Who is Rockmond Dunbar?
Born on January 11, 1973, Rockmond Dunbar is a prominent American actor recognized for his compelling performances in various television series. His notable roles include portraying Baines in the NBC series Earth 2, Kenny Chadway in the Showtime family drama Soul Food, and Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin in the Fox crime drama Prison Break.
Additionally, Dunbar took on the character of Sheriff Eli Roosevelt in the FX Drama series Sons of Anarchy, FBI Agent Dennis Abbott in The Mentalist, and FBI Agent Abe Gaines in the Hulu series The Path.
Rockmond Dunbar was born on January 11, 1973, in the bustling city of Oakland, California. His journey began in Oakland’s bustling streets, where he attended Oakland Technical High School. A love for education drove him to Morehouse College, where he absorbed information and excelled. His studies at the College of Santa Fe and the University of New Mexico continued to broaden his intellectual horizons.
Age and Birthday
He was born in 1973, he is currently 50.
Dunbar’s marriage to Ivy Holmes lasted from 2003 to 2006. He later became engaged to actress Maya Gilbert on December 30, 2012, after a year of dating. The engagement took place in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
DNA analysis reveals Dunbar’s primarily Yoruba ancestry, tracing his roots back to the Yoruba people of Nigeria. During a visit to Nigeria, he was bestowed the Yoruba name “Omobowale,” a variant of “Omowale,” which translates to “our son has come home.”
Rockmond Dunbar’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.
Rockmond Dunbar gained widespread recognition for his leading role as Kenny Chadway in the television series Soul Food, earning acclaim that led to his inclusion as one of “Television’s 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” by TV Guide. His career expanded further with a regular role as Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin in the popular television series Prison Break. Notably, Dunbar starred in the short-lived TNT medical drama Heartland in 2007 and made a guest appearance as himself on Noah’s Arc, offering insights to the main character Noah about his movie Fine Art.
His versatility as an actor is evident through recurring roles in shows like Girlfriends and The Game, as well as being a regular on the FX series Terriers. Dunbar’s extensive television credits include guest appearances in Earth 2, Felicity, The Pretender, Two Guys and a Girl, and North Shore.
In 2011, Dunbar joined the cast of FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Sheriff Eli Roosevelt and later took on the role of FBI agent Dennis Abbott in the CBS crime drama The Mentalist in 2013. In 2018, he became part of the cast of 9-1-1 as Michael Grant, leaving in 2021 due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which resulted in legal action against the show’s makers.
Dunbar’s contributions extend to the film industry, with projects such as Punks (debuting at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival), Misery Loves Company, Sick Puppies, Whodunit, Dirty Laundry, All About You, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and The Family That Preys, produced by Tyler Perry.
Beyond acting, Dunbar has made a mark in the art world through the mixed media exhibit ARTHERAPY. His diverse career also includes a feature in the November 2003 issue of Playgirl magazine, showcasing his multi-faceted talents and contributions to both entertainment and the arts.
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