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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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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)

Filmography

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 2017 D.P.W. (TV Movie) (post-production)
Mayor McCann
 2017 The Mafia Ain't Dead (pre-production)
Jake Demarco
 2017 The Choir Director (post-production)
Mr. Wilcox
 2017 LAbyrinth (post-production)
Chief of Police
 2015-2017 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
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
- Episode #1.7525 (2017) ... Julius Avant
 2017 Detroiters (TV Series)
Mr. Duvet
- Happy Birthday Mr. Duvet (2017) ... Mr. Duvet
 2017/I Kinky
Mr. Bernard
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
President Silvanus Fabre
- The Detour (2017) ... President Silvanus Fabre
 2016/II The Watcher
Stark
 2016 Pup Star (Video)
Big Ears
 2015 Death's Door
Mesmer
 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
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice)
 2015 American Bad Boy
Pastor Lovely
 2014 Lap Dance
Roscoe
 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
 2014 The Dead Sea
Mayor
 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 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 Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire
Vampire Actor #4 (voice)
 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 (Short)
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)
Dan Gates
- Sweet Surrender (2009) ... Dan 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)
Attendant
- Save the Last Dance (2007) ... Attendant
 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 (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
 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 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 / 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)
 2003 The Great Commission
Rev. Jesse
 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 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 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice, as Obba Baba Tunde)
 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 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)
 1999/I Life
Willie Long
 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 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 Fatal Pursuit
Trinidad
 1995 A Reason to Believe
Prof. Thurman
 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 Born to Be Wild
Interpreter
 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)
 1993 Philadelphia
Jerome Green
 1993 Necronomicon: Book of Dead
Paul (part 3)
 1993 Undercover Blues
Sawyer
 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)
 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 Game)
Marcus Sandor
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Rusty Bennett (1987)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Clay (2005)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (25 credits)

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Other Works:

Appeared as Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago for five weeks in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. See more »

Alternate Names:

Obba Babatunde | Babatunde | Obba Babatundè | Obba Baba Tunde

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Has two sons. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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