Cylk Cozart

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Cylk Cozart
Cavin Cylk Cozart

(1960-02-01) February 1, 1960 (age 62)
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
OccupationActor / Director / Producer / Writer
Years active1982–present

Calvin Cylk Cozart (born February 1, 1960) 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 Native American (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, Steven Spielberg's 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]


Title Year Role Notes
Blue Skies Again 1983 Alvin 'Wallstreet' Chandler
227 1987 Bailiff TV series
Bustin' Loose 1988 Arlando TV series
School Daze 1988 Big Brother / Dr. Feelgood
Amen 1988 Young Groom TV series
Hunter 1989 Mitchell Chadwick TV series
Hell High 1989 Wide Receiver
Fire Birds 1990 Dewar Proctor
Saved by the Bell 1990 Lieutenant Chet Adams TV series
Gabriel's Fire 1991 Bus Boy TV series
Hot Shots! 1991 Drill Sergeant #1
Ricochet 1991 Reporter #4
Heaven Is a Playground 1991 Andre
White Men Can't Jump 1992 Robert
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1993 Quentin Tarver TV series
Roc 1993 Rob TV series
Reasonable Doubts 1993 Dr. Gilbert Lewis TV series
In the Line of Fire 1993 Agent Cozart
Living Single 1993 Brad Hamilton TV series
Thea 1993 Reggie TV series
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 Axel Tate TV series
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1993 Hank Farley TV series
Blue Chips 1994 'Slick'
Love Affair 1994 Dr. Punch
M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 Spencer Perry TV series
A Family Divided 1995[4] TV movie
Murder Was the Case – The Movie 1995 Paramedic #1 Short
Slam Dunk Ernest 1995 Barry Worth TV movie
Ned and Stacey 1996 Doug TV series
Diagnosis Murder 1996 Lieutenant Bill Abrams TV series
Soul of the Game 1996 Zo Perry TV movie
Eraser 1996 Darryl
Reggie's Prayer 1996 Coach Bobby Fess
Sister, Sister 1996 Dr. Gordon TV series
Second Chance 1996 Brad
Conspiracy Theory 1997 Agent Lowry
Johnny Tsunami 1999 Sergeant Sterling TV movie
Three to Tango 1999 Kevin Cartwright
Any Day Now 1999 TV series
Play It to the Bone 2000 Rudy
Chicken Soup for the Soul 2000 Shane TV series
Cursed Part 3 2000 Short
American Family 2002 TV series
Yo Alien 2002 Ross Tanner
Baby of the Family 2002 Jonah McPherson
King of the Ants 2003 Perks
The Helix...Loaded 2005 The Orafice
Over There 2005 TV series
Blue Sombrero 2005 'Boomer'
16 Blocks 2006 Detective Jimmy Mulvey
Cattle Call 2006 Man on the Street
Steam 2007 William
Eagle Eye 2008 Sectran Courier
Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness 2009 Man at Store #2
Inch of Grace 2013 Donnie Short
Sweetwater 2013
A Fine Step 2014 Veterinarian
Adrift 2015 Clarence
The Last Movie Star 2017 Papa
Silver Dollar Fish 2018 The Traveler
The 3 2019 Pastor Reichart



  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
  5. ^ "Cylk Cozart". Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved July 30, 2020.

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