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      Malik Yoba

      Malik Yoba

      Highest Rated: 88% Smoke (1995)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Harlem Aria (1999)

      Birthday: Sep 17, 1967

      Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

      With his shaved head, the tall husky, Yoba made a strong impression as J.C. Williams, the caring, level-headed cop who puts duty before his private life in "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-98). Yoba began his career as a member of CityKids, an organization that fosters cultural pluralism and youth empowerment. He made his singing debut with the group at Carnegie Hall in 1991 and the following year he composed the theme and additional songs for an ABC Saturday morning series called "CityKids," produced by Henson Productions. Yoba moved in front of the cameras and displayed his facility with accents when he was cast as "Yul Brenner," one of the Jamaican bobsledders under the tutelage of John Candy in "Cool Runnings" (1993). Other feature work has included portraying a neighborhood figure known only as The Creeper in "Smoke" and its sequel, "Blue in the Face" (both 1995). In 1994, Yoba guest-starred on an episode of the NBC series "Law & Order." Executive producer Dick Wolf liked what he saw and cast Yoba in "New York Undercover." Taking his position as a TV series star and role model seriously, the actor has appeared in "Diamonds in the Rough," a Black Entertainment Television (BET) special about kids in housing projects, and also on a BET panel, "Black Family: Today's Values, Tomorrow's Vision." He has also continued his involvement with CityKids, serving as a vice president of the organization.

      Highest rated movies

      Smoke
      Take Point
      Cool Runnings
      The Good Nurse
      Why Did I Get Married?
      Allegiance
      Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
      Kids in America

      Photos

      Malik Yoba Empire, Malik Yoba (L), Trai Byers (R), 'Out, Damned Spot', Season 1, Ep. #6, 02/11/2015, ©FOX Empire, Malik Yoba, 'The Lyon's Roar', Season 1, Ep. #8, 02/25/2015, ©FOX Empire, Malik Yoba, 'The Lyon's Roar', Season 1, Ep. #8, 02/25/2015, ©FOX Empire, Malik Yoba, 'The Outspoken King', Season 1, Ep. #2, 01/14/2015, ©FOX Empire, Trai Byers (L), Malik Yoba (R), 'The Outspoken King', Season 1, Ep. #2, 01/14/2015, ©FOX COOL RUNNINGS, Doug E. Doug, Malik Yoba, Rawle D. Lewis, John Candy, Leon, 1993, bobsled COOL RUNNINGS, Malik Yoba, Doug E. Doug, Leon, 1993 COOL RUNNINGS, John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Malik Yoba, Rawle D. Lewis, 1993, luggage WHY DID I GET MARRIED?, seated, clockwise from left: Sharon Leal, Tyler Perry, Michael J. White, Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, standing l-r: Denise Boutte, Richard T. Jones, Tasha Smith, 2007. ©Lions Gate RIDE, Malik Yoba, Luther Campbell, 1998, (c) Dimension Revolution, Billy Burke (L), Malik Yoba (R), 'Clue', Season 1, Ep. #18, 05/20/2013, ©NBC Revolution, Malik Yoba (L), Billy Burke (R), 'Ghosts', Season 1, Ep. #12, 04/01/2013, ©NBC Revolution, Malik Yoba, 'Ghosts', Season 1, Ep. #12, 04/01/2013, ©NBC Revolution, Malik Yoba, 'Ghosts', Season 1, Ep. #12, 04/01/2013, ©NBC WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, from left: Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, 2010. ph: Quantrell Colbert/©Lions Gate WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, from left: Janet Jackson, Malik Yoba, 2010. ph: Quantrell Colbert/©Lions Gate WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?, from left: Tyler Perry, Michael Jai White, Malik Yoba, Richard T. Jones, 2010. ph: Quantrell Colbert/©Lions Gate Revolution, Billy Burke (L), Malik Yoba (R), 'Ghosts', Season 1, Ep. #12, 04/01/2013, ©NBC Revolution, Malik Yoba, 'Ghosts', Season 1, Ep. #12, 04/01/2013, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      74% 76% The Good Nurse Unknown (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vampiras, The Brides Unknown (Character) - 2022
      14% No Score Yet Awake Frank Ward (Character) - 2019
      80% 45% Take Point Gerald (Character) $107.0K 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story Lt. Franklin (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 56% 'Til Death Do Us Part Rob Smith (Character) $3.5M 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My B.F.F. Roy Brown (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dope Fiend Velo (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Sentimental Value Alan Hamilton (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Restored Me Agent Thurmond (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 26% Paradox Mr. Landau (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Dad Rehab Mr. Leon (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Girl Gerald Jackson (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 67% Hood Rev. Benjamin Tuck (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 33% Other Plans Harold (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men, Money & Gold Diggers Bobby (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Hearts Lie Obnoxious Attorney (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 72% The Assault Coach Miller (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 69% Betty & Coretta Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 36% Caught on Tape Detective Roberts (Character) - 2013
      29% 41% Allegiance Staff Sgt. Hart (Character) - 2012
      27% 68% Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Gavin (Character) $60.1M 2010
      No Score Yet 19% My Girlfriend's Back Dereck Scott (Character) - 2009
      11% 42% Feel the Noise The Mayor (Character) $5.9M 2007
      48% 78% Why Did I Get Married? Gavin (Character) $55.2M 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet They're Just My Friends Pat Black Sr. (Character) - 2006
      17% 65% Kids in America Will Drucker (Character) $440.2K 2005
      No Score Yet 50% Oh Happy Day Moses Jackson (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vote for Me The Professor (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 56% Hook'd Up Keith Parker (Character) - 1999
      10% 50% Harlem Aria Luke (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 72% Ride Poppa (Character) - 1998
      88% 89% Smoke The Creeper (Character) $8.3M 1995
      76% 81% Cool Runnings Yul Brenner (Character) $68.8M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet His Woman His Wife Stuart Banks (Character) - 0000

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Darryl Reid (Guest Star) 2015 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet First Wives Club Derrick Ellsworth (Character) 2019 2021-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Black Box Self 2022
      No Score Yet 54% The Equalizer Manny (Guest Star) 2022
      88% 85% East New York Lamonte Jacobs (Guest Star) 2022
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror Lake Drive Unknown (Character) 2020
      59% 86% God Friended Me Terrance (Guest Star) 2018
      77% 67% Gotham Major Harlan (Guest Star) 2018
      71% 53% Designated Survivor Jason Atwood (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2015
      84% 48% Empire Vernon Turner (Character) 2015
      93% 90% The Good Wife Eddie Fornum (Guest Star) 2013
      67% 66% Revolution Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010 2013
      81% 75% Alphas Bill Harken (Character) 2011-2012
      43% No Score Yet NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      92% 78% Person of Interest Andre Wilcox (Guest Star) 2012
      85% 69% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      97% 94% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      48% 78% Defying Gravity Commander Ted Shaw (Character) 2009-2010
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      65% No Score Yet Raines Charlie Lincoln (Character) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet That's So Raven Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      81% No Score Yet Thief Elmo "Mo" Jones (Character) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2005
      75% 85% Arrested Development Ice (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Days Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      50% 73% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingpin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bull Corey Granville (Character) 2000-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Detective James "J.C." Williams (Character) 1994-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994