Morris Chestnut

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1968 in Cerritos, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

Rosewood 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

When the Bough Breaks 2016 (Movie)

John Taylor (Actor)

Bus 657 2015 (Movie)

Derrick "Dog" Prince (Actor)

The Perfect Guy 2015 (Movie)

Dave King (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Identity Thief 2013 (Movie)

Detective Reilly (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2 2013 (Movie)

Detective Marcus Williams (Actor)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

The Call 2013 (Movie)

Officer Paul Phillips (Actor)

American Horror Story 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

V 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Not Easily Broken 2009 (Movie)

Dave Johnson (Actor)

The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

Travis Sanders (Actor)

The Perfect Holiday 2007 (Movie)

Benjamin Chestnut (Actor)

Bones 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cave 2005 (Movie)

Top Buchanan (Actor)

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 2004 (Movie)

Gordon Mitchell (Actor)

Breakin' All the Rules 2004 (Movie)

Evan Fields (Actor)

Ladder 49 2004 (Movie)

Tommy Drake (Actor)

Confidence 2003 (Movie)

Travis (Actor)

Scenes of the Crime 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Half Past Dead 2002 (Movie)

Donny/49er One (Actor)

Like Mike 2002 (Movie)

Tracey Reynolds (Actor)

The Brothers 2001 (Movie)

Jackson Smith (Actor)

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Can Play That Game 2001 (Movie)

Keith Fenton (Actor)

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

G.I. Jane 1997 (Movie)

McCool (Actor)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

Bobby Zachs (Actor)

The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

Harold Lee (Actor)

Living Single 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out All Night 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Drexell's Class 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Boyz N The Hood 1991 (Movie)

Ricky Baker (Actor)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

Locker Room Kid (Actor)

Legends (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ernest Green Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Killing Yard (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

When the Bough Breaks 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Not Easily Broken 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

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).

Relationships

Pamela Byse Actor

Wife
Married 1995

Morris Chestnut

Father

Shirley Chestnut

Mother

EDUCATION

Crossroads Academy

Los Angeles , California
Studied acting

Richard Gahr High School

Cerritos , California 1986

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California

Milestones

2013

Cast opposite Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief"

2013

Co-starred with Halle Berry in thriller "The Call"

2012

Joined ensemble cast including Taraji P. Henson and Gabrielle Union in "Think Like a Man"

2009

Co-starred with Taraji P. Henson in film adaptation of T.D. Jakes' novel "Not Easily Broken"

2009

Cast as Ryan Nichols, a visitor posing as a human on ABC's remake of "V"

2007

Co-starred with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in "The Game Plan"

2007

Re-teamed with Gabrielle Union for Christmas feature "The Perfect Holiday"

2005

Co-starred with Cole Hauser in thriller "The Cave"

2004

Co-starred with Jamie Foxx and Gabrielle Union in comedy "Breakin' All the Rules"

2004

Joined John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix in "Ladder 49"

2003

Appeared with Ed Burns, Andy Garcia, and Dustin Hoffman in "Confidence"

2002

Re-teamed with Steven Seagal for action feature "Half Past Dead"

2001

Co-starred in Showtime drama "The Killing Yard," about an uprising at Attica

2001

Re-teamed with Gabrielle Union for "Two Can Play That Game"

2000

Co-starred in romantic comedy "The Brothers" with Gabrielle Union

1999

Acted in Malcolm Lee's directorial debut "The Best Man"

1997

Featured in action drama "G.I. Jane," starring Demi Moore

1997

First regular role in a dramatic series, as Mal Robinson on ABC's "C-16"

1995

Displayed action hero chops alongside Steven Seagal in "Under Siege II: Dark Territory"

1994

Co-starred in coming-of-age film "The Inkwell"

1993

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

1992

TV movie debut, "In the Line of Duty: Street War" (NBC)

1992

First regular role in a series, "Out All Night," an NBC sitcom starring Patti LaBelle

1991

Appeared on an episode of "Drexell's Class" (Fox)

1991

Feature acting debut, playing Ricky Baker in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood"

1990

Landed first professional acting role on an episode of syndicated series "Freddy's Nightmares"

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