Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White

An American actor and professional martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved as a teen to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he graduated from Central High School in 1988. White started martial arts training at the age of seven and is now an accomplished martial artist, holding seven legitimate black belts in Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Kobudo, Goju Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin, with a specific focus in Kyokushin (although his style incorporates aspects of many different martial arts forms). His first major starring role and breakout performance was in the 1995 HBO film Tyson, as heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. In 1997, he portrayed the eponymous character in the 1997 movie Spawn. His work in Spawn earned him a nomination for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Male Newcomer. White starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return. In 2001, he also starred opposite fellow martial artist Steven Seagal in Exit Wounds. In 2003, he starred in Busta Rhymes' and Mariah Carey's music video "I Know What You Want". Since 2003, in addition to his on screen roles, White has been doing voice work, including Static Shock, Justice League, and the Spawn animated series. White showcases his martial arts skills in the direct-to-DVD film Undisputed II: Last Man Standing. He also appears in Michelle Yeoh's Silver Hawk in 2004. His film, Why Did I Get Married? opened at number one at the box office on October 12, 2007. White played the role of the mob boss Gambol in the 2008 film The Dark Knight. He also starred in the film Blood and Bone and the Blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite, both released in 2009. White wrote the scripts for both Black Dynamite and his upcoming 3 Bullets in which he stars with Bokeem Woodbine. White will make his directorial debut and star in Never Back Down 2, which is slated for a 2011 release. In August 2005 he wed his girlfriend of two years, Courtenay Chatman. The couple have a daughter named Morgan Michelle who was born on December 24, 2008. Michael has two sons from a previous relationship. He is an avid chess player, as seen in his movie Blood and Bone.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    11/10/1967
Spawn
Spawn
5.4
Blood and Bone
Blood and Bone
7.3
Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite
7.1
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing
7.4
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
6.5
Android Cop
Android Cop
4.2
Falcon Rising
Falcon Rising
6.3
Mutiny
Mutiny
4.8
Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box
6.1
Tyson
Tyson
6.1
Never Back Down: No Surrender
Never Back Down: No Surrender
7
The Crooked Man
The Crooked Man
4.6
Making a Killing
Making a Killing
6
The Making of 'Spawn'
The Making of 'Spawn'
7.7
The Hard Way
The Hard Way
5.4
Undercover Brother 2
Undercover Brother 2
4.3
Welcome to Sudden Death
Welcome to Sudden Death
6.3
The Commando
The Commando
5.9
Outlaw Johnny Black
Outlaw Johnny Black
5.3
Dead Zone
Dead Zone
5.6
You're Not Alone
You're Not Alone
2.5
The Island
The Island
6.4
Scream Before You Die
Scream Before You Die
0
Tactical Force
Tactical Force
5.5
Freaky Deaky
Freaky Deaky
5.1
Generation Iron
Generation Iron
6.7
Chain of Command
Chain of Command
4.5
Justice
Justice
1
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege
5.9
Cops and Robbers
Cops and Robbers
5
Send It!
Send It!
5.9
Take Back
Take Back
6.1
Assault on VA-33
Assault on VA-33
5.8
MR-9: Do or Die
MR-9: Do or Die
6
As Good as Dead
As Good as Dead
6.8
One More Shot
One More Shot
6.7
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth
6.6
Thick as Thieves
Thick as Thieves
6
Somebody's Child
Somebody's Child
6.2
Vigilante Diaries
Vigilante Diaries
4
Fedz
Fedz
0
Rogue Hostage
Rogue Hostage
5.7
Come Out Fighting
Come Out Fighting
5.2
The Making of Exit Wounds
The Making of Exit Wounds
0
Universal Soldier: The Return
Universal Soldier: The Return
5.9
Why Did I Get Married?
Why Did I Get Married?
6.4
Chocolate City
Chocolate City
5.5
Accident Man
Accident Man
6.1
Dragged Across Concrete
Dragged Across Concrete
6.6
Batman: Soul of the Dragon
Batman: Soul of the Dragon
6.8
Silver Hawk
Silver Hawk
5.4
Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal
Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal
0
Skin Trade
Skin Trade
6.1
One Angry Juror
One Angry Juror
5
The Asian Connection
The Asian Connection
4
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
3.2
Ballistic
Ballistic
3.3
Triple Threat
Triple Threat
6.4
The Legend of Bruce Lee
The Legend of Bruce Lee
5.4
Every Day Is Christmas
Every Day Is Christmas
5.2
Black Friday
Black Friday
5
Bisping
Bisping
5.8
City of Industry
City of Industry
5.5
Exit Wounds
Exit Wounds
5.7
Ringmaster
Ringmaster
4.2
Freedom Song
Freedom Song
5.8
A Snowy Day in Oakland
A Snowy Day in Oakland
7.8
Why Did I Get Married Too?
Why Did I Get Married Too?
6.5
Chocolate City: Vegas Strip
Chocolate City: Vegas Strip
6.4
Full Contact
Full Contact
4.7
Getting Played
Getting Played
6.6
The Philly Kid
The Philly Kid
5.4
Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare
Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare
6.3
We the Party
We the Party
4.8
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
4.9
True Identity
True Identity
5.6
Ring of Fire III: Lion Strike
Ring of Fire III: Lion Strike
5.2
2 Days in the Valley
2 Days in the Valley
6.1
The Toxic Avenger Part II
The Toxic Avenger Part II
5.4
Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions
5.2
On Deadly Ground
On Deadly Ground
5.1
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight
8.5
In Search of the Last Action Heroes
In Search of the Last Action Heroes
6.9
Universal Soldier
Universal Soldier
6.3
Beyond the Game
Beyond the Game
10
The Real Miyagi
The Real Miyagi
6.5
UnConventional
UnConventional
3.5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
6.1
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks
6.7
Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
Once Upon a Time: The Super Heroes
6.6
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