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Malik Yoba
Born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba
September 17, 1967 (1967-09-17) (age 42)
Bronx, New York, U.S.

Malik Yoba (born September 17, 1967) is an NAACP Image Award-winning American actor and occasional singer. He is known for his co-starring role as NYPD detective J.C. Williams on the popular Fox police drama New York Undercover from 1994 to 1998, and has also appeared in films such as Cool Runnings and Criminal. He has made appearances on the FOX television series Arrested Development as Ice, a bounty hunter whose real love is party planning. He has also been a recurring character, Brock Harris, on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. Yoba also appeared in the FX Networks crime drama Thief and the NBC crime drama Raines. Currently, he co-stars as astronaut Ted Shaw on the futuristic ABC drama Defying Gravity.

Yoba, the fourth of six children,[1] was born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba[2] in Bronx, New York, the son of Mahmoudah Young (née Lanier) and Abdullah Yoba.[2][3] Yoba was born a Muslim and is now "Theoretically... a Christian" and "philosophically... a Buddhist".[4]

Filmography

  • Cool Runnings (1993) .... Yul Brenner
  • Law & Order
    • "Wager" (1994) .... Pat Williams
  • Smoke (1995) .... The Creeper
  • Blue in the Face (1995) .... Watch Man
  • A Woman Like That (1997)
  • New York Undercover .... Det. J.C. Williams (1994–1998)
  • Cop Land (1997) .... Detective Carson
  • Soul Food (1997) .... Studio Engineer
  • Black Jaq (1998) .... Gregory 'Greg' Franklin
  • Ride (1998) .... Poppa
  • For Your Love
    • "Divorce-i-versary" (1998) .... Keith
  • Personals (1999) .... Keith Parker
  • Trinity
    • "Breaking In, Breaking Out, Breaking Up, Breaking Down" (1999) .... Sam Davis
    • "Having Trouble with the Language" (1999) .... Sam Davis
  • Harlem Aria (1999) .... Luke
  • His Woman, His Wife (2000) (V) .... Stuart Banks
  • Bull (2000) .... Corey Granville
  • Dreaming in Black and White (2002) .... Chris Jones
  • Violation (2003) (TV) .... Patrick Matthews
  • Kingpin (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Bobby Curtis
  • Vote for Me (2003) .... The Professor
  • The Twilight Zone
    • "Developing" (2003) TV Episode .... Shawn
  • Criminal (2004) .... Frank Hill
  • The Days (2004) .... Gib Taylor
  • Oh Happy Day (2004) .... Moses Jackson
  • Arrested Development (2004) .... Ice
  • Girlfriends (2003) .... Brock
  • Slur (2005) .... Jordan
  • Kids in America (2005) .... Will Drucker
  • They're Just My Friends (2006) .... Pat Black Sr.
  • Thief (2006) .... Elmo "Mo" Jones
  • That's So Raven
  • Caught on Tape (2006) (post-production) .... Detective Roberts
  • Rockaway (2007) (post-production) .... Case
  • Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? (2007)... Gavin
  • CSI: Miami (2008) .... Reggie Mastell
  • Defying Gravity (2009-present) .... Ted Shaw

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