Having given up his dream of playing professional football, Morris Chestnut received immediate recognition in his first feature role as Ricky Baker, the promising young athlete cut tragically down in...
Feature acting debut, playing Ricky Baker in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood"
First regular role in a dramatic series, as Mal Robinson on ABC's "C-16"
Acted in Malcolm Lee's directorial debut "The Best Man"
Co-starred with Taraji P. Henson in film adaptation of T.D. Jakes' novel "Not Easily Broken"
Co-starred with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in "The Game Plan"
Co-starred with Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union in comedy "Breakin' All the Rules"
Co-starred with Cole Hauser in thriller "The Cave"
Featured in action drama "G.I. Jane," starring Demi Moore
Co-starred in romantic comedy "The Brothers" with Gabrielle Union
Joined ensemble cast including Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union in "Think Like a Man"
Re-teamed with Gabrielle Union for Christmas feature "The Perfect Holiday"
Re-teamed with Steven Seagal for action feature "Half Past Dead"
First regular role in a series, "Out All Night," an NBC sitcom starring Patti LaBelle
TV movie debut, "In the Line of Duty: Street War" (NBC)
Co-starred in coming-of-age film "The Inkwell"
Appeared on an episode of "Drexell's Class" (Fox)
Cast as Ryan Nichols, a visitor posing as a human on ABC's remake of "V"
Co-starred in Showtime drama "The Killing Yard," about an uprising at Attica
Appeared with Ed Burns, Andy Garcia, and Dustin Hoffman in "Confidence"
Co-starred with Halle Berry in thriller "The Call"
Displayed action hero chops alongside Steven Seagal in "Under Siege II: Dark Territory"
Cast opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"
Re-teamed with Gabrielle Union for "Two Can Play That Game"
Joined John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix in "Ladder 49"
Played title role in TV movie "The Ernest Green Story," (Disney) about one of the nine black students who integrated at Central High School in Little Rock, AK in 1957
Landed first professional acting role on an episode of syndicated series "Freddy's Nightmares"
Having given up his dream of playing professional football, Morris Chestnut received immediate recognition in his first feature role as Ricky Baker, the promising young athlete cut tragically down in John Singleton's powerful coming of age film, "Boyz N the Hood" (1991). His impressive debut led to supporting work in "In the Line of Duty: Street War" (NBC, 1992) and the title role of the Disney Channel's "The Ernest Green Story" (1993), as well as a part in Matty Rich's feature "The Inkwell" (1994). Chestnut showed his action hero chops for "Under Siege II: Dark Territory" (1995), with Steven Seagal, and was one of the Navy SEAL recruits alongside Demi Moore in "G.I. Jane" (1997). His first experience as a series regular came in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Out All Night" (1992-93), starring Patti LaBelle, and he returned to series work (this time in a drama) for ABC's "C-16" (1997-98), playing an FBI recruit fresh out of training. He also acted in Malcolm Lee's directorial debut, "Best Man" (1999).