Actor best known for his role on the television show Grey's Anatomy and for being a go-to guy for Spike Lee. In 2014, he began playing Chancellor Thelonious Jaha on the CW series The 100.
He was the first African American to be granted full citizenship to Sierra Leone based on his DNA.
He was dismissed from the cast of Grey's Anatomy following his fight with actor, Patrick Dempsey for using a homophobic slur.
He became one of the first graduates from Willowridge High School, Houston, in 1981.
He married Jenisa Marie Garland in February 1996, and the couple have three children.
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