Fast Facts

  • Launched his acting career with a role in the TV series Earth 2.
  • Named one of Television's 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time by TV Guide.
  • Published a book of poetry in 2001.
  • Directed the 2004 short film The Great Commission, a psychological drama about a religious-minded prostitute.
  • Created a mixed-media art exhibit titled Artherapy.
  • Best known for his roles on Soul Food and Prison Break.
  • Through DNA testing, traced his roots to the Yoruba people of Nigeria.


  • Berkeley Seon Dunbar — Daughter
  • Maya Dunbar — Wife
  • Ivy Holmes — Ex-wife


  • Attended Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, United States; attended College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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  • Birth Place: Oakland, California, United States
  • Birthday: January 11, 1973, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor

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