McKinley Freeman

McKinley Freeman

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McKinley Freeman was an American actor and producer who appeared in a diverse array of films and television shows, including arcs on three of the most popular soap operas in American history. Born on September 6, 1973 in Champaign, IL, Freeman attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he first earned a BS in Finance, before returning to attain his MBA in Marketing. While working at IBM as a Business Development Manager in 2004, Freeman found out about an open audition for a role on the popular soap opera "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2011). On a lark, he decided to go to the audition, and ended up getting the part. This lead to a series of appearances on shows such as "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012), and "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005-), before making his film debut with a small role in the comedy "Delta Farce" (2007), starring Larry the Cable Guy. In 2009, Freeman landed his first series regular role, playing Tony Dane on the final season of the sitcom "Samantha Who?" (ABC, 2007-09). Following that show's cancellation, Freeman returned to the world of soap operas, taking on multi-episode arcs on both "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965-), and "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963-), before appearing in the gritty police procedural "End of Watch" (2012). Freeman's next series regular gig was portraying Derek Roman on the sports drama series "Hit the Floor" (VH1/BET, 2013-). Though Freeman left the show after three seasons, he didn't have to wait long to find more work, in fact, he soon landed two more series regular gigs, appearing on "Daytime Divas" (VH1, 2017) and joining the cast of Tyler Perry's prime time soap "If Loving You Is Wrong" (OWN, 2014-).

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Right Where You Need to Be Executive Producer - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Message From a Mistress Jackson Clinton (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hometown Hero Mitch (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Thanksgiving Ever The Hammer (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 12% Illicit Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Second Chance Christmas Malcolm (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 45% Greencard Warriors LB (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 40% 10 Years Later Darrell Litner (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pop Rocks TV Host (Character) - 2004

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69% No Score Yet Into the Dark Nate (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 56% Hit the Floor Derek Roman (Character) 2018 2016 2013-2014
56% 95% Daytime Divas Shawn (Character) 2017
90% 81% Bones Coach Davis McIntyre (Guest Star) 2013
68% 78% The Client List Client 1 (Guest Star) 2012
82% 81% The Closer Agent Burns (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Marine Sgt. Ross Barnes (Guest Star) 2009
77% No Score Yet Samantha Who? Tony Dane (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
86% 90% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006

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