Person Details

Birthday: 1961-07-15 01:15:40

Aliases: Forest Steven Whitaker III , Φόρεστ Γουίτακερ

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Longview, Texas, USA

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Movie Involvements: 103

TV Involvements: 10


Most Famous Work

Biography

Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Lee Daniels' The Butler, Bird and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,for his work in direct-to-video films and for his recurring role as LAPD Internal Affairs Lieutenant Jon Kavanaugh on the award-winning television series The Shield. Whitaker won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. He also starred as Inspector Franck Dotzler in Taken 3 with Liam Neeson.

Most Famous Work

Black Panther
Average
7

Black Panther

(2018) Zuri
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Average
8

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

(2016) Saw Gerrera
Arrival
Average
8

Arrival

(2016) Colonel G. T. Weber
Empire
Average
7

Empire

(2015) Eddie Barker
Star Wars Rebels
Average
7

Star Wars Rebels

(2014) Saw Gerrera (voice)
Taken 3
Average
6

Taken 3

(2014) Inspector Franck Dotzler
The Shield
Average
8

The Shield

(2002) Jon Kavanaugh
Southpaw
Average
7

Southpaw

(2015) Titus 'Tick' Wills

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 N/A
C. L. Franklin
Reverend Kennedy
2019 Bumpy Johnson
Howard Lambert
Jack Jackson
2018 Tom
First Equisapien / Demarius
Narrator
Desmond Tutu
Zuri
2017 Himself
N/A
2016 Saw Gerrera
Narrator (voice)
Colonel G. T. Weber
Fiddler
2015 Himself
Narrator
Titus 'Tick' Wills
Eddie Barker
2014 Inspector Franck Dotzler
Saw Gerrera (voice)
Angel
William Garnett
2013 Chief Wesley Barnes
Ali Sokhela
Reverend Cornell Cobbs
N/A
Man
Narrator
Cecil Gaines
Will
Agent John Bannister
2012 Francisco Francis
Dennis Larue
2011 Ronny
Himself
Narrator
Sam Cooper
2010 George
Barris
Joey
Jake
Brad Boyd
Lion
2009 Al Collins
Ira (voice)
Charlie
Teddy (english version)
N/A
2008 Charlie Archenault
Captain Jack Wander
Lian-Chu (voice)
Howard Lewis
Narrator
2007 Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Philip
Happiness
The Corner Man
2006 Self - Narrator (voice)
Lonnie Brewster (voice)
Geoffrey Hunt
Clyde Snow
Idi Amin
2005 Abe Holt
Ted Younger
N/A
N/A
N/A
Carter
2004 Narrator (voice)
N/A
2003 N/A
N/A
Marcus
2002 Host
Captain Ramey
N/A
Burnham
N/A
Jon Kavanaugh
Himself
2001 Daguerreotypist Picard
Agent Jules Bernard
The Employer
The Employer
Himself
Addie
2000 Himself - Actor / Director
Ker
Himself
Narrator
1999 Steven Beck
Officer Dante Jackson
N/A
N/A
Ghost Dog
1998 Crane
1997 N/A
1996 Nate Pope
Mr. Rucker
1995 Dan Smithson, Empath
Cyrus Cole
1994 Cy Bianco
Maddog
N/A
Colonel MacKenzie 'Mac' Casey
Anthony Franklin
N/A
1993 Officer Battle
Buddy Chester
Fred Whitmore
Major Collins
1992 David Duttonville
Jody
N/A
Dr. Sid Handleman
1991 Dekker
Jackson
1990 Jessie Williams
Dennis Curren
1989 Dr. Steven Fisher
1988 Charlie 'Bird' Parker
Rawlins
1987 Edward Montesque Garlick
Det. Jack Pismo
Sergeant Delaney
1986 Big Harold
Amos
1985 N/A
Balldozer
1983 N/A
1982 Charles Jefferson
Gowdy's Bodyguard
N/A
1981 N/A
1978 N/A
1975 Host
1952 N/A
- Source
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2004 Director
1998 Director
1995 Director
1993 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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