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Dennis Haysbert


Dennis Haysbert was born on June 2, 1954 in San Mateo, California, USA as Dennis Dexter Haysbert. He is an actor and producer, known for 24 (2001), The Unit (2006) and Heat (1995). He was previously married to Lynn Griffith and Elena Simms. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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  Santos (pre-production)
John Bates
 2015 Experimenter (post-production)
Ossie Davis
 2014 How Murray Saved Christmas (TV Movie) (post-production)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Baby, Baby, Baby (completed)
Actor
 2013 Heartburn (Short) (completed)
Matthew Boa
 2015 Backstrom (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. John Almond / Almond / Detective John Almond
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... Det. Sgt. John Almond
- Bogeyman (2015) ... Det. Sgt. John Almond
- Give 'Til It Hurts (2015) ... Det. Sgt. John Almond
- The Inescapable Truth (2015) ... Almond
 2014 Sniper: Legacy
The Colonel
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Secretluvur
 2014 Think Like a Man Too
Uncle Eddie
 2014 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Reverend Sturdy Harris
- Freedom Ride or Die (2014) ... Reverend Sturdy Harris (voice)
 2014 Dear White People
Dean Fairbanks
 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Judge (voice)
 2013 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Frog
- Super Axe (2013) ... Frog (voice)
 2013/II Out of the Blue (Short)
Control
 2013 Life of a King
Searcy
 2012 LUV
Mr. Fish
 2011 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (Video short)
Ox (voice)
 2011 The Details
Lincoln
 2006-2009 The Unit (TV Series)
Jonas Blane
- Endgame (2009) ... Jonas Blane
- Chaos Theory (2009) ... Jonas Blane
- Whiplash (2009) ... Jonas Blane
 2009 Cessation (Short)
Dexter
 2006 24: The Game (Video Game)
David Palmer (voice)
 2005 Jarhead
Major Lincoln
 2005 Stories of the Innocence Project (TV Series)
Narrator
- Confession of an Innocent Man (2005) ... Narrator
 2005 Empire (TV Mini-Series)
Magonius
- Arkham (2005) ... Magonius
 2004 Secrets of Pearl Harbor (TV Movie)
Host / Narrator
 2004 Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Video Game)
Irving Lambert (voice)
 2003 Sinbad and the Cyclops Island (Video short)
Kale (voice)
 2001-2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Kilowog
- Hearts and Minds: Part II (2003) ... Kilowog (voice)
- Hearts and Minds (2003) ... Kilowog (voice)
- In Blackest Night: Part II (2001) ... Kilowog (voice)
 2001-2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Chief Barnsdale / Police Chief Barnsdale
- The Parent Trap (2003) ... Police Chief Barnsdale (voice)
- Pop's Girlfriend (2002) ... Chief Barnsdale (voice)
- Brother-Sister Act (2002) ... Chief Barnsdale (voice)
- Replay (2001) ... Chief Barnsdale (voice)
 2002 Ticker (Short)
FBI Agent (uncredited)
 2001 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Joshua Finch
- Rule of Law (2001) ... Joshua Finch
 2001 Soul Food (TV Series)
Rick Grant
- Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Lose (2001) ... Rick Grant
- Little Girl Blue (2001) ... Rick Grant
 2000 What's Cooking?
Ronald Williams
 1998-1999 Superman (TV Series)
Doctor #1 / Agent #1
- Unity (1999) ... Doctor #1 (voice)
- Where There's Smoke (1998) ... Agent #1 (voice)
 1999 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
General
- Monster Wars: Part 1 (1999) ... General (voice)
 1999 The Minus Man
Graves
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Barkley James
- Mean Seasons (1998) ... Barkley James (voice)
 1998 How to Make the Cruelest Month
Manhattan Parks
 1998 Standoff
Ty 'Bama' Jones
 1997 Absolute Power
Tim Collin
 1996 Insomnia
Arthur
 1996 Amanda
Seven / Sir Jordan
 1996 The Writing on the Wall (TV Movie)
Sullivan
 1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Tribal Leader / Cornfed's Singing Voice
- Grandma-ma's Flatulent Adventure (1996) ... Tribal Leader / Cornfed's Singing Voice (voice)
 1996 Widow's Kiss (TV Movie)
Eddie Costello
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Rev. Oliver Crawford
- Hallelujah (1993) ... Rev. Oliver Crawford
 1993 Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Jackson
- The Passing (1993) ... Jack Jackson
- The Legacy (1993) ... Jack Jackson
- The Forge (1993) ... Jack Jackson
- The Vision (1993) ... Jack Jackson
 1993 Suture
Clay Arlington
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Davis
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Davis
 1992 Mr. Baseball
Max 'Hammer' Dubois
 1991 K-9000 (TV Movie)
Nick Sanrio
 1990 Navy Seals
Graham
 1989 Night Court (TV Series)
James Morgan
- Pen Pal (1989) ... James Morgan
 1989 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Raymond Calder
- Gestalt and Battery (1989) ... Raymond Calder
 1988-1989 Just the Ten of Us (TV Series)
Coach Duane Johnson
