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Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate was born on the west side of Chicago to Larry and Peggy Tate, the youngest of three brothers. His brothers are actors Larron Tate and Lahmard J. Tate. In 1984, Larenz and his family moved to California. It was while living in California that Larenz's parents got him and his brothers involved in a drama program at the Inner City ... See full bio »

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 2015 Game of Silence (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2015 Mr. Robinson (TV Series) (pre-production)
Kevin Rice
 2015 Beta Test (post-production)
 2013-2015 House of Lies (TV Series)
Malcolm Kaan
- Praise Money! Hallowed Be Thy Name (2015) ... Malcolm Kaan
- Trust Me, I'm Getting Plenty of Erections (2015) ... Malcolm Kaan
- Entropy Is Contagious (2015) ... Malcolm Kaan
 2015 White Water
 2014 Rush (TV Series)
Dr. Alex Burke
- Bitter Sweet Symphony (2014) ... Dr. Alex Burke
- Dirty Work (2014) ... Dr. Alex Burke
- Get Lucky (2014) ... Dr. Alex Burke
- Because I Got High (2014) ... Dr. Alex Burke
- You Spin Me Around (2014) ... Dr. Alex Burke
 2013 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
- Mindy Lahiri Is a Racist (2013) ... Tracy
 2011 Gun Hill (TV Movie)
Bird Stevens
 2011 Behind the Scenes of Sacks West (Video short)
 2011 Sacks West (Short)
 2011 Justified (TV Series)
Clinton Moss
- For Blood or Money (2011) ... Clinton Moss
 2008 Blue Blood (TV Movie)
 2006 Waist Deep
 2006 Love Monkey (TV Series)
Shooter Cooper
- Confidence (2006) ... Shooter Cooper
- Coming Out (2006) ... Shooter Cooper
- Mything Persons (2006) ... Shooter Cooper
- Opportunity Knocks (2006) ... Shooter Cooper
- The Window (2006) ... Shooter Cooper
 2006 Waterfront (TV Series)
- Sting Like a Butterfly (2006) ... Marcus
- Street Fight (2006) ... Marcus
- Pilot (2006) ... Marcus
- Trash Talk ... Marcus
- Deal Time ... Marcus
 2005 187 Ride or Die (Video Game)
Buck (voice)
 2004/I Ray
Quincy Jones
 2004/I Crash
Peter Waters
 2003 Biker Boyz
 2000 Love Come Down
Neville Carter
 1994 South Central (TV Series)
Andre Mosely
- Date (1994) ... Andre Mosely
- Dog (1994) ... Andre Mosely
- Gun: Part 2 (1994) ... Andre Mosely
- Gun: Part 1 (1994) ... Andre Mosely
- Dad (1994) ... Andre Mosely
 1994 The Inkwell
Drew Tate
 1992 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
 1991 Seeds of Tragedy (TV Movie)
 1991 Clippers (TV Short)
 1990-1991 Family Matters (TV Series)
Willie Fuffner
- Life of the Party (1991) ... Willie Fuffner
- Requiem for an Urkel (1990) ... Willie Fuffner
 1990 You Take the Kids (TV Series)
- The Eggs & I (1990)
 1990 New Attitude (TV Series)
Chilly D / Chilly
- Not Your Average Date (1990) ... Chilly D
- The Case of the Missing Toupee (1990) ... Chilly
- I Am Not a Crook (1990) ... Chilly D
- Pilot (1990) ... Chilly D
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Street Kid #3
- The Scrooge (1989) ... Street Kid #3
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Movie)
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Basketball Team Captain
- Loosiers (1989) ... Basketball Team Captain
 1989 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Young Adam Fuller
- Woolly Bullies (1989) ... Young Adam Fuller
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
- Get 'Em Up, Scout (1988) ... Leshawn
 1988 Sonny Spoon (TV Series)
- Cheap & Chilly (1988)
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Other Boy
- Cool and the Gang: Part 2 (1987) ... Other Boy
- Cool and the Gang: Part 1 (1987) ... Other Boy
 1987 Hunter (TV Series)
Sporty's Nephew
- Crossfire (1987) ... Sporty's Nephew
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Older Brother (segment "Night of the Meek")
- Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star (1985) ... Older Brother (segment "Night of the Meek")
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Played the abusive and domineering boyfriend of singer Ashanti in her video, "Rain on Me." (2003).

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What I look for in a script is the plot point and whether they're strong, obviously, or not, whether the characters are rich or not, and if I can do justice to the character or not. Some movies you look at and the script is so bad that no one can do anything with the script. I mean, that's probably why Denzel Washington turns down so much. It's like why go through all of the ups and downs of ... See more »


Before portraying him in Ray (2004), he spent time with Quincy Jones. See more »

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