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Born: January 2, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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MILESTONES

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Began acting in Drama Teachers' Association of Southern California drama festival competition
1994:
Cast as Paul Hogan's sidekick in "Lightning Jack"; role purportedly was originally intended for a dog
1992:
First film with Tom Cruise, "A Few Good Men"
1988:
First role in a Canadian TV-movie, "No Means No" (CBC)
1989:
First significant role in a feature film, "Sing"
2001:
Made a cameo in "Pearl Harbor" as Doris 'Dorrie' Miller
2002:
Played a Miami dentist who inherits a dog sled team in "Snow Dogs"
1997:
Portrayed a gay art dealer in James L. Brooks' "As Good As It Gets"
1999:
Produced and starred as a plagiarizing lawyer in "A Murder of Crows" (aired on Cinemax)
1996:
Breakthrough role as outspoken football player Rod Tidwell in Cameron Crowe's "Jerry Maguire"; second collaboration with Cruise
1988:
Feature film debut, "Coming to America"
1989:
Had a recurring role on ABC's "MacGyver"
2002:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1998:
Appeared as a spirit guide escorting Robin Williams through the afterlife in "What Dreams May Come"
2003:
Landed lead part in the gospel feature "The Fighting Temptations"
2006:
Played a gangbanger-turned-cop in the crime drama "Dirty"
2009:
Played the title role in the TNT movie "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," based on the life story of the world-renowned neurosurgeon; earned a SAG nomination for Best Actor in a TV Movie
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Raised in Los Angeles
2006:
Starred opposite Helen Mirren in Lee Daniels' indie film "Shadowboxer"
1991:
Breakthrough role as the emotionally tortured Tre Styles in John Singleton's feature debut "Boyz N the Hood"
2008:
Co-starred in the comedy film "Harold"
2007:
Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in the comedy "Norbit"
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First acting role, playing a thug on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)
1984:
First professional job, a breakdancer on stage with Lionel Richie at the 1984 Olympic Games
1999:
Played an ambitious psychiatrist trying to penetrate the mind of Anthony Hopkins in "Instinct"
2003:
Played the title character in the heart-felt drama "Radio"
2007:
Starred in "Daddy Day Camp," a sequel to the Eddie Murphy vehicle "Daddy Day Care"
2000:
Starred in the biopic "Men of Honor" as Carl Brashear, the U.S. Navy's first African-American salvage-and-retrieval diver
2011:
Starred in the action thriller "The Hit List"
1995:
Acted in the historical drama "The Tuskegee Airmen" (HBO), based on the true story of a group of African American pilots overcoming racism during WWII
2012:
Co-starred in the WWII drama "Red Tails," about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program; executive produced by George Lucas

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