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Dennis Haysbert

Haysbert, who received his first Golden Globe nomination for his critically acclaimed portrayal of President David Palmer on the hit Fox drama 24, also has made his mark on the big screen, with his highly praised role opposite Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes' Far from Heaven, and recently lending his distinctive voice to the animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, starring Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer. Other film credits include Spike Lee's Love and Basketball, Absolute Power, with Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman, Love Field, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Heat, with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Major League, Random Hearts, What's Cooking, Waiting to Exhale, The Thirteenth Floor, Navy Seals and Suture.

He also appeared on the small screen in the highly praised CBS series Now and Again.

Born and raised in northern California, Haysbert was offered various sports scholarships after high school, but he chose to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was cast in his first television role on an Emmy Award-winning episode of Lou Grant, which co-starred Jesse Jackson.

Haysbert is very active in the fight against AIDS, and in 2000 he was the spokesperson for the Harlem Health Expo Break the Silence campaign. Currently he is the spokesperson for the National Leadership Commission on AIDS, as well as The Western Center on Law and Poverty.

He resides in Los Angeles.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Dennis Haysbert Facts

Birth Name Dennis Dexter Haysbert
OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 2, 1954 (63)
SignGemini
BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, USA
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Dennis Haysbert compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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