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Hype Williams Height, Weight, Age & Wife

An award-winning film director, Hype Williams has worked on dozens of titles throughout his career. Not only has he directed numerous films, but he’s also worked on countless music videos over the years- to date, he has collaborated the most with rapper, Kanye West. Today, he is best known for his use of saturated colors, cinematic references, wide framing, and fisheye lens work. To learn more about him, be sure to keep on reading below.

Hype Williams Personal Facts – 2018 Update

Real Name

Harold Williams

Nick Name

Hype Williams

Occupation and Job

Film Director, Music Video Director

Famous For

Hype Williams is perhaps best known for the music videos that he’s directed over the years. An award-winning director, he has collaborated with many well-known artists throughout his career including Beyonce, Kanye West, Will Smith, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, and Kesha, among many others.

Age – How Old is He?

He is currently 47 years old

Birthday/Date of Birth

His birthday is in July 1970

Place of Birth/Hometown

Hype Williams was born and raised in Queens, New York. He later attended college in Garden City, in Nassau County.




He is of Honduran and African American descent.

Hype Williams Height, Weight & Body Facts

How Tall – Height in Feet

His height has not been disclosed to the public

How Tall – Height in Meters

His height has not been disclosed to the public

Weight in Pounds

His weight has not been disclosed to the public

Weight in Kilograms

His weight has not been disclosed to the public

Body Measurements

At this time, Hype Williams’ body measurements are unavailable

Waist Size

His waist size has not been disclosed to the public

Foot/Shoe Size

His shoe size has not been disclosed to the public


Eye Color

Dark brown

Hair Color


Personal Life

Is Hype Williams Currently in a Relationship?

As far as we know, Hype Williams is not currently in a relationship.

Hype Williams’ Girlfriends

In the past, he is said to have been romantically involved with Tyra Banks, Sara Pickett, and Sasha Dindayal.






As far as we know, Hype Williams is an only child and does not have any siblings.


As far as we know, Hype Williams is an only child and does not have any siblings.


Hype Williams does not have any children.

High School

At this time, it’s unclear where Hype Williams had attended high school.


Following his high school graduation, he moved to Nassau County, where he attended and studied at Adelphi University.


At this time, we do not have any information on Hype Williams’ salary.

Net Worth

As of 2017, Hype Williams has an estimated net worth of $15 Million.



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Born in July, he is most likely a Cancer

Phone Number

This information is currently unknown


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Hype Williams’ Social Media Accounts & Usernames

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Hype Williams’ Youtube Channel

As far as we know, Hype Williams does not have his own Youtube Channel

Hype Williams’ Snapchat Username 

Hype Williams does not appear to be on Snapchat at this time

Other Interesting Facts:

  • His initial work in tagging storefronts, playgrounds, and local billboards stimulated his interests in color
  • So far, he has only directed one feature film, Belly (1998), which starred rappers DMX, and Nas
  • A pioneer music video director, he’s known for his use of saturated colors, fisheye lens work, slow-motion sequences, and wide framing, among others
  • His nickname, “Hype” comes from the fact that he used to be a hyperactive child
  • He directed Aaliyah’s final music video, Rock the Boat, which was finished just a few hours before her untimely death in the plane crash
  • He has appeared in a few TV programmings over the years including Making the Video, Superhuman, Behind the Music, Stage 5, and Soul Deep
  • Kanye West is his most frequent collaborator (the two have worked on over twenty music videos together); second is Busta Rhymes
  • In the winter of 2007, he took the photos of Kim Kardashian for an issue of Playboy Magazine
  • Most recently, he directed the TV series short, Love Advent, which centers around a different A-list model for each episode
  • An active user of social media, he has over 38,000 followers on Twitter and more than 12,000 on Instagram
  • Recently this fall, he was honored at VH1’s 2017 Hip Hop Honors Ceremony, alongside Mariah Carey and Martin Lawrence
  • Some of his greatest videos include Kanye West’s Heartless, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Warning, Tupac’s California Love, and Busta Rhymes’ Put Ya Hands Where My Eyes Could See
  • He received his first break when working with Classic Concepts Video Productions in the early 90’s

Hype Williams Bio – 2018 Update

Born and raised in New York, Hype Williams launched his career with Classic Concepts Video Productions in the early 90’s. In 1998, he directed his first and only feature film, Belly, starring rappers DMX and Nas. Some of his later works include Mothership, Speed Racer, Thrilla, and Runaway, though a couple died in development. At one point, he was even in negotiations with MTV to develop an animated series that revolved around the world of music; unfortunately, the project never left the development stages.

Despite his involvement in the film industry, he is perhaps best known for his work in the music industry- more specifically as a director for MVs. From the early 90’s till now, Williams has collaborated with dozens of artists including Beyonce, Puff Daddy, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, R. Kelly, and Baby Face, among many others. Recognized for his contributions, the New Yorker has received numerous industry awards including a Billboard Music Video Award for Best Director of the Year, as well as a Music Video Production Association Award. As of 2014, Kanye West is his most frequent collaborator; the two have worked together on twenty music videos since 2005.

Brooke Carter
Brooke Carter
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