Mo McRae

Mo McRae

Highest Rated: 88% Wild (2014)

Lowest Rated: 25% Gully (2019)

Birthday: Jul 4, 1982

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Actor Mo McRae enjoyed recurring roles on TV dramas "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-2014), "Murder in the First" (TNT, 2014-16) and "Pitch" (Fox, 2016-), while also showing up in awards favorites "The Butler" (2013), "Wild" (2014) and "All the Way" (2015). Born in Los Angeles, CA in 1982, McRae initially dreamed of becoming a basketball star before discovering a love of drama in his mid-teens. After booking various TV commercials, McRae made his acting debut in indie rom-com "The Blue Diner" (2001), and over the next few years landed over a dozen minor parts in TV shows such as "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08), "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) and "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010), and films including "Thirteen" (2003), "Woman Thou Art Loosed" (2004) and "Dirty" (2005). He gained significantly more screentime as troubled quarterback Leon Hayes in sports drama "Gridiron Gang" (2008) and easy-to-please pothead Black in drug flick "Dough Boys" (2009), while appearances in hip-hop drama "Just Another Day" (2009) and high school horror "Detention" (2009), a recurring role as dealer-turned-informant Pooch in "Detroit 1-8-7" (ABC, 2010-11) and guest spots on "Southland" (TNT, 2009-2013) and "CSI:NY" (CBS, 2004-2013) also helped raise his profile. In 2012 McRae joined the cast of outlaw drama "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-2014) as One-Niners leader Tyler Yost. During his two-year stint on the show, he also appeared on the big screen as Black Panther leader Eldridge Huggins in "The Butler" (2013) and news reporter Jimmy Carter in "Wild" (2014), played a wealthy athlete accused of murder in three episodes of "Ray Donovan" (Showtime, 2013-) and made his directorial debut with the short film, "Kings and Beggars" (2013). In 2015 McRae played gang kingpin Anthony 'Suger' Cascade in the second season of "Murder in the First" (TNT, 2014-16) and later that same year landed his first leading film role as a commitment-phobic shoe salesman in the Queen Latifah-produced rom com "November Rule" (2015). Following a brief spell as Gabourey Sidibe's love interest J Poppa in musical phenomenon "Empire" (Fox, 2015-), McRae portrayed civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael in Lyndon B. Johnson biopic "All the Way" (2016), added parallel lives drama "Destined" (2016) and revenge movie "Aftermath" (2016) to his resume, and bagged the role of outfielder Blip Sanders in the fictional Major League Baseball series "Pitch" (Fox, 2016-17).

Highest rated movies

Wild
All the Way The 24th Adopt a Highway The First Purge Den of Thieves Destined Gully

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 92% MVP Will Phillips (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2022
50% No Score Yet A Lot of Nothing Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starkeisha Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2022
79% 85% The 24th Walker (Character) - 2020
25% 80% Gully Otis (Character) - 2019
69% 69% Adopt a Highway Wilson (Character) - 2019
55% 27% The First Purge 7 & 7 (Character) $68.9M 2018
42% 62% Den of Thieves Gus Henderson (Character) $44.9M 2018
29% 75% Destined Tay/Dontay (Character) - 2016
87% 83% All the Way Stokely Carmichael (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 41% November Rule Steve (Character) - 2015
88% 75% Wild Jimmy Carter (Character) $37.7M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acting Like Adults Mike (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CarJack Charlie (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 45% Everyday Black Man Yousef (Character) - 2010

TV

Credit
91% 59% The Flight Attendant Benjamin Berry (Character) 2022
38% 76% Rebel Amir (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 43% All Rise Kurt Beto (Guest Star),
Director
2020-2021
32% 93% Almost Family Tim Moore (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales Unknown (Character) 2019
89% 89% Big Little Lies Michael Perkins (Character) 2019
84% 48% Empire J Poppa (Guest Star) 2015-2016 2018
93% 84% Pitch Blip Sanders (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 81% Murder in the First Malcolm "Suger" Monroe (Character) 2015
96% 67% Battle Creek Darnell (Guest Star) 2015
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2014
72% 86% Ray Donovan Deonte Frasier (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Willis Frazier (Guest Star) 2012
74% 73% The Defenders Rapper (Guest Star) 2010
81% 100% Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
90% 98% Southland Sisqo (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2005
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
90% 95% The Shield Derwin (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003