Cylk Cozart

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Cylk Cozart
Born (1957-02-01) February 1, 1957 (age 57)
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Occupation Actor / Director / Producer / Writer
Years active 1982 ;present

Calvin Cylk Cozart (born February 1, 1957) is an American actor who has appeared in over 30 films and 20 television shows.

Early life[edit]

Cozart was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he grew up.[1] His father is African American and his mother is Native American (Cherokee). Prior to becoming an actor, Cozart was an established and very successful model working in Miami, Florida. In his high school years, he was a talented football and basketball player. He attended Montreat-Anderson, Jr College, in Black Mountain, North Carolina, for his freshman year then transferred to King College in Bristol, Tennessee, on a basketball scholarship. After college, Cozart almost made a professional career out of basketball, but he suffered a foot injury in the NBA's Summer Pro League in Los Angeles, California. A demonstration of his basketball skills can be seen in the film White Men Can't Jump, which also starred actors Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.

Career[edit]

Some of his most prominent roles are Detective Jimmy Mulvey opposite Bruce Willis in 16 Blocks, Steven Spielberg's Eagle Eye, and the family feature film, Adrift.

Cozart co-created and produced, "Spirit of Life", for the 2000 Summer Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia. "Spirit of Life" earned a Videographer Award, Aurora Award, NY Film Festival Bronze Award, and Telly Award. Currently, Cozart is the Director of Entertainment / Education for his Foundation, Keeping Dreams Alive, which focuses on mentoring children and teenagers from Jr, High School all the way through College. “Our Foundation is for all sports. KDA will help find Scholarships for the kids that have fallen through the cracks of life."

Filmography[edit]

Actor 2013 - "Sweetwater" - (pre-production) Papa

2013 - "A Fine Step" - (post-production)

2013 -"Inch of Grace" - (short) Donnie

2009 -"Eagle Eye" "Batman" the Courier

2008 -"Steam" William

2006 -"16 Blocks" Det. Jimmy Mulvey

2005 - "Over There" - (TV series) Follow the Money

2005 - "Blue Sombrero" Boomer

2002 - "American Family" - Pilot (2002)

2000 - "Chicken Soup for the Soul" (TV series) Shane – A Reason for Being

2000 - "Cursed Part 3"

1999 - "Play It to the Bone" Rudy

1999 - "Any Day Now" (TV series) – Eyes Wide Open

1999 - "Three to Tango" Kevin Cartwright

1999 - "Johnny Tsunami" - (Disney) Sgt. Sterling

1997 - "Conspiracy Theory" - (Warner Bro's) Agent Lowry

1996 - "Sister, Sister" - (TV series) Dr. Gordon – Kid-Napped

1996 - "Reggie's Prayer" Coach Bobby Fess

1996 - "Eraser" Darryl

1996 - "Soul of the Game" - (TV movie) Zo Perry

1996 - "Diagnosis Murder" - (TV series) Lt. Bill Abrams - 35 Millimeter Murder

1996 - "Ned and Stacey" - (TV series) Doug - Paranoia on the 47th Floor

1996 - "Second Chance" Brad

1995 - "Slam Dunk Ernest" - (Disney) Barry Worth

1995 - "Murder Was the Case" - : The Movie (short film) Paramedic #1

1995 - "A Family Divided" - (Movie Of the Week)

1994 - "Love Affair" Dr. Punch

1994 - "M.A.N.T.I.S" - . (TV series) Spencer Perry - To Prey in Darkness

1994 - "Blue Chips" Slick

1993 - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" Hank Farley - You've Got to Be a Football Hero

1993 - "Walker, Texas Ranger" - (TV series) Axel Tate – End Run

1993 - "Thea" - (TV series) Reggie - Artie's Party

1993 - "Living Single" - (TV series) Brad Hamilton - Judging by the Cover

1993 - "In the Line of Fire" Agent Cozart

1993 - "Reasonable Doubts" (Mark Harmon) (TV series) - Dr. Gilbert Lewis – The Ties That Bind: Part 1… Dr. Gilbert Lewis – The Ties That Bind: Part 2… Dr. Gilbert Lewis – Wish You Were Here… Dr. Gilbert Lewis – Diminished Capacity… Dr. Gilbert Lewis – Crumbling Systems… Dr. Gilbert Lewis

1993 - "Roc", LIVE - (TV series) Rob - Time to Move On

1993 - "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" - (TV series) Quentin – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Quentin 

– My Dinner with Mark (1992) Quentin

1992 - "White Men Can't Jump" Robert

1991 - "Ricochet" Reporter

1991 - "Heaven Is a Playground" Andre

1991 "Hot Shots!" Drill Sergeant #1

1991 - "Gabriel's Fire" (TV series) Bus Boy - The Great Waldo

1990 - "Saved by the Bell" - (TV series) Lt. Chet Adams - Zack's War

1990 - "Fire Birds" Dewar Proctor

1989 - "Hunter" - V series) Mitchell Chadwick - Investment in Death

1989 - "Hell High" Wide Receiver

1988 - "Amen" - (TV series) Young Groom – Wedding Bell Blues

1988 - "School Daze" Big Brother Dr. Feelgood

1988 - "Bustin' Loose" - (TV series) Arlando - Doo Wop

1987 - "227" - (TV series) Bailiff - The Handwriting on the Wall

1983 - "Blue Skies Again" Alvin 'Wallstreet' Chandler

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