Otis Williams
Otis Williams
Real Name/Full Name Otis Williams
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Big Daddy
Birth Place: Texarkana, Texas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 October 1941
Age/How Old: 82 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters –188 cm
In Feet and Inches –  6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms –76 kg
In Pounds – 167 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Bald Head
Parents Name: Father – Otis Miles
Mother –  Hazel Louise Williams
Siblings: N/A
School: Detroit’s Northwestern High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Arleata Williams (m. 1983–1997), Ann Cain (m. 1967–1973), Josephine Rogers (m. 1961–1964)
Kids/Children Name: Otis Lamont Williams, Elan Carter
Profession: Singer, Songwriter and Producer
Net Worth: $10 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Otis Williams is a famous and marvelous baritone singer, songwriter and producer. Otis Williams is the founder and last surviving member of the Motown vocal band “The Temptations”, an insane and energetic band he still performs and wishes to serve until his last heartbeat. He is a talented and extraordinary warrior in the kingdom of music.

Well, how well do you know about Otis Williams? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Otis Williams’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Otis Williams to date.

Biography and Early Life

Otis Williams is better known as Big Daddy was born in Texarkana, Texas, the United States on 30th of October in the year 1941 to a father- Otis Miles and a beautiful mother- Hazel Louise Williams. Otis’s parents got separated after a few years of his birth. Afterwards, her incredible mother got remarried and migrated to Detroit, Michigan, leaving him to his grandmother in Texarkana. When Otis was ten years old, his mother moved him to Detroit to live with him and his step-father.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Otis Williams in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Otis Williams’s age is 82 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 30 October 1941. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about  167 lbs in Pound and 76 kg in Kilograms.


There is not much information regarding his education. He only revealed his school name in one of his media interviews, Detroit’s Northwestern High School. He completed his high school education from there and soon got involved in his professional career.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

William wedded to Josephine Rogers in 1961, and she gave birth to his child-Otis Lamont in the same year. His son was a construction worker but regrettably lost his life after he fell from a building in a workplace in Detroit in the year 1983.

He later engaged to Patti LaBelle, but the latter broke the engagement when asked to sacrifice her career and wholly take on the responsibility as a homemaker. In 1967 Otis got married to Ann Cain, but they got separated legally in 1973.

After nearly a decade he wedded to Arleata “Goldie Williams”. Her daughter Elan Carter achieved the title of 1994’s Playboy’s Playmate of the Month” in June 1994.

Is Otis Williams Gay?

Otis Williams has married three times with Arleata Williams (m. 1983–1997), Ann Cain (m. 1967–1973), and Josephine Rogers (m. 1961–1964). But unfortunately, he couldn’t flourish his married life and got divorced, and he is also a proud father of three beautiful kids. Hence, he isn’t gay.

Professional Career

Otis Williams has a great fascination with music since his teenage. He adopted his mother’s maiden name for his stage name. He has been part of various groups like Otis Williams and the Siberians, the El Domingoes, and the Distance. “Come-On” song was co-written in 1959 by Williams and Johnnie Mae Matthews, a great producer and manager Johnnie Mae Matthews who was a local hit by The Distance. Many Distance recordings were not successful enough, so Otis Williams and friend Elbridge “Al” Bryant and Melvin Franklin left the Distance and joined Berry Gordy of Motown Records, which is an upgrade of class for him.

Later, in 1961 MowTown signed Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and Otis Williams, Elbridge “Al” Bryant and Melvin Franklin as “The Temptations”. Over the years the Temptations became the most successful in soul music and crossed all heights of success. Along with a successful and an Incredible baritone singer he is also an insightful writer of few books like Temptations, Career Strategies and Neck Bones for Supper: Stories from a Mississippi Childhood: Some Facts, Some Fiction.


He has always been appreciated for his works and his participation in creating melodious songs. Although he has not received any notable awards solely as a brilliant performer of Temptation, it has helped its group achieve several awards.

Temptation has been honored with 4 Grammy Awards among nine nominations.

In 1974, the Temptation was honored with Favorite Soul/Rhythm And Blues/Band/Duo/ Group in the inaugural American Music Awards Ceremony. They were the first to receive it.

They had won AMA for Best Soul/Rhythm & Blues Album in 1976.

The band had named many accommodations.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Otis Williams in 2024

Otis Williams Net Worth
Otis Williams Net Worth

Otis William is a famous American singer and has served quite a long in Temptation’s organizer of the group’s leader; hence his most fortune has been earned through the same. His estimated net worth is of $10 Million as of 2024. He is widely known as the last survivor in the real members of age Temptations.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He has also written a fantastic and historical book about his own band-Temptation, which is one of the best vocal groups ever.
  • He is a great leader who has always focusedon his team’s performance and not his owns and has rarely performed as a lead singer.

Otis Williams is a well-appreciated American baritone singer. He is nicknamed as “Big Daddy”, he sometimes has also showcased his talent as a songwriter and a record producer. He also owns the rights to the Temptations name. He has won many accommodations for his team and has served selflessly for the betterment of his team. His splendid performance has mesmerized eardrums of all and is still doing much.


  1. Otis Williams is an amazing person professional, great performer and legendary for keeping this wonderful group together and performing at the pinnacle never attained by any other
    God Bless Otis Williams, there’s only one. Haven’t lost step


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