Charles Malik Whitfield

Charles Malik Whitfield (born August 1, 1971) is an American actor. Whitfield is best known for his performance as Otis Williams in the television miniseries, The Temptations (1998), for which he was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series.

Charles Malik Whitfield
Born (1971-08-01) August 1, 1971 (age 50)
Years active1988 - present

Life and careerEdit

Whitfield was born in the Bronx, New York.[1] Beginning his career in 1992, he played, from 1993 to 1994, Ben Price on the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live. He later appeared in films Fresh and Bleeding Hearts.[1] Whitfield is best known for his role as Otis Williams in the 1998 miniseries The Temptations.[2][3]

From 2001-03 he starred as James Mooney in the CBS legal drama series, The Guardian.[4] Whitfield later guest-starred on CSI: Miami, Castle, The Game, Private Practice, White Collar, Rizzoli & Isles, Body of Proof, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Good Wife, and Scorpion. He also had the recurring role of Agent Henriksen in The CW series Supernatural from 2007 to 2008, and co-starred in the number of television pilots. Whitfield also featured in Ubisoft's first-person shooter, Far Cry 3 as Dennis who helps Jason Brody throughout the game.[citation needed]

In 2014, Whitfield began starring as April Parker Jones' character's love interest in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong.[5][6]

In 2016 he appeared in 2 episodes of the sixth season of the anthological series American Horror Story, portraying Mason Harris.[citation needed]

In 2019, he appears on a new Bounce TV original sitcom titled Last Call, starring in the lead role as Darius Knight.[7]



List of roles
Year Title Role Notes
1993–94 One Life to Live Ben Price Regular Cast
1996 New York Undercover Judd Dawes Episode: "Without Mercy"
1997 Touched by an Angel Eric Zachariah 'E.Z.' Mony Episode: "Nothing But Net"
1998 The Temptations Otis Williams 2 episodes
Nominated— NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Walter Boyce Episode: "Sideshow"
1999 Seven Days Dellard Shivers Episode: "Vegas Heist"
2000 Now and Again Maceo T. Jones Episode: "I am the Greatest"
2000 The Street Knowles Episode: "The Ultimatum"
2001–03 The Guardian James Mooney Main Cast
2007–08 Supernatural Agent Victor Henriksen Recurring Cast
2009 Castle Charles Wyler Episode: "A Chill Goes Through Her Veins"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Officer Douglas Ramsey Episode: "Excessive Forces"
2009 The Game Ronald "Ronnie" Dawson Episode: "I Want It All and I Want It Now"
2013 Two and a Half Men Police Officer Episode: "Advantage: Fat, Flying Baby"
2014–20 If Loving You Is Wrong Lushion Morgan Main Cast
2015-18 Empire Reverend L.C. Price Recurring Cast: Seasons 1-3
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Mason Harris Recurring Cast
2018 Family Time Maxwell Episode: "Mancrush"
2019– Last Call Darius Knight Main Cast
2019– Chicago Med Ben Campbell Main Cast
2019 Chambers Russell Perkins 3 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Charles Malik Whitfield biography". Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  2. ^ "Music Stars In The Temptations". Sun-Sentinel. November 1, 1998. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Ken Tucker (October 30, 1998). "The Temptations". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  4. ^ The Guardian, Retrieved 2010-06-14
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1970-01-01). "OWN Sets Cast For New Tyler Perry Drama Series 'If Loving You Is Wrong'". Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  6. ^ "OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry". Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Charles Malik Whitfield Dishes on New Role in 'Last Call,' Bounce's New Sitcom Thats Considered a Black 'Cheers'". 18 December 2018.

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