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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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Black Dynamite Black Dynamite
(2009)
Spawn Al Simmons / Spawn
(1997)
(2008)
Blood and Bone Isaiah Bone
(2009)

Filmography

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  Primer (pre-production)
Vincent King (Hollywood)
  The Outlaw Johnny Black (pre-production)
Outlaw Johnny Black
 2019 Send It! (post-production)
Coach
 2018 HeadShop (post-production)
Reverend Carter
  Triple Threat (completed)
Devereaux
 2018 Every Day is Christmas (TV Movie)
 2018 The Family Business (TV Series)
Vegas Duncan
- Episode #1.4 ... Vegas Duncan
- Episode #1.2 ... Vegas Duncan
 2013-2018 Arrow (TV Series)
Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
- Crossing Lines (2018) ... Ben Turner
- The Longbow Hunters (2018) ... Ben Turner
- Inmate 4587 (2018) ... Ben Turner
- Suicide Squad (2014) ... Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
- Tremors (2014) ... Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
 2018 Dragged Across Concrete
Biscuit
 2018/II Making a Killing
Orlando Hudson
 2018 Accident Man
Mick
 2017 Cops and Robbers
Michael
 2017 Chocolate City: Vegas
Princeton
 2017 S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
Scorpion
 2017 Insecure: Due North (TV Mini-Series)
Zeke
- 201 (2017) ... Zeke
 2016 The Crooked Man (TV Movie)
Milo
 2016 Never Back Down: No Surrender (Video)
Case Walker
 2016 The Asian Connection
Greedy Greg
 2016/II Beyond the Game
 2016 Vigilante Diaries
Barrington
 2015 Chain of Command
James Webster
 2015 Chocolate City
Princeton
 2011-2015 Black Dynamite (TV Series)
Black Dynamite / Jim Kelly / CIA Member
- The Wizard of Watts (2015) ... Black Dynamite (voice)
- Diff'rent Folks, Same Strokes or The Hunger Pain Games (2014) ... Black Dynamite (voice)
- Mr. Rogers' Revenge (2014) ... Black Dynamite (voice)
- Sweet Bill's Badass Singalong Song or Bill Cosby Ain't Himself (2014) ... Black Dynamite / Jim Kelly (voice)
 2011-2014 For Better or Worse (TV Series)
Marcus Williams
- I Want Half (2014) ... Marcus Williams
- Fear of the Unknown (2014) ... Marcus Williams
- The Mammogram Part 2 (2014) ... Marcus Williams
- The Mammogram Part 1 (2014) ... Marcus Williams
- What About Kids? (2014) ... Marcus Williams
 2014 Skin Trade
Reed
 2014 Falcon Rising
John 'Falcon' Chapman
 2014 Android Cop
Hammond
 2012-2014 Metal Hurlant Chronicles (TV Series)
Balt / Teague
- The Endomorphe (2014) ... Balt
- King's Crown (2012) ... Teague (as Michael Jay White)
 2013 Fedz
Big D (as Micheal White)
 2012 Somebody's Child (TV Movie)
Douglas
 2012 The Philly Kid
Arthur Letts
 2012 Freaky Deaky
Donnell Lewis
 2012 We the Party
Officer Davis
 2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Tattooed Man
- The Scorn of the Star Sapphire! (2011) ... Tattooed Man (voice)
 2011 Tactical Force
Hunt
 2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy (TV Series)
Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs
- Jax, Sonya and Kano: Part 2 (2011) ... Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs
- Jax, Sonya and Kano: Part 1 (2011) ... Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs
 2011 Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (Video)
Case Walker
 2010 One Angry Juror (TV Movie)
Derrick
 2010 Nicki Minaj: Your Love (Video short)
 2010 Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (Video)
Jackson Briggs
 2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Bushido Brown / Cop
- Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy (2010) ... Bushido Brown / Cop (voice)
 2010 Toni Braxton: Hands Tied (Short)
Guy in bar
 2009 Three Bullets (Short)
The Man
 2009 Blood and Bone
Isaiah Bone
 2009 Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite
 2008 The Dark Knight
Gambol
 2008 Li Xiao Long chuan qi (TV Series)
Ali
- Episode #1.36 (2008) ... Ali
- Episode #1.27 (2008) ... Ali
- Episode #1.26 (2008) ... Ali
 2007-2008 House of Payne (TV Series)
Bryan
- Expectations (2008) ... Bryan
- Game Over (2008) ... Bryan
