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Obba Babatundé is a Actor American born on 1 december 1951 at Jamaica (USA)

Obba Babatundé

Obba Babatundé
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 december 1951 (72 years) at Jamaica (USA)

Obba Babatundé (born December 1, 1951) is an American actor of stage and screen, known for his Emmy-nominated performance in the television movie Miss Evers' Boys, a NAACP Image Award-nominated performance in the TV movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and a Tony Award-nominated role for his performance as C.C. White in the original cast of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls.

His brother Akin (pronounced "ah-keen") is also an actor and resides in Dallas, Texas.

In fall 2009, Babatundé (pronounced "bah-bah-tun-day") played Davis in the title role of Sammy: Once in a Lifetime, a world premiere musical at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Babatundé dances, sings, plays instruments, and does impersonations, including his portrayal of Davis, aided by their similarity in energy, size and talent, tap dancing and performing on multiple instruments.

In 1993, Babatunde played New Orleans police Lieutenant Theodore Sawyer in the comedy Undercover Blues with Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner as super-spies Jeff and Jane Blue. Also in the cast was Oleg Krupka (as Zubig), who later starred as the chief spy Mr. Beaupre in Home Alone III.

Early in 2000, Babatundé partnered with writer/producer Ruth Adkins Robinson for a series of TV projects including TV in Black: The First 50 Years, Oscar's Black Odyssey: From Hattie to Hallie and Dorthy Dandridge: An American Beauty.

He has often portrayed authority figures, such as a recurring guest-starring role as a high school principal on Dawson's Creek, an appearance as a judge in a two-part episode of Any Day Now, and as the father of the main characters on Half & Half. He also played Harvard college Dean Cain in the movie How High, as well as the role of Willie Long in the movie Life, and co-starred as an attorney in Philadelphia, as a SWAT captain in John Q and as a senator in the 2004 reprise of The Manchurian Candidate. He also played the director in season 3 of Friends in an episode titled "The One with All the Jealousy". Other TV shows he has had recurring roles on include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Chicago Hope, Rocket Power, Static Shock, and Karen Sisco. He played a small but pivotal role as Lamar the hotel concierge in the film That Thing You Do! and also appeared in The Wild Thornberrys Movie as the voice of Boko. He played a famous producer known as Gordy Berry on two episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In the 1998 miniseries, The Temptations, he played the founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy. He provided the voice for Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike and Disney Infinity 3.0.

Babatundé is adept at American sign language and has used this talent in many roles including in NYPD Blues.

His recorded work includes a performance with the New York pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs on the 2007 album Sack Full of Dreams. The actor/producer is also an avid horseman and is a highly regarded rider and trainer in the Rodeo Circuit, including the annual Bill Pickett Rodeol.

Babatundé also directed a highly acclaimed version of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, starring Carolyn C. Blair as Effie Melody White, in Ohio during the late '80s.

Biography

Il est né à Jamaica, New York, le 1er décembre 1951

Best films

Life (1999)
(Actor)

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Kenneth Utt
Kenneth Utt
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Gary Goetzman
Gary Goetzman
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Tak Fujimoto
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Filmography of Obba Babatundé (43 films)

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Actor

City of Lies, 1h52
Directed by Brad Furman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Historical, Crime
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss, Dayton Callie, Neil Brown, Jr., Neil Brown, Jr.
Roles Chief of Police
Rating64% 3.248333.248333.248333.248333.24833
À la fin des années 1990, l'inspecteur Russell Poole enquête sur la corruption au sein de la division Rampart du LAPD. Ces évènements sont également liés aux assassinats des célèbres rappeurs The Notorious B.I.G. et Tupac Shakur et au label de ce dernier, Death Row Records. Avec le journaliste Jack Jackson, il va tenter de tirer au clair ces affaires, malgré le manque de soutien de sa hiérarchie.
Lap Dance
Lap Dance (2014)

