Morris Chestnut

Morris Chestnut

Highest Rated: 96% Boyz N the Hood (1991)

Lowest Rated: 3% Half Past Dead (2002)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1969

Birthplace: Cerritos, California, USA

Having given up his dream of playing professional football, Morris Chestnut received immediate recognition in his first feature role as Ricky Baker, the promising young athlete cut tragically down in John Singleton's powerful coming of age film, "Boyz N the Hood" (1991). His impressive debut led to supporting work in "In the Line of Duty: Street War" (NBC, 1992) and the title role of the Disney Channel's "The Ernest Green Story" (1993), as well as a part in Matty Rich's feature "The Inkwell" (1994). Chestnut showed his action hero chops for "Under Siege II: Dark Territory" (1995), with Steven Seagal, and was one of the Navy SEAL recruits alongside Demi Moore in "G.I. Jane" (1997). His first experience as a series regular came in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Out All Night" (1992-93), starring Patti LaBelle, and he returned to series work (this time in a drama) for ABC's "C-16" (1997-98), playing an FBI recruit fresh out of training. He also acted in Malcolm Lee's directorial debut, "The Best Man" (1999). In 2001, Chestnut starred in the "The Brothers," solidifying both his acting talent and sex symbol status and in 2002, he joined Steven Seagal and Ja Rule for the surprise hit action crime feature "Half Past Dead." The actor continued to demonstrate his versatility, appearing in dramas like "Confidence" (2003), comedies like "Breakin' All the Rules" (2004) and horror-thrillers like "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid" (2004). A minor role in "Ladder 49" (2004) was followed by a slightly more pivotal role in the sci-fi thriller, "The Cave" (2005), in which he played a cave explorer who helps lead a pair of biologists into an elaborate cave system beneath the newly discovered ruins of a 13th century Romanian abbey. A role supporting Dwayne Johnson in the family sports comedy "The Game Plan" (2007) was followed by the lead in a Christmas fantasy, "The Perfect Holiday" (2007). Chestnut teamed up with Taraji P. Henson for the romantic drama "Not Easily Broken" before returning to television with arcs on the rebooted science fiction thriller "V" (ABC 2009-2011) and the first season of Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ). Supporting roles in the romantic comedy "Think Like A Man" (2012), Melissa McCarthy vehicle "Identity Thief" (2013), crime thriller "The Call" (2013) and superhero comedy "Kick Ass 2" (2013) kept Chestnut busy on the big screen prior to "The Best Man Holiday" (2013), a reteaming of the cast of his hit film from nearly 15 years before. After stints on "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime 2009-2015) and "Legends" (TNT 2014), Chestnut starred on the procedural comedy-drama "Rosewood" (Fox 2015- ) as an unconventional pathologist. That same year, he returned to the big screen, starring in the thriller "The Perfect Guy" (2015) opposite Michael Ealy and Sanaa Lathan.

Highest rated movies

Boyz N the Hood
The Best Man
The Best Man Holiday
Confidence
The Brothers
Like Mike
Scenes of the Crime
G.I. Jane

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
48% 56% Spell Producer $484.7K 2020
12% 45% When the Bough Breaks John Taylor (Character),
Executive Producer
$29.7M 2016
29% 41% Heist Dog (Character) $47.2K 2015
18% 51% The Perfect Guy Dave (Character) $57.0M 2015
70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Lance Sullivan (Character) $70.5M 2013
32% 57% Kick-Ass 2 Detective Marcus Williams (Character) $28.8M 2013
44% 65% The Call Officer Paul Phillips (Character) $51.9M 2013
19% 53% Identity Thief Det. Reilly (Character) $134.5M 2013
28% 62% Takers Executive Producer $57.7M 2010
31% 67% Not Easily Broken Dave Johnson (Character),
Executive Producer
$10.6M 2009
19% 52% The Perfect Holiday Benjamin (Character) $5.8M 2007
29% 69% The Game Plan Travis Sanders (Character) $90.6M 2007
12% 28% The Cave Buchanan (Character) $14.9M 2005
41% 81% Ladder 49 Tommy Drake (Character) $74.5M 2004
26% 27% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Gordon Mitchell (Character) $31.5M 2004
31% 57% Breakin' All the Rules Evan Fields (Character) $11.8M 2004
69% 70% Confidence Butch (Character) $12.2M 2003
3% 37% Half Past Dead Donny Johnson/49er One (Character) $15.4M 2002
57% 52% Like Mike Tracey Reynolds (Character) $51.4M 2002
50% 10% Scenes of the Crime Ray (Character) - 2001
41% 83% Two Can Play That Game Keith Fenton (Character) $22.2M 2001
63% 85% The Brothers Jackson Smith (Character) $27.5M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killing Yard Shango (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 79% The Best Man Lance Sullivan (Character) $34.1M 1999
72% 86% The Best Man Unknown (Character) - 1999
50% 53% G.I. Jane McCool (Character) $48.2M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Firehouse Andre (Character) - 1997
34% 38% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Bobby Zachs (Character) $46.9M 1995
25% 83% The Inkwell Harold Lee (Character) $8.9M 1994
No Score Yet 82% The Ernest Green Story Ernest Green (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Street War Prince Franklin (Character) - 1992
96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Ricky Baker (Character) $55.1M 1991

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% The Resident Dr. Barrett Cain (Character) 2019-2021
33% 67% Our Kind of People Raymond Dupont (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA3: What You Need to Know Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Around the Table Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet D.L. Hughley: Uncut Guest 2020
43% 81% The Enemy Within Will Keaton (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009 2013 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2015 2017-2019
86% 70% Goliath Chief Deputy District Attorney Hakeem Rashad (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2018
9% 74% Rosewood Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Character) 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2013 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Host 2016-2017
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2017
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2016
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet 21% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
No Score Yet 76% Legends Tony Rice (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vindicated Host 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2013-2014
81% 86% Nurse Jackie Dr. Ike Prentiss (Character),
Dr. Ike Preston (Guest Star)
2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Craig (Guest Voice) 2013
77% 70% American Horror Story Luke (Guest Star) 2011
50% 60% V Ryan Nichols (Character) 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2007
90% 82% Bones Agent Oakes (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 84% ER ICU Nurse Frank 'Rambo' Bacon (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet C-16 Special Agent Mal Robinson (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out All Night Jeff Carswell (Character) 1992-1993