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Gbenga Akinnagbe



Born in Washington, D.C., actor Gbenga Akinnagbe -- a first-generation Nigerian immigrant -- attended Bucknell University on a wrestling scholarship, where he dual-majored in English and political science, then accepted a position with a government agency but left early on to pursue his interest in drama. He began with various stage assignments in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas, then transitioned to film work in 2002, when HBO tapped him for the recurring role of Chris Partlow in its NARC-themed drama series The Wire; Showtime followed suit, giving Akinnagbe one of the leads in its 2005 sitcom Barbershop; unfortunately, that program failed to catch fire with the public. Akinnagbe took one of his first big-screen assignments with a supporting role in Tamara Jenkins' family-themed ensemble seriocomedy The Savages (2007).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
33% Detour
  • Officer Mike Andrews
2017
No Score Yet Crown Heights
  • Sampson
2017
31% Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Agent Matthew Travis
2016
8% Phantom Halo
  • Roman
2015
No Score Yet Knucklehead
  • Actor
2015
80% Fort Bliss
  • Sergeant Butcher
2014
No Score Yet Render To Caeser
  • Actor
2014
88% Home
  • Jack
  • Executive Producer
2013
69% Newlyweeds
  • Producer
2013
100% Big Words
  • James / Jayvee Da Mac
2013
No Score Yet Overnight
  • TMJ
2012
34% Lottery Ticket
  • Lorenzo
2010
56% Edge of Darkness
  • Detective Darcy Jones
2010
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • Wallace
2009
89% The Savages
  • Jimmy
2007

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
92% Fringe
2008-2013
  • Akim
75% 24: Live Another Day
2014
  • Erik Ritter
57% Limitless
2015-2016
  • Quentin Waters
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Chris Santumari
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Pierre
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Father Biobaku
Elementary
  • Jeremy Lopez
85% Graceland
2013-2015
  • Bello
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • Chris Partlow
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Victor Nash
55% The Following
2013-2015
  • Tom
29% Dark Blue
2009-2010
  • Dante Rollings
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Kelly Slater Kelly
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Pastor Isaiah Easton Isaiah Easton
95% Elementary
2012
  • Jeremy Lopez
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Ben Ellis
73% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
  • Dr. Leo "Bax" Baxter

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