Preston Burke casting picks

by godyevans | created - 24 Jun 2018 | updated - 08 Jul 2018 | Public

any black actors would wanted to play Preston Burke

1. Gbenga Akinnagbe

Actor | The Taking of Pelham 123

Gbenga Akinnagbe was born on December 12, 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Edge of Darkness (2010) and The Savages (2007).

2. J.D. Williams

Actor | Pootie Tang

J.D. Williams was born on May 22, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Darnell Williams. He is an actor, known for Pootie Tang (2001), The Kill Point (2007) and Oz (1997).

3. Ving Rhames

Actor | Pulp Fiction

Strikingly featured and muscular American actor Ving Rhames was born Irving Rameses Rhames in Harlem, New York, to Reather, a homemaker, and Ernest Rhames, an auto mechanic. A good student, Ving entered the New York High School of Performing Arts, where he discovered his love of acting. He studied ...

4. Shaun Baker

Actor | House Party

Shaun Baker was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for House Party (1990), Grand Canyon (1991) and V.I.P. (1998). He was previously married to Julie Baker.

5. Anwan Glover

Actor | The Wire

Anwan "Big G" Glover was not bit by the acting bug. He was born with the acting gene. From his days in elementary school, Anwan has been in front of audiences acting, playing instruments, performing and modeling. He credits his love of film to time spent with his sister watching classic Black ...

6. Jamie Hector

Actor | Bosch

The Brooklyn-born actor Jamie Hector may be best known for his role as Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire". He now plays Detective Jerry Edgar on the Amazon hit series "BOSCH". Jamie studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. He is also the founder of ...

7. Magic Johnson

Producer | Obsessed

Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, USA as Earvin Johnson. He is an actor and producer, known for Obsessed (2009), Hair Show (2004) and Dead Tone (2007). He has been married to Cookie Johnson since September 14, 1991. They have two children.

8. Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Actor | Cedar Rapids

Isiah Whitlock Jr. was born on September 13, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Cedar Rapids (2011), BlacKkKlansman (2018) and 25th Hour (2002).

9. DMX

Soundtrack | Exit Wounds

DMX was born on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Earl Simmons. He was previously married to Tashera Simmons.

10. Rondell Sheridan

Actor | Cory in the House

Rondell Sheridan was born on August 15, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rondell Jerome Sheridan. He is an actor and director, known for Cory in the House (2007), That's So Raven (2003) and Hollywood Halloween (2011).

11. Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Actor | The Cosby Show

Emmy-nominated actor and director Malcolm-Jamal Warner was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was named after Malcolm X and legendary jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal.

Warner first rose to national prominence by starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series "The Cosby Show." His ...

12. Stephen Bishop

Actor | Moneyball

Stephen Bishop is an actor, known for Moneyball (2011), Battleship (2012) and The Rundown (2003).

13. Eamonn Walker

Actor | Unbreakable

Eamonn Walker was born on June 12, 1962 in London, England as Eamonn Roderique Walker. He is an actor, known for Unbreakable (2000), Oz (1997) and Lord of War (2005). He is married to Sandra Walker. They have three children.

14. Russell Hornsby

Actor | Fences

Russell Hornsby was born on May 15, 1974 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Fences (2016), The Hate U Give (2018) and After the Sunset (2004). He has been married to Denise Walker since August 1, 2008.

15. Dan Martin

Actor | Heat

Dan Martin was born on December 22, 1951 in the USA as Jacob Daniel Martin. He is an actor and producer, known for Heat (1995), Casualties of War (1989) and Rush Hour (1998). He is married to Ella Joyce.

16. Seal

Soundtrack | Batman Forever

Seal was born on February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London, England as Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel. He was previously married to Heidi Klum.

17. André Benjamin

Actor | Four Brothers

André Benjamin was born on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Andre Benjamin.

18. Michael Jordan

Actor | Space Jam

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Deloris. James Jordan was a mechanic and Deloris Jordan was a bank teller. Soon after Michael's birth, James and Deloris felt that the streets of Brooklyn were unsafe to ...

19. Kobe Bryant

Producer | Dear Basketball

Kobe Bryant was an American professional basketball player. As a shooting guard, Bryant played his entire 20-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Bryant was an 18-time ...

20. Method Man

Actor | How High

Method Man was born on April 1, 1971 in Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA as Clifford Smith. He is an actor, known for How High (2001), Garden State (2004) and Method & Red (2004). He has been married to Tamika Smith since March 3, 2001.

21. Mekhi Phifer

Actor | ER

Mekhi Phifer was born in Harlem, Manhattan, and was raised by his mother, Rhoda, a high school teacher. Phifer's acting career began when he auditioned at an open casting call for director Spike Lee's Clockers (1995) and was selected for the leading role. Working alongside Harvey Keitel and Delroy ...

