Carl Lumbly

Actor, Freelance journalist, Public relations executive with 3M Corporation
A quiet yet powerful actor, Lumbly has risen from playing the decidedly supporting--almost background--role of Detective Marcus Petrie on "Cagney & Lacey" (CBS, 1982-88) to essaying numerous secondary and leading parts ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1951 in Jamaica

Filmography

Actor (64)

Zoo 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nat Turner, A Troublesome Property 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Where Others Wavered 2014 (Movie)

Sam Nujoma (Actor)

Detroit 1-8-7 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Black Panther 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

Trauma 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita) 2008 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

The Alphabet Killer 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Ellis Parks (Actor)

Alias 2001 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice League 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Justice League Unlimited 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

L.A. Law 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation 2006 (Movie)

Samuel Nujoma (Actor)

SeaQuest DSV 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Kate Brasher 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind 2001 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

Mac--Carl's Father (Actor)

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Border Line 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

Judge Boyle (Actor)

The Wedding 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

EZ Streets 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mantis 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Going to Extremes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Moe's World 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

South Central 1992 (Movie)

Ali (Actor)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Lou Baker (Actor)

To Sleep With Anger 1990 (Movie)

Junior (Actor)

Destined to Live: 100 Roads to Recovery 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

Narvel Blue (Actor)

Judgment in Berlin 1988 (Movie)

Edwin Palmer (Actor)

The Bedroom Window 1987 (Movie)

Detective Quirk (Actor)

The Gospel at Colonus 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Caveman 1981 (Movie)

Bork (Actor)

Undercover With the KKK 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape From Alcatraz 1979 (Movie)

Inmate (Actor)

America's Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Brother Future (TV Show)

Actor

Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes of a Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Just a Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Little Richard (TV Show)

Actor

Nightjohn (TV Show)

Actor

On Promised Land (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Sounder (TV Show)

Actor

The Color of Friendship (TV Show)

Actor

The Ditchdigger's Daughters (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A quiet yet powerful actor, Lumbly has risen from playing the decidedly supporting--almost background--role of Detective Marcus Petrie on "Cagney & Lacey" (CBS, 1982-88) to essaying numerous secondary and leading parts in TV and films. Raised in Minneapolis by Jamaican immigrant parents, Lumbly's first break came in 1976 when he appeared opposite Danny Glover in two plays by Athol Fugard, "Sizwe Banzi is Dead" and "The Island". He later toured in this double bill. Among his other stage credits are "The Tempest" (1981) and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1988) at the New York Shakespeare Festival and "The Gospel at Colonus" (1983).

Relationships

Brandon Lumbly

Son
born c. 1988

Vonetta McKee

Wife
met on set of "Cagney & Lacey" co-starred as his wife in "To Sleep With Anger"

Milestones

2001

Returned to series TV as co-star of the ABC drama "Alias"

2000

Cast as Congressman Ron Dellums in the TV biopic "The Color of Friendship" (The Disney Channel)

2000

Acted in the Off-Broadway staging of August Wilson's "Jitney"

1998

Had supporting role in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

1998

Played an smooth jazz musician who romances Halle Berry in "The Wedding" (ABC), directed by Burnett

1997

Portrayed the patriarch of the title in "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" (The Family Channel)

1997

Co-starred in the TNT movie "Buffalo Soldiers"

1996

Had title role in The Disney Channel movie "Nightjohn", directed by Charles Burnett; screened at film festivals in 1997

1996

Played recurring role of the Mayor on the short-lived NBC series "EZ Streets"

1994

Starred as romantic lead opposite Diana Ross in her TV-movie debut, "Out of Darkness"

1992

Appeared as Dr Michael Norris on the ABC series "Going to Extremes"

1990

Co-starred in "To Sleep With Anger"; played opposite real-life wife Vonetta McKee; first collaboration with director Charles Burnett

1987

Portrayed Bobby Seale in "Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago Eight"

1982

Co-starred as Sgt. Petrie on the CBS police drama "Cagney and Lacey"

1980

Starred in "Eden" for Los Angeles Actors Theatre

1979

Feature film acting debut, "Escape From Alcatraz"

1979

TV acting debut, "Undercover With the KKK"

1976

Starred with Danny Glover in San Francisco stage productions of "Swizi Banzi is Dead" and "Island"

Cast as lead in "M.A.N.T.I.S." (Fox)

Moved to San Francisco

Performed with the L.A. Actors Studio

Played recurring role of murder suspect Prof. Earl Williams on "L.A. Law" (NBC)

Raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Performed with the New York Shakespeare Festival

Worked in public relations at 3M Corporation

Born in Jamaica

Met Dudley Riggs, founder of Brave New Workshop Theatre, while doing a story for the Associated Press; joined the comedy troupe and remained there for two years

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