Blair Underwood

Blair Underwood

  • Highest Rated: 100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The After Party (2018)
  • Birthday: Aug 25, 1964
  • Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, USA
  • Handsome actor Blair Underwood was born into a military family and studied at Carnegie-Mellon University before moving to New York to pursue his career. Guest-starring work on The Cosby Show earned him a part on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, followed by a reoccurring role on the short-lived series Downtown. In 1985 he made his film debut as a record producer in the rap comedy Krush Groove. This was followed by the successful TV docudramas Heat Wave and Murder in Mississippi. His breakthrough finally came about on L.A. Law, playing attorney Jonathan Rollins from 1987 to 1994. Supporting roles followed, as an accused rapist in Just Cause, a well-to-do love interest in Set It Off, and baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the HBO original movie Soul of the Game. Also during the '90s, he tried his hand at screenwriting and producing with the short film Second Coming, a contemporary take on Christ's second coming starring himself as a dread-locked Jesus accused of insanity. In 2000, he starred in the CBS medical drama City of Angels, followed by supporting roles in the military courtroom drama Rules of Engagement, as well as Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal, and the teen movie Malibu's Most Wanted. He consistently found work on the small screen in a variety of TV shows including LAX, the short-lived Dirty Sexy Money, and as a haunted military pilot in the first season of HBO's In Treatment. On the big-screen he could be seen in Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, Something New, and The Art of Getting By. He and wife Desiree DaCosta (two-time executive assistant to Eddie Murphy) have three children.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

80% Juanita Actor 2019
0% The After Party Actor 2018
100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Narrator Executive Producer 2016
No Score Yet The Trip to Bountiful Ludie Watts 2014
20% Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day Producer David Ames $1.3M 2012
20% The Art of Getting By Principal Martinson $1.5M 2011
82% I Will Follow Actor 2011
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Bridge to Nowhere Producer Director 2009
No Score Yet Barack Obama: The Man & His Journey Narrator 2008
90% America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hit Actor 2007
No Score Yet Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor Phillip Addison 2006
25% Madea's Family Reunion Carlos $63.3M 2006
61% Something New Mark Harper $11.5M 2006
24% G Chip Hightower $3M 2005
No Score Yet The Golden Blaze Gregory Fletcher/The Golden Blaze 2005
No Score Yet The Hit Producer Henry Alabaster 2005
No Score Yet Whispers of Angels: A Story of the Underground Railroad Actor 2004
No Score Yet How Did It Feel? Actor 2004
No Score Yet Fronterz Lorenzo 2004
No Score Yet Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Actor 2004
No Score Yet Truth Be Told Det. Harris 2003
31% Malibu's Most Wanted Tom Gibbons $34.4M 2003
No Score Yet The Jesus Experience: Christianity Around the World Actor 2002
39% Full Frontal Calvin 2002
No Score Yet G Actor 2002
36% Rules of Engagement Capt. Lee 2000
No Score Yet Mama Flora's Family Willie 1999
No Score Yet The Wishing Tree Thomas 1999
No Score Yet Asunder Chance 1999
No Score Yet Asunder Actor 1998
45% Deep Impact Mark Simon 1998
83% Gattaca Geneticist 1997
65% Set It Off Keith 1996
No Score Yet Mistrial Lt. C. Hodges 1996
67% Soul of the Game Jackie Robinson 1996
24% Just Cause Bobby Earl 1995
29% Posse Carver 1993
No Score Yet Dangerous Relations Jared Williams 1993
No Score Yet On the Streets of L.A. Actor 1993
No Score Yet Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Jared Williams 1991
No Score Yet Heat Wave Bob Richardson 1990
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi James Chaney 1990
No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop Horace Bouchet 1989
43% Krush Groove Russell Walker 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

95% Dear White People
2017
  • 2019
96% When They See Us
2019
Bobby Burns
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
70% Quantico
2015-2018
Owen Hall
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Give
2016-2017
Host
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
Voice
  • 2016
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Harry Dargis
  • 2016
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Dr. Andrew Garner Andrew Garner
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
14% Ironside
2013
Robert Ironside
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Secret Millionaire
2008-2013
Narrator
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Good Afternoon America
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2012
67% The Event
2010-2011
President Elias Martinez
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2010
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Daniel Harris Mr. Harris
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
68% Dirty Sexy Money
2007-2009
Simon Elder
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
87% In Treatment
2008-2010
Alex
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Miles Sennet
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Half & Half
2002-2006
Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet Fatherhood
2004-2005
Voice
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet LAX
2004-2005
Roger De Souza
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Robert Leeds
  • 2004
  • 2003
20% City of Angels
2000
Dr. Ben Turner
  • 2000
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
Jonathan Rollins
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1987
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Mark Denise's Boyfriend
  • 1987
  • 1985
No Score Yet High Incident
1997
Off. Rhoades

QUOTES FROM Blair Underwood CHARACTERS

Jackie Robinson
Don't you want someone strong enough to fight back?
Branch Rickey
I want someone strong enough not too.