Actor and director most famous for his role as Bunkie Williams on the Fox series Empire. He is also a respected stage actor and has appeared in feature films like The Drunk, The Weather Man and I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With.
He was born in Inkster, Michigan and studied Theatre at Eastern Michigan University, where he received training from renowned acting coach Uta Hagen.
He was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Revue for his work in "Red Scare."
He married a woman named Rebecca and has several children.
He played the cousin of Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji Henson, on the first season of Empire.