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Carl Lumbly


From stage to screen, Carl Lumbly is an actor respected for his steadfast talent, versatility and class. His prolific career includes over 50 credits in television, film and the theatre and extensive critical acclaim. He portrayed CIA agent 'Marcus Dixon,' the gentle, mild-mannered field partner to agent 'Sydney Bristow' (Jennifer Garner) for five ... See full bio »

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Known For

Alias
Alias Marcus Dixon
(2001-2006)
Cagney & Lacey
Cagney & Lacey Mark Petrie
(1981-1988)
Justice League
Justice League J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Lord Martian Manhunter / Angry Guest / Bystander / Civilian / Doctor / Faz / Inmate / Krizblack / Larry / Lieutenant / Py'tar / Soldier / Thanagarian Soldier / Waiter / Warrior
(2001-2004)
Men of Honor
Men of Honor Mac Brashear
(2000)

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 2017 Supergirl (TV Series)
M'yrnn J'onzz
- Wake Up (2017) ... M'yrnn J'onzz
- The Faithful (2017) ... M'yrnn J'onzz
- Far from the Tree (2017) ... M'yrnn J'onzz
 2017 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Charles Langston
- Golden Days (2017) ... Charles Langston
- Battle Scars (2017) ... Charles Langston
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)
Tyson Cobb
- Clean Burn (2017) ... Tyson Cobb
 2017 Six (TV Series)
Robert Chase, Sr.
- Confession (2017) ... Robert Chase, Sr.
 2016 UnREAL (TV Series)
Dr. Henry Carter
- Infiltration (2016) ... Dr. Henry Carter
 2015 Zoo (TV Series)
Delavenne
- Wild Things (2015) ... Delavenne
- Eats, Shoots and Leaves (2015) ... Delavenne
- Murmuration (2015) ... Delavenne
- The Cheese Stands Alone (2015) ... Delavenne
- Sleuths (2015) ... Delavenne
 2015 The Returned (TV Series)
Pastor Leon Wright
- Peter (2015) ... Pastor Leon Wright
- Helen (2015) ... Pastor Leon Wright
- Victor (2015) ... Pastor Leon Wright
- Julie (2015) ... Pastor Leon Wright
- Simon (2015) ... Pastor Leon Wright
 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
Loan Officer
- Baking Bad (2014) ... Loan Officer (voice)
 2014 Hope: The Last Paladin (TV Series)
Robert Danforth
- Pilot (2014) ... Robert Danforth
 2012 Southland (TV Series)
Captain Joel Rucker
- God's Work (2012) ... Captain Joel Rucker
- Community (2012) ... Captain Joel Rucker
- Underwater (2012) ... Captain Joel Rucker
 2011 NCIS (TV Series)
Rear Admiral Beau Hindley
- Tell-All (2011) ... Rear Admiral Beau Hindley
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
James 'Jay-Mo' Morris
- Devil's Night (2010) ... James 'Jay-Mo' Morris
 2010 Trauma (TV Series)
Special Agent Reynolds
- Tunnel Vision (2010) ... Special Agent Reynolds
 2010 Black Panther (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle S'Yan / Miner #1 / Miner #4 / ...
- To the End (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan (voice)
- Black Panther vs. Juggernaut and Black Knight (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan (voice)
- Death of Father (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan / Miner #1 / Miner #4 (voice)
- Revenge of the Evil (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan (voice)
- Black Panther (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan / Councilman #3 (voice)
 2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Tornado Champion / Tornado Tyrant
- Hail the Tornado Tyrant! (2009) ... Tornado Champion / Tornado Tyrant (voice)
 2008 Chuck (TV Series)
Ty Bennett
- Chuck Versus the Sensei (2008) ... Ty Bennett
 2008 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Kurt Walling
- There's No 'I' in Team (2008) ... Kurt Walling
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series)
Cordell Baker '08
- Wednesday's Women (2008) ... Cordell Baker '08
 2006 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Lt. Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek
- Hero (2006) ... Lt. Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek
 2001-2006 Alias (TV Series)
Marcus Dixon
- Reprisal (2006) ... Marcus Dixon
- All the Time in the World (2006) ... Marcus Dixon
- No Hard Feelings (2006) ... Marcus Dixon
- I See Dead People (2006) ... Marcus Dixon
- 30 Seconds (2006) ... Marcus Dixon
 2004-2006 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Man / ...
- Destroyer (2006) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
- To Another Shore (2005) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
- Divided We Fall (2005) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
- Panic in the Sky (2005) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
- Flashpoint (2005) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Man (voice)
 2005 Slavery and the Making of America (TV Series)
Salomon Northup
- Seeds of Destruction (2005) ... Salomon Northup
 2001-2004 Justice League (TV Series)
J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Lord Martian Manhunter / ...
- Starcrossed: Part III (2004) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
- Starcrossed: Part II (2004) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Thanagarian Soldier (voice)
- Starcrossed (2004) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
- Comfort and Joy (2003) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Faz (voice)
- Hereafter: Part II (2003) ... J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter (voice)
 2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Martian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz / Anansi
- A League of Their Own: Part 2 (2003) ... Martian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz (voice)
- A League of Their Own: Part 1 (2003) ... Martian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz (voice)
- Static in Africa (2003) ... Anansi (voice)
 2003 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
The Father
- Sounder (2003) ... The Father
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Dan (segment "A View Through the Window")
- A View Through the Window/Quiet Please (2001) ... Dan (segment "A View Through the Window")
 2001 Kate Brasher (TV Series)
Jackson Turner
- Jackson (2001) ... Jackson Turner
