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Obba Babatundé is an actor, singer, dancer, director, writer and producer. Obba's breadth of work is known worldwide by audiences of all ages, and his face is one of the most recognizable in the entertainment industry. His career spans over 4 decades and he is a unique breed in today's industry as a triple-threat (and more). Obba is comfortable in... See full bio »

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Life Willie Long
(1999)
How High Dean Carl Cain
(2001)
(2009)
(1991)

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  Walk by Faith (announced)
Dr. Blake
 2022 Fuhgedd About It (pre-production)
Captain Ross
 2022 Master of Dreams (pre-production)
Dr. Rameses Farrow, PhD
  Noble Intentions (post-production)
Pastor Stevens
  45 Seconds (completed)
Lt. Reginald Morrow
 2018-2022 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Daniel Harrelson, Sr.
- Farewell (2022) ... Daniel Harrelson, Sr.
- Family (2022) ... Daniel Harrelson, Sr.
- Provenance (2022) ... Daniel Harrelson, Sr.
- Keep the Faith (2021) ... Daniel Harrelson, Sr.
- 27 David (2021) ... Daniel Harrelson, Sr.
 2022 The Millennial
Mr. Burke
 2022 A Polished Soul
Solomon
 2021 The Men in My Life
Simon Helms
 2021 Goliath (TV Series)
Ivan Tillinger
- Signed, William Hamilton McBride (2021) ... Ivan Tillinger
- The Pain Killer (2021) ... Ivan Tillinger
- Hadleyville (2021) ... Ivan Tillinger
 2017-2021 Dear White People (TV Series)
Dean Fairbanks
- Volume 4: Chapter X (2021) ... Dean Fairbanks
- Volume 4: Chapter VI (2021) ... Dean Fairbanks
- Volume 4: Chapter V (2021) ... Dean Fairbanks
- Volume 4: Chapter III (2021) ... Dean Fairbanks
- Volume 3: Chapter X (2019) ... Dean Fairbanks
 2021 Little Vagabond (Short)
Walter
 2021 I Heart LA (Short)
 2021 Chicago Med (TV Series)
James Coleman
- When Your Heart Rules Your Head (2021) ... James Coleman
 2020 Kiss Me for Christmas
Mr. Porter
 2015-2020 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Julius Avant
- Episode #1.8386 (2020) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7994 (2018) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7992 (2018) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7964 (2018) ... Julius Avant
- Episode #1.7879 (2018) ... Julius Avant
 2020/IV Trigger
Chief Keaton
 2020 Horse Talk (TV Series)
 2020 Little Fires Everywhere (TV Mini Series)
George Wright
- The Uncanny (2020) ... George Wright
- Duo (2020) ... George Wright
 2019 For The People (TV Series)
Philip Kaws
- You Belong Here (2019) ... Philip Kaws
 2019 Mather (Short)
Mather
 2019 Corporate (TV Series)
Cronker Wilson
- The Fall (2019) ... Cronker Wilson (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Tragedy (2019) ... Cronker Wilson (as Obba Babatunde)
- The One Who's There (2019) ... Cronker Wilson (as Obba Babatunde)
 2018 City of Lies
Chief of Police
 2018 Revival
Nicodemus
 2018 Jingle Belle (TV Movie)
Charles Williams
 2018 Kinky
Mr. Bernard
 2018 Ballers (TV Series)
J.D. Pritchard
- The Kids Are Aight (2018) ... J.D. Pritchard
 2018 Forever (TV Series)
Gregory
- Goodbye Forever (2018) ... Gregory
- Oceanside (2018) ... Gregory
 2017-2018 Detroiters (TV Series)
Mr. Duvet
- Royals (2018) ... Mr. Duvet (as Obba Babatunde)
- Duvet Family Reunion (2018) ... Mr. Duvet (as Obba Babatunde)
- Happy Birthday Mr. Duvet (2017) ... Mr. Duvet (as Obba Babatunde)
 2018 Tennis, the Good Boy (Short)
Armon (voice)
 2018 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Danny Quinn
- Day 492 (2018) ... Danny Quinn
 2018 The Choir Director
Mr. Wilcox
 2017 D.P.W. (TV Movie)
Mayor McCann
 2017/II Til Death Do Us Part
John Harris (as Obba Babatunde)
 2017 Pup Star: Better 2Gether
Big Ears
 2017 I'm Dying Up Here (TV Series)
Barton Royce
- Creative Indifferences (2017) ... Barton Royce
- Lingchi (2017) ... Barton Royce
- The Unbelievable Power of Believing (2017) ... Barton Royce
- My Rifle, My Pony and Me (2017) ... Barton Royce
- Girls Are Funny, Too (2017) ... Barton Royce
 2017 The Last Tycoon (TV Series)
Les Turpin
- Oscar, Oscar, Oscar (2017) ... Les Turpin
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
President Silvanus Fabre
- The Detour (2017) ... President Silvanus Fabre
 2016/II The Watcher
