Malik Yoba

About Malik Yoba

Who is it?: Singer, Actor, and Writer
Birth Day: September 17, 1967
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, United States
Occupation: Actor, singer
Years active: 1993–present

Malik Yoba

Malik Yoba was born on September 17, 1967 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, United States, is Singer, Actor, and Writer. Malik Yoba is an American actor, writer, and singer who made his film debut in 1993 with ‘Cool Runnings’, and gained further fame for his popular American police drama series ‘New York Undercover’ where he played the role of NYPD Detective J.C. Williams, alongside American actor Michael DeLorenzo. His acting career spans various movies and television shows, where he has performed with the best actors in the industry in movies like ‘Cop Land’, ‘Ride’, ‘Criminal’, and others. He also played the character of Corey Granville in the American drama series ‘Bull’, created by Michael S. Chernuchin, in 2000. His later work in television series includes ‘Empire’ and ‘Blue Bloods’ in 2015, where he played the role of detective Darryl Reid. His latest movie credits include ‘Lucky Girl’, where he played the role of Gerald Jackson, and American sci-fi film ‘Paradox,’ written and directed by Michael Hurst.
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Popular As Malik Yoba
Occupation Singers
Age 56 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 17, 1967 (The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, United States)
Birthday September 17
Town/City The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Malik Yoba’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Malik Yoba was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.



In 1994, Yoba began his role as NYPD Detective J.C. Williams on the popular FOX police drama series New York Undercover, opposite Michael DeLorenzo. Yoba and DeLorenzo made television history, as the series was the first police drama on American television to feature two people of color in the starring roles. Yoba's work on New York Undercover earned him three consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (in 1996, 1997, and 1998).


Recently, he starred in the role of FBI Deputy Director Jason Atwood in the ABC political drama Designated Survivor. He was a guest host of the popular weekly music series Soul Train in May 1997. In 2018, he joined the Netflix drama "Seven Seconds" as a member of a support group for parents who had lost their children.


Yoba has also appeared in films such as Cool Runnings and Criminal. He has made appearances on the FOX television series Arrested Development as Ice, a bounty hunter whose real love is party planning, and had a recurring role as Brock Harris on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. Yoba also appeared in the FX Networks crime drama Thief and the NBC crime drama Raines. He appeared as Gavin in the 2007 Tyler Perry film Why Did I Get Married? and its 2010 sequel Why Did I Get Married Too? In 2009, he co-starred as Astronaut Ted Shaw on the Futuristic ABC drama Defying Gravity. Recently, he announced his plans to bring back New York Undercover to the small screen in a modern TV series adaptation of the original series. Law & Order Writer Courtney Parker penned a spec script for networks to bid on.


From 2011 to 2012, Yoba appeared as former FBI Special Agent Bill Harken on Alphas, a science fiction drama series about a team of people with special abilities who belong to a secret department attached to the DOD. In 2013, Yoba joined the cast of Revolution as Jim Hudson, a former captain of the Monroe Republic. In 2015, he joined the cast of Lee Daniels’ Empire as Vernon Turner, Lucious Lyon's Business partner and chairman of Empire Entertainment, playing the character through the first season. 2016 as Jason Atwood in Designated Survivor starring Keifer Sutherland.

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