Eastman School of Music
Friends School of Baltimore
University of Rochester
Began appearing on the series "Quantum Break"
Joined the cast of the mystery series "Bosch"
Appeared in the thriller "The Guest"
Took on the role of General Caulfield in the action movie "White House Down"
Cast alongside Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in inner city school drama "Won’t Back Down"
Released debut album Contemplations and Remembrances
Appeared in the Western action/drama "Jonah Hex" opposite Josh Brolin and Megan Fox
Landed recurring role on ABC’s "Lost" as ruthless corporate recruiter Matthew Abaddon
Cast as Phillip Broyles, the head of a special government agency on J. J. Abrams produced series "Fringe" (Fox)
Portrayed acclaimed writer James Baldwin in the film "Brother to Brother"
Cast as Lieutenant Cedric Daniels on second season of HBO drama "The Wire"
Joined cast of HBO series "OZ" as Detective John Basil, a cop who goes undercover at the prison
Appeared in Edward Zwick’s "The Siege"
Cast in first feature, Alfonso Cuarón's "Great Expectations"
Made early TV appearance on "The Nanny" (CBS)
Cast in Anne Meara's off-Broadway production of "After-Play"
First job in theater, understudy for Jeffrey Wright as the character of Belize in "Angles in America"
Originally planned on becoming a musician, and only began taking acting jobs to help bolster his notoriety as a singer. He eventually switched career path when he was accepted into Yale University's graduate school of drama.
Worked as a singing waiter on lunch and dinner cruises and as a pizza delivery man before finding success as a performer.
Was the producers' first choice to play the role of Mr. Eko on "Lost," but he was unavailable due to his prior shooting commitments.
Originally read for the role of Bunk on "The Wire," even though he would eventually be cast as Lt. Cedric Daniels.