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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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 2017 Business Ethics (pre-production)
Zachery Cranston
 2017 Deuces (post-production)
 2017 Girls Trip (filming)
 2016 Beta Test
 2016 Game of Silence (TV Series)
- She Sang Hymns Out of Tune (2016) ... Shawn
- Hey (2016) ... Shawn
- The Truth (2016) ... Shawn
- Road Trip (2016) ... Shawn
- Into the Black (2016) ... Shawn
 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 (TV Movie)
 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)
 2008 Rescue Me Minisodes (TV Series)
Black Sean Johnston
 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
- Not Your Average Date (1990) ... Chilly D
- The Case of the Missing Toupee (1990) ... Chilly D
- 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 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
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Sammy
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Sammy
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
- Get 'Em Up, Scout (1988) ... Leshawn
 1988 Sonny Spoon (TV Series)
- Cheap & Chili (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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5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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It's interesting, because I've never seen myself as a sex symbol. It's actually kind of cool that women have taken to me. Because now I have a whole different demographic when it comes to the audiences. I have women who come out and support my movies and that is a huge demographic for me, which is great because some actors don't have a female base at all. See more »


He was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Bell Gardens, California. See more »

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