Fast Facts

  • Aspired to play professional football while growing up.
  • Fought in Desert Storm as a soldier in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Became involved in Chicago's theater scene after returning from war.
  • Played the role of Wheeler Parker in a stage production of The Ballad of Emmett Till at the Goodman Theatre in 2008.
  • Won the Best Short Film Award at the 10th annual Hollywood Black Film Festival for The (Mis)Leading Man, which he both wrote and starred in.
  • Made his Broadway debut as an understudy for multiple roles in A Streetcar Named Desire at Broadhurst Theatre in 2012.
  • Was the understudy for various roles in a Broadway production of A Time to Kill in 2013.
  • Provided voice-over work for many brands, including Sony, Toyota, Budweiser, Powerade, CoverGirl and McDonald's.


  • Zuri Amina — Daughter
  • JoNell Kennedy — Ex-wife