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Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy. White also... See full bio »

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 2016 Never Back Down 3 (post-production)
Case Walker
 2015 Chain of Command
James Webster
 2015 Chocolate City
 2015 Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series)
Michael Jai White
- Model Behavior (2015) ... Michael Jai White
 2014 Skin Trade
 2014 Falcon Rising
John 'Falcon' Chapman
 2013-2014 Arrow (TV Series)
Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
 2014 Android Cop
 2012-2014 Metal Hurlant Chronicles (TV Series)
Balt / Teague
- The Endomorphe (2014) ... Balt
- King's Crown (2012) ... Teague (as Michael Jay White)
 2012 Somebody's Child (TV Movie)
 2012 The Philly Kid
Arthur Letts
 2012 We the Party
Officer Davis
 2011 Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
Case Walker
 2010 One Angry Juror (TV Movie)
 2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Bushido Brown / Cop
- Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy (2010) ... Bushido Brown / Cop (voice)
 2009 Three Bullets (Short)
The Man
 2007-2008 House of Payne (TV Series)
- Expectations (2008) ... Bryan
- Episode #2.61 (2007) ... Bryan
 2008 The Legend of Bruce Lee (TV Series)
- Episode #1.36 (2008) ... Ali
- Episode #1.27 (2008) ... Ali
- Episode #1.26 (2008) ... Ali
 2007 The Underground Bounty Hunter (Video Game)
 2006 Justice League Heroes (Video Game)
Green Lantern / John Stewart (voice)
 2006 Windfall (TV Series)
- Priceless (2006) ... Michael
 2006 Getting Played (TV Movie)
 2003-2005 Justice League (TV Series)
- The Doomsday Sanction (2005) ... Doomsday (voice)
- A Better World (2003) ... Doomsday (voice)
 2003-2004 Static Shock (TV Series)
- Out of Africa (2004) ... Osebo (voice)
- Static in Africa (2003) ... Osebo (voice)
 2004 Silver Hawk
 2003 Hotel (TV Movie)
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Officer Roy Bailey
- Hard Time (2003) ... Officer Roy Bailey
 2003 Justice
 2002 Pandora's Box
Hampton Hines
 2001 Soul Food (TV Series)
Russell Banks
- Who Do You Know? (2001) ... Russell Banks
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
Darren Schofield
- Chapter Eighteen (2001) ... Darren Schofield
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
Coleman Vaughnes
 2000 The Bus Stop (Short) (as Michael J. White)
 1999 Mutiny (TV Movie)
Ben Cooper
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
 1999 Thick as Thieves
 1998 Ringmaster
 1997 City of Industry
Odell Williams
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie)
 1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV Movie)
 1995 JAG (TV Series)
Petty Officer Peter Quinn
- Brig Break (1995) ... Petty Officer Peter Quinn
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie)
Mike Tyson
 1995 Ballistic
Quint (as Michael White)
 1994 Lion Strike
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
- Hot Fun in the Wintertime (1994) ... Steve
 1994 Martin (TV Series)
 1993 Full Contact
Low-Ball (as Michael White)
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Luther - Dawn's boyfriend
- Vanished (1993) ... Luther - Dawn's boyfriend
 1992 Saved by the Bell (TV Series)
Military Police Man #2
- Wrestling with the Future (1992) ... Military Police Man #2 (uncredited)
 1992 Universal Soldier
 1991/I Ring of Fire
 1991 True Identity
Alley Guy #1 (as Michael White)
 1989 The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
Apocalypse, Inc. Executive (as Michael White)
 1989 The Toxic Avenger Part II
Apocalypse Inc. Executive (as Michael White)
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Appeared in "I Know What You Want" music video by the Busta Rhymes f/ Mariah Carey & Flipmode

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Michael J. White | Michael Jay White | Michael White


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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When I was young, I had a favorite movie star. One day I saw one of his movies and it was bad and he was bad in it. I could tell he didn't care and only did it for the money. I felt betrayed. I never watched another one of his movies again. To my German fans I will always do my best, no matter what. It means a lot that you believe in me. I won't let you down. See more »


Can speak some Japanese and Mandarin. See more »


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