Malcolm Barrett (actor)

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Malcolm Barrett
Born 1980
Brooklyn, New York
Other names Tourette's, Verbal,
The Velvet Rope
Occupation Television actor

Malcolm Barrett (born 1980) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School[1] in Manhattan in 1998 with fellow actor Telly Leung. He has appeared as a series regular on Fox's The Sketch Show and Luis.

Barrett has had recurring appearances on the New York-based Law & Order franchise. He was featured as a squatter and drug dealer in an episode of The Sopranos and also guest starred in the pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and in an episode of Monk as a lottery fanatic. He also had a small role in the movie Larry Crowne, as one of Tom Hanks' character's classmates. He has also appeared in several television commercials, including national spots for Hummer and AT&T. The AT&T spot, which features Barrett shooting baskets in a sports bar, received frequent airplay during the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Barrett played the character "Dr. Lem Hewitt" on the ABC television show, Better Off Ted and was a supporting character in the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.

Barrett is a spoken word artist and hip hop performer who has recorded under the aliases "Tourette's," "Verbal," and "The Velvet Rope." He appeared on the 2002 EP Timber, by electronic recording artist M Pinto. He is currently working on his debut album entitled The Backpacker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Orenthal: The Musical Lawrence
2013 Tyler Perry Presents Peeples Chris Walker
2012 Missed Connections Jules Norris
2011 Larry Crowne Dave Mack
2010 Mission: Rebound Malcolm
2009 Imaginary Larry Kenneth
2008 The Highs & Lows of Milo Brown Milo Brown
2008 My Best Friend's Girl (2008 film) Dwalu
2008 The Hurt Locker Sergeant Foster
2008 American Violet Byron Hill
2007 Love Conquers Al Al
2003 The Forgotten Anderson
2003 Rhythm of the Saints
2002 Swimfan Jock
2000 King of the Jungle Basketball Kid #2

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 The Soul Man Bird
2013 The Office (U.S. TV series) Malcolm
2013 Walk This Way Actor
2012 Zombie Murder Explosion Die! Jack
2011 The Mentalist Officer Price
2011 Raising Hope Lamar
2011 Traffic Light (TV series) Pete
2011 Southland (TV series) Henry Watts
2010 The Good Guys (2010 TV series) A/C
2009 Floored and Lifted Malcolm
2009 Better Off Ted Lem Hewitt
2009 The Movie Loft Himself
2008 Monk (TV series) Malcolm O'Dwyer
2007 Psych Wally
2007 Side Order of Life Andy Ryan
2005 Ghost Whisperer Dr. Jules Huffman
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Terrell
2004 The Big House (2004 TV series) Martin
2003 Luis (TV series) TK
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ahmal (as Malcolm I. Barrett)
2002 The Sopranos Angelo Davis
2001-2002 Law & Order Julian Zalak - Harry Johnson
2000 The Beat (TV series) Russell Lucas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toby, Mekeisha Madden (December 3, 2009). "'Ted' stars share chemistry". The Detroit News. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 

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