Allen Maldonado (born May 20, 1983) is an American actor and filmmaker best known for his roles as Curtis in the ABC comedy Black-ish, Bobby in the TBS series The Last O.G., Rooster in the Starz drama series Heels, and Alan Decker in the Peacock original movie Psych 3: This Is Gus. He is also an entrepreneur and runs his own clothing line and an app called Everybody Digital.[1]

Allen Maldonado
Born (1983-05-20) May 20, 1983 (age 41)
Occupation(s)Actor, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur
Years active2002–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Life and career


Maldonado grew up in California. He was mostly raised by his mother, as he lost his father at a young age. Maldonado is of Puerto Rican and African-American descent.

His first big role was in Friday After Next and he credits Ice Cube for giving him his "first shot on set."[2] Soon after, Maldonado began making short films that appeared at numerous film circuits and won various awards. However, he found this dissatisfying as once the short film ran it would stop and cease to play elsewhere. While working on the show Black-ish, series creator Kenya Barris inspired him to create an app that specialized in getting short films notoriety. The app dubbed Everybody Digital launched on October 3, 2017, and has been described as "the Netflix of short films."[1]

Maldonado joined the cast of the 2018 remake of the 1972 film Super Fly.[3] He appears in the TBS series The Last O.G. as Cousin Bobby, a character that develops along with Tracy Morgan's lead character Tray.[4]



Acting credits

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Friday After Next Juvenile #3
2004 A Beautiful Life Porfilio Short film
East L.A. King Esclavo Direct-to-Video
2005 America 101 Train Station Agent
States of Grace Rob
2007 4 Life Chauncey Direct-to-Video
Live Free or Die Hard Goatee
2008 A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy Jabari Segment: "Tonight"
Ball Don't Lie Sin
The Midnight Meat Train Lead Gangbanger
Rome & Jewel Mercury
2009 Underground Street Flippers Extravagent Short film
Lost Angels Bishop
The Grind Eddie the Tweeker
The Ugly Truth Duane
The Bee Jamal Baker VII
2010 The Power of Liquor Andre Short film
In 30 Minutes Paul Short film
2011 Mimesis Duane
Assumption Derrick Short film
2012 One Decision Away Gerald Short film
Just One Look Darryl Short film
An Awakening Jake Short film
2013 Who the F*ck Is Uncle Joe? Tim Short film
The Violin Jerry Shivers Short film
2014 All Hail the King Fletcher Heggs Short film
Cut! Francis 'Jamal' Jefferson
The Equalizer Marcus
Cake Buddy
108 Stitches Maurice 'Mo' Jamal
2015 Dope Allen the Bouncer
Forgiveness PJ
Straight Outta Compton Tone
If Not for His Grace Dog
2016 Unstuck Jacob Short film
King Me Will Lowery Short film
2017 South Dakota Gang Leader
Smartass Antwan
Quest: The Truth Always Rises Chris
Where's the Money Juice
Miss Me This Christmas Ulysses Danbert
Trump's America Will Lowery Short film
Officer Lincoln Holly Ofc: Manny Juarez Short film
2018 NBA Fantasy League Player Short film
First Match Juan
Superfly Litty
2020 Project Power Landry
2022 American Carnage Big Mac
2023 House Party Kyle
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Young and the Restless Jamal 17 episodes
2005 Las Vegas Jamal Episode: "One Nation, Under Surveillance"
Judging Amy Diesel 2 episodes
The Shield Flash Episode: "Bang"
2006 Evan Dayne 2 episodes
In Justice Donald Brooks Episode: "Another Country"
Standoff M.J. Martinez Episode: "Life Support"
2007 Celebrity Deathmatch Lil Wayne (voice) Episode: "King of the Lil' People"
2009 Lie to Me Caden Episode: "The Better Half"
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Cruncha Episode: "Sympathy for the Devil"
Detroit 1-8-7 Paul Osborne Episode: "Home Invasion/Drive-By"
2011 Chase Lawrence Lucky Vargas Episode: "Roundup"
2013 The Start Up Manny TV pilot
2014–2016 You're the Worst Honeynutz Recurring
13 episodes
2014–2019 Black Jesus Young L.I.L. 2 episodes
2015 Bones Keith Miller Episode: "The Teacher in the Books"
Ana Mead Rocko The God Episode #1.4
Survivor's Remorse DeShauwn May 2 episodes
2015–2019 Black-ish Curtis Miller Jr. Recurring
2016 Kirby Buckets Mr. Fister Episode: "Weekend with Inga"
Major Crimes Jon Barnes 2 episodes
Ringside Spencer TV movie
Noches con Platanito Himself Episode: "Allen Maldonado/Diana Isabel Acevedo/Karen Carreño/Paloma Ruiz/Jose Luis Badalt/Los Rodriguez de Sinaloa"
Blaze and the Monster Machines Falcon 3 (voice) Episode: "Falcon Quest"
2017 Rosewood Victor 'Lil V' Rivera Episode: "Mummies & Meltdowns"
NCIS Raymond Smith Episode: "Burden of Proof"
2018–2020 The Last O.G. Cousin Bobby/Clyde Main cast
2019 Liza on Demand Kyle 2 episodes
Elena of Avalor Rocco (voice) Episode: "Changing of the Guard"
2020 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tim Dunkman (voice) Episode: "Air Turtle/Pizza Puffs"
Sneakerheads Devin 6 episodes
2021 Maya and the Three Rico (voice) 9 episodes
Psych 3: This Is Gus Alan Decker Television film
2021–2023 The Wonder Years Coach Long 15 episodes
Heels Rooster Robbins 16 episodes[5][6]
2024 Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft Zip (voice)
Video game roles
Year Title Role
2012 Prototype 2 Hispanic Gangster
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2016 Mafia III Additional Cinematics Cast

Filmmaking credits

Year Title Director (Executive)
Writer Editor Cinematographer Extra
2009 Underground Street Flippers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also composer
2010 The Power of Liquor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
In 30 Minutes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Also sound editor
2011 Assumption Yes Yes No Yes No
2012 One Decision Away Yes Yes Yes Yes No Also sound editor
2013 Who the F*ck Is Uncle Joe? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
2016–2017 Survivor's Remorse No No Yes No No Story editor and writer; 20 episodes
2017 400 to Oahu.. No No No No No 'Special Thanks'
2018 A Father's Love No Yes Yes No No
2019 The Last O.G. No No Yes No No Executive story editor and writer; 10 episodes


  1. ^ a b France, Lisa Respers (September 28, 2017). "Allen Maldonado is all over Hollywood". CNN. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Interview: Allen Maldonado on 'Sneakerheads', Why He Created a Business Plan and How Hard Work Pays Off". Daily Actor. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  3. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 24, 2018). "'Black-ish' Actor Allen Maldonado Joins Sony's 'Superfly'". Deadline. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Williams, Janice (April 10, 2018). "Allen Maldonado Teases the Evolution of Cousin Bobby on 'The Last O.G.'". Newsweek. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (January 27, 2020). "'Heels': Kelli Berglund Joins Starz's Wrestling Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ "Independent Wrestling Drama 'Heels' Sets Series Debut Date on Starz". May 3, 2021.