Coby Bell towered over most of his peers not just physically, but with his formidable acting chops and charisma as well. The California native rose to prominence by playing a police officer on NBC's "Third Watch" (1999-2005), an ensemble drama about the trials and tribulations of New York City's working-class heroes. A viewer favorite, Bell remained the only original cast member to star on "Third Watch" for six successful seasons. He showcased his acting range when he played a NFL star who was once married to a Caucasian woman on "The Game" (The CW, 2006-09; BET, 2011- ), a half-hour comedy drama that tackled sports and sex. In 2010, Bell joined the cast of the top-rated crime drama "Burn Notice" (USA Network, 2007- ) as a former counterintelligence expert who goes head-to-head with the series' burned spy (Jeffrey Donovan), the man responsible for his own termination. Bell's versatility with such multilayered roles served him well as a chameleon of sorts who became one of the more highly sought-after actors who could elevate any television project.