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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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Known For

Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2 Detective Marcus Williams
(2013)
The Call
The Call Officer Paul Phillips
(2013)
Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood Ricky Baker
(1991)
Like Mike
Like Mike Tracy Reynolds
(2002)

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 2016 When the Bough Breaks
John Taylor
 2015/III Heist
Dog (Derek Prince)
 2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Craig
- For Black Eyes Only (2013) ... Craig (voice)
 2012 Think Like a Man
James (uncredited)
 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Luke
- 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
Benjamin
 2005 Bones (TV Series)
Agent Oakes
- The Man in the Wall (2005) ... Agent Oakes
 2005 The Cave
Top Buchanan
 2005 Dante (TV Movie)
Dante
 2003 Confidence
Travis
 2001 The Killing Yard (TV Movie)
Shango
 2001 Scenes of the Crime
Ray
 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)
Andre
 1997 G.I. Jane
McCool
 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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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that. See more »

Trivia:

Had a cameo appearance, but was uncredited, in the movie Higher Learning (1995) as one of the track runners on the team. See more »

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Capricorn

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