Eli Goree

Eli Goree (born April 4, 1994) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles as Quincy in HBO's Ballers, Malik in Da Kink in My Hair (2007–09), Wells Jaha in the post-apocalyptic drama show The 100 (2014–17),[1] Joel Goodson in the supernatural horror show Dead of Summer, and Cassius Clay in Regina King's biographical drama film One Night in Miami... (2020). He currently has a recurring role on the CW's TV series Riverdale, where he plays Munroe “Mad Dog” Moore.

Eli Goree
Eli Goree 2011.jpg
Goree in 2011
Born (1994-04-04) April 4, 1994 (age 27)
  • Actor
  • talk show host
  • comedian
Years active2000–present
Known forThe 100, Riverdale


Goree grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[2] He was raised by a single mother.[3] He began his acting career at age six in Sesame Park, the Canadian version of Sesame Street.[4][5] In 2003, he hosted The Big Black Rap Show on the Canadian campus radio station CKDU-FM.[6] In 2006, he became one of the hosts for the last season of the CBC TV series Street Cents. In the same year, he also began working as a freelancing journalist for Canada Now.[7]

Goree is a graduate of Prince Andrew High School.[3]

From 2007 to 2009, he was cast as Malik in popular Global TV series Da Kink in My Hair. He also appeared in the Vision TV series Soul.[8]

On stage, Goree played the lead role of Jake in the 2009 critically acclaimed play Secrets of a Black Boy.[9][10]

Between 2010 and 2013, he appeared in the mockumentary Pure Pwnage as well as guest roles in The CW's fantasy horror series Supernatural, The CW's medical drama Emily Owens, M.D., Showcase's sci-fi miniseries Eve of Destruction and CTV's police crime drama Motive.

In 2014, he was cast as Wells Jaha, one of the main characters in the first season of The CW's post-apocalyptic drama show The 100.[11]

His first significant role in a feature film was in the 2016 sports-drama film Race.[12]

Goree was one of the main leads in the Freeform horror drama Dead of Summer.[13][14][15] The series has been given a straight-to-series order. Dead of Summer is created by Once Upon a Time's Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis, along with writer Ian Goldberg.[14]



Year Title Roles
2014 Godzilla PO No. 3
2016 Race Dave Albritton
2020 One Night in Miami Cassius Clay


Year Title Roles Notes
2006 North/South Tyson Unknown episodes
2006 Enough Dakota Television short
2009 Soul Samson 4 episodes
2009 Flashpoint Jermaine Episode: "Aisle 13"
2009 Da Kink in My Hair Malik 13 episodes
2010 Pure Pwnage Tyrel 6 episodes
2012 Supernatural Marcus Episode: "The Born-Again Identity"
2012 Abducted: The Carlina White Story Carl Tyson 1987 Television film
2012–2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Intern Bowman 4 episodes
2013 Eve of Destruction Madhatter53 2 episodes
2013 Motive Graeme the Caretaker Episode: "Fallen Angel"
2014 Far From Home Rudy Television film
2014–2017 The 100 Wells Jaha 6 episodes
2015 Christmas Truce Jensen Television film
2016 Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart Darryl Simmons Television film
2016 Heartbeat Thomas Episode: "Pilot"
2016 Legends of Tomorrow James Jackson Episode: "Last Refuge"
2016 Dead of Summer Joel Goodson 9 episodes
2018 GLOW Ernest Dawson Episode: "Mother of All Matches"
2018 Ballers Quincy Recurring role
2018–present Riverdale Munroe "Mad Dog" Moore Recurring role
2019 Pearson Derrick Mayes Television show

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2006 Gemini Awards Best Youth Non Fiction Series Street Cents Nominated
2008 Best Ensamble Cast Da Kink In My Hair Nominated
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Actor in a TV Series Soul Nominated
2016 UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Actor Race Nominated [16]
2017 Leo Award Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture Won [17]
2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture One Night in Miami... Nominated [18]


  1. ^ "Eli Goree.Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Infantry, Ashante (September 19, 2009). "All-male cast lived the theme of a new play about black guys who keep it all inside". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Della, Taryn (Summer 2008). "Eli Goree: Acting his way to Da Kink". Black to Business. issuu.com. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "theCOR: Eli Goree". theCOR. YouTube. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "The glory of Mad Dog: Dial M For Maple interviews Riverdale and Pearson's Eli Goree". TV Club. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "Eli Goree Resume" (PDF). ACTRA. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Eli Goree Biography and Filmography". cfccreates.com. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  8. ^ "In the news: Eli Goree of Da Kink in My Hair, Soul". TV, eh?. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "Trey Anthony Productions – Darren Anthony's Secrets of a Black Boy - Classical FM 96.3". Classical FM 96.3. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "theCOR - theCOR: Eli Goree (Extended Interview) | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  11. ^ Wild, Diane Kristine (March 7, 2009). "Actor Eli Goree Conquers Canadian Television, Two Shows At A Time". blogcritics.org. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "Sharing the layers to Jesse Owens' Race to Gold". Mark Bialczak. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise. "Zelda Williams, Alberto Frezza & Eli Goree Join 'Dead Of Summer' Freeform Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Breaking News - Additional Cast Announced for Freeform's Highly Anticipated New Original Series "Dead of Summer" | TheFutonCritic.com". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "Dead of Summer Spoilers: The 100's Eli Goree, Teen Wolf's Zelda Williams and 1 More Join Cast". Spoilers Guide. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  16. ^ "UBCP/ACTRA – The 2016 UBCP/ACTRA AWARDS NOMINEES Are Announced!". www.ubcp.com. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  17. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2017". www.leoawards.com. Archived from the original on May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. February 4, 2021. Retrieved February 4, 2021.

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