever, ” which debuted at Slamdance, the feature films “Retake” (Frameline and Outfest 2016) which he also served as a consulting producer on and “Kiss Me, Kill Me” (Reeling Chicago, FilmOUT San Diego) which he also served as a consulting producer on.
Kit was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended the prestigious theatre program at Interlochen Arts Acadamey then attended college at Manhattan’s Fordham University, Lincoln Center, where he performed in many main stage shows, working with Obie-award winner Larry Sacharow. During his sophomore year of college Kit auditioned and landed the role of Jacques Roux in an experimental production of Marat/Sade Off-Off Broadway. His performance got the attention of Broadway, and shortly after he was cast in the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, starring Liev Schreiber and directed by Tony-award winner Robert Falls. He played the role of Spike, a member of Barry Champlain’s onstage crew, and understudied the role of Kent. The production was nominated for the Tony award for best revival.
Other film and TV credits include “Numb3rs” (CBS), “Death Valley” (MTV), “2010 Moby Dick” from The Asylum, “The Untimely Concurrence” from Matemotja Productions (AOF International Film Fest winner, best LGBT short, Movieville Fest), “Para-Normal” from Lauren Timmons (Screamfest LA), “Panacea” from Kent Hastings (Sacramento Horror Fest), “Last Halloween” from Steele Films (Rhode Island Horror Fest), “The Many Doors of Albert Whale” from Daywalt Fear Factory (Viscera Fest, Bleed Fest, Mississippi Pulp Con), “The Brute Killer” (Las Vegas International Film Fest winner, Silver Ace Award, Hollyshorts, Chicago Latino Film Fest), and the feature films “Opious” from World’s Last Hero Productions and “Truth or Dare” from BDHR Entertainment.
New York theatre credits include the tony-nominated revival of “Talk Radio” on Broadway, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Sonnet Rep, “Marat/Sade” with Push Productions and numerous credits with At Play Productions. His performance as a disaffected skinhead in “Made in Poland” Off Broadway at 59E59 with The Play Company garnered him outstanding reviews, with Variety raving “Kit Williamson’s hilariously serious performance as an angst-filled wannabe revolutionary strikes exactly the right notes… Bogus’ interactions are almost always funny and occasionally deeply touching.”
Also an accomplished playwright, Kit’s play “The Gin Dialogues” won the Playwrights First Award from The National Arts Club and was selected for the Playlab at the Great Plains Theater Conference in Omaha. His play “Shot for Shot” was produced by Theater Masters in Aspen and again Off Broadway at Theater Row as part of the National MFA Playwriting Festival. His work has also been produced by Fordham University, UCLA and Iowa State University. Kit is currently pursuing his MFA in playwriting at UCLA.