Genres Drama
Actors Carmen Electra, Ali Cobrin, Robert James Hoffman III, James Remar, Stacey Dash, Briana Evigan
Roles Roscoe
Rating46% 2.302452.302452.302452.302452.30245
The film is described as a modern-day Indecent Proposal, and it revolves around Monica (Ali Cobrin), an aspiring actress who, in order to care for her cancer-stricken father, makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer. However, once the pact is broken, the couple's lives are changed forever. The film was released theatrically on December 5th, 2014 by Entertainment One domestically.
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, 1h30
Directed by Robert Vince
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Santa Claus in film
Actors Cheryl Ladd, George Newbern, Jennifer Elise Cox, Danny Woodburn, Bill Chott, Pat Finn
Roles Mayor Denny
Rating47% 2.3933752.3933752.3933752.3933752.393375
When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, the playful Santa Pups stow away on her sled. Taking mischief to a whole new level, they begin granting joyful wishes to Pineville's boys and girls, but after a furious young boy named Carter wishes for the Christmas spirit to disappear, it affects all of the people in town. Mrs. Claus, Carter, Sarah, the pups, and three sisters named Agnes, Dorothy and Blue that Mrs. Claus met try to bring the Christmas spirit back forever. They do this by airing on the radio and convincing everyone to act like normal. Carter wishes for the Christmas spirit to last forever all over the world. The pups are then able to reverse the wish. Pineville was filmed in Fernie, British Columbia.
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dogs, Vampires in film, Musical films, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Grey DeLisle, Richard Moll, Mindy Cohn, Jeff Bennett
Roles Vampire Actor #4 (voice)
Rating66% 3.306413.306413.306413.306413.30641
The film begins with an introductory song by Tulie, a bayou dweller, who tells the story of Valdronya and the Mystery Inc. Gang. After solving the mystery of a Cockroach Monster that terrorized a factory, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby decide to take a much needed vacation. Velma drives everyone to Chauve Sourie Ville, a small town in Louisiana which is hosting a vampire festival called "Vampire Palooza." They meet Lita Rutland, the festival organizer, who explains that tourism is down and the festival is losing money. They also meet their host, Vincent Van Helsing, who runs a vampire museum and is an aspiring author, although his books are not selling. Jesper Poubelle, an anti-vampire agitator, is also stirring up trouble by protesting the festival. Van Helsing takes the Gang back to his museum and shows them various jewelry and a glass-faced casket containing the inert body of Valdronya, a centuries-old vampire.
All Star Superman, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asnere, Obba Babatundé
Roles Judge / Bibliobot (voice)
Rating68% 3.4479153.4479153.4479153.4479153.447915
Dr. Leo Quintum and his team are exploring the Sun when they are sabotaged by a booby-trapped genetically-enhanced clone, turned into a time-bomb by Lex Luthor. Superman stops the clone but in doing so receives an overdose of solar radiation. Though the radiation is slowly killing him, it does give Superman new powers. Luthor, having orchestrated the death of Superman while under the employment of General Sam Lane, is arrested by the military thanks to Clark Kent's article and sentenced to death by a Metropolis tribunal. Superman asks Dr. Quintim to keep news of his impending death secret from the public. Wanting to spend as much of his remaining time with Lois Lane, Superman reveals to her that he is Clark Kent. Lois doubts his revelation because she had been unable to prove Superman's "Kent" identity herself. Superman takes her to the Fortress of Solitude. During this visit, Superman's secretive behavior and her indirect exposure to alien chemicals heightens Lois' paranoia.
Black Dynamite, 1h24
Directed by Scott Sanders
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Biography, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Martial arts films, Political films, Kung fu films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Chapman, Obba Babatundé, Tommy Davidson
Roles Osiris
Rating73% 3.698063.698063.698063.698063.69806
In the 1970s, Black Dynamite, a Vietnam War veteran and former CIA officer, vows to clean up the streets of drug dealers and gangsters after his younger brother Jimmy is killed by a shady organization. O'Leary, Black Dynamite's former army and CIA partner, reinstates him into the agency because they do not want him seeking vengeance by himself. While trying to get to the bottom of Jimmy's murder, he finds out that his brother was actually working undercover for the CIA. Black Dynamite also discovers the shady organization is filling the black orphanages with heroin. He declares war on local drug dealers and successfully cleans up the streets, earning him the affection of Gloria, a black power activist who works at the local orphanage.
I Do... I Did!, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films
Actors Marcus Patrick, Cherie Johnson, April Scott, Antwon Tanner, Shar Jackson, Obba Babatundé

