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Morris Chestnut

A tall, handsome, and versatile American actor, Morris Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California, to Shirley (Wynn) and Morris Chestnut, Sr. He first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood (1991), a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his ... See full bio »

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 2015/III Heist
 2015/I The Perfect Guy
 2014 Brakedown (Short)
High School Girl
 2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
- For Black Eyes Only (2013) ... Craig (voice)
 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series)
- Spooky Little Girl (2011) ... Luke
- Rubber Man (2011) ... Luke
- Open House (2011) ... Luke
- Piggy Piggy (2011) ... Luke
- Halloween: Part 2 (2011) ... Luke
 2009 Love in the Nick of Tyme (Video)
Marcelles Wynters
 2008 The Prince of Motor City (TV Movie)
Leo Moore
 2007 The Perfect Holiday
 2005 Bones (TV Series)
Agent Oakes
- The Man in the Wall (2005) ... Agent Oakes
 2005 The Cave
Top Buchanan
 2005 Dante (TV Movie)
 2003 Confidence
 2001 The Killing Yard (TV Movie)
 2001 Scenes of the Crime
 2001 Two Can Play That Game
Keith Fenton
 1997-1998 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Mal Robinson
- Hitting Olansky (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- El Nino (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- Russian Roulette (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- Green Card (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- My Brother's Keeper (1998) ... Mal Robinson
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
 1997 G.I. Jane
 1995 Higher Learning
Track Anchor (uncredited)
 1994 The Inkwell
Harold Lee
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Hamilton Brown
- Mystery Date (1994) ... Hamilton Brown
- Love Thy Neighbor (1994) ... Hamilton Brown
 1992-1993 Out All Night (TV Series)
Jeff Carswell
- Taking Care of Business (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- Mall in the Family (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- Under My Thumb (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- The Tenant's Commandments (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- The Way We Were (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
 1993 The Ernest Green Story (TV Movie)
Ernest (Brother) Green
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War (TV Movie)
Prince Franklin
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Locker Room Kid
 1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Jason Woodman
- A Family Affair (1990) ... Jason Woodman
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Release of Jamie Foxx's music video for "Blame It," which premiered on 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000); and was directed by Hype Williams; with appearances by Ron Howard; Forest Whitaker; Jake Gyllenhaal; Samuel L. Jackson; Quincy Jones; Cedric the Entertainer; Morris Chestnut; Clifton Powell; Alex Thomas; DeRay Davis; Joe; ... See more »

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5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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It's hard when you see a scene where it's raining, and we have the rain machine, and you see it for 5 minutes, but that scene takes all day to shoot, and you do it with rain, and the dry off, and go back and do it again. See more »


Has worked with Steven Seagal twice. He was both Seagal's character's partner and main enemy. In Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), Chestnut is Seagal's character's reluctant partner. In Half Past Dead (2002), he co-starred as the main villain. See more »

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Happy Birthday Morris and Happy New Year tauriab
Who looks better Morris or LL shepimp1987
Who looks better, Morris C. or Boris K.? jinx24
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