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Obba Babatundé


Obba Babatundé is an American actor of stage and screen. Obba Babatundé's performing ethics reach back into the storied days of entertainment when performers' careers were dependent on their ability to deliver anything the audience wanted to see and hear! Obba has appeared in more than seventeen stage productions; thirty theatrical films; sixty ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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How High
How High Dean Carl Cain
(2001)
The Temptations
The Temptations Berry Gordy
(1998)
That Thing You Do!
(1996)
Miss Evers' Boys
Miss Evers' Boys Willie Johnson
(1997)

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 2017 D.P.W. (TV Movie) (post-production)
Mayor McCann
 2015-2017 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7602 (2017) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7601 (2017) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7593 (2017) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7592 (2017) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7526 (2017) ... Julius Avant
 2017 Detroiters (TV Series)
Mr. Duvet
- Happy Birthday Mr. Duvet (2017) ... Mr. Duvet
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
President Silvanus Fabre
- The Detour (2017) ... President Silvanus Fabre
 2015 Hand of God (TV Series)
Bishop Bruce Congdon
- The Tie That Binds (2015) ... Bishop Bruce Congdon
- A Bird in Hand (2015) ... Bishop Bruce Congdon
- Welcome the Stranger (2015) ... Bishop Bruce Congdon
 2014 Kingdom (TV Series)
Detective Gaines
- Eat Your Own Cooking (2014) ... Detective Gaines
- Flowers (2014) ... Detective Gaines
- Glass Eye (2014) ... Detective Gaines
 2014 Enlisted (TV Series)
General Murray
- The General Inspection (2014) ... General Murray
 2012-2013 Winx Club: Beyond Believix (TV Series)
King Teredor
- Saving Paradise Bay (2013) ... King Teredor (voice)
- The End of Tritannus (2013) ... King Teredor (voice)
- The Devourer (2013) ... King Teredor (voice)
- The Pillar of Light (2013) ... King Teredor (voice)
- The Eclipse (2012) ... King Teredor (voice)
 2013 LA Live the Show (TV Series)
Honoree
 2013 Cult (TV Series)
Quentin Yarrow
- Executive Producer Steven Rae (2013) ... Quentin Yarrow (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Good Fight (2013) ... Quentin Yarrow (as Obba Babatunde)
 2011 Love That Girl! (TV Series)
Jim
- Happy Birthday, Bro (2011) ... Jim (as Obba Babatunde)
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Sheriff Sanders
- Solitary Man (2010) ... Sheriff Sanders
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dan Gates
- Sweet Surrender (2009) ... Dan Gates
 2009 NCIS (TV Series)
Joe Banks
- Knockout (2009) ... Joe Banks
 2008 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Doc
- Do You Love Him? (2008) ... Doc (as Obba Babatundé)
 2008 Psych (TV Series)
David Gaffney
- There's Something About Mira (2008) ... David Gaffney (as Obba Babatunde)
 2007 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Attendant
- Save the Last Dance (2007) ... Attendant
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Stanley Rivers / Dr. Victor Rivers
- The Innocent Man (2007) ... Dr. Stanley Rivers (as Obba Babatunde)
- Beauty and the Beast (2007) ... Dr. Victor Rivers (as Obba Babatunde)
 2007 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8736 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8726 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8723 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8722 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8720 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
 2002-2006 Half & Half (TV Series)
Charles Thorne
- The Big Who You Gonna Call Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne
- The Big Nervous Breakup Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Big Stuck in the Middle Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Big Reality Bites Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne
- The Big Take Me as I Am Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne
 2005 Everwood (TV Series)
Jason
- Giving Up the Girl (2005) ... Jason
 2003-2004 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Daniel Burden
- Dog Day Sisco (2004) ... Daniel Burden
- The One That Got Away (2003) ... Daniel Burden
- Dumb Bunnies (2003) ... Daniel Burden
 1999-2004 Rocket Power (TV Series)
Conroy / Townsperson #1 / Newscaster #2 / ...
- Missile Crisis/Falsely Alarmed (2004) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- A Rocket X-mas (2003) ... Conroy / Townsperson #1 (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Reggie's Big (Beach) Break (2003) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Beach Boyz and a Girl/X-treme Ideas (2002) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Major Scrummage/Snow Bounders (2002) ... Newscaster #2 (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
 2001-2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Scientist / Singer / Watch Store Salesman