Stark
 2016 Pup Star (Video)
Big Ears (voice)
 2015 If I Tell You I Have to Kill You
Jonathan Black
 2015/II Death's Door
Mesmer
 2015 Hand of God (TV Series)
Bishop Bruce Congdon
- The Tie That Binds (2015) ... Bishop Bruce Congdon
- A Bird in Hand (2015) ... Bishop Bruce Congdon
- Welcome the Stranger (2015) ... Bishop Bruce Congdon
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice)
 2015 American Bad Boy
Pastor Lovely
 2014 Lap Dance
Roscoe
 2014 Kingdom (TV Series)
Detective Gaines
- Eat Your Own Cooking (2014) ... Detective Gaines
- Flowers (2014) ... Detective Gaines
- Glass Eye (2014) ... Detective Gaines
 2014 Enlisted (TV Series)
General Murray
- The General Inspection (2014) ... General Murray
 2014 The Dead Sea
Mayor
 2013 Dolls of Voodoo
Iklif
 2013 Cult (TV Series)
Quentin Yarrow
- Executive Producer Steven Rae (2013) ... Quentin Yarrow (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Good Fight (2013) ... Quentin Yarrow (as Obba Babatunde)
 2011-2013 Winx Club (TV Series)
King Teredor
- The End of Tritannus (2013) ... King Teredor (voice)
- The Singing Whales (2013) ... King Teredor
- The Devourer (2013) ... King Teredor
- The Eclipse (2013) ... King Teredor
- The Pillar of Light (2013) ... King Teredor
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Grandpa
- The Thanksgiving Episode (2012) ... Grandpa
 2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
Mayor Denny
 2012 Kinect Star Wars (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
 2012 The Last Fall
Larry Armstrong
 2012 Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire (Video)
Vampire Actor #4 (voice)
 2011 Love That Girl! (TV Series)
Jim
- Happy Birthday, Bro (2011) ... Jim (as Obba Babatunde)
 2011 The Trap Door (Video)
Mesmer
 2011 Go Beyond the Lens (Short)
Host (as Obba Babatunde)
 2011 All-Star Superman (Video)
Judge / Bibliobot (voice)
 2011 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Larry Cannon
- Heaven Can Wait (2011) ... Dr. Larry Cannon
 2010 The Fallen Faithful
Rev. Emannuel
 2010 Trapped: Haitian Nights
Ikliff
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Sheriff Frank Sanders
- Solitary Man (2010) ... Sheriff Frank Sanders
 2009 I Do... I Did!
Mr. Johnson
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dan Gates
- Sweet Surrender (2009) ... Dan Gates
 2009 NCIS (TV Series)
Joe Banks
- Knockout (2009) ... Joe Banks
 2009 Why Am I Doing This?
Cliff
 2009 Black Dynamite
Osiris (as Obba Babatunde)
 2008 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Doc
- Do You Love Him? (2008) ... Doc
 2008 The Eye
Dr. Haskins
 2008 Psych (TV Series)
David Gaffney
- There's Something About Mira (2008) ... David Gaffney (as Obba Babatunde)
 2007 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Attendant
- Save the Last Dance (2007) ... Attendant
 2007 Cover
Attorney Miller (as Obba Babatunde)
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Dr. Stanley Rivers / Dr. Victor Rivers
- The Innocent Man (2007) ... Dr. Stanley Rivers (as Obba Babatunde)
- Beauty and the Beast (2007) ... Dr. Victor Rivers (as Obba Babatunde)
 2007 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8736 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8726 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8723 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8722 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
- Episode #1.8720 (2007) ... Carter Campbell
 2007 April Fools (Video)
Detective Combs
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Dr. Octavius Leroy
- Shuffle, Ball Change (2007) ... Dr. Octavius Leroy
 2006 Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Video Game) (voice)
 2006 Material Girls
Craig (as Obba Babatunde)
 2002-2006 Half & Half (TV Series)
Charles Thorne
- The Big Who You Gonna Call Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Big Nervous Breakup Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Big Stuck in the Middle Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Big Reality Bites Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne (as Obba Babatunde)
- The Big Take Me as I Am Episode (2006) ... Charles Thorne (as Obba Babatunde)
 2006 The Celestine Prophecy
Miguel (as Obba Babatunde)
 2005 Flip the Script
