Michael Jai White
  • Michael Jai White

  • Birthday: 1967-11-10
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Biography:

    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.

Michael Jai White Movie List

Title Role Year
The Outlaw Johnny Black Johnny Black 2020 Try Prime Free >
Welcome to Sudden Death Jesse Freeman 2020 Try Prime Free >
Take Back 2020 Try Prime Free >
Triple Threat Devereaux 2019 Try Prime Free >
The Hard Way Payne 2019 Try Prime Free >
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Himself 2019 Try Prime Free >
Undercover Brother 2 2019 Try Prime Free >
Dragged Across Concrete 'Biscuit' 2019 Free Watch now
Every Day Is Christmas Justin 2018 Try Prime Free >
Accident Man Mick 2018 Try Prime Free >
Making a Killing Orlando Hudson 2018 Free Watch now
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege Scorpion 2017 Try Prime Free >
Vigilante Diaries Barrington 2016 Free Watch now
The Crooked Man Milo 2016 Try Prime Free >
Never Back Down: No Surrender Case Walker 2016 Try Prime Free >
Chain of Command James Webster 2015 Free Watch now
Chocolate City Princeton 2015 Try Prime Free >
Falcon Rising John 'Falcon' Chapman 2014 Free Watch now
Skin Trade Reed 2014 Try Prime Free >
Android Cop Hammond 2014 Free Watch now
Generation Iron Himself 2013 Free Watch now
Freaky Deaky Donnell Lewis 2012 Free Watch now
Tactical Force Hunt 2011 Free Watch now
Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown Case 2011 Free Watch now
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth Jackson Briggs 2010 Try Prime Free >
Why Did I Get Married Too? Marcus 2010 Free Watch now
Black Dynamite Black Dynamite 2009 Free Watch now
Blood and Bone Isaiah Bone 2009 Free Watch now
The Legend of Bruce Lee Harrisson (Mohamed Ali) 2008 Free Watch now
Why Did I Get Married? Marcus 2007 Free Watch now
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing George Chambers 2006 Try Prime Free >
Silver Hawk Morris 2004 Free Watch now
Trois 2: Pandora's Box Hampton Hines 2002 Free Watch now
Exit Wounds Lewis Strutt 2001 Free Watch now
Universal Soldier: The Return SETH 1999 Try Prime Free >
Thick as Thieves Pointy 1999 Try Prime Free >
Breakfast of Champions Howell 1999 Try Prime Free >
Ringmaster Demond 1998 Free Watch now
City of Industry Odell Williams 1997 Try Prime Free >
Spawn Al Simmons / Spawn 1997 Try Prime Free >
Tyson Mike Tyson 1995 Free Watch now

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