- Trouble Squared (2003) ... Scientist (voice)
- Brother-Sister Act (2002) ... Singer (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Replay (2001) ... Watch Store Salesman (voice)
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Kevin Dupree
- Maya Con Dios (2002) ... Kevin Dupree (as Obba Babatunde)
 2002 Redeemer (TV Movie)
Charles Henderson (as Obba Babatundé)
 2001-2002 Soul Food (TV Series)
Benjamin Chadway
- Lovers and Other Strangers (2002) ... Benjamin Chadway
- A Clear and Present Stranger (2001) ... Benjamin Chadway
 2001 The Beast (TV Series)
Mr. Lowry
- The Price (2001) ... Mr. Lowry
 2001 One Special Moment (TV Movie)
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Phillip Hamilton
- Planting Seeds (2001) ... Phillip Hamilton
 2001 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Judge Richards
- It's Not Just a Word: Part 2 (2001) ... Judge Richards
- It's Not Just a Word: Part 1 (2001) ... Judge Richards
 2001 Max Steel (TV Series)
- Sportsmen ... (voice)
- Scions ... (voice)
 2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series)
Sergeant Bonner
- Bazooka Joe (2000) ... Sergeant Bonner
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Allardyce
- The Value of Secrets (2000) ... Allardyce
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Joseph Lennox
- The Beholder (2000) ... Dr. Joseph Lennox
 1999 Linc's (TV Series)
Army Vet
- Dog Day Afternoon (1999) ... Army Vet
 1999 The Apartment Complex (TV Movie)
Chett
 1999 Xyber 9: New Dawn (TV Series)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie)
Harold Nicholas (as Obba Babatunde)
 1998 The Temptations (TV Series)
Berry Gordy
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Berry Gordy
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Berry Gordy
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Lieutenant Wardell
- Lorne and Max Drop the Ball (1997) ... Lieutenant Wardell
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
Mr. Kirby
- A Day in the Life II (1997) ... Mr. Kirby
 1997 Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie)
Willie Johnson
 1997 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Vince, Police Lieutenant
- The Last Endless Summer (1997) ... Vince, Police Lieutenant
 1997 Friends (TV Series)
The Director
- The One with All the Jealousy (1997) ... The Director (as Obba Babatunde)
 1996 The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie)
Isom Dart
 1996 The Tomorrow Man (TV Movie)
Brian Parish
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Cum Posey
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Charles Ellis
- Full Moon (1995) ... Charles Ellis (as Obba Babatunde)
- Freeze Outs (1995) ... Charles Ellis (as Obba Babatunde)
 1995 Sliders (TV Series)
Cezanne Brown
- Summer of Love (1995) ... Cezanne Brown
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
Ben
- Pilot (1995) ... Ben
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Carter Evans
- Fallen Angela (1994) ... Carter Evans (as Obba Babatunde)
 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV Series)
Carl
- Identity Crisis (1994) ... Carl (as Obba Babatunde)
 1994 Tom (TV Series)
Tanner
- Pilot (1994) ... Tanner
 1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Jameson Parker
- Trading Places (1994) ... Jameson Parker
 1994 Getting By (TV Series)
- The Rich Guy (1994)
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie)
Cornell (as Obba Babatunde)
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Mongoose
- A.K.A. Kansas (1993) ... Mongoose (as Obba Babatunde)
 1992 Sisters (TV Series)
Ben
- Crash and Born (1992) ... Ben (as Obba Babatunde)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Deputy Jameson
- Maniac at Large (1992) ... Deputy Jameson (as Obba Babatunde)
 1992 The Human Factor (TV Series)
- Pilot (1992)
 1990 A Different World (TV Series)
Frank Benning
- Soldier Boy (1990) ... Frank Benning
 1989 Heart and Soul (TV Short)
Al Taylor
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Terrence Quimby
- Fort Figueroa (1988) ... Terrence Quimby
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
Backstage Man
- The Magician (1988) ... Backstage Man (as Obba Babatunde)
 1988 God Bless the Child (TV Movie)
Raymond Watkins
 1986 America's Musical Theater (TV Series)
Zodzetrick
- Treemonisha (1986) ... Zodzetrick (as Obba Babatunde)
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Rusty Bennett (1987)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Clay (2005)
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Other Works:

Music video for Gladys Knight & the Pips "Save The Overtime for Me" See more »

Alternate Names:

Obba Babatunde | Babatunde | Obba Babatundè | Obba Baba Tunde

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Trivia:

Guest-starred as a record exec named Gordy Berry on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), then starred as real-life Motown founder Berry Gordy in the made-for-TV movie, The Temptations (1998). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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