Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. (born September 19, 1940, in Bennington, Nebraska) is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He was the voice of Frogbrauten in one episode of Timeless Tales from Hallmark.
Known for timeless classics such as "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Evergreen", "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Rainbow Connection", Paul Williams is responsible for what will remain part of our pop culture for many years to come. His music has been recorded by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
Paul Williams' reputation as a motion picture songwriter took hold in 1973, with an Academy Award nomination for "Nice to Be Around" (co-written with John Williams) from Cinderella Liberty (1973). 1975 brought Paul's second nomination for the soundtrack from the Brian De Palma cult classic Phantom of the Paradise (1974). He not only wrote the words and music and produced the album for the rock cantata, but also held the audience captive with his devious portrayal of the evil "Swan".
Many people are unaware that Paul has provided voice-overs for countless animated series, including his role as Penguin in Batman: The Animated Series (1992), and his recurring appearances in Phantom 2040 (1994). He also appeared with Patty Maloney in a Donny & Marie sketch in 1977.