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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
Première apparrition :
In the movie Toxic avenger 2 1989-02-24
Dernier projet:
Film Dragged Across Concrete 2018-12-31
Connu pour
Poster of Falcon Rising
Poster of Arrow
Poster of Mutiny
Poster of Toxic avenger 2
Filmographie
Film Dragged Across Concrete Biscuit 2018-12-31
Film Profession Tueur Mick 2018-02-05
Film S.W.A.T.: Under Siege 2017-08-01
Film Triple Threat Devereaux 2017-11-17
Film The Asian Connection Greedy Greg 2016-05-13
Film Never Back Down 3 - No Surrender Case Walker 2016-06-07
Film Vigilante Diaries Barrington 2016-09-01
Film L'homme tordu Milo 2016-10-01
Film Chocolate City 2015-05-22
Film Chain of command James Webster 2015-08-30
Film Falcon Rising John 'Falcon' Chapman 2014-09-05
Film Android Cop Hammond 2014-02-04
Film Skin Trade Reed 2014-11-07
Film Generation Iron Himself 2013-09-20
Film Gladiators Arthur Letts 2012-05-11
Series Black Dynamite Black Dynamite 2012-07-15
Film Freaky Deaky Donnell Lewis 2012-04-22
Film Somebody's Child Douglas 2012-08-11
Series Arrow Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger 2012-10-10
Series Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2011-04-12
Film Swat - Force Commando Hunt 2011-08-09
Film Never Back Down 2 - The Beatdown Case 2011-09-13
Series For Better or Worse Marcus Williams 2011-11-25
Film Pourquoi je me suis marié aussi ? Marcus 2010-04-02
Film One Angry Juror Derrick 2010-11-15
Film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Jackson Briggs 2010-06-08
Film Blood and Bone Isaiah Bone 2009-02-07
Film Black Dynamite Black Dynamite 2009-10-16
Film Bruce Lee - La Mémoire du Dragon Harrisson (Mohamed Ali) 2008-04-01
Film The Dark Knight : Le Chevalier noir Gambol 2008-07-16
Film Pourquoi je me suis marié ? Marcus 2007-10-12
Film Un Seul deviendra invincible : Dernier round George Chambers 2006-04-11
Film Getting Played Actor 2005-12-10
Film Fei ying Morris 2004-01-15
Series Clubhouse Ellis Hayes 2004-09-26
Film UnConventional Himself 2004-10-01
Film Trois 2: Pandora's Box 2004-12-28
Film Justice Tre 2003-05-08
Film Hors limites Lewis Strutt 2001-03-13
Film Freedom Song 2000-02-27
Film Breakfast of Champions Howell 1999-02-13
Film Mutiny 1999-01-01
Film Comme un voleur Pointy 1999-04-09
Film Universal Soldier : Le Combat absolu SETH 1999-08-05
Film Ringmaster Demond 1998-11-25
Film City of crime Odell Williams 1997-03-14
Film Spawn Al Simmons 1997-07-31
Film Captive Heart: The James Mink Story Elroy 1996-04-14
Film Shaughnessy Carpenter 1996-06-20
Film Ballistic Quint 1995-02-28
Film Tyson Mike Tyson 1995-04-29
Film Full Contact Low-Ball 1993-05-04
Film Les Tortues Ninja 2 Audience Man 1991-03-22
Film Le Cercle de Feu 1991-12-18
Film Toxic avenger 2 Apocalypse Inc. Executive 1989-02-24
Film The Toxic Avenger 3 Apocalypse, Inc. Executive 1989-11-24