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Michael Jai White

Born in Brooklyn, New York Michael Jai White is a black belt in seven different karate styles, and had began teaching Karate by age 14 at the local YMCA. Before acting, his career was as a junior high school teacher, working with troubled children in grades five through seven. Auditioning and earning small roles, he made the hard decision to leave teaching and pursue an acting career. He relocated to Los Angeles and had his first major starring role in the 1995 HBO film Tyson.

Known For


Cast Credits

Kingdom Business (2022)
Starring as Julius 'Caesar' Jones (16 episodes)
Carl Weber's The Family Business (2018)
Guest starring as Vegas Duncan (11 episodes)
Insecure (2016)
Guest starring as TBD (2 episodes)
black-ish (2014)
Guest starring as Vincent
Metal Hurlant Chronicles (2012)
Starring as Teague
Arrow (2012)
Guest starring as Ben Turner (10 episodes)
Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011)
Guest starring as Jackson "Jax" Briggs (2 episodes)
Clubhouse (2004)
Guest starring as Ellis Hays (10 episodes)
CSI: Miami (2002)
Guest starring as Officer Roy Bailey
Justice League (2001)
Guest starring as Doomsday
Boston Public (2000)
Guest starring as Darren Schofield
Wonderland (2000)
Starring as Dr. Derrick Hatcher
JAG (1995)
NYPD Blue (1993)
Guest starring as Officer Reginald "Reggie" Fancy (2 episodes)
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