Denzel Whitaker

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Denzel Whitaker
Born Denzel Dominique Whitaker
(1990-06-15) June 15, 1990 (age 26)
Torrance, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, songwriter, rapper
Years active 2001- present

Denzel Dominique Whitaker (born June 15, 1990) is an American rapper and film and television actor.

His notable film appearances include The Great Debaters and Training Day, as well as TV shows ER, Brothers & Sisters and The War At Home. He was a featured cast member during the tenth and final season of the Nickelodeon sketch-comedy series All That. He was in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped. He also appeared on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, as a player on Zack and Cody's wheelchair basketball team, and in Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. He appeared in the 2011 film Abduction, in season 3 of The Boondocks as character Sgt. Gutte, and on Black Dynamite: The Animated Series as Donald The Accountant.

He has also worked as an assistant voice director for the 2010 film Freaknik: The Musical.

Personal life[edit]

Whitaker was born in Torrance, California, the son of Younalanda and Dale Whitaker.[1][2]

He was named after Denzel Washington. He disputed this fact on The Oprah Winfrey Show while promoting the movie The Great Debaters, only to learn later from his father that, in fact, Washington was his namesake.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Training Day Dimitri
2006 The Ant Bully Albert Voice
2007 The Great Debaters James Farmer Jr. NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor
2009 The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Daryl
2010 My Soul to Take Jerome
2011 Abduction Gilly
2011 Warrior Stephon


Year Title Role Notes
2004 One on One Young Duane Season 4, You Don't Have to Go Home... (UPN)
2004-05 All That Denzel Six Episodes, (Nickelodeon)
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Jake/Kid (Voice) Season 3, Camp Comeoniwannascareya (WB Kids)
2005 All That: 10th Anniversary Reunion Special Denzel (Nickelodeon)
2005 ER Hassan Season 12, Wake Up (NBC)
2006 The War at Home Jeff Two Episodes, (Fox)
2006 Teachers Martin Sanders Season 1, Schoolympics (NBC)
2007 Handy Manny Kyle (Voice) Season 1, Join the Club (Disney Channel)
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Trent Season 2, Back in the Game (Disney Channel)
2009 House Rules Peter Chiba TV Movie, (CBS)
2009 Dadnapped Sheldon TV Movie, (Disney Channel)
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Frankie Kirkland Season 9, No Way Out (CBS)
2009 Brothers & Sisters Carter Three Episodes, (ABC)
2010 R U There? Max TV Movie, (PBS)
2010 The Boondocks Sgt. Gutter (Voice) Season 3, Bitches to Rags (Adult Swim)
2012 Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Donald the Accountant (Voice) Season 1, Taxes and Death or Get Him to the Sunset Strip (Adult Swim)
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Trevor Season 3, Virtual Love (TNT)
2013 Monday Mornings Nick Villanueva Season 1, Communion (TNT)
2013 Legit Clay Two Episodes, (FX)
2015 Blue Bloods Curtis Turner Two Episodes, (CBS)


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