Mike Colter

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Mike Colter
Born (1976-08-26) August 26, 1976 (age 39)
Columbia, South Carolina
Alma mater University of South Carolina
Rutgers University
Spouse(s) Iva Colter

Mike Randal Colter (born August 26, 1976) is an American actor.

Colter was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and grew up in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Calhoun County High School. His senior year, his senior superlative as voted by the class was "most ambitious."[1] Colter spent a year at Benedict College, before transferring to the University of South Carolina, from where he received a bachelor's degree in theater in 1999. He obtained an MFA degree in acting from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.[1] Colter's highest profile role was in the film Million Dollar Baby, in which he portrayed boxer Big Willie Little. He has also guest starred on Law & Order: Trial By Jury, The Good Wife, ER, and The Parkers, as well as several TV movies. He also starred in the series Ringer.

In 2014, Colter began portraying the role of Agent Jameson Locke in the Halo franchise. Colter starred in the series Halo: Nightfall and provided the voice and motion capture for Agent Locke in Halo 5: Guardians. He will also be playing Luke Cage in Marvel's Jessica Jones, followed by the character's individual series, Marvel's Luke Cage.


Roles in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 ER Watts Television program
Episode: "Hindsight"
2002 Parkers, TheThe Parkers Lamer Television program
Episode: "Lights, Camera, Action"
2004 Million Dollar Baby Big Willie Little
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Officer Billy Tolbert Television program
Episode: "Blue Wall"
2005 Brooklyn Lobster Jamal
2005 Silver Bells Bill Television film
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dave Oldren Television program
Episode: "Albatross"
2007 And Then Came Love Yuppie Paul
2009 Solving Charlie Jack Dash Television film
2009 Taking Chance MGySgt Demetry Television film
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Joseph Serumaga Television program
Episode: "Hell"
2010 Royal Pains Officer Tanner Television program
Episode: "Lovesick"
2010 Salt CIA Tactical Leader
2010–present Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Lemond Bishop Television program
2011 Blue Bloods Cliff Reacher Television program
Episode: "The Blue Templar"
2011–2012 Ringer Malcolm Ward Television program
17 episodes
2012 Men In Black 3 Colonel James Darrell Edwards Jr.
2012 Zero Dark Thirty DEVGRU Operative Mike
2013 The Following Nick Donovan
2013 Criminal Minds Colin Bramwell Television series
Episode: "Final shot"
2014 American Horror Story: Coven David Guest role
2014 Halo: Nightfall Agent Jameson Locke Mini-series
2014 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Agent Jameson Locke Video Game
2015 Halo 5: Guardians Agent Jameson Locke (Motion Capture) Video Game
2015 Jessica Jones Luke Cage Netflix series
2016 Luke Cage Luke Cage Netflix series


  1. ^ a b Gleaton, Dionne (July 22, 2012). "Following a dream: St. Matthews native navigating acting world". The Times and Democrat. 

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