Fast Facts

  • Was an athlete as a child; was involved with Little League baseball but primarily played basketball.
  • Studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England, after graduating from Howard University.
  • Originally aspired to be a director.
  • Made his TV debut in a 2003 episode of Third Watch.
  • Trained for five months with baseball coaches to prepare for his role as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013).


  • Howard University, Washington, D.C. (BFA in Directing, 2000)