On their wedding day, Marcus (Marcus Patrick) and Vivian (Cherie Johnson) are in a car crash, and Vivian is hospitalized in an apparently irreversible coma. Eventually Marcus gives her up for dead, and assuming the hospital had terminated life support, marries a second wife, Jenny (April Scott), who unlike Vivian and Marcus is white. Two years after the accident, when Jenny is in a late stage of pregnancy, the hospital informs him that Vivian has awoken from the coma. Jenny suggests she stay with the couple; Marcus, in love with both women, finds he must choose since they are fighting over him. However, Vivian causes Jenny to eat and drink so much sodium that after giving birth, she is in turn comatose in the hospital. Marcus and Vivian pledge their love to each other over her hospital bed.
The Eye
The Eye (2008)
, 1h37
Directed by David Moreau, Xavier Palud
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Ghost films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Jessica Alba, Parker Posey, Alessandro Nivola, Rade Šerbedžija, Obba Babatundé, Rachel Ticotin
Roles Dr. Haskins
Rating54% 2.703612.703612.703612.703612.70361
Sydney Wells is a successful classical violinist from Los Angeles who has been blind since she was five years old, caused by an accident with firecrackers. Fifteen years later, after celebrating conductor and pianist Simon McCullogh's birthday during rehearsal, Sydney undergoes a cornea transplant, which causes her eyesight to return, a bit blurry at first. As time goes on, Sydney's vision begins to clear; however, she also begins experiencing terrifying visions, mostly of fire and of people dying. She also sees people that are already dead, on one occasion when a girl passes right through her. Sydney attempts to unravel the mystery of the visions, and also to convince others, primarily her visual therapist and fellow violinist, Paul Faulkner, who helps her in her quest. She knows that she is not going insane.
April Fools, 1h12
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films, Films about school violence
Actors Daya Vaidya, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Obba Babatundé, Lamorne Morris, Lil' Flip
Roles Detective Combs
Rating29% 1.4888451.4888451.4888451.4888451.488845
While pulling an April Fools' Day prank on a nerdy classmate named Melvin, a group of high school friends (Missy, DeAnna, Eva, Diego, Malik, and Marlin) accidentally kill him when Marlin hits Melvin with a football, causing him to fall on and be impaled by a piece of rebar. Panicking, the group drag Melvin's body into a wooded area, and stage it to look like he was the victim of a random gang-related attack. Exactly one year later, DeAnna is stabbed to death by a hooded figure while interning at a hospital. After murdering DeAnna, the killer writes "April Fools" on a wall with her blood.
Material Girls, 1h37
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Anjelica Huston, Lukas Haas, Brent Spiner, Faith Prince
Roles Craig
Rating39% 1.964111.964111.964111.964111.96411
Tanzania "Tanzie" (Hilary Duff) and Ava (Haylie Duff), two rich, spoiled Hollywood socialites who enjoy material things such as shopping and dating, rather than caring about their late father's cosmetics company. When a major media scandal involving their father's night cream causing extreme skin conditions breaks out on the news, the press soon mob the girls, causing them to stay inside. The girls find their assets frozen and must adjust to life without their fortune.
The Celestine Prophecy, 1h39
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Matthew Settle, Thomas Kretschmann, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jürgen Prochnow, Annabeth Gish, Héctor Elizondo
Roles Miguel
Rating48% 2.40442.40442.40442.40442.4044
À l'origine, un manuscrit fabuleux rédigé 600 ans avant Jésus Christ et une prophétie : notre société va subir un grand bouleversement. Intrigué, le héros de cette histoire s'envole pour le Pérou à la recherche du mystérieux grimoire, objet de toutes les convoitises, qui va transformer sa vie. Commence alors une aventure magique et enchanteresse, une dangereuse initiation : une quête en neuf étapes qui le mène au sommet des Andes au coeur de la forêt amazonienne sur la voie des révélations de la vie..
The Notebook, 2h3
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Gena Rowlands, James Garner, James Marsden, Sam Shepard
Roles Band Leader
Rating78% 3.9008553.9008553.9008553.9008553.900855
At a modern-day nursing home, an elderly man named Duke (James Garner) begins to read a romantic story from his notebook to a fellow patient (Gena Rowlands).
After the Sunset, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle, Chris Penn, Naomie Harris
Roles Zacharias
Rating61% 3.0999753.0999753.0999753.0999753.099975
Master thief Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) and his beautiful accomplice, Lola Cirillo (Salma Hayek), steal the second of three famous diamonds, known as the Napoleon diamonds, from FBI Agent Stanley P. Lloyd (Woody Harrelson). But Lloyd shoots Max before passing out from being gassed by the thieves. Max survives and tells Lola to get the diamond. She does, leaving in its place the one-dollar bill that she had received as a tip for washing the agents' windshield (while in disguise). Max and Lola then fly to Paradise Island in The Bahamas.