- Episode #2.61 (2007) ... Bryan
 2007 Why Did I Get Married?
Marcus
 2007 The Underground Bounty Hunter (Video Game)
Hatch
 2006 Justice League Heroes (Video Game)
Green Lantern / John Stewart (voice)
 2006 Windfall (TV Series)
Michael
- Priceless (2006) ... Michael
 2006 Getting Played (TV Movie)
Actor
 2006 Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (Video)
George Chambers
 2004-2005 Clubhouse (TV Series)
Ellis Hayes
- Old Timers Day (2005) ... Ellis Hayes
- Save Situation (2005) ... Ellis Hayes
- Stealing Home (2005) ... Ellis Hayes
- Between First and Home (2005) ... Ellis Hayes
- Road Trip (2005) ... Ellis Hayes
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Doomsday
- The Doomsday Sanction (2005) ... Doomsday (voice)
 2003-2004 Static Shock (TV Series)
Osebo
- Out of Africa (2004) ... Osebo (voice)
- Static in Africa (2003) ... Osebo (voice)
 2004 Fei Ying
Morris
 2003 Hotel (TV Movie)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Doomsday
- A Better World (2003) ... Doomsday (voice)
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Officer Roy Bailey
- Hard Time (2003) ... Officer Roy Bailey
 2003 Justice
Tre
 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
 2001 Exit Wounds
Lewis Strutt
 2000 Wonderland (TV Series)
Dr. Derrick Hatcher
- Hello Goodbye: Finale (2000) ... Dr. Derrick Hatcher
- The Raw and the Cooked (2000) ... Dr. Derrick Hatcher
- Spell Check (2000) ... Dr. Derrick Hatcher
- 20/20 Hindsight (2000) ... Dr. Derrick Hatcher
- Pilot (2000) ... Dr. Derrick Hatcher
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
Coleman Vaughnes
 2000 The Bus Stop (Short) (as Michael J. White)
 1999/I Mutiny (TV Movie)
Ben Cooper
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Howell
 1999 Thick as Thieves
Pointy
 1998 Ringmaster
Demond
 1997 Spawn
Al Simmons / Spawn
 1997 City of Industry
Odell Williams
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Buck
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie)
Carpenter
 1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV Movie)
Elroy
 1995 JAG (TV Series)
Petty Officer First Class Peter Quinn / Lt. Martin Payne
- Brig Break (1995) ... Petty Officer First Class Peter Quinn / Lt. Martin Payne
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Off. Reginald 'Reggie' Fancy
- A.D.A. Sipowicz (1995) ... Off. Reginald 'Reggie' Fancy
- Innuendo (1995) ... Off. Reginald 'Reggie' Fancy
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie)
Mike Tyson
 1995 Ballistic
Quint (as Michael White)
 1994 Lion Strike
Silvio
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Steve
- Hot Fun in the Wintertime (1994) ... Steve
 1994 Martin (TV Series)
Valdez
- Arms Are for Hugging (1994) ... Valdez
 1994 On Deadly Ground
Oil Worker (uncredited)
 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
Soldier
 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)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Stunts (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Self (40 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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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 Jai White

Alternate Names:

Michael J. White | Michael Jay White | Michael White | Micheal White

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In Spawn (1997), I just auditioned and got the role. I was cast as Jax in Mortal Kombat but, New Line wanted me to play Spawn. The "star-status" thing was never difficult for me. My heroes were never actors. They were real men in the real world like senseis, police officers, and teachers. There continue to be rumors about Spawn 2, there have been for years. I spoke to Todd McFarlane months ago ... See more »

Trivia:

Was to appear as Jax in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), but New Line wanted him for Spawn (1997) instead. However, he returned to Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011) as Jax. See more »

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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