Cylk Cozart

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Cylk Cozart
Calvin Cylk Cozart

(1957-02-01) February 1, 1957 (age 67)
Occupation(s)Actor, director, writer, producer
Years active1982–present

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

Early life[edit]

Cozart was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee.[1] His father is African American and his mother is Cherokee.[2][3]

In his high school years, he was a talented football and basketball player. He attended Montreat-Anderson College, in Montreat, 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.

Prior to becoming an actor, Cozart was an established and very successful model working in Miami, Florida.

Some of his most prominent roles are Detective Jimmy Mulvey opposite Bruce Willis in 16 Blocks, 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. Cozart is the Director of Entertainment/Education for his foundation, Keeping Dreams Alive, which focuses on mentoring children and teenagers from junior high school through College. “Our Foundation is for all sports. KDA will help find Scholarships for the kids that have fallen through the cracks of life."[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Blue Skies Again Alvin 'Wallstreet' Chandler
1988 School Daze Big Brother/Dr. Feelgood
1989 Hell High Wide Receiver
1990 Fire Birds Dewar Proctor
1991 Hot Shots! Drill Sergeant #1
Ricochet Reporter
Heaven Is a Playground Andre
1992 Dead On: Relentless II Detective at Precinct Video
White Men Can't Jump Robert
1993 In the Line of Fire Agent Cozart
1994 Blue Chips 'Slick'
Love Affair Dr. Punch
1995 A Family Divided - [4] TV movie
Murder Was the Case Paramedic #1 Video
Slam Dunk Ernest Barry Worth TV movie
1996 Soul of the Game Zo Perry TV movie
Eraser Darryl
Reggie's Prayer Coach Bobby Fess
Second Chance Brad Video
1997 Conspiracy Theory Agent Lowry
1999 Johnny Tsunami Sergeant Sterling TV movie
Three to Tango Kevin Cartwright
Play It to the Bone Rudy
2000 Cursed Part 3 - Short
2002 Yo Alien Ross Tanner
2003 King of the Ants Perks
2005 The Helix...Loaded The Orafice
2006 16 Blocks Detective Jimmy Mulvey
Cattle Call Man on the Street
2007 Steam William
2008 Eagle Eye Sectran Courier
2009 Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness Man at Store #2
2011 Inch of Grace Donnie Short
2012 The Last Goodbye Logan Short
2014 A Fine Step Veterinarian
2015 Adrift Clarence
2017 The Last Movie Star Hotel Manager
2018 Silver Dollar Fish The Traveler
2019 The 3 Pastor Reichart
Drama Drama Mr. Trewgy


Year Title Role Notes
1987 227 Bailiff Episode: "The Handwriting on the Wall"
1988 Bustin' Loose Arlando Episode: "Doo Wop"
Amen Young Groom Episode: "Wedding Bell Blues"
1989 Hunter Mitchell Chadwick Episode: "Investment in Death"
1990 Saved by the Bell Lieutenant Chet Adams Episode: "Zack's War"
Dream On Drew Barnett Episode: "Doing the Bossa Nova"
1991 Gabriel's Fire Bus Boy Episode: "The Great Waldo"
1992-93 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Quentin Tarver Recurring Cast: Season 1
1993 Roc Rob Episode: "Time to Move On"
Reasonable Doubts Dr. Gilbert Lewis Recurring Cast: Season 2
Living Single Brad Hamilton Episode: "Judging by the Cover"
Thea Reggie Episode: "Artie's Party"
Walker, Texas Ranger Axel Tate Episode: "End Run"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Hank Farley Episode: "You've Got to Be a Football Hero"
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Spencer Perry Episode: "To Prey in Darkness"
1996 Ned and Stacey Doug Episode: "Paranoia on the 47th Floor"
Diagnosis Murder Lieutenant Bill Abrams Episode: "35 Millimeter Murder"
Sister, Sister Dr. Gordon Episode: "Kid-Napped"
1999 Any Day Now - Episode: "Eyes Wide Open"
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Shane Episode: "A Reason for Being"
2002 American Family - Episode: "Pilot"
2005 Over There - Episode: "Follow the Money"
2021 Knight's End Kaleb Episode: "Veritatis"


  1. ^ Morrow, Terry (November 21, 2012). "Adversity drove actor Cylk Cozart to give back to Knoxville". Archived from the original on November 18, 2012.
  2. ^ Jones, Maggie (December 15, 2017). "Knoxville actors Cylk Cozart, Nikki Estridge find out they are father, daughter". Knoxville. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  3. ^ "Cylk Cozart Named 2018 CCI Diversity Award Recipient". The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Archived from the original on 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  4. ^ Cylk Cozart at IMDb

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