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Carl Lumbly


Carl Lumbly was born in Minnesota, the son of Jamaican immigrants. His father was an avid reader, which inspired Lumbly's early appreciation for literature. After graduating from Macalester College with a degree in English, he landed a job writing for the Associated Press in Minneapolis. He also supplemented his income by doing freelance writing ... See full bio »

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  83 Days (pre-production)
George Stinney Sr.
 2014 The Returned (TV Movie) (filming)
Pastor Leon Wright
 2014 Quitters (completed)
Dr. Weiss
 2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (Video Game)
Benu, Witch Doctor - Male
 2014 Hope: The Last Paladin (TV Series)
Robert Danforth
- Pilot (2014) ... Robert Danforth
 2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us (Video Game)
Martian Manhunter (voice, uncredited)
 2012 99% (Short)
Dr. Carl Westen
 2012 Diablo III (Video Game)
Benu, Witch Doctor - Male (voice)
 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)
Navy Rear Admiral Beau Hindley
- Tell-All (2011) ... Navy Rear Admiral Beau Hindley
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
James 'Jay-Mo' Morris
- Devil's Night (2010) ... James 'Jay-Mo' Morris
 2010 Minerva's Den (Video Game)
Charles Milton Porter (voice)
 2010 Trauma (TV Series)
Special Agent Reynolds
- Tunnel Vision (2010) ... Special Agent Reynolds
 2010 BioShock 2 (Video Game)
Charles Milton Porter (voice)
 2010 Black Panther (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle S'Yan / Miner #1 / Miner #4 / ...
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan / Miner #1 / Miner #4 (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Uncle S'Yan / Councilman #3 (voice)
 2008 Chuck (TV Series)
Ty Bennett
- Chuck Versus the Sensei (2008) ... Ty Bennett
 2008 Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) (US version, voice)
 2008 Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (Video Game)
Brother Marcion
 2006 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Lt. Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek
- Hero (2006) ... Lt. Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek
 2005 Slavery and the Making of America (TV Series)
Salomon Northup
- Seeds of Destruction (2005) ... Salomon Northup
 2004 Alias (Video Game)
Agent Marcus Dixon (voice)
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Nat Turner-Gray
- Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2004) ... Nat Turner-Gray
 2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (Documentary)
Nat Turner - Gray
 2003 Sounder (TV Movie)
The Father
 2002 Just a Dream
J.M. Hoagland
 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 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Frederick Douglass
- Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind (2001) ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 9mm of Love (Short)
Cue
 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 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 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Judge Spencer Boyle
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
Lute McNeil
 1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Video) (voice)
 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 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 South Central
Ali
 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
 1991 L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration (TV Movie)
Earl Williams (uncredited)
 1990 Moe's World (TV Movie)
 1990 Pacific Heights
Lou Baker
 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
- One Rat, One Ranger (1989) ... Earl Williams (uncredited)
- The Mouse That Soared (1989) ... Earl Williams
 1990 To Sleep with Anger
Junior
 1988 Everybody's All-American
Narvel Blue
 1988 Judgement in Berlin
Edwin Palmer
 1987 The Bedroom Window
Det. Quirke
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series)
Theseus
 1981 Lifepod
Keshah
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
- Margin for Error (1981)
 1981 Caveman
Bork
 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
- Fantasy Borough: Part 1 (1980) ... Customer
 1979 Undercover with the KKK (TV Movie)
Reverend Lowell
 1978 Emergency! (TV Series)
Third Paramedic
- What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing...? (1978) ... Third Paramedic
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Appeared in August Wilson's Jitney in New York City at the Second Stage Theatre 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 »

Star Sign:

Leo

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