Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

  • Highest Rated: 100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% The Alphabet Killer (2008)
  • Birthday: Aug 14, 1951
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Widely recognized by television viewers for his role as Agent Marcus Dixon on the popular sci-fi action television series Alias, actor Carl Lumbly has been appearing on both the big and small screens since the late '70s. With early appearances on Cagney and Lacey and L.A. Law, as well as roles in such high-profile releases as Pacific Heights (1990) and How Stella Got her Groove Back (1998), chances are you'd recognize Lumbly's face even if his name doesn't immediately ring a bell. A native of Jamaica who attended Minnesota's Macalester College, his career in journalism eventually led to acting when he was assigned to write a story about a local workshop theater. Subsequently immersing himself in the improvisational company for the next two years, it wasn't long before Lumbly made his film debut in Escape From Alcatraz (1979). Gaining an impressive list of small-screen credits with appearances in such popular sitcoms as The Jeffersons and Taxi, the 1980s proved both busy and fruitful as offers continued to roll in. Cast in the lead of the series M.A.N.T.I.S. in 1994, Lumbly essayed the role of a paralyzed scientist who dons a specially designed exoskeleton in the name of fighting crime. Though the show had a small devoted fan base, it was soon taken off the air, and Lumbly rounded out the decade with roles in such made-for-television films as Nightjohn (1996), Buffalo Soldiers (1997), and Border Line (1999). After returning to series work in Alias, Lumbly provided voice work for the animated television series the Justice League, and took the lead in longtime friend Danny Glover's family-friendly drama Just a Dream. The following year found the popular Lumbly remaining family-friendly with a featured role in the made-for-television remake Sounder.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

77% Doctor Sleep Dick Hallorann 2019
94% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Miles Davis (Voice) 2019
No Score Yet America Is Still the Place Actor 2018
42% A Cure For Wellness Mr. Wilson $8.2M 2017
44% Quitters Dr. Weiss 2016
No Score Yet Justice League: Doom Martian Manhunter 2012
No Score Yet Immigrants Actor 2008
13% The Alphabet Killer Dr. Ellis Parks 2008
No Score Yet Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation Actor 2007
No Score Yet Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey Actor 2005
100% Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sounder The Father 2003
No Score Yet Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Nat Turner 2003
No Score Yet Just a Dream J.M. 2002
No Score Yet Justice League: Starcrossed the Movie Actor 2001
No Score Yet Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind Actor 2001
42% Men of Honor Mac 2000
No Score Yet Little Richard Bud Penniman 2000
100% The Color of Friendship Sen. Ron Dellums 2000
49% How Stella Got Her Groove Back Judge Boyle 1998
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents 'The Wedding' Lute McNeil 1998
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldiers Horse 1997
No Score Yet The Ditchdigger's Daughters Donald Thornton 1997
No Score Yet America's Dream Actor 1996
100% Nightjohn Nightjohn 1996
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The Return Marcus Petrie 1994
No Score Yet Out of Darkness Actor 1994
No Score Yet On Promised Land Floyd Ween 1994
100% South Central Ali 1992
No Score Yet Moe's World Actor 1992
No Score Yet Brother Future Actor 1991
No Score Yet Eyes of a Witness Thomas Mambulu 1991
46% Pacific Heights Lou 1990
87% To Sleep With Anger Junior 1990
42% Everybody's All-American Narvel Blue 1988
No Score Yet Judgment in Berlin Edwin Palmer 1988
No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Bobby Seale 1987
76% The Bedroom Window Detective Quirk 1987
No Score Yet The Gospel at Colonus Actor 1985
69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai John Parker 1984
22% Caveman Bork 1981
96% Escape From Alcatraz Inmate 1979

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Ret. Capt. Charles Langston Captain Charles Langston Charles Langston
  • 2018
  • 2017
85% Supergirl
2015
Myr'nn
  • 2018
  • 2017
53% Doubt
2017
Tyson Cobb
  • 2017
82% Zoo
2015-2017
Delavenne
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chicago Med
2015
  • 2015
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
2014
Voice
  • 2014
87% Southland
2009-2013
Capt. Rucker Joel Rucker
  • 2012
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
Vincent Lawrence
  • 2011
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Rear Adm. Beau Hindley
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Jay-Mo
  • 2010
25% Trauma
2009-2010
  • 2010
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Ty Bennett
  • 2008
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Cordell Baker
  • 2008
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Kurt
  • 2008
94% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
Lt. Daniel `Bulldog' Novacek
  • 2006
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
89% Alias
2001-2006
Marcus Dixon Dixon
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Nat Turner
  • 2004
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Static Shock
2000-2004
Voice
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator
  • 2001
No Score Yet Kate Brasher
2009
  • 2001
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Capt. Dan Holman
  • 2001
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
Thomas Calloway
  • 2000
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Jeff Breckenridge
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Baker Dr. Graham Baker
  • 1999
33% The Magnificent Seven
1998-2000
Obediah
  • 1999
56% M.A.N.T.I.S.
1994
Dr. Miles Hawkins/M.A.N.T.I.S.
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Marcus Duff
  • 1996
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Willis
  • 1996
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
1982-1988
Det. Mark Petrie
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1984
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Jimmy
  • 1981
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Second Customer
  • 1980

QUOTES FROM Carl Lumbly CHARACTERS

Mac Carl's Father
"Get in there and fight! Break some of their ole rules if you have to. And when it gets hard...and it will...don't you give up on me!"
Mac Carl's Father
Get in there and fight! Break some of their ole rules if you have to. And when it gets hard, and it will, don't you give up on me!