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This is a list of the characters from the American comedy-drama television series The Game.


Melanie Davis

Melanie Davis
First appearance The Game (Backdoor Pilot) ("Girlfriends" - episode 6.18)
Last appearance The Game (The Wedding Episode) (The Game - episode 3.22)
Portrayed by Tia Mowry
Nickname(s) "Mel" by Derwin, "Med School" by Tasha, "Girl Melanie" by Malik
Occupation Medical Student
Family James Barnett (father)
Grace Barnett (mother)
Cameron Barnett (brother)
Spouse(s) Derwin Davis (husband, 2008-)

Melanie Davis (Formerley Melanie Barnett), played by Tia Mowry, [1], is a first-year medical school student from Connecticut who has given up an offer of admission to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore to follow her boyfriend, Sabers rising star receiver Derwin Davis, to San Diego against the advice of her parents and her cousin Joan Clayton, the lead character from the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends.

She is the daughter of a high-powered surgeon. Her brother is Cameron, who is portrayed by Tahj Mowry (Tia Mowry's younger brother). Melanie becomes friends with Kelly Pitts, the wife of veteran wide receiver Jason Pitts, and Tasha Mack, mother and manager of the Sabers star quarterback Malik Wright. Though their relations are rocky, Melanie, Kelly, and Tasha still maintain a close bond. Melanie also becomes friends with her former rival, Dionne, who was once Derwin's image consultant and Melanie's eventual roommate.

Melanie began her relationship with Derwin in college. During season 1, Derwin cheated on Melanie with Drew Sidora. In the season 1 finale Melanie finds out and leaves Derwin. After she breaks up with Derwin, she confides in her old friend Trey Wiggs. She eventually has a one-night-stand with Trey. In Season 2 Derwin is seeing Janay and Melanie began dating Jerome Rice. At the end of season 2 Derwin reveals his love for Melanie and forces her to choose. Melanie turns Derwin down but then realizes that she is still in love. She returns to Derwin's apartment only to find out that Janay is pregnant with Derwin child. After they break up once more Derwin and Janay try to work things out while Melanie has a fling with her boss Dr. Buriss. Melanie continues to see Derwin on-and-off and at the end of season 3 they have a wedding but it is postponed due to Janay having the baby. After they leave the hospital they finally get married in a private ceremony.

Derwin Davis

Derwin Davis
Portrayed by Pooch Hall
Aldis Hodge ("The Game" - Girlfriends episode)
Nickname(s) Rookie,
Ding Dong
Occupation Football player
Spouse(s) Melanie (wife, 2008-)
Children Derwin Davis Jr. (son by Janay)
Relatives Grandmother

Derwin (Ding Dong) Davis is a rookie wide receiver is learning the ropes and eventually becomes a franchise player and a vital part of the San Diego Sabers championship team. Aldis Hodge portrayed the original Derwin in the Girlfriends pilot. His character was replaced by Pooch Hall.[2]

In the first season Derwin goes through the hazing from Sabers captain Jason Pitts, and starting quarterback Malik Wright, whom he ultimately becomes friends with. Towards the end of the season, Malik and Jason "adopt" Derwin. In "To Baby...Or Not to Baby" Derwin proposes to Melanie at half-time of one of the Saber games because he thinks that Melanie might be pregnant. Melanie accepts, feeling pressured on national television. Derwin meets singer Drew Sidora at a party he attends with Malik, and Drew asks Derwin to be in her in her new video, which he accepts not knowing he will play her love interest. Derwin and Drew get close and end up having sex. Dionne tells Derwin she knows he slept with Drew, and Melanie over-hears and calls off the engagement.

Derwin tries to get back together with Melanie but Melanie shows up with football player and Derwin's rival Trey Wiggs to move her stuff from Derwin's apartment. In season 2, Derwin starts becoming more of a playboy jock rather than his humble church ways. After a few "hookups" Derwin starts dating Janay. Although Melanie begins dating Jerome, she is jealous of Derwin and Janay. Janay finds "Dr. Grizzly", the stuffed bear Derwin bought Melanie, and Derwin throws the bear into a waste basket, but later recovers it and hides it in a drawer. Melanie misses Derwin and decides to pay him a visit, and they share a passionate kiss, but Melanie goes to L.A. with her boyfriend, Jerome. Derwin goes with Malik to L.A. to seek out Melanie. Derwin asks her, "You look me in my eyes and you tell me you don't love me?". Jerome and Derwin fight and Melanie confesses to Jerome that she loves Derwin. Melanie goes to Derwin's apartment, but Derwin finds out that Janay is pregnant with his baby.

Derwin and Melanie get back together, but Melanie is jealous when Derwin goes with Janay to her first pregnancy appointment. Derwin decides to get back together with Janay since he is the father of her baby. Janay discovers that Derwin is still in love with Melanie after the bear she thought had been thrown away. Melanie and Derwin get back together and Derwin proposes again, and Melanie accepts, and decides she wants to marry Derwin before the baby arrives. The baby comes when Derwin and Melanie are at the altar. Derwin rushes to the hospital, leaving Melanie at the altar. Later that night Derwin and Melanie get married in a private ceremony.

