Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Actor, Director, TV host
A member of American television royalty on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992), actor-director-musician Malcolm-Jamal Warner continued to expand his artistic horizons long after leaving the nurturing environs of the ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1970 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (97)

American Crime Story 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

American Horror Story 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Major Crimes 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Megachurch Murder 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Key & Peele 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reed Between the Lines 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '11 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Cosby: Mark Twain Prize 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

HawthoRNe 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fool's Gold 2008 (Movie)

Cordell (Actor)

TV's Funniest Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The List 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1987 - 1992, 1994 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1987 - 1992, 1994 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Kid Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Different World 1987 - 1989, 1995 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1995 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jeremiah 2001 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Listen Up 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry 1995 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Touched By an Angel 1987 - 1989, 1994 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Child Stars: Then and Now 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Cosby Show: A Look Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Famous Jett Jackson 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Restaurant 2000 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Teen Files: The Truth About Violence 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fare to Remember 1999 (Movie)

Winter Valen (Actor)

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic School Bus 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

True Stories From Touched By an Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Moloney 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic School Bus Family Holiday Special 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 8th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Summit '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Funniest Families 2: The Kids 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyson 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Zone 1994 (Movie)

Terry Nessip (Actor)

Gangs: Dreams Under Fire 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Kids Killing Kids / Kids Saving Kids 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide: 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Your Favorite Commericals 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Edition 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Television Moments: What We Watched 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Here and Now 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

I Hate the Way I Look 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Surviving a Break-Up 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider Junior High 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Taco Bell Presents The USA Music Challenge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show 1984 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Children's Miracle Network Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Cool Moves -- Teens Together 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Summit For the '90s 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greatest Practical Jokes of All Time 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIX 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Catches 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother's Day 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday Night Surprise! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Star-Spangled Celebration 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Copy 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

A Desperate Exit (TV Show)

Actor

Child Stars: Their Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Father Clements Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Show)

Actor
Director (6)

All That 1987 - 1992, 1994 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Segment Director

All That 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

One on One With Magic Johnson 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

All AX-S 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

This Old Man ... 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A member of American television royalty on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992), actor-director-musician Malcolm-Jamal Warner continued to expand his artistic horizons long after leaving the nurturing environs of the Huxtable nest. Rocketing to national stardom as Bill Cosby's likeable TV scion, the industrious Warner soon began extending himself with directorial work on episodes of the hugely popular sitcom, in addition to installments of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96) and music videos for such acts as New Edition. Once "The Cosby Show" had completed its lengthy run, Warner tried his luck as the co-star of the short-lived sitcom "Here and Now" (NBC, 1992-93), followed by a more satisfying stint on "Malcolm & Eddie" (UPN, 1996-2001), opposite comedian Eddie Griffin. Other endeavors included the post-apocalyptic drama "Jeremiah" (Showtime, 2002-04), the debut release from his jazz/funk band Miles Long in 2005, and a co-starring role on the family comedy "Reed Between the Lines" (BET, 2011- ), which he also produced. Comfortable with his place in television history, but determined not to be defined by it, Warner's diverse interests and talents ensured his continued success in whichever medium he chose.

Relationships

Regina King Actor

Companion
Met in 1980s Broke up March 2013 after two years of dating

Michelle Thomas Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1988 to 1994 No longer together Thomas died December 1998 at age 30

Robert Warner

Father
Divorced from Warner's mother 1972

Pam Warner

Mother
Managed son's career Divorced from Warner's father 1972

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Professional Children's School

New York , New York 1988

Milestones

2011

Co-starred with Tracee Ellis Ross as husband and wife on the BET comedy "Reed Between the Lines"; also produced and directed episodes

2009

Guest starred on the Lifetime comedy series "Sherri"

2008

Acted in the romantic comedy "Fool's Gold"

2002

Co-starred with Luke Perry on the Showtime sci-fi series "Jeremiah"

1998

Made second feature, the ensemble piece "Restaurant"

1996

Returned to series TV with co-starring role on the sitcom "Malcolm and Eddie" (UPN); also directed episodes

1995

Landed featured roles in the HBO films "Tyson" and "The Tuskegee Airmen"

1995

Hosted "CBS Schoolbreak Special"

1994

Feature acting debut, playing Wesley Snipes' brother in "Drop Zone"

1994

Voiced the character of The Producer on the animated children's show "The Magic School Bus" (PBS)

1994

Directed several episodes of "Sesame Street"

1992

Played a graduate student helping troubled kids on the short-lived NBC comedy series "Here and Now"

1992

Executive produced, directed, and hosted "The Last Laugh: Memories of the Cosby Show"

1991

Helmed the short film "This Old Man"

1990

Directed first of several episodes of "The Cosby Show"

1989

Made directing debut with a music video for the group New Edition

1988

Made off-Broadway debut in "Three Ways Home"

1987

TV-movie acting debut, the NBC biopic "The Father Clemens Story"

1986

Landed lead in "A Desperate Exit," an "ABC Afterschool Special"

1984

Played breakthrough role of Theodore Huxtable on the highly popular NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show"; received supporting Emmy nomination for the 1985-86 season

1979

Enrolled in acting classes at age nine (date approximate)

1975

After parents' divorce, moved to L.A. with mother at age five (date approximate)

Founded the record label The Wonder Factory

Born in New Jersey

Landed role of Bill Cosby's son on the last day of a nationwide talent search

Bonus Trivia

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He was named after Malcolm X and jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal.

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Warner told People (Dec. 12, 1994) that when his sitcom "Here and Now" was cancelled, "I took my cue from [Bill Cosby]. He didn't bad-mouth NBC, he didn't curse them. That's when it hit me: This is a business – no more, no less."

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Warner fronted the jazz-funk band Miles Long.

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Warner on his sitcom "Reed Between the Lines" (BET): "This is the first sitcom since 'Cosby' with an upper middle-class family that happens to be black. I have a responsibility to work on [projects] that don't undermine what 'Cosby' has done culturally." – from Emmy magazine, Issue No. 3, 2012

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