Nigel Thatch

Nigel Thatch

Highest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)

Lowest Rated: 99% Selma (2014)

Birthday: Aug 8, 1976

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Many fans associated actor Nigel Thatch's image on screen with sports-not just because he famously played an athlete, but because he also was one. Born in St. Louis, MO in 1979, Thatch made his professional acting debut at the age of 17, appearing in an episode of the series "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000). He would go on to take acting classes at UCLA, in addition to ongoing acting work that included recurring roles on "The Parent 'Hood" (WB, 1995-99) and "American Dreams" (NBC, 2002-05), and an appearance in the film "The Players' Club" (1998). In 2004, Thatch was cast in a major advertising campaign by the beer company Budweiser playing a self-absorbed professional athlete known as Leon, who pulled stunts like taking a call from his agent while on deck in the batter's box. The commercials were a major hit, and Thatch used their popularity as an opportunity to pursue his own dream of a sports career, pitching for minor league baseball team the Schaumburg Flyers during the 2005 season. He then took a break from the public eye, eventually returning to show business in 2017 when he personally lobbied director Ava DuVernay via Twitter to cast him in the role of Malcolm X in the movie "Selma" (2014). The effort paid off when Thatch won the role. He subsequently took on the character of Captain Robert Torres on the series "Valor" (CW, 2017-).

Highest rated movies




99% 86% Selma Malcolm X (Character) $52.1M 2014


92% 84% Godfather of Harlem Malcolm X (Character) 2019 2021
21% 83% Valor Col. Robert Haskins (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Paul Watson (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1999
15% No Score Yet Vengeance Unlimited Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parent 'Hood Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet EPIX FREE: By Whatever Means Necessary: The Times of Godfather of Harlem HD Malcolm X (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE EPIX: Godfather of Harlem Malcolm X (Character)