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Forest Whitaker

Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. He also starred as Inspector Franck Dotzler in Taken 3 with Liam Neeson.

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Jul 15, 1961 In Longview, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Fall from Grace
Latest Project:
movie Black Panther 2018-02-13
Known For
Poster of The Twilight Zone
Poster of American Idol
Movie A Fall from Grace Source 2019
Movie Black Panther Zuri 2018-02-13
Series Roots Fiddler 2016-05-30
Movie Roots Fiddler 2016-05-30
Movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Saw Gerrera 2016-12-14
Movie Arrival Colonel Weber 2016-11-10
Movie Southpaw Titus 'Tick' Wills 2015-06-15
Movie Dope Narrator 2015-06-19
Movie Two Men in Town William Garnett 2014-02-06
Movie Taken 3 Inspector Frank Dotzler 2014-12-16
Movie Repentance Angel 2014-02-28
Series Kamen Teacher Agent Jules Bernard 2013-07-06
Movie Pawn Will 2013-04-23
Movie The Last Stand Agent John Bannister 2013-01-12
Movie The Butler Cecil Gaines 2013-08-16
Movie Black Nativity Reverend Cornell Cobbs 2013-11-27
Movie Mysteries of the Unseen World Narrator 2013-11-01
Movie Zulu Ali Sokhela 2013-12-04
Movie Out of the Furnace Chief Wesley Barnes 2013-12-06
Movie Making a Scene Man 2013-11-25
Movie Freelancers Dennis Larue 2012-08-10
Movie A Dark Truth Francisco Francis 2012-11-29
Movie Ernest & Celestine Ernest (voice) 2012-12-12
Series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Sam Cooper 2011-02-16
Series Endgame Unknown 2011-03-14
Movie Catch.44 Ronny 2011-12-08
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Movie Serving Life Narrator 2011-07-28
Movie Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Lion 2010-03-02
Movie Our Family Wedding Brad Boyd 2010-03-12
Movie My Own Love Song Joey 2010-04-07
Movie Chico & Rita Unknown 2010-11-19
Movie Lullaby for Pi George 2010-10-11
Movie Powder Blue Charlie 2009-05-08
Movie Toys in the Attic Teddy 2009-04-04
Movie Where the Wild Things Are Ira (voice) 2009-10-16
Movie Hurricane Season Al Collins 2009-12-08
Movie Vantage Point Howard Lewis 2008-02-01
Movie Crips and Bloods: Made in America Narrator 2008-01-01
Movie Dragon Hunters Lian-Chu (voice) 2008-03-19
Movie Winged Creatures Charlie Archenault 2008-06-24
Movie Street Kings Captain Jack Wander 2008-04-10
Movie The Air I Breathe Happiness 2007-02-07
Movie Ripple Effect Philip 2007-06-21
Movie The Great Debaters Dr. James Farmer Sr. 2007-12-27
Movie Even Money Clyde Snow 2006-03-01
Movie The Marsh Geoffrey Hunt 2006-05-18
Movie Everyone's Hero Lonnie Brewster 2006-09-15
Movie Mary Ted Younger 2005-11-18
Movie American Gun Carter 2005-01-01
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Movie Odyssey in Rome 2005-09-30
Series Mahou Sentai Magiranger Ghost Dog 2005-02-13
Series Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Deacons for Defense Marcus 2003-01-01
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series E! Live From the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Movie Phone Booth Captain Ramey 2002-09-09
Series The Twilight Zone 2002-09-18
Movie Feast of All Saints Daguerreotypist Picard 2001-11-11
Series The Hire The Employer 2001-04-26
Movie Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Himself 2000-05-01
Movie Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Himself - Actor / Director 2000-09-27
Movie Battlefield Earth Ker 2000-05-10
Movie Witness Protection Steven Beck 1999-12-11
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Body Count Crane 1998-04-28
Movie Phenomenon Nate Pope 1996-07-05
Movie Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault Mr. Rucker 1996-01-01
Movie Species Dan Smithson, Empath 1995-07-07
Movie Smoke Cyrus Cole 1995-06-09
Movie Prêt-à-Porter Cy Bianco 1994-12-23
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Blown Away Anthony Franklin 1994-07-01
Movie The Enemy Within Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey 1994-08-24
Series Chef! Idi Amin 1993-03-11
Movie Last Light Fred Whitmore 1993-08-22
Movie Lush Life Buddy Chester 1993-10-01
Movie Consenting Adults David Duttonville 1992-10-16
Movie A Rage in Harlem Jackson 1991-05-03
Movie Johnny Handsome Dr. Steven Fisher 1989-09-12
Movie Bird Charlie 'Bird' Parker 1988-07-01
Movie Bloodsport Rawlins 1988-02-26
Series North and South 1987-01-04
Movie Platoon Big Harold 1986-12-18
Movie The Color of Money Amos 1986-10-07
Movie Tag: The Assassination Game Gowdy's Bodyguard 1982-04-20
Movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High Charles Jefferson 1982-08-13
Series Amy Prentiss Jody 1974-12-01
Series Klimbim Dennis Curren 1973-07-24
Series The Green Hornet Jake 1966-09-09