Isiah Whitlock Jr. was born on September 13, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is an actor, known for 25th Hour (2002), 1408 (2007) and Cedar Rapids (2011).
Has received widespread acclaim for his sensitive portrayal of Joe, a married English professor who arranges a date with a teenage boy, in Christopher Shinn's "Four", a role he has played in several productions around the U.S.
Pursued advanced drama studies as a member of American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
1976 - Graduated from Southwest State University (Marshall, Minnesota).
Grew up as the fifth of 10 children in South Bend, Indiana, where his father was a steel mill worker.
Was in a long-term relationship with actress Wilma Mondi.