Tasha Mack

Tasha Mack
First appearance "The Game" (Backdoor Pilot)
(Girlfriends - episode 6.18)
Last appearance "The Game" (The Wedding Episode)
(The Game - episode 3.22)
Nickname(s) Ma (by Malik)
Ms. Mack
Occupation Sports agent
  • C.E.O. of Tasha MackManagement
  • Agent at ISM (Irv Smiff Management)
Spouse(s) Kenny (Coach T)
Rick Fox (boyfriend)
Children Malik Wright (son, with Chauncey Wright)

Latasha (Tasha) Mack is portrayed by Wendy Raquel Robinson.[3] Tasha is a wise-cracking, crazy mom. She is a mother/manager of the show's star quarterback Malik Wright. She grew up in Richmond, California and had a baby in high school with her long time boyfriend Chauncey. As the show progresses, Malik fires Tasha. She then signs a contract with ISM (Irv Smith Management). In season 3 Tasha is fired from ISM due to the company's job cuts.

Tasha is best friends with Melanie Barnett and Kelly Pitts. In season 3, Tasha and Kelly go through a rift in their relationship. At Melanie and Derwin's first wedding, Tasha reveals that she introduced Jason to Camille, his new girlfriend. Kelly responds by punching Tasha in the face.

Tasha's first known relationship is with Malik's old head coach, Kenny (Coach T). Malik finds out and disapproves, and due to Tasha's temper, Tasha and Kenny soon break up. Her next relationship was with famous Laker Rick Fox. Rick becomes a manager at ISM, and after Tasha becomes vulnerable she falls in love with Rick. When Tasha gets fired from ISM and Rick gets promoted, Tasha believes Rick tricked her and they break up. In the season 3 season finale, Rick comes back for Tasha and the fate of their relationship is unknown.

After high school her boyfriend Chauncey went to college and left Tasha to be a single mother. When Malik finally meets his father it is revealed that he has a younger sister, Pucci, played by Lisa Tucker. Chauncey married a woman who is strikingly similar to Tasha named Sheila, played by Tasha Smith.

Malik Wright

Malik El DeBarge Wright
First appearance

The Game (Backdoor Pilot)

("Girlfriends" - episode 6.18)
Occupation football player

Malik El Debarge Wright is played by Hosea Chanchez.[4] Malik is a high-profile athlete for the Sabers. He has the reputation of being an arrogant rich pro athlete who gets lots of women. He lives in his own apartment in San Diego and once lived with his mother who is his manager.

Malik was born to Tasha Mack when she was in high school in Richmond, California. As a child, he did not know his father. His best friend since childhood is Terrance "Tee Tee" Carter. Malik attended JP Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida and led the football team to a Conference Championship and Florida state title. Malik also ran on the track team and was a pitcher on the baseball team. He was crowned Prom King in his senior year. Eva Marcelle was crowned Queen. For college, he attended USC. He had a successful career and won the Heisman Trophy in his junior season. After that he decided to forgo his senior year and go pro. He entered the 2002 draft. He was selected by the Atlanta Cobras where he played for two seasons. He was then traded to the San Diego Sabres, where he won the Championship MVP in 2008.

Kelly Pitts

Kelly Pitts
Kelly Pitts.jpg
Brittany Daniel as Kelly 'Kel' Pitts
First appearance "The Game" (Backdoor Pilot)
(Girlfriends - episode 6.18)
Portrayed by Brittany Daniel
Nickname(s) Kel
Occupation Sports Agent Assistant
Spouse(s) Jason Pitts (ex-husband)
Children Brittany Pitts (daughter)
Relatives Mother
Cory (brother)

Kelly Pitts was initially played by Jennifer Baxter, who was replaced by Brittany Daniel.[5] Kelly is the wife of Jason Pitts, mother of Brittany Pitts, and President of the Sunbeams. In season 3, Kelly revealed that she had a trailer park upbringing. She was a cheerleader for the San Diego Sabers where she met, and eventually married Jason Pitts.

In the second season finale, Kelly leaves Jason after he tries to use her to get a contract. They go to therapy where Kelly tells Jason she married him for his money. Jason takes steroids and they eventually agree to a divorce. When Jason's lawyers advise him to take full custody of their only child Brittney, Kelly threatens to reveal Jason's secret of steroid use. During season three she dates a couple of guys, bartender Joe, and gym owner Roman, but in the end she hoped her and Jason would get back together, but he leaves with his girlfriend Camille, played by Stacey Dash instead, leaving Kelly heartbroken.

Jason Pitts

Jason Pitts
First appearance "The Game"
Occupation Football player
Spouse(s) Kelly Pitts (divorced)
Children Brittany Pitts
Relatives Mother

Jason Pitts is the ex-husband of Kelly Pitts, father of Brittany Pitts, and captain of the Sabers. When Kelly admitted to marrying him for the money, he eventually admits that he married Kelly because she was easy to impress and that he knew Kelly would worship him. In season two, Jason begins using steroids, and it eventually makes his performance better, but he quits when Kelly takes Brittany and leaves. In the season three finale, Jason gets arrested for hitting Kelly's ex-boyfriend, and leaves with his girlfriend Camille in the court room, rather than Kelly.

Jason was born to a pro football player, Bob Pitts and his wife. As a child, he moved around a lot because his father blew all of his money and was traded frequently. Because of that Jason became very frugal. He was selected by the Sabers as a first round Draft Pick, and won the Championship Game in 2008.

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