22. Sharif Atkins

Actor | ER

Sharif Atkins was born on January 29, 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for ER (1994), The Open House (2018) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). He has been married to Bethany Hotchkiss since September 1, 2014. They have one child.

23. Dulé Hill

Actor | Psych

Dulé Hill (whose first name is pronounced due-LAY) was born in East Brunswick, New Jersey; raised in Sayreville; and is the younger of two sons born to his Jamaican parents. His father is an entrepreneur and his mother is an educator. He began attending Marie Wildey School of Dance in East Orange, ...

24. Larenz Tate

Actor | Crash

Larenz Tate was born on the west side of Chicago to Larry and Peggy Tate, the youngest of three brothers. His brothers are actors Larron Tate and Lahmard J. Tate. In 1984, Larenz and his family moved to California. It was while living in California that Larenz's parents got him and his brothers ...

25. Lamman Rucker

Actor | Why Did I Get Married?

Born in Pittsburgh, his mother had a dance company (the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble) and his father was a drummer, so entertaining is in his blood. His first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade. He was in the drama club in 7th grade and then attended high school at ...

26. Katt Williams

Actor | Norbit

Multi-talented actor/comedian Katt Williams was born in Cincinnati and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he is simultaneously working on several projects on camera and behind the scenes for your viewing pleasure in the near future. Throughout his journey...

27. Daniel Sunjata

Actor | One for the Money

Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon on December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as "Franco Rivera" in the FX television series, Rescue Me (2004). Sunjata also starred as "Paul Briggs" in USA Network's series, Graceland...

28. Nate Parker

Actor | The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker was born on November 18, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Birth of a Nation (2016), Arbitrage (2012) and The Great Debaters (2007). He has been married to Sarah DiSanto since 2007. They have four children.

29. Dwayne Johnson

Actor | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black ...

30. Kevin Hart

Actor | Ride Along

Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Kevin Darnell Hart. He is a producer and actor, known for Ride Along (2014), Central Intelligence (2016) and Grudge Match (2013). He has been married to Eniko Parrish since August 13, 2016. They have one child. He was ...

31. Doug E. Doug

Actor | Cool Runnings

Doug E. Doug was born on January 7, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Douglas Bourne. He is an actor and producer, known for Cool Runnings (1993), Eight Legged Freaks (2002) and Shark Tale (2004).

32. Game

Actor | Street Kings

Jayceon Taylor was born on November 29, 1979 in Compton, California. He was born into a life of gang-banging and hustling. When later interviewed, Taylor, aka The Game says at a young age, he recalls seeing both of his parents preparing to do drive-bys. His father was a Nutty Block Crip and his ...

33. Boris Kodjoe

Actor | Resident Evil: Afterlife

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe, better known as Boris Kodjoe, is a German actor known for his roles as Jason in the 2000 film Love & Basketball (2000), and the sports-courier agent Damon Carter on the Showtime drama series Soul Food (2000).

Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the ...

34. Darrin Dewitt Henson

Actor | Tekken

Biography April 2019

Darrin Henson is a three - time award nominated actor , one time award nominated author and MTV choreography award Winner. Henson won the coveted MTV choreography award for NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."

Henson can be seen in such films as "THE EXPRESS" in the role of "Jim Brown" TEKKEN ...

35. Richard T. Jones

Actor | Event Horizon

Richard T. Jones was born on January 16, 1972 in Japan as Richard Timothy Jones. He is an actor and producer, known for Event Horizon (1997), Vantage Point (2008) and Collateral (2004). He has been married to Nancy Jones since October 1996.

36. Keegan-Michael Key

Actor | Keanu

Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate and earned his ...

37. Jordan Peele

Writer | Get Out

Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...

38. Tituss Burgess

Actor | Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tituss Burgess was born on February 21, 1979 in Athens, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), Dolemite Is My Name (2019) and Set It Up (2018).

39. Kenan Thompson

Actor | Snakes on a Plane

Kenan Thompson was born on May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kenan Stacy Thompson. He is an actor, known for Snakes on a Plane (2006), Saturday Night Live (1975) and Kenan & Kel (1996). He has been married to Christina Evangeline since November 11, 2011. They have two children.

40. Kel Mitchell

Actor | Mystery Men

Acting Career - Hailing from the Windy City, Kel Mitchell began his acting career at the young age of 12 with the ETA Creative Arts Foundation. Young Kel wowed audiences with his on-stage performances in Chicago theatrical productions such as "Kasimu & the Coconut Palm" and "Dirt." But it was his ...

