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Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White (born November 10, 1967) is an American actor and professional 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 was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved as a teen to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he graduated from Central High School in 1988. White started martial arts training at the age of seven and is now an accomplished martial artist, holding seven legitimate black belts in Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Kobudo, Goju Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin, with a specific focus in Kyokushin (although his style incorporates aspects of many different martial arts forms). His first major starring role and breakout performance was in the 1995 HBO film Tyson, as heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. In 1997, he portrayed the eponymous character in the 1997 movie Spawn. His work in Spawn earned him a nomination for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Male Newcomer. White starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return. In 2001, he also starred opposite fellow martial artist Steven Seagal in Exit Wounds. In 2003, he starred in Busta Rhymes' and Mariah Carey's music video "I Know What You Want". Since 2003, in addition to his on screen roles, White has been doing voice work, including Static Shock, Justice League, and the Spawn animated series. White showcases his martial arts skills in the direct-to-DVD film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing. He also appears in Michelle Yeoh's Silver Hawk in 2004. His film, Why Did I Get Married? opened at number one at the box office on October 12, 2007. White played the role of the mob boss Gambol in the 2008 film The Dark Knight. He also starred in the film Blood and Bone and the Blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite, both released in 2009. White wrote the scripts for both Black Dynamite and his upcoming 3 Bullets in which he stars with Bokeem Woodbine. White will make his directorial debut and star in Never Back Down 2, which is slated for a 2011 release. In August 2005 he wed his girlfriend of two years, Courtenay Chatman. The couple have a daughter named Morgan Michelle who was born on December 24, 2008. Michael has two sons from a previous relationship. He is an avid chess player, as seen in his movie Blood and Bone.


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Born:
Nov 10, 1967 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
56
First Appeared:
In the movie The Outlaw Johnny Black
Latest Project:
Pelicula Dragged Across Concrete 2018-12-31
Known For
Poster of Skin Trade: Tráfico humano
Poster of El caballero oscuro
Poster of Herida abierta
Filmography
Pelicula The Outlaw Johnny Black Johnny Black 2019
Pelicula Dragged Across Concrete Biscuit 2018-12-31
Pelicula Accident man Mick 2018-02-06
Pelicula S.W.A.T.: Under Siege 2017-08-01
Pelicula The Asian Connection Greedy Greg 2016-05-13
Pelicula Skin Trade: Tráfico humano Reed 2016-01-07
Pelicula El escuadrón vigilante Barrington 2016-09-01
Pelicula The Crooked Man Milo 2016-10-01
Pelicula Rompiendo las reglas 3 Case Walker 2016-06-07
Pelicula Chain of Command James Webster 2015-08-30
Pelicula Chocolate City Princeton 2015-05-22
Pelicula Falcon Rising John 'Falcon' Chapman 2014-09-05
Pelicula Android Cop Hammond 2014-02-04
Pelicula Generation Iron Himself 2013-09-20
Pelicula Freaky Deaky Donnell Lewis 2012-04-22
Pelicula El chico de Filadelfia Arthur Letts 2012-05-11
Series Arrow Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger 2012-10-10
Series Black Dynamite Black Dynamite 2012-07-15
Pelicula Somebody's Child Douglas 2012-08-11
Pelicula Tactical Force Hunt 2011-08-09
Series Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2011-04-12
Pelicula Rompiendo las reglas 2 Case 2011-09-13
Series For Better or Worse Marcus Williams 2011-11-25
Pelicula ¿Por qué me casé también? Marcus 2010-04-02
Pelicula The Legend of Bruce Lee Ali 2010-09-21
Pelicula Un miembro del jurado enojado Derrick 2010-11-15
Pelicula Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Jackson Briggs 2010-06-08
Pelicula Promesa sangrienta Isaiah Bone 2009-02-07
Pelicula Black Dynamite Black Dynamite 2009-10-16
Pelicula El caballero oscuro Gambol 2008-07-16
Pelicula ¿Por qué me casé? Marcus 2007-10-12
Pelicula Invicto 2 George Chambers 2006-04-11
Pelicula Hagan juego Actor 2005-12-10
Pelicula Silver Hawk Morris 2004-01-15
Series Clubhouse Ellis Hayes 2004-09-26
Pelicula Trois 2: Pandora's Box 2004-12-28
Pelicula UnConventional Himself 2004-10-01
Pelicula Justice Tre 2003-05-08
Pelicula Herida abierta Lewis Strutt 2001-03-13
Pelicula Freedom Song 2000-02-27
Pelicula Mutiny 1999-01-01
Pelicula Thick as Thieves Pointy 1999-01-28
Pelicula Soldado universal. El retorno SETH 1999-08-05
Pelicula El desayuno de los campeones Howell 1999-02-13
Pelicula Ringmaster Demond 1998-11-25
Pelicula Ajuste de cuentas Odell Williams 1997-03-14
Pelicula Spawn Al Simmons 1997-07-31
Pelicula Captive Heart: The James Mink Story Elroy 1996-04-14
Pelicula Shaughnessy Carpenter 1996-06-20
Pelicula Tyson Mike Tyson 1995-04-29
Pelicula Ballistic Quint 1995-02-28
Pelicula Full Contact Low-Ball 1993-05-04
Pelicula Las tortugas ninja II: El secreto de los mocos verdes Audience Man 1991-03-22
Pelicula Ring de fuego 1991-12-18
Pelicula El vengador tóxico II Apocalypse Inc. Executive 1989-02-24
Pelicula El vengador tóxico III: La última tentación de Toxie Apocalypse, Inc. Executive 1989-11-24