October 31, 1975 |
Charleston, South Carolina
Life and career
His early years were spent in his birthplace, Charleston, South Carolina, with his mother. When he grew older, he moved to Plano, Texas, with his father (his parents are divorced). He moved to Los Angeles with his mother and at the age of 18 started his acting career with a guest appearance on Party of Five in 1994. His debut in movies was with Bye Bye Love in 1995. That same year, he played A.J. in the film Empire Records.
Whitworth quit acting after his first few movies, but then made a comeback in 1997s The Rainmaker. He had a recurring role on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami, where he played bad-boy Detective Jake Berkeley, a love interest of Calleigh Duquesne. The storyline swiftly made Whitworth's character a controversial one, as his competition for Duquesne was long-time CSI agent Eric Delko. From the end of Season 5 and throughout Season 6, Berkeley was no longer an ATF agent but a Miami-Dade homicide detective working with the CSI team. Whitworth returned in the first episode of Season 7, and again in the 21st episode of Season 8. This was his last appearance.
In 2007, Whitworth appeared in the film 3:10 to Yuma, starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe, and in 2009 appeared in Gamer with Gerard Butler. Whitworth later appeared in the films Locked In, Valley of the Sun, and Neil Burger's Limitless. He also played the villain Blackout in the 2012 sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Griffin Cavenaugh in the thriller Pathology.
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