41. Wayne Brady

Actor | Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Wayne Brady was born in Columbus, Georgia and lived in Orlando, Florida. At 16, Brady had already decided on a career in the military. Little did he know that a chance performance in a high school play would garner him not only rave reviews but also permanently alter his long-range plans. Soon, he ...

42. Leonard Roberts

Actor | Drumline

Leonard Roberts was born on November 17, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He is an actor, known for Drumline (2002), American Sniper (2014) and Savages (2012).

43. Rockmond Dunbar

Actor | Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Rockmond Dunbar was born on January 11, 1973 in Berkeley, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and The Family That Preys (2008). He has been married to Maya Dunbar since June 8, 2013. They have two children. He was previously ...

44. Yasiin Bey

Actor | The Italian Job

Regarded as one of hip-hop's most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres ...

45. Dave Chappelle

Writer | Chappelle's Show

Dave Chappelle's career started while he was in high school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC where he studied theatre arts. At the age of 14, he began performing stand-up comedy in nightclubs. Shortly after graduation, he moved to New York City where he quickly established ...

46. Donald Faison

Actor | Scrubs

Donald Faison was born on June 22, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA as Donald Adeosun Faison. He is an actor, known for Scrubs (2001), Skyline (2010) and Clueless (1995). He has been married to Cacee Cobb since December 15, 2012. They have two children. He was previously married to Lisa Askey.

47. Sean Holland

Actor | Clueless

Sean Holland was born on October 27, 1968. He is an actor, known for Clueless (1995), White Collar (2009) and Crazy Money.

48. Wesley Jonathan

Actor | What I Like About You

Born in Los Angeles, Jonathan spent four years living in Germany as a youth and still speaks some German. He first became interested in show business when his cousin Crystal brought him along on her acting auditions. At age nine, he asked his cousin to let him audition, and within six months got ...

49. Elvis Nolasco

Actor | American Crime

Elvis Nolasco is an actor and producer, known for American Crime (2015), Godfather of Harlem (2019) and All American (2018).

50. Mahershala Ali

Actor | House of Cards

Mahershala Ali is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...

51. Lil Rel Howery

Actor | Get Out

Comedian, actor, writer, and producer Lil Rel Howery is a movie star. His role as TSA agent Rod Williams in the Oscar-winning instant classic Get Out (2017), written and directed by Jordan Peele ushered Howery into superstar status. His keen ability to mesh humor and honor resonated so deeply with ...

52. Cory Hardrict

Actor | Warm Bodies

Cory Hardrict was born on November 9, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Cory C. Hardrict. He is an actor and producer, known for Warm Bodies (2013), American Sniper (2014) and Battle Los Angeles (2011). He has been married to Tia Mowry-Hardrict since April 20, 2008. They have two children.

53. Omar Benson Miller

Actor | Ballers

Omar Benson Miller was born on October 7, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ballers (2015), 8 Mile (2002) and Miracle at St. Anna (2008).

54. Tory Kittles

Actor | Colony

Tory Kittles is an American actor, writer, and director who starred opposite Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies in the action-drama series, "Colony." Kittles was also seen in Dee Rees' HBO Emmy-winning film, "Bessie", starring Queen Latifah. His other television credits include the first season ...

55. Mike Colter

Actor | Luke Cage

Mike was born to Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Lee Colter Sr. At just 8 years of age he knew that acting would be his life long ambition when he saw the film "A Soldiers Story" in 1984. He began by starting a drama club in high school and becoming the president of the club. After putting on several plays and ...

56. Omar Gooding

Actor | Baby Boy

Omar Gooding, an American actor and producer, is the youngest son of an African-American and Barbadian or Bajan (from Barbados) father, Cuba Gooding, and an African-American and Irish mother, Shirley Sullivan, both of whom were singers and entertainers. His father, now deceased, was the lead singer...

57. Pooch Hall

Actor | The Game

Pooch Hall was born on February 8th 1976 in Brockton, Massachusetts. There he played football, ran track and boxed. Pooch won the Southern New England golden gloves in 1994. He started acting at the age of 21. He started in commercials and then made his debut in the film Lift (2001). He played ...

58. Thom Barry

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Thom Barry was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as Thom Gross. He is an actor and producer, known for The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and Independence Day (1996).

59. LaVan Davis

Actor | House of Payne

LaVan Davis was born on September 21, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for House of Payne (2006), Black Dynamite (2009) and Puff, Puff, Pass (2006).

60. David Mann

Actor | Meet the Browns

David Mann was born on August 7, 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as David Anthony Mann. He is an actor and producer, known for Meet the Browns (2009), Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). He has been married to Tamela J. Mann since June 9, 1988. They have four children.



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