- Car in the Pool (1989) ... Coach Duane Johnson
- Dream Girls (1989) ... Coach Duane Johnson
- Song of Constance (1989) ... Coach Duane Johnson
- Personal Best (1989) ... Coach Duane Johnson
- A Christmas Story (1988) ... Coach Duane Johnson
 1988 Wilder Westen, inclusive (TV Mini-Series)
Thief
- Teil 3 (1988) ... Thief
 1988 Crime Story (TV Series)
Franklin Himes
- Seize the Time (1988) ... Franklin Himes
- Moulin Rouge (1988) ... Franklin Himes
 1985-1988 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Frank / Officer Wright / Police Officer
- State of the Union (1988) ... Frank
- Gone But Not Forgotten (1987) ... Officer Wright
- Weekend Fantasy (1985) ... Police Officer
 1987 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Sgt. Evans
- Before the Fall (1987) ... Sgt. Evans
 1987 Our House (TV Series)
 1987 Valerie (TV Series)
Dr. Ervin
- Oedipus Wrecks (1987) ... Dr. Ervin
 1987 Easy Street (TV Series)
Chip
- The Country Club (1987) ... Chip
 1987 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Police Officer
- The Unraveling (1987) ... Police Officer
 1986 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Ron Clark
- Episode #1.3497 (1986) ... Ron Clark
- Episode #1.3472 (1986) ... Ron Clark
- Episode #1.3470 (1986) ... Ron Clark
- Episode #1.3428 (1986) ... Ron Clark
- Episode #1.3412 (1986) ... Ron Clark
 1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Kimambo
- Billy's Lost Weekend (1986) ... Kimambo
 1986 227 (TV Series)
Sgt. Banks
- Redecorating Blues (1986) ... Sgt. Banks
 1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Jeremy Wolf
- Trial by Fire (1986) ... Jeremy Wolf
 1986 What's Happening Now! (TV Series)
Policeman
- I'll Be Homeless for Christmas (1986) ... Policeman
 1984-1985 Off the Rack (TV Series)
Cletus Maxwell
- Immigration Man (1985) ... Cletus Maxwell
- The Letter (1985) ... Cletus Maxwell
- Who Do You Trust? (1985) ... Cletus Maxwell
- Here Comes the Bribe (1985) ... Cletus Maxwell
- A Date with Kate (1985) ... Cletus Maxwell
 1985 A Summer to Remember (TV Movie)
Sheriff Pierce
 1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Rev. Winfield
- Baby of the Family (1984) ... Rev. Winfield
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
Odell
- Father's Day (1984) ... Odell
 1984 Dallas (TV Series)
Dr. Forbes
- Killer at Large (1984) ... Dr. Forbes
 1984 The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Movie)
Dr. Beaumont
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series)
Psych Ward Staff
- One More Time (1983) ... Psych Ward Staff
 1981-1982 Code Red (TV Series)
Stuff Wade
- Fire Below (1982) ... Stuff Wade
- No Escape (1982) ... Stuff Wade
- Riddle in the Flames (1982) ... Stuff Wade
- Burnout (1982) ... Stuff Wade
- Happy Birthday (1982) ... Stuff Wade
 1981 Grambling's White Tiger (TV Movie)
James 'Shack' Harris
 1980-1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Ensign / Lt. Parsons / Helmsman / ...
- The Dorian Secret (1981) ... Ensign
- The Hand of the Goral (1981) ... Lt. Parsons
- The Guardians (1981) ... Helmsman
- Time of the Hawk (1981) ... Communication-Probe Officer
- A Dream of Jennifer (1980) ... Guard
 1980-1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Driver / Fred - Lab Assistant
- Headhunter (1981) ... Driver
- New Blood (1980) ... Fred - Lab Assistant
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Imperious Leader
- Space Croppers (1980) ... Imperious Leader (voice)
 1980 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Guard
- Nine Hours (1980) ... Guard
 1979 Scoring
Lt. Harrigan
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Basketball Player
- Wanna Bet? (1979) ... Basketball Player
 1978 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Victor
- Schools (1978) ... Victor
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Does the voice for character "Colonel Irving Lambert" in Tom Clancy's "Splinter Cell" video games. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 8 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

6' 4½" (1.94 m)
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Personal Quote:

From the time I was 10 I think I knew that I wanted to act, and then there was the caption under my high school picture, [so] it was obvious I had no doubts, I knew what I wanted to do. But I also had a catalyst, an older brother who died of cancer, and I just happened to be with him the [day] before he died. He asked me a simple question, 'What do you want to do?' And I said, 'Well, I want to be... See more »

Trivia:

When he first moved to Los Angeles he worked in a grocery store and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. When he wasn't in class or working at the store, Haysbert says, he consumed any self-help book he could get his hands on, including How to Visualize What You Want and The Power of Positive Thinking. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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