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Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles is a highly regarded director, actor, producer and writer. His directorial skills can be seen in the retelling of the epic mini-series "Roots" starring Forest Whitaker and Matthew Goode. Van Pebbles has directed award-winning shows such as the recent hit "Empire" and "The Last Ship," as well as "Sons of Anarchy," "Lost," "Damages... See full bio »

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New Jack City
Ali Malcolm X
Baadasssss! Melvin Van Peebles
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Doc Gilmore (1982-1983)


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 2015 For Justice (TV Movie)
Ben Tolan
 2014-2015 Nashville (TV Series)
Henry Benton
- I'm Lost Between Right or Wrong (2015) ... Henry Benton
- How Far Down Can I Go (2014) ... Henry Benton
 2014 Drumline: A New Beat (TV Movie)
Mr. Bolton
 2012 The Finder (TV Series)
- Bullets (2012) ... Fontana
 2011 Hellcats (TV Series)
Michael Verdura
- I'm Sick Y'all (2011) ... Michael Verdura
- Papa, Oh Papa (2011) ... Michael Verdura
 2011 The Game (TV Series)
- The Right to Choose Episode (2011) ... Bo
- Death Becomes Her (2011) ... Bo
 2009 Mario's Green House (TV Series)
 2007 Sharpshooter (TV Movie)
 2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Attorney Carsley
- Murder Book (2007) ... Attorney Carsley
 2004 Soul Food (TV Series)
Quentin James
- Don't Think This Hasn't Been Fabulous (2004) ... Quentin James
 2004 Crown Heights (TV Movie)
Paul Johnson
 2003 The Street Lawyer (TV Movie)
Mordecai Green
 2002 Fiona (TV Movie)
Detective Winston Cates
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series)
Alton Davis
- Alton Davis Redux (2002) ... Alton Davis
- A Life of Its Own (2002) ... Alton Davis
 2002 10,000 Black Men Named George (TV Movie)
Ashley Totten
 2000 Martial Law (TV Series)
Jake Cord
- Deathfist 5: Major Crimes Unit (2000) ... Jake Cord
 1998 Killers in the House (TV Movie)
Rodney Sawyer
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Luke
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Luke
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Captain William Clark
- Bodies of Evidence (1997) ... Captain William Clark
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Turner (segment "Homecoming Day")
 1996 Gang in Blue (TV Movie)
Michael Rhoades
 1996 Living Single (TV Series)
Cole Front
- Likes Father, Likes Son (1996) ... Cole Front
 1996 Strangers (TV Series)
- Leave (1996) ... Mac
 1993 Full Eclipse (TV Movie)
Max Dire
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War (TV Movie)
Raymond Williamson
 1992 Stompin' at the Savoy (TV Movie)
 1991 A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story (TV Movie)
Ricky Bell
 1990 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Dr. Thompson
- Malcolm Takes a Shot (1990) ... Dr. Thompson
 1990 In Living Color (TV Series)
 1990 Blue Bayou (TV Movie)
Jay Filley
 1989 American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (TV Series)
- Third and Oak: The Pool Hall (1989) ... Shooter
 1989 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Dancer / Dana
- Eternal Flame (1989) ... Dancer (uncredited)
- High High (1989) ... Dana
 1988 Sonny Spoon (TV Series)
Sonny Spoon
- Diamonds Aren't Forever (1988) ... Sonny Spoon
- Ratman Can (1988) ... Sonny Spoon
- Deuces Wild (1988) ... Sonny Spoon
- Papa Rozzi (1988) ... Sonny Spoon
- Blind Justice (1988) ... Sonny Spoon
 1988 The Child Saver (TV Movie)
 1987 The Facts of Life Down Under (TV Movie)
David Johnson
 1986 D.C. Cops (TV Movie)
Cliff Dickerson
 1985 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
- Clair's Sister (1985) ... Garvin
 1985 Children of the Night (TV Movie)
Roy Spanish
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Nicholas
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Nicholas
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Nicholas
 1971 Crosscurrent (TV Movie)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Doc Gilmore (1982-1983)
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Other Works:

(2/02) Stage: Appeared in "War Letters", based on the book "War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars. Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.

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1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mario Peebles | Mario van Peebles


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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We think birth is a miracle and death is a tragedy, but really they're flip sides of the same coin - anything born is gonna die. See more »


Son of director Melvin Van Peebles and German actress Maria Marx. Father of Maya Van Peebles, Marley Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles. Brother of Megan Van Peebles and Max Van Peebles. See more »


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