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Don't I Know You...? Black Horror Character Actors

You know the face, but you don't know the name or where you know them from. Before you walk up and ask them, "Do you mow my lawn?" or something else that will get you punched, memorize this list of familiar faces.


Laz Alonso

Horror Roles:
Captivity, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos, Constantine

You Might Also Know Me From:
Jarhead, Stomp the Yard, G, Down to Earth, Disappearing Acts, Avatar, 30 Years to Life

Fun Fact:
Has 14 convictions for aggravated loitering.


Obba Babatunde
Horror Roles:
Necronomicon, April Fools, “Tales from the Crypt”

You Might Also Know Me From:
That Thing You Do!, Philadelphia, Life, Dead Again, The Manchurian Candidate, After the Sunset, How High, The Temptations, Multiplicity, John Q

Fun Fact:
Played Pippi Longstocking off-Broadway.


Beau Billingslea

Horror Roles:
The Blob, Halloween H20, Leprechaun: Back to the Hood, Silent Predators,Vacancy 2

You Might Also Know Me From:
The American President, Real Genius, In the Army Now, Night Shift, “Just Jordan,” every anime/video game voiceover known to man

Fun Fact:
Has too many vowels in his name.

Roger Aaron Brown
Horror Roles:
Near Dark, The Crazies, Bad Ronald, DNA

You Might Also Know Me From:
Robocop 2, Alien Nation, Action Jackson, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Tall Tale, Downtown, Cobra, “The District,” "Days of Our Lives"

Fun Fact:
Is fluent in Jive.

Grand L. Bush

Horror Roles:
The First Power, Exorcist III, Maniac Cop 3, Boa, Shark Hunter

You Might Also Know Me From:
Diehard, License to Kill, Demolition Man, Lethal Weapon 2, Street Fighter, Colors, Hollywood Shuffle, Turbulence, Streets of Fire, Freejack, Brewster's Millions

Fun Fact:
Adopted by George W. Bush at age 8. Disowned shortly thereafter.

Gabriel Casseus

Horror Roles:
Fallen, Ritual, Modern Vampires

You Might Also Know Me From:
Black Hawk Down, Bedazzled, Black Dog, New Jersey Drive, 15 Minutes, Get on the Bus, Lone Star, The Wedding

Fun Fact:
Was once engaged to Estelle Getty.

Reg E. Cathey

Horror Roles:
American Psycho, Seven

You Might Also Know Me From:
S.W.A.T., The Mask, Pootie Tang, What About Bob?, Cookout, Tank Girl, Airheads, Boycott, "Oz," "The Wire," "Square One TV"

Fun Fact:
The "E" stands for "Etcetera".


Bill Cobbs

Horror Roles:
The People Under the Stairs, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, The Final Patient, The Morgue

You Might Also Know Me From:
Night at the Museum, The Bodyguard, Demolition Man, New Jack City, The Color of Money, Enough, That Thing You Do!, Random Hearts, Air Bud

Fun Fact:
Eats soup with his fingers.


John Cothran, Jr.

Horror Roles:
The Cell, Spawn, Class of 1999 II: The Substitute

You Might Also Know Me From:
Black Snake Moan, Ricochet, Boyz n the Hood, Get Shorty, Kiss the Girls, Poetic Justice

Fun Fact:
Prefers not to be called a "sack of crap".

Cylk Cozart

Horror Roles:
Hell High, Dead On: Relentless II, Cursed Part 3

You Might Also Know Me From:
White Men Can't Jump, Conspiracy Theory, 16 Blocks, Eraser, Play It to the Bone, School Daze, Blue Chips, Fire Birds

Fun Fact:
Can tear a gerbil in half.

Keith David

Horror Roles:
The Thing, They Live, The Puppet Masters, Pitch Black, Against the Dark

You Might Also Know Me From:
There's Something About Mary, Crash, Armageddon, The Transporter 2, Platoon, Barbershop, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Volcano, The Quick and the Dead, ATL, Requiem for a Dream

Fun Fact:
Is the Bizzaro David Keith.


Duane Davis
Horror Roles:
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4, The Hidden, Ghosts of Mars, Beetle Juice

You Might Also Know Me From:
Under Siege, Papparazzi, Diggstown, Necessary Roughness, The Great White Hype, Little Big League, Summer School, How I Got Into College

Fun Fact:
Is often off the hook.

Art Evans

Horror Roles:
Fright Night, Tales from the Hood, Mom

You Might Also Know Me From:
Diehard 2, A Soldier's Story, Trespass, Ruthless People, CB4, Metro, Never Die Alone, The Mighty Quinn, The Story of Us, The Great White Hype

Fun Fact:
Gets paid in Nilla Wafers.