Mr. Jones (as Obba Babatunde)
 2005 Everwood (TV Series)
Jason
- Giving Up the Girl (2005) ... Jason
 2004 Joy Road
Dr. Howard Perkins
 2004 Kangaroo Jack 2 (Video)
Chief Ankamuti (voice)
 2004 After the Sunset
Zacharias (as Obba Babatunde)
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Senator Wells
 2004 The Notebook
Band Leader (as Obba Babatunde)
 2003-2004 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Daniel Burden
- Dog Day Sisco (2004) ... Daniel Burden
- The One That Got Away (2003) ... Daniel Burden
- Dumb Bunnies (2003) ... Daniel Burden
 1999-2004 Rocket Power (TV Series short)
Conroy / Townsperson #1 / Newscaster #2 / ...
- Missile Crisis/Falsely Alarmed (2004) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- A Rocket X-mas (2003) ... Conroy / Townsperson #1 (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Reggie's Big (Beach) Break (2003) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Beach Boyz and a Girl/X-treme Ideas (2002) ... Conroy (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Major Scrummage/Snow Bounders (2002) ... Newscaster #2 (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
 2003 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III - Rebel Strike (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice)
 2003 The Great Commission
Rev. Jesse
 2001-2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Scientist / Singer / Watch Store Salesman
- Trouble Squared (2003) ... Scientist (voice)
- Brother-Sister Act (2002) ... Singer (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Replay (2001) ... Watch Store Salesman (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie (Video Game)
Boko (voice)
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Kevin Dupree
- Maya Con Dios (2002) ... Kevin Dupree (as Obba Babatunde)
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys
Boko (voice)
 2002 Rocket Power: Beach Bandits (Video Game)
Conroy Le Blanc / Easter Island Head (voice)
 2002 Redeemer (TV Movie)
Charles Henderson (as Obba Babatunde)
 2002 John Q
Sgt. Moody (as Obba Babatunde)
 2001-2002 Soul Food (TV Series)
Benjamin Chadway
- Lovers and Other Strangers (2002) ... Benjamin Chadway
- A Clear and Present Stranger (2001) ... Benjamin Chadway
 2000-2002 Max Steel (TV Series)
- Truth Be Told (2002) ... (voice)
- Fan Appreciation (2001) ... (voice)
- Deep Cover (2001) ... (voice)
- Scions (2000) ... (voice, as Obba Babatunde)
- Sportsmen (2000) ... (voice)
 2001 How High
Dean Carl Cain
 2001 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice)
 2001 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (Video Game)
Lando Calrissian (voice, as Obba Baba Tunde)
 2001 The Beast (TV Series)
Mr. Lowry
- The Price (2001) ... Mr. Lowry
 2001 One Special Moment (TV Movie)
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Philip Hamilton
- Planting Seeds (2001) ... Philip Hamilton
 2001 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Judge Richards
- It's Not Just a Word: Part 2 (2001) ... Judge Richards
- It's Not Just a Word: Part 1 (2001) ... Judge Richards
 2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (TV Series)
Sergeant Bonner
- Bazooka Joe (2000) ... Sergeant Bonner
 2000 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Allardyce
- The Value of Secrets (2000) ... Allardyce
 2000/I The Visit
Tony
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Joseph Lennox
- The Beholder (2000) ... Dr. Joseph Lennox
 1999-2000 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Principal Howard Green
- To Green, with Love (2000) ... Principal Howard Green
- Crime & Punishment (2000) ... Principal Howard Green
- Barefoot at Capefest (2000) ... Principal Howard Green
- Escape from Witch Island (1999) ... Principal Howard Green
- Home Movies (1999) ... Principal Howard Green
 1999 Linc's (TV Series)
Army Vet
- Dog Day Afternoon (1999) ... Army Vet
 1999 The Apartment Complex (TV Movie)
Chett
 1999 Xyber 9: New Dawn (TV Series)
 1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (TV Movie)
Harold Nicholas (as Obba Babatunde)
 1999/I Life
Willie Long
 1998 The Temptations (TV Mini Series)
Berry Gordy
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Berry Gordy
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Berry Gordy
