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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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Родился:
Nov 10, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Всего фильмов:
56
Впервые появился:
movie Flying High 1931-11-14
Последний проект:
movie Хроники мстителя 2016-09-01
Фильмы с участием
Poster of Работорговля
Poster of Тёмный рыцарь
Poster of Why Did I Get Married?
Poster of Универсальный солдат 2: Возвращение
Фильмография
movie Азиатский связной Greedy Greg 2016-05-13
movie Никогда не сдавайся 3 Case Walker 2016-06-07
movie The Fighters 3: No Surrender 2016-06-17
movie Хроники мстителя Barrington 2016-09-01
movie Chocolate City 2015-05-22
movie Echo Effect James Webster 2015-08-30
movie Андроид-полицейский Hammond 2014-02-04
movie Восхождение Сокола John 'Falcon' Chapman 2014-09-05
movie Работорговля Reed 2014-11-07
movie Железное поколение Himself 2013-09-20
movie The Philly Kid Tina 2012-05-11
movie Смерть со спецэффектами Donnell Lewis 2012-04-22
movie Somebody's Child Douglas 2012-08-11
Series Стрела Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger 2012-10-10
movie Tactical Force Hunt 2011-08-09
Series For Better or Worse Marcus Williams 2011-11-25
movie Никогда не сдавайся 2 Case 2011-09-13
movie Vlees Douglas 2010-01-30
movie Зачем мы женимся снова? Marcus 2010-04-02
movie One Angry Juror Derrick 2010-11-15
movie Смертельная битва: Возрождение Jackson Briggs 2010-06-08
movie Кровь и кость Isaiah Bone 2009-02-07
movie Черный динамит Black Dynamite 2009-10-16
movie Li Xiao Long Chuan Qi Harrisson (Mohamed Ali) 2008-04-01
movie Тёмный рыцарь Gambol 2008-07-16
movie Why Did I Get Married? Marcus 2007-10-12
movie Неоспоримый 2 George Chambers 2006-04-11
movie Getting Played Actor 2005-12-10
movie Fei ying Morris 2004-01-15
movie Trois 2: Pandora's Box 2004-12-28
movie Сквозные ранения Lewis Strutt 2001-03-13
movie Soul Survivors Black Dynamite 2001-09-06
movie Freedom Song 2000-02-27
movie Mutiny 1999-01-01
movie Завтрак для чемпионов Howell 1999-02-13
movie Универсальный солдат 2: Возвращение SETH 1999-08-05
movie Хитрый вор Pointy 1999-04-09
movie Глаза змеи Apocalypse, Inc. Executive 1998-08-07
movie Ringmaster Demond 1998-11-25
movie On the Edge of Innocence 1997-04-20
movie City of Industry Odell Williams 1997-03-14
movie Спаун Al Simmons 1997-07-31
movie Captive Heart: The James Mink Story Elroy 1996-04-14
movie Shaughnessy Carpenter 1996-06-20
movie Ballistic Quint 1995-02-28
movie Tyson Mike Tyson 1995-04-29
movie Full Contact 1993-05-04
movie Черепашки-ниндзя 2: Тайна изумрудного зелья Audience Man 1991-03-22
movie Ring of Fire 1991-12-18
movie The Toxic Avenger Part II Apocalypse Inc. Executive 1989-02-24
movie The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie Apocalypse, Inc. Executive 1989-11-24
movie Mr. Ricco Apocalypse Inc. Executive 1975-01-31
movie Приключения жёлтого чемоданчика Carpenter 1970-06-06
movie This Woman Is Dangerous John 'Falcon' Chapman 1952-02-09
movie ¡Ay, qué tiempos señor don Simón! Donnell Lewis 1941-09-19
movie Flying High 1931-11-14