Frankie Faison

Horror Roles:
The Silence of the Lambs quadrilogy, C.H.U.D., Cat People, Maximum Overdrive, Highwaymen, The Langoliers

You Might Also Know Me From:
Coming to America, Do the Right Thing, The Thomas Crown Affair, White Chicks, In Good Company, Down to Earth, Mississippi Burning, Showtime, Freejack

Fun Fact:
Faked his death to avoid being cast in Norbit.


Al Fann

Horror Roles:
Return to Horror High, God Told Me To, Curse II: The Bite, Parasite, Nick Knight

You Might Also Know Me From:
The French Connection, The Fisher King, Moving, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Frankie and Johnny, Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear

Fun Fact:
Has an aardvark fetish.


Antonio Fargas

Horror Roles:
Howling VI: The Freaks, Firestarter, The Borrower, Milo, Crimewave

You Might Also Know Me From:
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Car Wash, Shaft, Foxy Brown, Cleopatra Jones, Across 110th Street, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, "Starsky and Hutch", "Everybody Hates Chris"

Fun Fact:
Allergic to allergies.


Richard Gant

Horror Roles:
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, The Tower

You Might Also Know Me From:
Godzilla, Rocky V, Nutty Professor II, The Big Lebowski, Suspect, The Freshman, Daddy Day Camp, Bean, "Deadwood," " General Hospital"

Fun Fact:
Collects baby teeth.


Moses Gunn

Horror Roles:
Firestarter, Amityville II, House of Dies Drear, Bates Motel

You Might Also Know Me From:
Shaft, Rollerball, Heartbreak Ridge, The Neverending Story, The Great White Hope, Leonard Part 6, Cornbread, Earl and Me

Fun Fact:
Best friend in college was named Jesus Knife.

Julius Harris

Horror Roles:
Shrunken Heads, Maniac Cop 3, Grave Secrets, King Kong (1976), Crimewave, "Friday the 13th: The Series"

You Might Also Know Me From:
Live and Let Die, Super Fly, Black Caesar, Trouble Man, Let's Do It Again, Shaft's Big Score, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Darkman, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

Fun Fact:
Is dead.

Barry Shabaka Henley

Horror Roles:
Lord of Illusions, Fallen, The Horsemen

You Might Also Know Me From:
Collateral, Miami Vice, The Terminal, Four Brothers, Life, Rush Hour, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Ali, Patch Adams, Fear of a Black Hat, What's Love Got to Do With It

Fun Fact:
Unusually proud of his flatulence.


Marjean Holden

Horror Roles:
Ghosts of Mars, Silent Night Deadly Night 4, The Lost World, Vampires, Code Red: The Rubicon Conspiracy, Dr. Caligari

You Might Also Know Me From:
Hostage, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, George of the Jungle 2, "The Beastmaster," "Crusade"

Fun Fact:
Has boobies.


Rif Hutton

Horror Roles:
The Borrower, Children of the Corn III, Dark Shadows (1990), Home: The Horror Story, Nick Knight, Stillwatch, Believers, Single White Female 2

You Might Also Know Me From:
The Thirteenth Floor, Moving, Stick It, Stand and Deliver, "JAG," all those damn KFC commercials

Fun Fact:
Thinks ethnic cleansing gets a bum rap.


Hawthorne James

Horror Roles:
Se7en, Campfire Tales, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror

You Might Also Know Me From:
Speed, Amistad, The Five Heartbeats, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Heaven's Prisoners, The Doors, The Color Purple, Today You Die

Fun Fact:
Recovering from an addiction to Pez.


Brent Jennings

Horror Roles:
The Serpent and the Rainbow, Children of the Corn IV, Alone in the Dark (1982)

You Might Also Know Me From:
Witness, Life, Red Heat, Another 48 Hrs., Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Fun Fact:
Once killed a man with his sideburns.


Bianca Lawson

Horror Roles:
Bones, Dead & Breakfast, Big Monster on Campus, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

You Might Also Know Me From:
Save the Last Dance, The Temptations, Breakin' All the Rules, Pledge This!, "Saved By the Bell: The New Class," " Dawson's Creek"

Fun Fact:
Toenails taste like Cream of Wheat.


Kasi Lemmons

Horror Roles:
Candyman, The Silence of the Lambs, Vampire's Kiss

You Might Also Know Me From:
Fear of a Black Hat, Hard Target, The Five Heartbeats, School Daze

Fun Fact:
Resents having to breathe.

Blu Mankuma

Horror Roles:
The Stepfather, Watchers, Creature, Bone Daddy, Intensity, "Forever Knight"

You Might Also Know Me From:
Cadence, The Santa Clause 2, Look Who's Talking, Shoot to Kill, K2, Bird on a Wire, The Final Cut

Fun Fact:
Secretly enjoys wedgies.

Dan Martin

Horror Roles:
Sleepwalkers, The Stand, Crocodile 2, Earth vs. the Spider, Leprechaun in the Hood, Groom Lake

You Might Also Know Me From:
Heat, Casualties of War, Gridiron Gang, Beverly Hills Cop III, "Malcolm in the Middle"

Fun Fact:
Parents have had sex at least once.