 1997 Spy Game (TV Series)
Lieutenant Wardell
- Lorne and Max Drop the Ball (1997) ... Lieutenant Wardell
 1997 Sparks (TV Series)
Mr. Kirby
- A Day in the Life II (1997) ... Mr. Kirby
 1997 Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie)
Willie Johnson
 1997 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Vince, Police Lieutenant
- The Last Endless Summer (1997) ... Vince, Police Lieutenant
 1997 Friends (TV Series)
The Director
- The One with All the Jealousy (1997) ... The Director (as Obba Babatunde)
 1996 The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie)
Isom Dart
 1996 The Tomorrow Man (TV Movie)
Brian Parish
 1996 Carpool
Jeffery (as Obba Babatundè)
 1996 Multiplicity
Paul
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Cum Posey
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Lamarr
 1995 Fatal Pursuit
Trinidad
 1995 A Reason to Believe
Prof. Thurman
 1995/I The Net
F.B.I. Agent (uncredited)
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Charles Ellis
- Full Moon (1995) ... Charles Ellis (as Obba Babatunde)
- Freeze Outs (1995) ... Charles Ellis (as Obba Babatunde)
 1995 Sliders (TV Series)
Cezanne Brown
- Summer of Love (1995) ... Cezanne Brown
 1995 Born to Be Wild
Interpreter
 1995 Under One Roof (TV Series)
Ben
- Pilot (1995) ... Ben (as Obba Babatunde)
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Carter Evans
- Fallen Angela (1994) ... Carter Evans (as Obba Babatunde)
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Gordy Berry
- What's Will Got to Do with It? (1994) ... Gordy Berry
- The Client (1994) ... Gordy Berry
 1994 Thunder in Paradise (TV Series)
Carl
- Identity Crisis (1994) ... Carl (as Obba Babatunde)
 1994 Tom (TV Series)
Tanner
- Pilot (1994) ... Tanner
 1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Jameson Walker
- Trading Places (1994) ... Jameson Walker
 1994 Getting By (TV Series)
- The Rich Guy (1994)
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie)
Cornell (as Obba Babatunde)
 1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (TV Series)
Mongoose
- A.K.A. Kansas (1993) ... Mongoose (as Obba Babatunde)
 1993 Philadelphia
Jerome Green (as Obba Babatunde)
 1993 Necronomicon: Book of Dead
Paul (part 3)
 1993 Undercover Blues
Sawyer
 1992 Sisters (TV Series)
Ben
- Crash and Born (1992) ... Ben (as Obba Babatunde)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Lieutenant Jamison
- Maniac at Large (1992) ... Lieutenant Jamison (as Obba Babatunde)
 1992 The Human Factor (TV Series)
Silky Wells
- Do the Right Thing (1992) ... Silky Wells
- Pilot (1992)
 1991 Dead Again
Syd (as Obba Babatunde)
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
TV Anchor Man (as Obba Babatunde)
 1990 Miami Blues
Blink Willie, Informant
 1990 A Different World (TV Series)
Frank Benning
- Soldier Boy (1990) ... Frank Benning
 1989 Heart and Soul (TV Movie)
Al Taylor
 1988 Married to the Mob
The Face of Justice (as Obba Babatunde)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Terrence Quimby
- Fort Figueroa (1988) ... Terrence Quimby
 1988 Matlock (TV Series)
Backstage Man
- The Magician (1988) ... Backstage Man (as Obba Babatunde)
 1988 God Bless the Child (TV Movie)
Raymond Watkins
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Bongo Drummer (as Babatunde)
 1987 All My Children (TV Series)
Rusty Bennett
- Episode #1.46002 (1987) ... Rusty Bennett
 1986 America's Musical Theater (TV Series)
Zodzetrick
- Treemonisha (1986) ... Zodzetrick (as Obba Babatunde)
 1983 MysteryDisc: Many Roads to Murder (Video Game)
Marcus Sandor
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Clay (2005)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Canada Dry Ginger Ale (1984) See more »

Alternate Names:

Obba Babatunde | Babatunde | Obba Babatundè | Obba Baba Tunde

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Children:

Antar Tarak Babatunde
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Guest-starred as a record exec named Gordy Berry on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), then starred as real-life Motown founder Berry Gordy in the made-for-TV movie, The Temptations (1998). See more »

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