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Blair Underwood

Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater at Carnegie-Mellon, he moved to New York and got ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Lion Guard (TV Series)
- The Rise of Makuu (2016) ... Makuu (voice)
 2014 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
Ludie Watts
 2012-2013 Secret Millionaire (TV Series)
- Wing Lam: Mobile, AL (2013) ... Narrator
- Debbie Johnston: Richmond, CA (2013) ... Narrator
- Anne Beiler: Baltimore, MD (2013) ... Narrator
- Amos Winbush: New Orleans, LA (2012) ... Narrator
 2012 Superman of Tokyo (TV Series)
Narrator / Superman
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Superman / Narrator (voice)
 2011 The Art of Getting By
Principal Martinson
 2010 I Will Follow
 2009 Weather Girl
Fitz (uncredited)
 2009 Black Hiker with Blair Underwood (Video short)
 2008 The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Video Game)
Hunter (voice)
 2007/I The Hit
Henry Alabaster
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Miles Sennet
- Burned (2007) ... Miles Sennet
 2006 Company Town (TV Movie)
Tom Wilson
 2006 Covert One: The Hades Factor (TV Mini-Series)
Palmer Addison
 2006 Madea's Family Reunion
Carlos Armstrong
 2004-2005 LAX (TV Series)
Roger De Souza
- Cease & Assist (2005) ... Roger De Souza
- Secret Santa (2004) ... Roger De Souza
- Thanksgiving (2004) ... Roger De Souza
- The Pictures to Prove It (2004) ... Roger De Souza
- Out of Control (2004) ... Roger De Souza
 2004 Do Geese See God? (Short)
 2004 Fronterz
 2002 Full Frontal
Calvin / Nicholas
 2002 G
Chip Hightower
 2002 Turnaround
Det. Harris
 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series)
- Free to Dance (2001) ... Narrator
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Dr. Ben Turner
- Pick and Roll Over (2000) ... Dr. Ben Turner
- SWAT's Happening (2000) ... Dr. Ben Turner
- Smoochas Gracias (2000) ... Dr. Ben Turner
- Saving Faces (2000) ... Dr. Ben Turner
- The Lone Free Ranger (2000) ... Dr. Ben Turner
 1999 The Wishing Tree
Magic Man / Thomas
 1999 Asunder
Chance Williams
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Movie)
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
King Midas
- King Midas (1997) ... King Midas (voice)
 1996-1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Officer Michael Rhoades
- Shootout (1997) ... Officer Michael Rhoades
- Starting Over (1997) ... Officer Michael Rhoades
- Camino High (1997) ... Officer Michael Rhoades
- Remote Control (1997) ... Officer Michael Rhoades
- Show Me the Money (1997) ... Officer Michael Rhoades
 1996 Mistrial (TV Movie)
Lieutenant C. Hodges
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Jackie Robinson
 1993 Posse
 1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (TV Movie)
Jared Williams
 1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
- The Hero (1993) ... Harbormaster (voice)
 1992 The Second Coming (Short)
 1991 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Lewis Douglass
- The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry (1991) ... Lewis Douglass
 1990 Heat Wave (TV Movie)
Bob Richardson
 1990 Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie)
James Chaney
 1989 The Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Movie)
Horace Bouchet
 1986-1987 Downtown (TV Series)
Terry Corsaro
- Episode #1.13 (1987) ... Terry Corsaro
- Pilot (1986) ... Terry Corsaro
- Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die (1986) ... Terry Corsaro
- Flowers (1986) ... Terry Corsaro
- Tracks of My Tears (1986) ... Terry Corsaro
 1987 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Reginald Brooks
- Gotta Finish the Riff (1987) ... Reginald Brooks
 1987 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
- All That Glitters (1987) ... Stillman
 1985 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mark / Denise's Friend
- Theo and the Older Woman (1985) ... Mark
- Jitterbug Break (1985) ... Denise's Friend (uncredited)
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
- Knight of the Juggernaut (1985) ... Potts
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Bobby Blue (1985-1986)
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It's so easy to sell your soul or sell out or cop out, and what it really comes down to is choices. If you have some kind of game plan, or at least a faith in your ability, it doesn't matter if this town validates you or not because you're already validated by your gifts. I just try to stay focused on what I have to offer.


Attended same high school, Petersburg High School (Petg, VA) in the early 80s, as R&B crooner Trey Songz (early 2000s). See more »

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