Original name, Willie Samuel Hosea, Jr.; father, an Air Force sergeant; mother, a nurse; married Marcia Hairston, 1980; children: Ranae, Steven. Education: Attended University of California at Los Angeles.
Agent—Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4500 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010.
Actor. Previously played professional football in the United States Football League and the Canadian Football League.
Tom Dellerton, Jack's Back, Paramount, 1988.
The Runnin' Kind, 1989.
Hutch, Rock-A-Die Baby, 1989.
Why Colors?, 1992.
The Colors of Love, 1992.
Steve, Boiling Point (also known as L'extreme limite), Warner Bros., 1993.
Major Danowitz, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.
Rickles, Judas Kiss, Moonlight Films, 1998.
Going Back, 2001.
Greg, All About You, 2001.
Detective, The Dead Girl, First Look International, 2006.
Television Appearances; Series:
Private "Sweetness" Elroy, China Beach, ABC, 1988-90.
Mitchell Patterson, Singer & Sons, NBC, 1990.
Marine Pilot Major Reggie Warren, The Cape, syndicated, 1996-97.
Major MacArthur "Hammer" Lewis, Jr., Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1998-2000.
Jonathan Snow, 18 Wheels of Justice, TNN, 2001.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Football player, Her Life as a Man, 1984.
First reporter, Second Serve, 1986.
Reporter number two, Warm Hearts, Cold Feet, CBS, 1987.
Rhodes, Angel in Green, CBS, 1987.
Glory Years (also known as Wacky Weekend), 1987.
Coach Webster, What Price Victory, 1988.
Devaux, French Silk, ABC, 1994.
O. J. Simpson, The O. J. Simpson Story, Fox, 1995.
Sheriff R. J. Turnage, Nightscream (also known as Night Scream), NBC, 1997.
Colonel Wayne, Gargantua, Fox, 1998.
Tom McMillian, Wie Stark muss eine liebe sein, 1998.
Elston Howard, 61* (also known as 61 and Home Run Race), HBO, 2001.
Ray, Going Back (also known as Freres de guerre and Under Heavy Fire), 2001.
John Muhammad, D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear, USA Network, 2003.
Ray Watson, The Veteran, 2006.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Yellow gang, Why Colors?, 1995.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Sweetness, China Beach, ABC, 1988.
Emory Hacker, The Heat, CBS, 1989.
Greg, Jackee, NBC, 1989.
Yuri Barnes, M.A.N.T.I.S., 1994.
Marine Pilot Major Reggie Warren, The Cape, 1996.
Sergeant Joe Hernandez, Standoff, Fox, 2006.
Born in the USA, Fox, 2007.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
1st and Ten, HBO, c. 1985.
The sheriff, "Benson the Hero," Benson, 1985.
Reporter, "Aftershocks," Knots Landing, CBS, 1985.
Reporter, "His Brother's Keeper," Knots Landing, CBS, 1986.
Customer number two, "Knock, Knock, Who's There?," Perfect Strangers, ABC, 1986.
Stretcher Bearer, "The Junction," The Twilight Zone (also known as The New Twilight Zone), CBS, 1987.
"What about Love?," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989.
Hacker, "The Heat," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1989.
Danny, "Conspiracy," Mancuso, FBI, 1990.
Terrence Moses, "The Day That Moses Came to Town," Coach, ABC, 1990.
Officer Kevin Bryce, "Night Fears," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.
Dr. Alec Hudson, "Community Action," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1992.
William, "The Presentation," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, ABC, 1992.
Tyrell, Rhythm & Blues, 1992.
Guy Stewart, "Guy Perfect," Sirens, ABC, 1993.
Lawrence, "U.N.I.T.Y. or Five Card Stud," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1994.
Lawrence, "A Hair-Razing Experience," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1994.
Lawrence, "He Works Hard for the Money," Living Single (also known as My Girls), Fox, 1995.
Dr. Gregory Talbot, "Playing for Keeps," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1995.
John McCarver, "Game, Set, Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.
Ray, "Lock and Load, Babe," Vanishing Son, 1995.
Marcus, "The Path Not Taken," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1995.
Marcus, "Mortal Beloved," Xena: Warrior Princess, syndicated, 1996.
Chief Petty Officer, "Black Ops," JAG, NBC, 1996.
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Turner, "The Court-Martial of Sandra Gilbert," JAG, CBS, 1997.
"Hired Guns," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as S.O.F. Special Ops Force, S.O.F., Inc., and SOF, Inc.), 1998.
Mr. Johnson, "The Dust of Life," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2000.
"Saving Private Irons," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2002.
David Blake, "Scared Straight," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.
Gordon Beecham, "Untouchable," The District, CBS, 2003.
Gordon Beecham, "Blindsided," The District, CBS, 2003.
Kenneth Holmes, "Alpha-126," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2003.
Greg Haymer, "The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang," Boomtown, NBC, 2003.
F. Robert Chapin, "Water," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.
F. Robert Chapin, "Masquerade," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.
F. Robert Chapin, "Best Laid Plans," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.
Rich Rebba, "Mea Culpa," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, and Les Experts), CBS, 2004.
Officer Joey Brown, "The Score," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2006.
Terrell Tisdale, "Fireflies," Cold Case, CBS, 2006.
Sarge, "Croatoan," Supernatural, The CW, 2006.
Greek, ABC Family, 2006.
Detective, "Godsend," Heroes, NBC, 2007.
Bartender, "Here Comes the Judge," Shark, CBS, 2007.
Detective Franklin, "Manchild," Lincoln Heights, ABC Family, 2007.
Detective Franklin, "Blowback," Lincoln Heights, ABC Family, 2007.
Detective Franklin, "Tricks and Treats," Lincoln Heights, ABC Family, 2007.
Detective Franklin, "The Feeling That We Have," Lincoln Heights, ABC Family, 2007.
People Weekly, February 6, 1995, p. 75.
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