Charles Malik Whitfield

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Charles Malik Whitfield
Born (1972-08-01) August 1, 1972 (age 44)
The Bronx, New York City, New York
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present

Charles Malik Whitfield (born August 1, 1972) is an American actor. Whitfield is best known for his performance as Otis Williams in the television miniseries, The Temptations (1998), for which he was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series.

Life and career[edit]

Whitfield was born in the Bronx, New York.[1] From 1993 to 1994 he had the role of Dr. Ben Price in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live, and later appeared in films Fresh and Bleeding Hearts.[1] He was allegedly portrayed in an offensive manner in the Ready To Die album (1994) by The Notorious B.I.G.. But Whitfield is best known for his role as Otis Williams in the 1998 miniseries The Temptations.[2][3] From 2001 to 2003 he starred as James Mooney in the CBS legal drama series, The Guardian.[4] Whitfield later guest-starred on CSI: Miami, Castle, The Game, Private Practice, White Collar, Rizzoli & Isles, Body of Proof, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife, and "Scorpion". He also had the recurring role of Agent Henriksen in The CW series Supernatural from 2007 to 2008, and co-starred in the number of television pilots. Whitfield also featured in Ubisoft's first-person shooter, Far Cry 3 as Dennis who helps players throughout the game.

In 2014, Whitfield began starring as April Parker Jones' character ex-husband in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong.[5][6]

In 2016 he appeared in 2 episodes of the sixth season of the anthological series American Horror Story, portraying Mason Harris. Also appeared in the hit series Empire.


  1. ^ a b "Charles Malik Whitfield Biography". Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Music Stars In The Temptations". Sun-Sentinel. November 1, 1998. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Ken Tucker (Oct ober30, 1998). "The Temptations". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 21 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ The Guardian, Retrieved 2010-06-14
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  6. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry|Shadow and Act". Retrieved 2014-06-06. 

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