Morris Chestnut

Actor / Film Producer | * 01/01/1969 (52) | Cerritos, California (United States of America (USA))
Morris Lamont Chestnut (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor. He first came to prominence for his role as Ricky in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood. He has appeared in feature films and on television series, including the starring role of FBI Agent Will Keaton in the NBC TV series The Enemy Within. ()

Morris L. Chestnut (born January 1, 1969) is an American film and television actor.He is known for his roles as teenage father Ricky Baker in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood, groom-to-be Lance Sullivan in the 1999 film The Best Man, as Tracy Reynolds, NBA star in the 2002 film Like Mike, and as the Visitor Ryan in the 2009-11 TV series V. Chestnut was born in Cerritos, California where he graduated from RichardGahrHigh School in 1986.He subsequently studied finance and drama at CaliforniaStateUniversity, Northridge. Chestnut's first professional acting role was as "Jadon" in Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series in the episode "A Family Affair" (season 2, episode 19) which aired on February 18, 1990. His first feature film role was as "Ricky Baker" in Boyz n the Hood (1991). He followed with roles in various TV movies. Chestnut also played a role on Patti LaBelle's short-lived sitcom Out All Night. His career continued to rise steadily with co-starring roles in standard big-budget studio films like Under Siege 2 (1995) and G.I. Jane (1997). In 1998, he won the annual Madden Bowl. In 1999 Chestnut starred in The Best Man with Taye Diggs and Nia Long in which he played a professional football player on the eve of his wedding. The Best Man earned positive reviews from the press and did well at the box office. For his performance Chestnut earned an NAACP Image Award nomination. He subsequently starred in The Brothers, another film centering on the themes of fidelity and success among urban professionals. He has worked with Steven Seagal three times. In Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Chestnut is Seagal's reluctant partner. In both Half Past Dead and Prince of Pistols he co-stars as the main villain. He also was a football player in "The Game Plan" Chestnut is married to Pam Byse with whom he has a son and a daughter. In an interview for, he said that he prefers to keep his private life private. Chestnut is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the USC Trojans. Morris Chestnut is also an avid poker player, and has a sponsorship arrangement with online poker room Full Tilt Poker. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Morris Chestnut

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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Movies with Morris Chestnut as Actor(36)

2021 Payline
as himself2017 Girls Trip
as John Taylor2016 When the Bough Breaks
as Dog2015 Heist
as Dave2015 The Perfect Guy
as Detective Marcus Williams2013 Kick-Ass 2
as Lance Sullivan2013 The Best Man Holiday
as Officer Paul Phillips2013 The Call
as Detective Reilly2013 Identity Thief
as Dave Johnson2009 Not Easily Broken
as Benjamin Armstrong2007 The Perfect Holiday
as Travis Sanders2007 The Game Plan
as himself2006 The N Word
as Top Buchanan2005 The Cave
as Tommy Drake2004 Ladder 49
as Travis2003 Confidence
as Tracey Reynolds2002 Like Mike
as Donald Robert Johnson2002 Half Past Dead
as Shango2001 The Killing Yard
as Jackson Smith2001 The Brothers
as Keith Fenton2001 Two Can Play That Game
as Lance Sullivan1999 The Best Man
as McCool1997 G.I. Jane
as Andre1997 Firehouse
as Harold Lee1994 The Inkwell
as Ernest Green1993 The Ernest Green Story
as Prince Frankilin1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War
as Ricky Baker1991 Boyz n the Hood
as Locker Room Kid1991 The Last Boy Scout

TV Shows/Series with Morris Chestnut as Actor(15)

as Raymond Dupont2021 Our Kind of People
as Will Keaton2019 The Enemy Within
as Barrett Cain2018 The Resident
as Hakeem Rashad2016 Goliath
as Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr.2015 Rosewood
as Antonio "Tony" Cimarro2014 Legends
as Ryan Nichols2009 V
as Agent Oakes2005 Bones
as Mal Robinson1997 C-16: FBI
1994 ER
as Jeff Carswell1992 Out All Night

Movies with Morris Chestnut as Crew(3)

Production/Producer2020 Spell
Production/Executive Producer2010 Takers
Production/Executive Producer2009 Not Easily Broken

Additional Information

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Full Name: Morris Chestnut
Born: Wednesday, 01/01 1969 (January) in Cerritos, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 52 years + 208 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: California State University, Northridge, Gahr High School
Other names for Morris Chestnut (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Моррис Честнат"
Morris Chestnut frequently works together with these people:
Malcolm D. Lee (11x, Crew)
Sarah Paulson (10x, Actress)
Evan Peters (9x, Actor)
Frances Conroy (8x, Actress)
Lily Rabe (7x, Actress)
Finn Wittrock (7x, Actor)
Angela Bassett (6x, Actress)
Nia Long (6x, Actress)
Kathy Bates (6x, Actress)
Mare Winningham (5x, Actress)
Adina Porter (5x, Actress)
Lydia Woodward (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8349, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/09/2021