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      Malcolm Barrett

      Malcolm Barrett

      Highest Rated: 91% Dear White People (2014)

      Lowest Rated: 32% Addicted to Fresno (2015)

      Birthday: Apr 22, 1980

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      Despite being known for his breakout role on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Better Off Ted" (2009-2010), Malcolm Barrett has dabbled in sketch comedy, performed poetry at SLAM fests across the country, and started his own not-for-profit theater company. He even moonlights as a hip-hop artist, having written several songs for a debut album. It may seem like Barrett has kept himself busy entirely separate from his onscreen characters. However, since his professional acting career began in 2000, Barrett has guest-starred on over two dozen television shows and movies, most notably "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007) and "The Hurt Locker" (2009), making him a widely versatile entertainer that refuses to limit himself to any single form of entertainment. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Barrett attended New York's Tisch School of the Arts where he studied both acting and directing. During breaks from his studies, Barrett auditioned for film and television roles being shot in and around New York City. He nabbed guest spots on shows like "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) and the "The Sopranos," before landing a series regular role on the short-lived Fox sitcom, "Luis" (2003-04). The show allowed Barrett to set up his permanent residence in Los Angeles, where he was able to audition for more television pilots. While living, and struggling, in L.A., Barrett began appearing in commercials to pay the bills, as he continued to perform spoken word poetry, write hip-hop songs, and act in plays produced by the theater company he co-founded in New York. In 2009 Barrett landed the role of the nerdy scientist Dr. Lem Hewitt on ABC's "Better Off Ted." Although the show had a small but devoted following, it failed to earn solid ratings and was cancelled after its second season. This was also the year Barrett appeared in the Academy Award-winning war drama "The Hurt Locker"; the film won Best Picture at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, allowing Barrett to broaden his credits and appear in more serious fare, such as the critically acclaimed cop drama "Southland" (NBC & TNT, 2009-2013), and the Tom Hanks dramedy "Larry Crowne" (2011). In 2013 Barrett had a small role in the Tyler Perry-produced comedy, "Peeples."

      Highest rated movies

      Dear White People
      Dylan & Zoey
      American Violet
      Dirty Cops - War on Everyone
      Addicted to Fresno


      Malcolm Barrett Malcolm Barrett at arrivals for NETFLIX SANTA CLARITA DIET Season 3 Premiere, Hollywood Post 43, Los Angeles, CA March 28, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Truth Be Told, Tone Bell (L), Malcolm Barrett (R), 'Adult Content', Season 1, Ep. #2, 10/23/2015, ©NBC The Office, from left: Phyllis Smith, Malcolm Barrett, Kate Flannery, Romel De Silva, Devon Abner, 'Finale, Part 1 & 2', Season 9, Ep. #23, 05/16/2013, ©NBC Truth Be Told, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (L), Tone Bell (C), Malcolm Barrett (R), 'Adult Content', Season 1, Ep. #2, 10/23/2015, ©NBC DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, from left: Malcolm Barrett, Teyonah Parris, 2014. Ph: Ashley Nguyen/©Roadside Attractions WAR ON EVERYONE, FROM LEFT: MALCOLM BARRETT, DAVID WILMOT, 2016. © SABAN FILMS WAR ON EVERYONE, MALCOLM BARRETT, 2016. © SABAN FILMS



      83% 100% Dylan & Zoey Jeffrey (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Edge of Her Mind Executive Producer - 2022
      No Score Yet 57% Horror Noire Unknown (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Xin Executive Producer - 2017
      No Score Yet 71% Calico Skies John (Character) - 2016
      62% 37% Dirty Cops - War on Everyone Reggie (Character) - 2016
      32% 30% Addicted to Fresno Eric (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 12% 10.0 Earthquake Booker (Character) - 2014
      91% 61% Dear White People Helmut (Character) $4.4M 2014
      No Score Yet 80% OJ: The Musical Lawrence (Character) - 2014
      39% 49% Peeples Chris Walker (Character) $9.1M 2013
      No Score Yet 43% Missed Connections Jules (Character) - 2012
      75% 79% American Violet Byron Hill (Character) $552.9K 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forgotten Unknown (Character) - 2004


      74% 40% The Changeling Patrice (Character) 2023
      86% 96% Average Joe Leon Montgomery (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Horror Noire Dr. Berry (Character) 2022
      91% 67% Timeless Rufus Carlin (Character) 2016-2018
      87% 74% Preacher F.J. Hoover (Character) 2017-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick Guest 2018
      80% 64% Dimension 404 Chris (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentlemen Lobsters Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016
      15% 57% Truth Be Told Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soul Man Bird (Guest Star) 2013
      81% 89% The Office Stanley's Replacement (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      96% 90% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      67% No Score Yet Traffic Light Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      90% 98% Southland Henry Watts (Guest Star) 2011
      89% 95% Better Off Ted Lem (Character) 2009-2010
      91% 89% Monk Malcolm O'Dwyer (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big House Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      23% No Score Yet Luis Unknown (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002