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Barry Shabaka Henley
Born September 15, 1954 (1954-09-15) (age 55)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Barry Shabaka Henley (born Barry Joseph Henley on September 15, 1954) is an American character actor. Henley is a fixture in many films, most often the films of director Michael Mann, having worked with the director four times.

Henley had the part of Herbert Muhammed in Ali. In Collateral he made an impression as a sensitive jazz musician living on borrowed time. In Miami Vice, Henley takes on the role previously played by Edward James Olmos as superior officer, Lt. Martin Castillo. He also appeared in the short-lived TV series Robbery Homicide Division and Barbershop. Henley has performed in many genres, mainly comedy, drama, and thrillers. It was announced that he will be a part of Heroes as Detective Fuller. In 1999 Henley suppiled the role of Pokerface in the Eddie Murphy /Martin Lawrence movie Life.[1]

As a stage actor, Henley's honors include the Drama Desk, Obie, and Olivier Awards. He was also a member of the West Coast Black Repertory Theatre and the San Francisco Mime Troupe.

His stage name Shabaka is the name of a Kushite Pharaoh of Nubia and Egypt of the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt, between (721 BC - 707 BC/706 BC).

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