Actor who became known for his roles in such television series as Prison Break, Friday Night Lights, Close to Home, and Black Lightning. He also played the role of Mayor Lavon Hayes on The CW's Hart of Dixie.
He studied at Fullerton College and at the University of California-Los Angeles.
His television credits include appearances on Beverly Hills, 90210, Living Single, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The West Wing.
He was born in Germany to an African-American family. He was married to Simbi Khali from 2000 until their divorce in 2011. He then married Kristen Torrianni in 2013.
He co-starred with Rachel Bilson in the CW's Hart of Dixie.