1. During his 17-year talk show host career, Montel hosted more than 3,300 episodes and interviewed 36,000 guests.
  2. Montel often says, “I never took the uniform off” because of his dedication to serving his fellow veterans.
  3. In addition to his naval awards and medals, he was given a Meritorious Service Award for his positive portrayal of the military on The Montel Williams Show.
  4. His language at the Naval Academy was Chinese; he then studied Russian and became a Russian linguist.
  5. Williams has helped raise more than $1.5 million for MS research.
  6. Montel was president of his high school class for two years.
  7. Montel received his sixth Emmy nomination in 2009 not for his talk show but for a supporting actor role in the long-running daytime soap Guiding Light.