first grabbed the spotlight more than seven years ago by booking commercials. He went on to land a small role in Training Day, a movie that brought him face to face with his namesake, Denzel Washington
, who went on to win the Academy Award as Best Actor for his role in the movie.
The talented teenager has since appeared on One On One, and played recurring roles in All That, and The War At Home. In addition, his other television credits include numerous appearances on such hit shows as ER and The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody. He also appeared recently in a commercial for Wendy's.
A native of California, Whitaker enjoys writing screenplays, playing basketball, golf, hip-hop dancing, digital animation and independent filmmaking. Taking notes from the teachings of his mentors (and unrelated namesakes)—Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker—he aspires to be an actor and a director who will simply entertain.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
Denzel Whitaker Facts
|The Great Debaters|
|My Soul To Take|
|Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans|
|Chiller Night Favorites|
|8-Film Heat On The Street: In too Deep/ The Glass Shield/ Lincense to Kill/ Cry, The Beloved Country/ A Rage In Harlem/ Malevolent/ Road End/ Ice|
|Great Debaters & Won't Back Down DVD 2 Pack Drama True Story Movie Set|
|Training Day / John Q|