Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert

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Jun. 2nd, 1954
Born in
San Mateo, California, USA
6' 4

Dennis Haysbert's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
24 TV Show
The Unit TV Show
The Unit
Backstrom TV Show
Incorporated TV Show
Now and Again TV Show
Now and Again
Just the Ten of Us TV Show
Just the Ten of Us
Empire (2005) TV Show
Empire (2005)
Pure 24 (UK) TV Show
Pure 24 (UK)
Civil War 360 TV Show
Civil War 360

Main Movie Roles

2016 - Jarhead 3: The Siege
2015 - Ted 2
2015 - Experimenter
2014 - Dear White People
2014 - Men, Women & Children
2014 - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
2014 - Welcome To The Jungle
2014 - Think Like a Man Too
2013 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2013 - Life of a King
2012 - Wreck-It Ralph
2012 - The Details
2011 - Kung Fu Panda 2
2007 - Goodbye Bafana
2007 - Breach
2005 - Jarhead
2003 - Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas
2002 - Far from Heaven
1999 - The Minus Man
1999 - The Thirteenth Floor
1999 - Random Hearts
1998 - Major League: Back to the Minors
1997 - Absolute Power
1995 - Waiting to Exhale
1995 - Heat
1994 - Major League II
1992 - Love Field
1992 - Mr. Baseball
1990 - Navy Seals
1989 - Major League

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Stuff Wade
Communication Officer
Chief Barnsdale (Voiced)
Jack Jackson
Kilowog (Voiced)
Officer Wright
Rick Grant
Doctor #1 (Voiced)
Russ Bradley Morrison
Bob Annderson
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Dennis Dexter Haysbert (born June 2, 1954) is an American film and television actor. He is known for portraying Nelson Mandela in Goodbye Bafana (also released under the name The Color of Freedom), baseball player Pedro Cerrano in the Major League film trilogy, President David Palmer on the American television series 24, and Sergeant Major Jonas Blane in The Unit, as well as his work in commercials for Allstate insurance. He is also known for his authoritative, bass voice.

  • His parents were married for 51 years before his father's death.
  • When he first moved to Los Angeles he worked in a grocery store and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. When he wasn't in class or working at the store, Haysbert says, he consumed any self-help book he could get his hands on, including How to Visualize What You Want and The Power of Positive Thinking.
  • Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).
  • He is also a certified Deep Sea Diver per Discovery Channel "Secrets of Pearl Harbor" in June 2008 that he hosts, narrates and stars in.
  • Attended San Mateo High School in San Mateo, California.
  • He was a defensive end on his high school football team.
  • Enjoys golf, tennis and scuba diving in his spare time.
  • The eighth of nine children.

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