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: 77

    Rolle: Archie
  • Take Back
  • Rogue Hostage
    Rolle: Sparks
  • Send It!
    Rolle: Coach
  • Assault on VA-33
    Rolle: Chief Malone
  • Batman: Soul of the Dragon
    Rolle: Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger (voice)
  • Welcome to Sudden Death
    Rolle: Jesse Freeman
  • Undercover Brother 2
    Rolle: Undercover Brother / Narrator
  • In Search of the Last Action Heroes
    Rolle: Himself
  • 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'
  • Every Day Is Christmas
    Rolle: Justin
  • Making a Killing
    Rolle: Orlando Hudson
  • Accident Man
    Rolle: Mick
  • Cops and Robbers
  • S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
    Rolle: Scorpion
  • 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
  • Chain of Command
    Rolle: James Webster
  • Chocolate City
    Rolle: Princeton
  • The Real Miyagi
    Rolle: Himself
  • Beyond the Game
  • Skin Trade
    Rolle: Reed
  • Falcon Rising
    Rolle: John 'Falcon' Chapman
  • Android Cop
    Rolle: Hammond
  • Generation Iron
    Rolle: Himself
  • Fedz
    Rolle: Big D (as Micheal White)
  • Somebody's Child
    Rolle: Douglas
  • The Philly Kid
    Rolle: Arthur Letts
  • Freaky Deaky
    Rolle: Donnell Lewis
  • Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
    Rolle: Case
  • Tactical Force
    Rolle: Hunt
  • 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
  • Black Dynamite
    Rolle: Black Dynamite
  • Blood and Bone
    Rolle: Isaiah Bone
  • Why Did I Get Married?
    Rolle: Marcus
  • Undisputed II: Last Man Standing
    Rolle: George Chambers
  • Getting Played
    Rolle: Actor
  • UnConventional
    Rolle: Himself
  • Silver Hawk
    Rolle: Morris
  • Justice
    Rolle: Tre
  • Trois 2: Pandora's Box
    Rolle: Hampton Hines
  • Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
    Rolle: Spawn (archive footage)
  • Exit Wounds
    Rolle: Lewis Strutt
  • Freedom Song
  • Universal Soldier: The Return
    Rolle: SETH
  • Breakfast of Champions
    Rolle: Howell
  • Thick as Thieves
    Rolle: Pointy
  • Mutiny
    Rolle: Ben Cooper
  • Ringmaster
    Rolle: Demond
  • Spawn
    Rolle: Al Simmons / Spawn
  • The Making of 'Spawn'
    Rolle: Himself
  • City of Industry
    Rolle: Odell Williams
  • 2 Days in the Valley
    Rolle: Buck
  • Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal
    Rolle: Carpenter
  • Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
    Rolle: Elroy
  • Tyson
    Rolle: Mike Tyson
  • Ballistic
    Rolle: Quint
  • Ring of Fire III: Lion Strike
    Rolle: Silvio
  • On Deadly Ground
    Rolle: Oil Worker (uncredited)
  • Full Contact
    Rolle: Low-Ball
  • Universal Soldier
    Rolle: Soldier
  • True Identity
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
    Rolle: Audience Man
  • The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
    Rolle: Apocalypse, Inc. Executive
  • The Toxic Avenger Part II
    Rolle: Apocalypse Inc. Executive
  • The Commando
    Rolle: James Baker