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Obba Babatundé


Obba Babatundé is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, juggling careers in film, television and stage. Babatundé recently appeared in Paramount Pictures' The Manchurian Candidate (2004), as well as the critically acclaimed film The Notebook (2004), while continuing to star as the father on the UPN sitcom Half & Half (2002), which began its ... See full bio »

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  Saturday Morning Cartoons (TV Series) (filming)
Various(2014)
 2014 The Choir Director (post-production)
Mr. Wilcox
 2014 Enlisted (TV Series)
General Murray
- The General Inspection (2014) ... General Murray
 2014 The Dead Sea
Mayor
 2013 LA Live the Show (TV Series)
Honoree
 2013 Dolls of Voodoo
Iklif
 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)
 2012 Kinect Star Wars (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
 2012 The Last Fall
Larry Armstrong
 2011 If I Tell You I Have to Kill You
Jonathan Black
 2011 Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire
Vampire Actor #4
 2011 Love That Girl! (TV Series)
Jim
- Happy Birthday, Bro (2011) ... Jim (as Obba Babatunde)
 2011 The Trap Door (Video)
Mesmer
 2011 Go Beyond the Lens
Host (as Obba Babatunde)
 2011 All-Star Superman (Video)
Judge / Bibliobot (voice)
 2010 Trapped: Haitian Nights
Ikliff
 2010 The Fallen Faithful
Rev. Emannuel
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Sheriff Sanders
- Solitary Man (2010) ... Sheriff Sanders
 2009 I Do... I Did!
Mr. Johnson
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
David Gates
 2009 NCIS (TV Series)
Joe Banks
- Knockout (2009) ... Joe Banks
 2009 Why Am I Doing This?
Cliff
 2009 Black Dynamite
Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
 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)
Kevin
- Save the Last Dance (2007) ... Kevin
 2007 Cover
Attorney Miller (as Obba Babatunde)
 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
 2007 April Fools (Video)
Detective Combs
 2006 Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Video Game) (voice)
 2006 Material Girls
Craig (as Obba Babatunde)
 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
- The Big Stuck in the Middle Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne
- The Big Reality Bites Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne
- The Big Take Me as I Am Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne
 2006 The Celestine Prophecy
Miguel (as Obba Babatunde)
 2005 Flip the Script
Mr. Jones (as Obba Babatunde)
 2005 Everwood (TV Series)
Jason
- Giving Up the Girl (2005) ... Jason
 2004 Joy Road
Dr. Howard Perkins
 2004 Kangaroo Jack: G'Day, U.S.A.! (Video)
Chief Ankamuti (voice)
 2004 After the Sunset
Zacharias (as Obba Babatunde)
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Senator Wells
 2004 The Notebook
Band Leader (as Obba Babatunde)
 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 / Patterson / ...
- Missile Crisis/Falsely Alarmed (2004) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- A Rocket X-mas (2003) ... Conroy / Townsperson #1 (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Beach Boyz and a Girl/X-treme Ideas (2002) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- The Lingos/Shack Attack (2002) ... Patterson (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Home Sweet Home/What a Tangled Web We Ski (2002) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
 2003 The Great Commission
Rev. Jesse
 2002-2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Scientist / Singer
- Trouble Squared (2003) ... Scientist (voice)
- Brother-Sister Act (2002) ... Singer (voice)
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Kevin Dupree
- Maya Con Dios (2002) ... Kevin Dupree
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Boko (voice)
 2002 John Q
Sgt. Moody (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/I The Visit
Tony
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Joseph Lennox
- The Beholder (2000) ... Dr. Joseph Lennox
 1999 Xyber 9: New Dawn (TV Series)
 1999 Linc's (TV Series)
Army Vet
- Dog Day Afternoon (1999) ... Army Vet
 1999 The Apartment Complex (TV Movie)
Chett
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie)
Harold Nicholas (as Obba Babatunde)
 1999/I Life
Willie Long
 1998 The Temptations (TV Movie)
Berry Gordy
 1998 Fatal Pursuit
Trinidad
 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
 1996 The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie)
Isom Dart
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Lamarr
 1996 The Tomorrow Man (TV Movie)
Brian Parish
 1996 Carpool
Jeffery (as Obba Babatundè)
 1996 Multiplicity
Paul
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Cum Posey
 1995 A Reason to Believe
Prof. Thurman
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Charles Ellis
- Full Moon (1995) ... Charles Ellis
- Freeze Outs (1995) ... Charles Ellis (as Obba Babatunde)
 1995 Sliders (TV Series)
Cezanne Brown
- Summer of Love (1995) ... Cezanne Brown
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Interpreter
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
- Pilot (1995)
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Carter Evans
- Fallen Angela (1994) ... Carter Evans
 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV Series)
- Identity Crisis (1994)
 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 Philadelphia
Jerome Green
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Mongoose
- A.K.A. Kansas (1993) ... Mongoose
 1993 Necronomicon: Book of Dead
Paul (part 3)
 1993 Undercover Blues
Lt. Theodore 'Ted' Sawyer
 1992 Sisters (TV Series)
Ben
- Crash and Born (1992) ... Ben
 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)
 1991 Dead Again
Syd (as Obba Babatunde)
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
TV Anchor Man (as Obba Babatunde)
 1990 A Different World (TV Series)
Frank Benning
- Soldier Boy (1990) ... Frank Benning
 1989 Heart and Soul (TV Short)
Al Taylor
 1988 Married to the Mob
The Face of Justice (as Obba Babatunde)
 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
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Bongo Drummer (as Babatunde)
 1986 America's Musical Theater (TV Series)
Zodzetrick
- Treemonisha (1986) ... Zodzetrick (as Obba Babatunde)
 1983 MysteryDisc: Many Roads to Murder (Video)
Marcus Sandor
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Rusty Bennett (1987)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Clay (2005)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (20 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Budweiser Beer (1980's) See more »

Alternate Names:

Obba Babatunde | Babatunde | Obba Babatundè

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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He graduated from Jamaica High School in 1969 as Donald Cohen. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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