Brian J. White

Brian Joseph White (born April 21, 1975) is an American actor. He has appeared in a number of films, including The Family Stone (2005), The Game Plan (2007), 12 Rounds (2009), I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009), Good Deeds (2012), and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). On television, White was regular cast member in Men of a Certain Age (2009-11), Beauty and the Beast (2012-13), and Ambitions (2019).

Brian J. White
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White in 2019
Brian Joseph White

(1975-04-21) April 21, 1975 (age 44)
Years active1997–present
Paula Da Silva (m. 2010)

Early lifeEdit

White was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Estela Bowser, a financial advisor, and Jo Jo White, a Hall of Fame basketball player for the Boston Celtics, sports executive, and restaurateur.[1][2][3] He is the oldest of six children. White graduated from Newton South High School and Dartmouth College,[2] where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.


White began acting in a number of television series such as Moesha, The Parkers, Spyder Games, Second Time Around, and The Shield. He then moved into film roles, appearing in The Family Stone, Brick, Stomp the Yard, The Game Plan, and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. He had a recurring role as Lieutenant Carl Davis on Moonlight. In 2009, White appeared in the films Fighting and 12 Rounds. He starred in I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and followed this with a regular role in the series Men of a Certain Age.

In 2011, White starred in The Heart Specialist and Politics of Love. He then began touring with the David E. Talbert stage play What My Husband Doesn't Know.[4] The tour ran from May 8 to December 18.[5] White became the co-host of the UNCF national "Empower Me" tour and starred in the music video for Monica's song "Until it's Gone". In 2012, he appeared in Good Deeds and The Cabin in the Woods. In 2015, he appeared in the television series Scandal as the love interest of Olivia Pope. In 2015, he had a recurring role as Captain Dallas Patterson in season 4 of NBC's Chicago Fire.[6]

In 2018, White began starring in the two Urban Movie Channel drama series, Bronx SIU and Monogamy. In 2019, he received Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for Bronx SIU.[7] In 2019, he starred opposite Robin Givens in the Oprah Winfrey Network prime time soap opera, Ambitions.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

White and Paula Da Silva married in 2010. They have a daughter named Layla Simone White, who was born in 2014.[9][10]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Best Man Extra Uncredited
2000 Something to Sing About Robert
2001 Me and Mrs. Jones Tracy Wainwright
2003 Redemption Christian Rayne
2004 Trois: The Escort Trent Meyer
2004 Mr. 3000 T-Rex
2005 Brick Brad Bramish
2005 Dirty Detective Sayed
2005 The Family Stone Patrick Thomas
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Zack
2007 Motives 2 Donovan Cook
2007 Stomp the Yard Sylvester
2007 Daddy's Little Girls Christopher Uncredited
2007 The Game Plan Jamal Webber
2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Commander Tarish
2008 Mama Black Widow Otis Tilson
2008 The Trunk Anthony Blackmon
2009 12 Rounds Detective Hank Carver
2009 Fighting Evan Hailey
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself Randy
2011 The Heart Specialist Dr. Ray Howard
2011 Politics of Love Kyle Franklin
2012 Good Deeds Walter Deeds
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Daniel Truman
2013 And Then There Was You Darrell Brent
2015 Walter Darren
2015 My Favorite Five Christopher Michaels
2015 Where Children Play Jeremy
2016 Only for One Night William
2018 Amateur Vince
2019 We Belong Together Detective Daily
2019 Never Heard Manuel Jackson
2019 Dear Frank Frank
2020 A Shot for Justice Brandon Williams


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Moesha Gabe 3 episodes
2004 Second Time Around Nigel Muse 13 episodes
2004 The Shield Detective Tavon Garris 11 episodes
2006 In Justice Scott Burrows 1 episode
2007 Football Wives Kyle Jameson Television Movie
2007 Moonlight Lieutenant Carl Davis 7 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Kurt Sabin 1 episode
2010 Men of a Certain Age Marcus 16 episodes
2011 Body of Proof Brian Hall Episode: "Letting Go"
2012 Beauty & the Beast Joe Bishop 15 episodes
2013 Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse Eric 1 episode
2013 Hostages Colonel Thomas Blair 8 episodes
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Jason Hollier 1 episode
2015 Suits Garrett Brady Episode: Respect
2015 Scandal Franklin Russell Recurring role
2015 Mistresses Blair Recurring role
2015 Chicago Fire Dallas Patterson Recurring role
2015 With This Ring Damon Television Movie
2015 Another Period Chauncey Alistair 1 episode
2016 Colony George Episode: A Brave New World
2017 Ray Donovan Jay White Recurring role
2018 Taken Julius Vox Episode: "OPSEC"
2018-present Bronx SIU Jimmy Series regular
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series (2019)
Nominated — Indie Series Award for Best Lead Actor — Drama (2020)
2018-present Monogamy Dallas Series regular, also executive producer
2019 Ambitions Evan Lancaster Series regular, 18 episodes


Year Title Role
2010 What My Husband Doesn't Know Paul


  1. ^ "Brian J. White Biography (1975-)".
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2007-01-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Jo Jo White Learns Pros Consider Him the Second Best". The New York Times. 1969-01-26. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
  4. ^ "Brian White Gives Marriage Tips! Cheating with Michelle Williams?! Balancing Love, Life and Tom Cruise!". February 11, 2011.
  5. ^ "David E. Talbert's What My Husband Doesn't Know official page". Archived from the original on 2010-12-24.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-03. Retrieved 2015-11-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Nominees (Performer – Drama) – 2019 Daytime Emmy® Awards – The Emmys".
  8. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (November 13, 2018). "'Ambitions': Robin Givens To Lead Ensemble Cast Of Will Packer's OWN Drama Series".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "BRIAN WHITE'S DAUGHTER IS NOW 3-YEARS-OLD!". bck. 7 April 2017.

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