 1991-2001 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Frederick Douglass
- Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry (1991) ... Frederick Douglass
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Tom Calloway
- Affairs of the State (2000) ... Tom Calloway
 1999-2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Red Colobus Monkey / Tumbulu
- Island Trade (2000) ... Red Colobus Monkey (voice)
- Chimp Off the Old Block (1999) ... Tumbulu (voice)
 2000 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
Obediah Jackson
- The Trial (2000) ... Obediah Jackson
 1999-2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Stalker
- Plague (2000) ... Stalker (voice)
- Bloodsport (1999) ... Stalker (voice)
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Jeff Breckenridge
- Six Meetings Before Lunch (2000) ... Jeff Breckenridge
 2000 Little Richard (TV Movie)
Bud Penniman
 2000 The Color of Friendship (TV Movie)
Ron Dellums
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Dr. Graham Baker
- Sticks and Stones (1999) ... Dr. Graham Baker
- Double Blind (1999) ... Dr. Graham Baker
 1999 Border Line (TV Movie)
Detective Mollo
 1997-1999 Superman (TV Series)
Alterus / Mayor
- Absolute Power (1999) ... Alterus (voice)
- Speed Demons (1997) ... Mayor (voice)
 1999 Strange World (TV Series)
Kevin Manus
- Eliza (1999) ... Kevin Manus
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Nathan
- It's Called Depression (1998) ... Nathan
- Eve of Destruction (1998) ... Nathan
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
Lute McNeil
 1997 Buffalo Soldiers (TV Movie)
John Horse
 1996-1997 EZ Streets (TV Series)
Mayor Christian Davidson
- A Ceremony of Innocence (1997) ... Mayor Christian Davidson
- On the Left Side of the Angel (1997) ... Mayor Christian Davidson
- One Acquainted with the Night (1997) ... Mayor Christian Davidson
- Every Dog Has Its Day (1997) ... Mayor Christian Davidson
- St. Jude Took a Bullet (1997) ... Mayor Christian Davidson
 1997 The Ditchdigger's Daughters (TV Movie)
Donald Thornton
 1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (TV Series)
Colonel William Marcus
- Other Space (1997) ... Colonel William Marcus (voice)
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Marcus Duff
- Teliko (1996) ... Marcus Duff
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Willis Thompson
- Sins of the Father (1996) ... Willis Thompson
 1996 Nightjohn (TV Movie)
John
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Michael Johnson
- Life Lines (1996) ... Michael Johnson
 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie)
Cal (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series)
 1994-1995 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series)
Dr. Miles Hawkins
- Ghost of the Ice (1995) ... Dr. Miles Hawkins
- Ancestral Evil (1995) ... Dr. Miles Hawkins
- Spider in the Tower (1995) ... Dr. Miles Hawkins
- Fast Forward (1995) ... Dr. Miles Hawkins
- The Delusionist (1995) ... Dr. Miles Hawkins
 1994 Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Movie)
Marcus Petrie
 1994 On Promised Land (TV Movie)
Floyd Ween
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Lamm
- The Last Lap at Luxury (1994) ... Lamm
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie)
Dr. Miles Hawkins
 1994 Out of Darkness (TV Movie)
Addison
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
Ernest
- The Box (1993) ... Ernest
 1992-1993 Going to Extremes (TV Series)
Dr. Norris
- Bridesmaid Revisited (1993) ... Dr. Norris
- Body Language (1993) ... Dr. Norris
- Cinema Jantique (1993) ... Dr. Norris
- My Life as a Goat (1993) ... Dr. Norris
- A Caribbean Christmas (1992) ... Dr. Norris
 1992 Back to the Streets of San Francisco (TV Movie)
Charlie Walker
 1991 Brother Future (TV Movie)
Denmark Vesey
 1991 Eyes of a Witness (TV Movie)
Mambulu
 1990 Moe's World (TV Movie)
 1989-1990 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Earl Williams
- Blood, Sweat and Fears (1990) ... Earl Williams
- Ex-Wives and Videotape (1990) ... Earl Williams
- Placenta Claus Is Coming to Town (1989) ... Earl Williams
- The Mouse That Soared (1989) ... Earl Williams
- When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1989) ... Earl Williams
 1981-1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Mark Petrie
- Don't I Know You? (1988) ... Mark Petrie
- Loves Me Not (1987) ... Mark Petrie
- The City Is Burning (1987) ... Mark Petrie
- No Vacancy (1987) ... Mark Petrie
- Turn, Turn, Turn: Part 2 (1987) ... Mark Petrie
 1987 Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (TV Movie)
Bobby Seale
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
Theseus
- The Gospel at Colonus (1985) ... Theseus
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
- Margin for Error (1981)
 1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Telephone Rep.
- Intercepted Pass (1981) ... Telephone Rep.
 1981 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Jimmy
 1980 Taxi (TV Series)
Customer #2
- Fantasy Borough: Part 1 (1980) ... Customer #2
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Beutel
- Hazard (1980) ... Beutel
 1979 Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie)
Reverend Lowell
 1979 Emergency! (TV Series)
Third Paramedic
- What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing...? (1979) ... Third Paramedic
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Personal Details

Other Works:

stars as Lucius Jenkins in Stephen Adly Guirgis's "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train" at San Francisco Playhouse, running March 3 - April 21. sfplayhouse.org See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Acting is] not to promote yourself or exercise your expertise or demonstrate your acting knowledge and skill; it's to be a vessel for the information that that character has to give up. See more »

Trivia:

Longtime close friends with Danny Glover, they appeared together in two of Athol Fugard's plays early in their career: "Siswe Bansi Is Dead" and "The Island". Carl recently appeared in the film Just a Dream (2002) directed by Glover. See more »

Trademark:

Deep voice

Star Sign:

Leo

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