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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 10 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rules of Engagement
(2000)
Deep Impact
Deep Impact Mark Simon
(1998)
Gattaca
Gattaca Geneticist
(1997)
Set It Off
Set It Off Keith Weston
(1996)

Filmography

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 2018 The After Party (post-production)
Sgt. Ellison
 2016-2018 Quantico (TV Series)
Owen Hall
- Episode #3.6 (2018) ... Owen Hall
- Episode #3.5 (2018) ... Owen Hall
- Episode #3.4 (2018) ... Owen Hall
- Hell's Gate (2018) ... Owen Hall
- RESISTANCE (2017) ... Owen Hall
 2016-2017 The Lion Guard (TV Series)
Makuu
- Let Sleeping Crocs Lie (2017) ... Makuu (voice)
- The Savannah Summit (2017) ... Makuu (voice)
- Ono the Tickbird (2017) ... Makuu (voice)
- Beshte and the Hippo Lanes (2017) ... Makuu (voice)
- Never Roar Again (2016) ... Makuu (voice)
 2016 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Sir Jackson
- The Secret Library: The Tale of the Noble Knight (2016) ... Sir Jackson (voice)
 2015-2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Andrew Garner
- Spacetime (2016) ... Andrew Garner
- Maveth (2015) ... Andrew Garner
- Many Heads, One Tale (2015) ... Andrew Garner
- Chaos Theory (2015) ... Andrew Garner
- Among Us Hide... (2015) ... Andrew Garner
 2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Harry Dargis
- Shoot (2016) ... Harry Dargis
 2016 Broken (TV Series)
- Pilot
 2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates (TV Series)
Captain Wraith
- Phantoms of Never-Nether Land/Magical Mayhem! (2015) ... Captain Wraith (voice)
- Escape from Ghost Island/The Island of Doctor Undergear (2015) ... Captain Wraith (voice)
 2014 The Trip to Bountiful (TV Movie)
Ludie Watts
 2012-2013 Secret Millionaire (TV Series)
Narrator
- 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
 2013 Thunder and Lightning (TV Series)
Black Lightning
- Lightning Under the Weather (2013) ... Black Lightning
- Clothes Make the Hero (2013) ... Black Lightning
 2013 Ironside (TV Series)
Robert Ironside
- Hidden Agenda (2013) ... Robert Ironside
- Minor Infractions (2013) ... Robert Ironside
- Brothers in Arms (2013) ... Robert Ironside
- Pentimento (2013) ... Robert Ironside
- Hell on Wheels (2013) ... Robert Ironside
 2012 Superman of Tokyo (TV Series)
Narrator / Superman
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Superman / Narrator (voice)
 2010-2011 The Event (TV Series)
President Elias Martinez
- Arrival (2011) ... President Elias Martinez
- The Beginning of the End (2011) ... President Elias Martinez
- One Will Live, One Will Die (2011) ... President Elias Martinez
- Us or Them (2011) ... President Elias Martinez
- Strain (2011) ... President Elias Martinez
 2011 The Art of Getting By
Principal Martinson
 2010 I Will Follow
 2010 From Cape Town with Love (Video short)
Tennyson Hardwick
 2006-2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
Daniel Harris
- Truth or Dare (2010) ... Daniel Harris
- Traffic (2008) ... Daniel Harris
- Beauty Is Only Spanx Deep (2008) ... Daniel Harris
- The Big Bang (2008) ... Daniel Harris
- Frasier (2007) ... Daniel Harris
 2007-2009 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Simon Elder
- The Facts (2009) ... Simon Elder
- The Bad Guy (2009) ... Simon Elder
- The Unexpected Arrival (2009) ... Simon Elder
- The Convertible (2009) ... Simon Elder
- The Organ Donor (2008) ... Simon Elder
 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)
 2008 In Treatment (TV Series)
Alex Prince
- Alex: Week Seven (2008) ... Alex Prince
- Alex: Week Six (2008) ... Alex Prince
- Alex: Week Five (2008) ... Alex Prince
- Alex: Week Four (2008) ... Alex Prince
- Laura: Week Four (2008) ... Alex Prince
 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
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Palmer Addison
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Palmer Addison
 2006 Madea's Family Reunion
Carlos Armstrong
 2006/I Something New
Mark Harper
 2005 The Golden Blaze (Video)
Gregory Fletcher / The Golden Blaze (voice)
 2004-2005 LAX (TV Series)
Roger De Souza
- Senator's Daughter (2005) ... Roger De Souza
- Mixed Signals (2005) ... Roger De Souza
- Cease & Assist (2005) ... Roger De Souza
- Secret Santa (2004) ... Roger De Souza
- Thanksgiving (2004) ... Roger De Souza
 2004-2005 Fatherhood (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
- A Star Is Flunked (2005) ... Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
- The Other Brother (2005) ... Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
- The Natural (2005) ... Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
- Pump Down the Volume (2005) ... Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
- One Flu Over the Bindlebeep Nest (2005) ... Dr. Arthur Bindlebeep
 2004 Do Geese See God? (Short)
Man
 2004 Fronterz
 2003-2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Leeds
- Let There Be Light (2004) ... Dr. Robert Leeds
- One (2003) ... Dr. Robert Leeds
- The Domino Effect (2003) ... Dr. Robert Leeds
- Boy, Interrupted (2003) ... Dr. Robert Leeds
- A Woman's Right to Shoes (2003) ... Dr. Robert Leeds
 2003 Malibu's Most Wanted
Tom Gibbsons
 2002 Full Frontal
Calvin / Nicholas
 2002 G
Chip Hightower
 2002 Turnaround
Det. Harris
 2001 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series)
Narrator
- 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
 2000 Rules of Engagement
Capt. Lee
 1999 The Wishing Tree
Magic Man / Thomas
 1999 Asunder
Chance Williams
 1998 Deep Impact
Mark Simon
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series)
Willie
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Willie
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Willie
 1997 Gattaca
Geneticist
 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 Set It Off
Keith Weston
 1996 Mistrial (TV Movie)
Lieutenant C. Hodges
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Jackie Robinson
 1995 Just Cause
Bobby Earl
 1987-1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Jonathan Rollins
- Finish Line (1994) ... Jonathan Rollins
- Whistle Stop (1994) ... Jonathan Rollins
- How Am I Driving? (1994) ... Jonathan Rollins
- Tunnel of Love (1994) ... Jonathan Rollins
- Dead Issue (1994) ... Jonathan Rollins
 1993 Posse
Carver
 1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (TV Movie)
Jared Williams
 1993 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Harbormaster
- The Hero (1993) ... Harbormaster (voice)
 1992 The Second Coming (Short)
Jesus
 1991 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Lewis Douglass
- The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry (1991) ... Lewis Douglass
 1991 A Different World (TV Series)
Zelmer Collier
- War and Peace (1991) ... Zelmer Collier
 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
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
Blair Underwood
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Jonathan Rollins
 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)
Stillman
- All That Glitters (1987) ... Stillman
 1985 Krush Groove
Russell Walker
 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)
Potts
- Knight of the Juggernaut (1985) ... Potts
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Bobby Blue (1985-1986)
Show Show Producer (9 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (132 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

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.

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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