Kelly Jo Minter

Horror Roles:
The People Under the Stairs, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5, Popcorn

You Might Also Know Me From:
New Jack City, House Party, Doc Hollywood, Summer School, The Principal, Mask

Fun Fact:
Has weapons of mass destruction.


Zakes Mokae

Horror Roles:
Vampire in Brooklyn, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Dust Devil, Body Parts

You Might Also Know Me From:
Outbreak, Waterworld, Cry Feedom, A Dry White Season, A Rage in Harlem

Fun Fact:
Loves Hostess fruit pies.


Bill Nunn

Horror Roles:
Canyman: Farewell to the Flesh, Quicksilver Highway, Def by Temptation, Kiss the Girls

You Might Also Know Me From:
Do the Right Thing, Sister Act, Spiderman trilogy, Runaway Jury, He Got Game, Money Train, New Jack City, Glory, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Fun Fact:
Enjoys using the phrase "poo-tinky".


Glenn Plummer

Horror Roles:
Saw II, Voodoo Curse: The Giddeh, Vegas Vampires

You Might Also Know Me From:
Showgirls, The Day After Tomorrow, Speed 1 and 2, Menace II Society, The Substitute, Colors, South Central, The Salton Sea, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Fun Fact:
Third nipple is conveniently located next to his fourth nipple.


Clifton Powell

Horror Roles:
Phantoms, Bones, Deep Rising

You Might Also Know Me From:
Ray, Next Friday, Menace II Society, Norbit, Deep Cover, House Party, The Gospel, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, The Brothers, Never Die Alone

Fun Fact:
Can indeed take you to Funkytown.


Sam Scarber

Horror Roles:
Shocker, The Borrower, Soulkeeper, Fear (1990)

You Might Also Know Me From:
Over the Top, The Karate Kid, Eraser, Against All Odds, Dead Bang

Fun Fact:
Sweet potatoes are a good source of beta-carotene.


Joe Seneca

Horror Roles:
The Blob, House of Dies Drear, "Friday the 13th: The Series"

You Might Also Know Me From:
A Time to Kill, Malcolm X, Crossroads, Silverado, School Daze, The Verdict, Mississippi Masala

Fun Fact:
Shot JFK.


Stan Shaw

Horror Roles:
The Monster Squad, Fear (1990), "Darkroom"

You Might Also Know Me From:
Snake Eyes, Rocky, Fried Green Tomatoes, Daylight, Rising Sun, Harlem Nights, Cutthroat Island, Body of Evidence, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

Fun Fact:
Can bench press Nebraska.


Tucker Smallwood

Horror Roles:
Strangeland, Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror, Flight of the Living Dead, Spectres

You Might Also Know Me From:
Contact, Deep Impact, The One, Evan Almighty, Presumed Innocent, Most Wanted, Bio-Dome, "Star Trek: Enterprise", "Space: Above and Beyond", "Malcolm & Eddie"

Fun Fact:
Doesn't appreciate jokes about his "small wood".


John Wesley

Horror Roles:
Believers, Jack's Back, 13th Child, Stillwatch, "Night Stalker"

You Might Also Know Me From:
Nothing But Trouble, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Moving, Missing in Action 2, The Wood, Born Yesterday, Remember the Titans, Perfect, Black Fist

Fun Fact:
Did not found Methodism.


Steven Williams

Horror Roles:
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, House, Route 666, Twilight Zone: The Movie

You Might Also Know Me From:
The Blues Brothers, "The X-Files," " 21 Jump Street," Better Off Dead, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, Cooley High, Doctor Detroit, Corrina, Corrina

Fun Fact:
Throws white children in trash cans.


Reno Wilson

Horror Roles:
Fallen, She Creature, RSVP, Diary of a Serial Killer

You Might Also Know Me From:
"The Cosby Show," Crank, Sgt. Bilko, City of Industry, Mighty Joe Young, The Great White Hype, Whiteboyz

Fun Fact:
Hobbies include reading, tennis, karaoke, and manslaughter.


Danny Wooten

Horror Roles:
The Horrible Dr. Bones, Ragdoll, Marco Polo

You Might Also Know Me From:
Something New, Every other commercial on TV

Fun Fact:
Pees on the seat.


Tom Wright

Horror Roles:
Creepshow 2, Tales from the Hood, Amityville: A New Generation, Hangman's Curse, Past Midnight, "Tales from the Crypt," Tenebrous

You Might Also Know Me From:
Barbershop 1 and 2, World Trade Center, Marked for Death, Murder at 1600, Weekend at Bernie's II, Gridlock'd, Reversal of Fortune, Forget Paris, "Seinfeld"

Fun Fact:
An avid fan of My Little Pony.

 




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