Malik Yoba

Malik Yoba

Highest Rated: 93% Smoke (1995)

Lowest Rated: 0% They're Just My Friends (2006)

Birthday: Sep 17, 1967

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

With his shaved head, the tall husky, Yoba made a strong impression as J.C. Williams, the caring, level-headed cop who puts duty before his private life in "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-98). Yoba began his career as a member of CityKids, an organization that fosters cultural pluralism and youth empowerment. He made his singing debut with the group at Carnegie Hall in 1991 and the following year he composed the theme and additional songs for an ABC Saturday morning series called "CityKids," produced by Henson Productions. Yoba moved in front of the cameras and displayed his facility with accents when he was cast as "Yul Brenner," one of the Jamaican bobsledders under the tutelage of John Candy in "Cool Runnings" (1993). Other feature work has included portraying a neighborhood figure known only as The Creeper in "Smoke" and its sequel, "Blue in the Face" (both 1995). In 1994, Yoba guest-starred on an episode of the NBC series "Law & Order." Executive producer Dick Wolf liked what he saw and cast Yoba in "New York Undercover." Taking his position as a TV series star and role model seriously, the actor has appeared in "Diamonds in the Rough," a Black Entertainment Television (BET) special about kids in housing projects, and also on a BET panel, "Black Family: Today's Values, Tomorrow's Vision." He has also continued his involvement with CityKids, serving as a vice president of the organization.

Highest rated movies

Smoke
Take Point
Cool Runnings
Why Did I Get Married?
Allegiance
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?
Kids in America
Awake

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
14% No Score Yet Awake Frank Ward (Character) - 2019
80% 48% Take Point Gerald (Character) $107K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story Lt. Franklin (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet My B.F.F. Roy Brown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 57% 'Til Death Do Us Part Rob Smith (Character) $3.5M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Dad Rehab Mr. Leon (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dope Fiend Velo (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Restored Me Agent Thurmond (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Sentimental Value Alan Hamilton (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 26% Paradox Mr. Landau (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Girl Gerald Jackson (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 62% Hood Rev. Benjamin Tuck (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% Other Plans Harold (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Hearts Lie Obnoxious Attorney (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men, Money & Gold Diggers Bobby (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 70% The Assault Coach Miller (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 40% Caught on Tape Detective Roberts (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 67% Betty & Coretta Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Character) - 2013
29% 41% Allegiance Staff Sgt. Hart (Character) - 2012
27% 68% Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? Gavin (Character) $60.1M 2010
No Score Yet 19% My Girlfriend's Back Dereck Scott (Character) - 2009
11% 42% Feel the Noise The Mayor (Character) $5.9M 2007
48% 78% Why Did I Get Married? Gavin (Character) $55.2M 2007
0% No Score Yet They're Just My Friends Pat Black Sr. (Character) - 2006
17% 65% Kids in America Will Drucker (Character) $440.2K 2005
No Score Yet 50% Oh Happy Day Moses Jackson (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vote for Me The Professor (Character) - 2003
10% 50% Harlem Aria Luke (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Hook'd Up Keith Parker (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 72% Ride Poppa (Character) - 1998
93% 89% Smoke The Creeper (Character) $8.3M 1995
76% 81% Cool Runnings Yul Brenner (Character) $68.8M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Woman His Wife Stuart Banks (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Wives Club Derek Ellsworth (Character) 2021 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terror Lake Drive Unknown (Character) 2020
59% 86% God Friended Me Terrance (Guest Star) 2018
77% 66% Gotham Major Harlan (Guest Star) 2018
71% 53% Designated Survivor Jason Atwood (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Justice By Any Means Host 2016-2017
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Darryl Reid (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
84% 48% Empire Vernon Turner (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Worricker on Masterpiece Jim Carroll (Character) 2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Eddie Fornum (Guest Star) 2013
67% 65% Revolution Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013 2010
81% 77% Alphas Bill Harken (Character) 2011-2012
43% No Score Yet NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
92% 76% Person of Interest Andre Wilcox (Guest Star) 2012
85% 68% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
48% 100% Defying Gravity Commander Ted Shaw (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Detective James "J.C." Williams (Character) 2009 1994-1998
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2003-2005
81% No Score Yet Thief Elmo "Mo" Jones (Character) 2006-2007
65% No Score Yet Raines Charlie Lincoln (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's So Raven Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
74% 81% Arrested Development Ice (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Days Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
50% 80% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingpin Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 72% Bull Corey Granville (Character) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994

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