Michael Jai White

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.

Geburtstag: 10.11.1967

Geburtsort: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

homepage: http://www.michaeljaiwhite.com/

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Michael Jai White gesehen haben: 2

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Michael Jai White mitgespielt hat: 69

2019
  • Undercover Brother 2
    Rolle:
  • Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
    Rolle: Himself
  • Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare
    Rolle: Himself
  • Triple Threat
    Rolle: Devereaux
  • The Hard Way
    Rolle: Payne
  • Dragged Across Concrete
    Rolle: 'Biscuit'
2018
  • Every Day Is Christmas
    Rolle: Justin
  • Making a Killing
    Rolle: Orlando Hudson
  • Accident Man
    Rolle: Mick
2017
  • Cops and Robbers
    Rolle:
  • S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
    Rolle: Scorpion
2016
  • The Crooked Man
    Rolle: Milo
  • Vigilante Diaries
    Rolle: Barrington
  • Chocolate City: Vegas Strip
    Rolle: Princeton
  • Never Back Down: No Surrender
    Rolle: Case Walker
  • The Asian Connection
    Rolle: Greedy Greg
2015
  • Chain of Command
    Rolle: James Webster
  • Chocolate City
    Rolle: Princeton
2014
  • Skin Trade
    Rolle: Reed
  • Falcon Rising
    Rolle: John 'Falcon' Chapman
  • Android Cop
    Rolle: Hammond
2013
  • Generation Iron
    Rolle: Himself
  • Fedz
    Rolle: Big D (as Micheal White)
2012
  • Somebody's Child
    Rolle: Douglas
  • The Philly Kid
    Rolle: Arthur Letts
  • Freaky Deaky
    Rolle: Donnell Lewis
2011
  • Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
    Rolle: Case
  • Tactical Force
    Rolle: Hunt
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
    Rolle: Da Moe
2010
  • One Angry Juror
    Rolle: Derrick
  • The Legend of Bruce Lee
    Rolle: Ali
  • Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
    Rolle: Jackson Briggs
  • Why Did I Get Married Too?
    Rolle: Marcus
2009
  • Black Dynamite
    Rolle: Black Dynamite
  • Blood and Bone
    Rolle: Isaiah Bone
2007
  • Why Did I Get Married?
    Rolle: Marcus
2006
  • Undisputed II: Last Man Standing
    Rolle: George Chambers
2005
  • Getting Played
    Rolle: Actor
2004
  • UnConventional
    Rolle: Himself
  • Silver Hawk
    Rolle: Morris
2003
  • Justice
    Rolle: Tre
2002
  • Trois 2: Pandora's Box
    Rolle: Hampton Hines
2001
  • Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
    Rolle: Spawn (archive footage)
  • Exit Wounds
    Rolle: Lewis Strutt
2000
  • Freedom Song
    Rolle:
1999
  • Universal Soldier: The Return
    Rolle: SETH
  • Breakfast of Champions
    Rolle: Howell
  • Thick as Thieves
    Rolle: Pointy
  • Mutiny
    Rolle:
1998
  • Ringmaster
    Rolle: Demond
1997
  • Spawn
    Rolle: Al Simmons / Spawn
  • The Making of 'Spawn'
    Rolle: Himself
  • City of Industry
    Rolle: Odell Williams
1996
  • Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal
    Rolle: Carpenter
  • Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
    Rolle: Elroy
1995
  • Tyson
    Rolle: Mike Tyson
  • Ballistic
    Rolle: Quint
1993
  • Full Contact
    Rolle: Low-Ball
1991
  • Ring of Fire
    Rolle:
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
    Rolle: Audience Man
1989
  • The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
    Rolle: Apocalypse, Inc. Executive
  • The Toxic Avenger Part II
    Rolle: Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • HeadShop
    Rolle: Reverend Carter
  • Primer
    Rolle: Vincent King
  • Send It!
    Rolle: Coach
  • The Outlaw Johnny Black
    Rolle: Johnny Black
  • In Search of the Last Action Heroes
    Rolle: Himself
  • The Family Business
    Rolle: Vegas Duncan