Denzel Whitaker

Denzel Dominique Whitaker (born June 15, 1990) is an American actor.

Denzel Whitaker
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Whitaker at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Denzel Dominique Whitaker

(1990-06-15) June 15, 1990 (age 30)
Years active2001–present

His notable film appearances include The Great Debaters, Training Day and Black Panther, as well as TV shows ER, Brothers & Sisters and The War At Home.

He was a regular cast member during the tenth and final season of the Nickelodeon sketch-comedy series All That. He was in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped. He also appeared on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and in Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. He also appeared in the 2010 Wes Craven horror film My Soul To Take as a blind 16 year old named Jerome. He appeared in the 2011 film Abduction, in season 3 of The Boondocks as character Sgt. Gutte, and on Black Dynamite: The Animated Series as Donald The Accountant.

He has also worked as an assistant voice director for the 2010 film Freaknik: The Musical.

Personal lifeEdit

Whitaker was born in Torrance, California, the son of Younalanda and Dale Whitaker.[1][2]

He was named after actor Denzel Washington. He disputed this fact on The Oprah Winfrey Show while promoting the movie The Great Debaters, only to learn later from his father that, in fact, Washington was his namesake.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Training Day Dimitri
2006 The Ant Bully Albert Voice role
2007 The Great Debaters James Farmer Jr. NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor
2009 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Daryl
2010 My Soul to Take Jerome
2011 Abduction Gilly
Warrior Stephon
2015 Back to School Mom Noah Riley
2016 Submerged Eddie
2018 Black Panther Young Zuri
2019 U Shoot Videos? Moji Short Film
2020 Cut Throat City Andre
2020 No Escape Thomas
TBA 5150 Director, Producer and Writer [4] Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2004 One on One Young Duane Episode: "You Don't Have to Go Home..."
2004-2005 All That Denzel 6 episodes
2005 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Jake / Kid (voice) Episode: "Camp Comeoniwannascareya"
All That: 10th Anniversary Reunion Special Denzel Television special
SpongeBob SquarePants Background Fish Character
ER Hassan Episode: "Wake Up"
2006 The War at Home Jeff 2 episodes
Teachers Martin Sanders Episode: "Schoolympics"
2007 Handy Manny Kyle
Episode: "Join the Club"
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Trent Episode: "Back in the Game"
2009 House Rules Peter Chiba Television film
Dadnapped Sheldon
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Frankie Kirkland Episode: "No Way Out"
Brothers & Sisters Carter 3 episodes
2010 R U There? Max Television film
Freaknik: The Musical Fruit Bowl Boys Member
The Boondocks Sgt. Gutter (voice) Episode: "Bitches to Rags"
2012 Black Dynamite Donald the Accountant (voice) Episode: "Taxes and Death or Get Him to the Sunset Strip"
Rizzoli & Isles Trevor Episode: "Virtual Love"
2013 Monday Mornings Nick Villanueva Episode: "Communion"
Legit Clay 2 episodes
2015 Blue Bloods Curtis Turner
2019 The Purge Darren Moore 7 episodes


  1. ^ "PENHI student graces the big screen in 'The Great Debaters'".
  2. ^ " [SOUL] Getting To Know Young "Debaters" Actors".
  3. ^ "Denzel Whitaker: A Debater's Destiny", in
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