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September 12, 1981 |
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Actor (1998–present)Singer (2009–present)
Hosea Chanchez (born September 12, 1981), also credited as Hosea, is an American actor best known for his recurring role on For Your Love and the quarterback football player Malik Wright on The CW/BET sitcom, The Game.
Early life and career
Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Chanchez spent most of his childhood in Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama. After Chanchez relocated to California, he expressed in an interview with Wendy Williams that he had slept in his car for thirty days before starring in various guest roles on For Your Love, The Guardian, Jack & Bobby, NCIS, and Everwood.
Since 2006, he appears on the CW television series The Game. Chanchez portrays quarterback Malik El Debarge Wright, opposite Wendy Raquel Robinson (who portrays his mother and agent). The series returned to the air on Black Entertainment Television on January 11, 2011 where the show has become an even wider success.
Chanchez also has a theater background with roles in Shop Life, The Wiz, The Long Walk Home, Royal Oats and Glory.
In September 2012, Chanchez will star in the upcoming BET original film Let The Church Say Amen which is adapted from ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 2005 best-selling novel of the same name. The movie will be the directorial debut of actress Regina King.
|1998–1999||For Your Love||Delivery guy/Charlie||17 episodes|
|2004||The Guardian||Kid||1 episode|
|Jack & Bobby||Drunk||1 episode|
|What Should You Do?||Rapist||9 episodes|
|2005||NCIS||Lance Cpl. Jaime Ramos||1 episode|
|Over There||Driver||1 episode|
|Close to Home||Neighbor #2||1 episode|
|2006||Girlfriends||Malik Wright||1 episode|
|2006–Present||The Game||Malik Wright||64+ episodes
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)
|2007||The Shield||Angelo Owens||1 episode|
|2008||Invincible||Mauler Twins||3 episodes|
|2011||"He's mine not yours"|
|2013||Let The Church Say Amen||David Jackson||TV movie for BET|