Morris Chestnut


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A tall, handsome, and versatile American actor, Morris Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California, to Shirley (Wynn) and Morris Chestnut, Sr. He first came to be recognized by moviegoers starring as Ricky in Boyz n the Hood (1991), a role where he played a high school running back using his football skills to escape the violent surroundings of his ... See full bio »

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(1995)
Kick-Ass 2 Detective Marcus Williams
(2013)
The Best Man Lance Sullivan
(1999)

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 2021-2022 Our Kind of People (TV Series)
Raymond Dupont
- Kiss It Up to God (2022) ... Raymond Dupont
- It Is Not Light We Need, But Fire (2022) ... Raymond Dupont
- Just Desserts (2022) ... Raymond Dupont
- Twice as Hard, Twice as Good (2021) ... Raymond Dupont
- Sistervention... (2021) ... Raymond Dupont
 2019-2021 The Resident (TV Series)
Barrett Cain
- Past, Present, Future (2021) ... Barrett Cain
- A Children's Story (2021) ... Barrett Cain
- Hope in the Unseen (2021) ... Barrett Cain
- After the Storm (2021) ... Barrett Cain
- Into the Unknown (2021) ... Barrett Cain
 2019 The Enemy Within (TV Series)
Will Keaton
- Sierra Maestra (2019) ... Will Keaton
- Sequestered (2019) ... Will Keaton
- The Embassy (2019) ... Will Keaton
- Chigorin (2019) ... Will Keaton
- Homecoming (2019) ... Will Keaton
 2019 Being Mary Jane (TV Series)
Beau Mercer
- Becoming Pauletta (2019) ... Beau Mercer
 2018 Goliath (TV Series)
Hakeem Rashad
- Tongue Tied (2018) ... Hakeem Rashad
- Diablo Verde (2018) ... Hakeem Rashad
- Two Cinderellas (2018) ... Hakeem Rashad
- Who's Gabriel (2018) ... Hakeem Rashad
- Fresh Flowers (2018) ... Hakeem Rashad
 2017 Girls Trip
Morris Chestnut
 2015-2017 Rosewood (TV Series)
Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
- Blistering Heat & Brotherly Love (2017) ... Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
- Amparo & The American Dream (2017) ... Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
- Calliphoridae & Country Roads (2017) ... Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
- Naegleria & Neighborhood Watch (2017) ... Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
- Fairy Tales & Frozen Truths (2017) ... Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.
 2016 When the Bough Breaks
John Taylor
 2014-2015 Legends (TV Series)
Tony Rice
- The Legend of Curtis Ballard (2015) ... Tony Rice
- The Legend of Kate Crawford (2015) ... Tony Rice
- The Legend of Dmitry Petrovich (2015) ... Tony Rice
- Wilderness of Mirrors (2014) ... Tony Rice
- Identity (2014) ... Tony Rice
 2015/III Heist
Derrick 'Dog' Prince
 2015/I The Perfect Guy
Dave
 2013-2014 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Dr. Ike Prentiss
- Rat on a Cheeto (2014) ... Dr. Ike Prentiss
- Nancy Wood (2014) ... Dr. Ike Prentiss
- Rag and Bone (2014) ... Dr. Ike Prentiss
- Love Jungle (2014) ... Dr. Ike Prentiss
- Super Greens (2014) ... Dr. Ike Prentiss
 2013 The Best Man Holiday
Lance
 2013 Kick-Ass 2
Detective Marcus Williams
 2013/II The Call
Officer Paul Phillips
 2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Craig
- For Black Eyes Only (2013) ... Craig (voice)
 2013 Identity Thief
Detective Reilly
 2012 Think Like a Man
James (uncredited)
 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Luke
- Spooky Little Girl (2011) ... Luke
- Rubber Man (2011) ... Luke
- Open House (2011) ... Luke
- Piggy Piggy (2011) ... Luke
- Halloween: Part 2 (2011) ... Luke
 2009-2011 V (TV Series)
Ryan Nichols
- Mother's Day (2011) ... Ryan Nichols
- Devil in a Blue Dress (2011) ... Ryan Nichols
- Uneasy Lies the Head (2011) ... Ryan Nichols
- Birth Pangs (2011) ... Ryan Nichols
- Siege (2011) ... Ryan Nichols
 2009 Love in the Nick of Tyme (Video)
Marcelles Wynters
 2009 Not Easily Broken
Dave Johnson
 2008 The Prince of Motor City (TV Movie)
Leo Moore
 2007 The Perfect Holiday
Benjamin
 2007 The Game Plan
Travis Sanders
 2005 Dante (TV Movie)
Dante
 2005 Bones (TV Series)
Agent Oakes
- The Man in the Wall (2005) ... Agent Oakes
 2005 The Cave
Top Buchanan
 2004 Ladder 49
Tommy Drake
 2004 Breakin' All the Rules
Evan Fields
 2003 Luther Vandross: Dance with My Father (Music Video)
Morris Chestnut
 2003 Confidence
Travis
 2002 Half Past Dead
49er One / Donald Robert Johnson
 2002 Like Mike
Tracy Reynolds
 2001 The Killing Yard (TV Movie)
Shango
 2001 Scenes of the Crime
Ray
 2001 Two Can Play That Game
Keith Fenton
 2001 The Brothers
Jackson Smith
 2000 ER (TV Series)
ICU Nurse Frank 'Rambo' Bacon
- The Visit (2000) ... ICU Nurse Frank 'Rambo' Bacon
- Under Control (2000) ... ICU Nurse Frank 'Rambo' Bacon
 1999 The Best Man
Lance Sullivan
 1997-1998 C-16: FBI (TV Series)
Mal Robinson
- Hitting Olansky (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- El Nino (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- Russian Roulette (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- Green Card (1998) ... Mal Robinson
- My Brother's Keeper (1998) ... Mal Robinson
 1997 G.I. Jane
McCool
 1996 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Andre
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Bobby Zachs
 1995 Higher Learning
Track Anchor (uncredited)
 1994 The Inkwell
Harold Lee
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Hamilton Brown
- Mystery Date (1994) ... Hamilton Brown
- Love Thy Neighbor (1994) ... Hamilton Brown
 1992-1993 Out All Night (TV Series)
Jeff Carswell
- Taking Care of Business (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- Mall in the Family (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- Under My Thumb (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- The Tenant's Commandments (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
- The Way We Were (1993) ... Jeff Carswell
 1993 The Ernest Green Story (TV Movie)
Ernest (Brother) Green
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War (TV Movie)
Prince Franklin
 1991 The Last Boy Scout
Locker Room Kid
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Ricky Baker
 1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Jason Woodman
- A Family Affair (1990) ... Jason Woodman
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Release of Jamie Foxx's music video for "Blame It," which premiered on 106 & Park (2000); and was directed by Hype Williams; with appearances by Ron Howard; Forest Whitaker; Jake Gyllenhaal; Samuel L. Jackson; Quincy Jones; Cedric the Entertainer; Morris Chestnut; Clifton Powell; Alex Thomas; DeRay Davis; Joe; Yasiin Bey; ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Pam Byse  (2 children)

Children:

Chestnut, Grant | See more »

Parents:

Chestnut, Shirley | Chestnut Sr., Morris
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I'm just happy to be working consistently. See more »

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Has two children: Grant Chestnut and Paige Chestnut. See more »

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