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Dennis Haysbert

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Photos Dennis Haysbert Birth name: Dennis Dexter Haysbert
Birth date: 1954/06/02 (69 years old)
Birth place : San Mateo Californie
Height: 1.94 m

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Biography for Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert (June 2, 1954) is an African-American actor perhaps best known as the character David Palmer from the American television show 24. Haysbert has been acting in film and television since 1979, with a guest role in The White Shadow. His television guest starring roles include Laverne & Shirley, The A-Team, Magnum, P.I., and Duckman.On film, Haysbert has appeared in Absolute Power, Random Hearts and Far From Heaven among others. In 1989, Haysbert portrayed Pedro Cerrano, a voodoo-practicing baseball player in the movie Major League. In 1999, Haysbert starred with Eric Close in Now and Again, which was cancelled after its first season. In 2004, Haysbert began appearing in Allstate commercials during episodes of 24. In 2001, Haysbert became well known when he was cast in 24 playing the African-American Senator (later President) David Palmer. Over the course of the first season - with 24 episodes taking place over one "day" - Palmer was the recipient of an assassination threat, while also dealing with his manipulative wife Sherry (Penny Johnson Jerald). In the second and third seasons, Palmer was President of the United States. However in the third season, his morality - which was the focus of his campaign and subsequent presidency - had to be put aside to deal with both professional and personal problems, and ultimately was forced to drop out of the race for re-election, giving victory to John Keeler (Geoff Pierson).

Haysbert returned to 24 for the last 6 episodes of season four, which aired in April and May of 2005. With Keeler critically injured, Palmer was recalled to the White House to assist the incompetent Vice President with a nuclear threat.

In addition to television and film acting, Haysbert has also done voice work for various video games, most notably Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Call of Duty: Finest Hour.

Currently, Haysbert is the official spokesman for Allstate Insurance company. His repeated phrase for the company's commericals is "Are you in good hands?".

A graduate of dramatic art, Dennis Haysbert began his acting career in the late 1970s in small roles, at a time when it is still difficult for a black to win in Hollywood. From 1980, he appeared in many series that have become cult, such as the incredible Hulk, the Tous Risks, Dallas and Magnum agency.

Dennis Haysbert was then noticed in the cinema in Love Field (1992) alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, in Heat with the Grands Al Pacino and Robert de Niro, then in the full powers (1997) by and with Clint Eastwood. The 24-hour series in 2001 brings him global notoriety thanks to his role as Senator of California who then became president of the United States.

Dennis Haysbert is an American player born June 2, 1954 in San Mateo, California. He is known for his roles in Heat films, Love Field and Far From Heaven, as well as for his role as President David Palmer in the television series 24.

Haysbert grew up in San Mateo with his parents, Gladys and Charles Haysbert, and his older brother. He attended the San Mateo High School, where he played in the football team and won several athletics prizes. After graduating in 1972, he continued his studies at the San Francisco State University, where he obtained a baccalaureate in dramatic art in 1975.

After graduating, Haysbert began working as a professional player. He made his debut in the theater, playing in plays like a grape in the sun and the great white hope. In 1980, he made his debut on television, playing in television series like Lou Grant and The White Shadow.

Haysbert made his cinema debut in 1983, playing in the film Heat. He then played in films such as Love Field, Far from Heaven and Jarhead. In 2001, he obtained one of his best known roles by playing President David Palmer in the television series 24, a role he held for five seasons.

In addition to his acting career, Haysbert is also a film and television producer. He produced several movies and television shows, including The Inside and The Unit. It is also the voiceover of many television and radio advertisements.

Over the years, Haysbert has received numerous awards for his work as an actor, including an Emmy Award in 1999 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006. He is considered one of the best players of his generation, And he continues to work in the world of cinema and television.


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Title Role
The Unit (2006) TV Series (filming) Jonas Blaine
Jarhead (2005) (completed)
Empire (2005) (mini) TV Series Magonius
Secrets of Pearl Harbor (2004) (TV) Host/Narrator
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (2004) (VG) (voice) Narrator
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (2004) (VG) Tomorrow (USA: complete title)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) (voice) Kale
The Hire: Ticker (2002) (uncredited) FBI Agent
Far from Heaven (2002) Raymond Deagan
24 (2001) TV Series David Palmer (2001-2004)
Love & Basketball (2000) Zeke McCall
What's Cooking? (2000) Ronald 'Ronnie' Williams
Random Hearts (1999) Detective George Beaufort
Now and Again (1999) TV Series Dr. Theodore Morris
The Thirteenth Floor (1999) Detective Larry McBain
The Minus Man (1999) Detective Graves (flashback scenes)
Major League: Back to the Minors (1998) Pedro Cerrano
How to Make the Cruelest Month (1998) Manhattan Parks
Standoff (1998) Ty 'Bama' Jones
Absolute Power (1997) Tim Collin
Amanda (1996)
The Writing on the Wall (1996) (TV) Sullivan
Widow's Kiss (1996) (TV) Eddie Costello
Insomnia (1996) Arthur
Waiting to Exhale (1995) Kenneth Dawkins
Heat (1995) Donald Breedan
Major League II (1994) Pedro Cerrano
Hallelujah (1993) (TV) Rev. Oliver Crawford
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) (mini) TV Series Cherokee Jack Jackson
Suture (1993) Clay Arlington
Queen (1993) (mini) TV Series Davis
Love Field (1992) Paul Cater
Mr. Baseball (1992) Max 'Hammer' Dubois
K-9000 (1991) (TV) Nick Sanrio
Navy Seals (1990) Chief Billy Graham
Major League (1989) Pedro Cerrano
Just the Ten of Us (1988) TV Series Coach Duane Johnson (1988-1989)
A Summer to Remember (1985) (TV) Sheriff Pierce
Off the Rack (1984) TV Series Cletus Maxwell
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (1984) (TV) Dr. Beaumont
Code Red (1981) TV Series 'Stuff' Wade
Grambling's White Tiger (1981) (TV) James 'Shack' Harris
Code Red (1981) (TV) Stuff Wade


He was a defensive end on his high school football team.

Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA).

Grand marshal of the "Allstate 400 at the Brickyard" auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 7 August 2005.


Spouse : Lynn Griffith (1989 - 2001) (divorced) 2 children

He has two children: Charles & Katharine.

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