Jermaine Rivers

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Jermaine Lateef Rivers (born September 22, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Shatter[1] on Fox/Marvel's television series The Gifted. He is also notable for his role as Officer Carter in the Lifetime Channel television series Devious Maids.[2] He also made appearances in Tyler Perry's If Loving You is Wrong (2016) and The Haves and Have Nots (2018).[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Rivers was born[4] in Vicenza, Italy on Caserma Ederle to Brenda J Rivers and Jerry B Rivers (deceased)[5] who was an active duty US Army service member stationed in Italy until 1975. He graduated from Fort campbell high school in 1992. In 1993 he enlisted in the US Army and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC. Rivers served on active duty from 17 March 1993 to 31 May 2013. He had a total of five deployments, two of which were combat tours to Iraq Baghdad while assigned with the 22nd Signal Brigade (2002-2003) also Bagram and Khandahar Afghanistan while under the 16th Sustainment Brigade command (2009-2010). Rivers' first role in a feature film was in Killing Winston Jones starring Danny Glover and Richard Dreyfuss.


Some of Rivers' earlier film credits include The Sacrament(2013) and Magic Mike XXL (2015). In 2016, Rivers was cast as Frank Colton in episode 1x16 of MacGyver.[6][7] Rivers reprised the role of Frank Colton originally played by Cleavon Little, a member of The Coltons family of bounty hunters who made frequent appearances in the original MacGyver television series.[8] Rivers' more recent film credits include the suspense thriller Hangman (2017) starring Al Pacino and Karl Urban, also Den of Thieves (2018) starring Gerard Butler and Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson.[9] Over the years Jermaine Rivers has proven himself to be a diverse actor that can be cast in a multitude of character roles. His performances as Shatter[10] on The Gifted (2017) showcased his physical abilities as he performed all of his own stunts. His ability to deliver tongue in cheek comedy was made apparently clear in his portrayal of (Rod) in the horror-comedy The Night Sitter (2018).[11] Rivers was recently cast in the role of (Dee) in the Civil War era film Freedom's Path (2020) starring Ewen Bremner, RJ Cyler and Gerran Howell.[12]


Film performances
Year Title Role
2013 The Sacrament Eden Parish Guard #1
2013 Four Senses Bar Patron
2015 Magic Mike XXL Security Guard
2015 Anomie Police Officer
2016 Killing Reagan Man in Crowd
2016 Massacre on Aisle 12 Slim Jim
2017 Hangman Swat Leader
2018 The Night Sitter Rod
2018 Den of Thieves Fed Receiving Guard Jackson
2019 Killing Winston Jones Deputy
2020 Freedom's Path Dee
Television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Your Worst Nightmare Officer Giroux 1 episode
2015 Fatal Attraction Antwan 2 episodes
2015 Devious Maids Officer Carter 2 episodes
2016 If Loving You is Wrong Agent Willis 1 episode
2017 MacGyver Frank Colton 2 episode
2017 The Haves and the Have Nots Officer Holmes 2 episodes
2017–2018 The Gifted Shatter Recurring
2019 The Resident Agent Banks 1 episode
2020 Interrogation Danny Debarros 2 episodes


  1. ^ "The Gifted Casts Jermaine Rivers As Shatter". Screen Rant. 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  2. ^ "Dinesouth oct nov issue 64". issuu. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  3. ^ "Episode #114 Interview with Actor and Author Jermaine Rivers | 6 WEEKS TO FITNESS". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  4. ^ Jermaine Rivers - The Humble Shatter Proof Star of Marvels 'The Gifted' Chats with Your Favorite Host Galaxy about his 20+ Years in the Military, Acting, His Life, MacGyver and more, retrieved 2019-01-30
  5. ^ "Jerry B. Rivers's Obituary on The Leaf Chronicle". The Leaf Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  6. ^ "The Coltons Join MacGyver Reboot". Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  7. ^ BWW News Desk. "Scoop: MACGYVER on CBS - Today, February 17, 2017". Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  8. ^ Stockly, Ed (2017-02-16). "Friday's TV Highlights: 'Emerald City' on NBC". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  9. ^ "Actor Jermaine Rivers talks Marvel series 'The Gifted' and 'Den of Thieves'". Rolling Out. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  10. ^ "8 Questions With The Superhero-Mutant Called Jermaine Rivers".
  11. ^ "The Night Sitter", Wikipedia, 2019-11-11, retrieved 2019-11-24
  12. ^ "'Freedom's Path': Ewen Bremner, RJ Cyler and Gerran Howell lead American Civil War Movie Now Underway".

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