Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White

Highest Rated: 94% The Dark Knight (2008)

Lowest Rated: 5% Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1967

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

Credit
68% Triple Threat Actor 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete Biscuit 2019
No Score Yet Undercover Brother 2 Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Hard Way Payne 2019
No Score Yet Making a Killing Orlando Hudson 2018
No Score Yet Every Day Is Christmas Actor 2018
83% Accident Man Mick 2018
No Score Yet S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Crooked Man Milo 2017
No Score Yet Cops and Robbers Actor 2017
14% 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
43% Falcon Rising John "Falcon" Chapman 2014
No Score Yet Android Cop Actor 2014
81% 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 Director Case Walker 2011
No Score Yet Tactical Force Hunt 2011
No Score Yet Legend of Bruce Lee Actor 2010
27% Why Did I Get Married Too Marcus $48.6M 2010
83% Black Dynamite 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
21% 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
No Score Yet Chain of Command James Webster 1994
29% Universal Soldier Soldier 1992
43% True Identity 1st Alley Guy 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet In the Cut
2015
2018
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
2013-2016
2015
No Score Yet Black Dynamite
2012-2015
Voice Producer 2015
2014
2012
No Score Yet Metal Hurlant Chronicles
2012-2014
Teague 2014
85% Arrow
2012
Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger Bronze Tiger 2014
2013
54% The Boondocks
2005-2014
Voice 2010
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
Guest 2009
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
2007-2012
Bryan 2008
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Roy Bailey 2003
95% Justice League
2004
Voice 2003
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice 2003
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Darren Schofield 2001
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
PO Reginald Fancy 1995
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Steve 1994
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
Valdez 1994
93% Wonderland
2000

QUOTES FROM Michael Jai White CHARACTERS

Gambol says: You're just a freak in a cheap suit.

Joker says: The suit, it ain't cheap, you oughta know you bought it.

Gambol says: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?

Joker says: Yeah.

Gambol says: You think you can steal from us and then walk away?

Joker says: Ya

Joker says: Yeah

Gambol says: I'm puttin' the word out. Five hundred grand for this clown dead. A million alive, so I can teach him some manners first.

Gambol says: I'm putting the word out. Five hundred grand for this clown dead. A million alive, so I can teach him some manners first.

Joker says: Why don't you just give me a call when you start taking things a little more seriously. Here's my card (pulls out a Joker playing card).

Joker says: Why don't you just give me a call when you start taking things a little more seriously. Here's my card.

Joker says: Soon Little Gambol... Won't have nickel for his grandma.

Joker says: Soon Little Gambol. Won't have nickel for his grandma.

Gambol says: Enough from the clown!

Joker says: (Reveals the grenades in his jacket) Lets not "blow" things out of proportion.

Joker says: Lets not "blow" things out of proportion.

Black Dynamite says: The worse thing about these pushers getting these children addicted to this new smack is that these children are orphans, and orphans don't have parents.

Isaiah Bone says: look after my wife

Isaiah Bone says: Look after my wife.

Gambol says: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?

Joker says: Yeah.

Joker says: If we don't deal with this now, soon little, uh, Gambol here won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma.

Gambol says: Enough from the clown!

Joker says: Ah-ta-ta-ta! Let's not *blow* this out of proportion

Joker says: Ah-ta-ta-ta! Let's not *blow* this out of proportion.

Gambol says: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?!

Joker says: Yeah.

Gambol says: Put the word out! Five-hundred grand for this clown dead! A million alive, so I can teach him some manners first!

Black Dynamite says: Do you see where Im coming from you JIVE MOTHAFUCKA!

Black Dynamite says: Do you see where I'm coming from you jive motherfucker!

Al Simmons/Spawn says: Just get me to a hospital.

Clown says: A hospital? Have you looked in a mirror lately, burnt man walking? Even the entire cast of "E.R." couldn't put you back together again.

Clown says: A hospital? Have you looked in a mirror lately, burnt man walking? Even the entire cast of 'E.R.' couldn't put you back together again.

Black Dynamite says: I am declaring war, on anybody who sells drugs in our community

Black Dynamite says: I am declaring war, on anybody who sells drugs in our community.

Chocolate Giddy-Up says: But Black Dynamite, I sell drugs in the community!

Gambol says: You think you can just steal from us and walk away!

Joker says: Yeah...

Bank Manager says: Gambol: You think you can just steal from us and walk away? Joker: Yeah.

Gambol says: You think you can just steal from us and walk away?

Joker says: Yeah.

Black Dynamite says: Euphoria, shut the fuck up! I know that was you and I ain't even gotta look! I should send yo ass back to Crenshaw Pete wit his hot ass coat hangers bitch! Would you like that?!

Black Dynamite says: awe hush little girls, alot of cats have that name

Black Dynamite says: Err, uhh, hush up little girls. A lot of cats have that name.

Black Dynamite says: Haha! I threw that shit before I walked in the room!

Black Dynamite says: Why Black Dynamite, Why????

Black Dynamite says: Why Black Dynamite, why?

Black Dynamite says: Ain't nothin' in the world get Black Dynamite more mad than some jive ass sucka dealin' smack to the kids!