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Calvin Cylk Cozart (born February 1, 1957) is an American actor who has appeared in over 30 films and 20 television shows.

Cylk Cozart
Cavin Cylk Cozart

(1957-02-01) February 1, 1957 (age 62)
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
OccupationActor / Director / Producer / Writer
Years active1982–present

Early lifeEdit

Cozart was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he grew up.[1] His father is African American and his mother is Native American (Cherokee).[2][3] Prior to becoming an actor, Cozart was an established and very successful model working in Miami, Florida. In his high school years, he was a talented football and basketball player. He attended Montreat-Anderson, Jr College, in Montreat, North Carolina, for his freshman year then transferred to King College in Bristol, Tennessee, on a basketball scholarship. After college, Cozart almost made a professional career out of basketball, but he suffered a foot injury in the NBA's Summer Pro League in Los Angeles, California. A demonstration of his basketball skills can be seen in the film White Men Can't Jump, which also starred actors Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.


Some of his most prominent roles are Detective Jimmy Mulvey opposite Bruce Willis in 16 Blocks, Steven Spielberg's Eagle Eye, and the family feature film, Adrift.

Cozart co-created and produced, "Spirit of Life", for the 2000 Summer Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia. "Spirit of Life" earned a Videographer Award, Aurora Award, NY Film Festival Bronze Award, and Telly Award. Currently, Cozart is the Director of Entertainment / Education for his Foundation, Keeping Dreams Alive, which focuses on mentoring children and teenagers from Jr, High School all the way through College. “Our Foundation is for all sports. KDA will help find Scholarships for the kids that have fallen through the cracks of life."




  1. ^ Morrow, Terry (November 21, 2012). "Adversity drove actor Cylk Cozart to give back to Knoxville". Archived from the original on November 18, 2012.
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  4. ^ Archived 2008-03-28 at the Wayback Machine Movie To Me

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