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Michael Jai White

Highest Rated:   94% The Dark Knight (2008)
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Birthplace:   Brooklyn, New York, USA
A black belt in seven karate styles who made his feature debut in The Toxic Avenger II and has appeared in numerous off-Broadway plays, Michael Jai White has a curiously eclectic career and is likely a recognized face to action movie aficionados. A Brooklyn, NY, native who was raised in the sometimes harsh limbo between the impoverished Bridgeport and well-to-do Westport, CT, Jai White grew from an introverted youth to a man comfortable in multiple surroundings. Eventually gaining a reputation as a fearsomely tough street fighter by the age of 14, the strikingly mature-appearing youngster earned his keep by offering karate lessons at the YMCA before graduating high school with honors and setting his sights on college. Bouncing from school to school unsure of what direction to take in life, Jai White took a few acting classes but eventually ended up as a junior high school teacher specializing in emotionally disturbed children. Soon auditioning for roles in Manhattan with the blessing of his students, Jai White would rise through the ranks and eventually land roles in such features as Universal Soldier (1992) and Full Contact (1993). After appearing as Mike Tyson in the 1995 television movie Tyson, the tough actor was cast in the role of a double-crossed assassin who seeks vengeance from the fiery depths of Hell in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of the cult comic book Spawn. Later appearing in such features as Breakfast of Champions (1999) and Exit Wounds (2001), Jai White gained solid footing as a reliable supporting action figure.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Triple Threat
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The Crooked Man
  • Milo
2017
17% Vigilante Diaries
  • Barrington
2016
No Score Yet The Asian Connection
  • Greedy Greg
2016
No Score Yet Never Back Down: No Surrender
  • Case Walker
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet Chocolate City
  • Princeton
$0.3M 2015
25% Skin Trade
  • FBI Agent Eddie Reed
$1.7k 2015
No Score Yet Chain of Command
  • James Webster
2015
43% Falcon Rising
  • John "Falcon" Chapman
2014
No Score Yet Android Cop
  • Actor
2014
80% Generation Iron
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Philly Kid
  • Arthur Letts
2012
28% We the Party
  • Officer Davis
2012
No Score Yet Somebody's Child
  • Douglas
  • Executive Producer
2012
No Score Yet Freaky Deaky
  • Donnell Lewis
2011
No Score Yet Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
  • Case Walker
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Tactical Force
  • Hunt
2011
26% Why Did I Get Married Too
  • Marcus
$48.6M 2010
No Score Yet Legend of Bruce Lee
  • Actor
2010
84% Black Dynamite
  • Screenwriter
  • Black Dynamite
$0.2M 2009
No Score Yet Blood and Bone
  • Isaiah Bone
2009
No Score Yet Reação em cadeia
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet P.V.C.-1
  • Executive Producer
2008
94% The Dark Knight
  • Gambol
$533.4M 2008
46% Why Did I Get Married?
  • Marcus
$55.2M 2007
No Score Yet Shaughnessy
  • Carpenter
2006
No Score Yet Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing
  • George Chambers
2006
No Score Yet Getting Played
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Fei ying (Silver Hawk)
  • Actor
2004
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1
  • Alburt
2003
No Score Yet Trois 2: Pandora's Box
  • Hampton Hines
$0.9M 2002
32% Exit Wounds
  • Strutt
2001
No Score Yet Freedom Song
  • Coleman Vaughnes
2000
5% Universal Soldier: The Return
  • S.E.T.H.
1999
26% Breakfast of Champions
  • Howell
1999
No Score Yet Mutiny
  • Ben Cooper
1999
25% Ringmaster
  • Demond
1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves
  • Pointy
1998
18% Spawn
  • Al Simmons/Spawn
1997
43% City of Industry
  • Odell
1997
59% 2 Days in the Valley
  • Buck
1996
No Score Yet Tyson
  • Mike Tyson
1995
19% Universal Soldier
  • Soldier
1992
43% True Identity
  • 1st Alley Guy
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse
2011-2015
  • Marcus
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Black Dynamite
2012-2015
  • Voice
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Metal Hurlant Chronicles
2012-2014
  • Teague
  • 2014
97% Arrow
2012
  • Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger Bronze Tiger
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
2007-2012
  • Bryan
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Roy Bailey
  • 2003
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
  • Valdez
  • 1994

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