Hosea Chanchez (born September 12, 1981), also credited as Hosea, is an American actor best known for his recurring role on For Your Love and the quarterback football player Malik Wright on The CW/BET sitcom, The Game.

Hosea Chanchez
Hosea Chanchez 2012.jpg
Chanchez in 2012
Born (1981-09-12) September 12, 1981 (age 38)
Other namesHosea
  • Actor (1998–present)
  • Singer (2009–present)
  • Rapper (2011–present)
Years active1998–present

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Chanchez spent most of his childhood in Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama. After Chanchez relocated to California, he expressed in an interview with Wendy Williams that he had slept in his car for thirty days before starring in various guest roles on For Your Love, The Guardian, Jack & Bobby, NCIS, and Everwood.[citation needed]

From 2006 to 2015, he appeared on the CW television series The Game. Chanchez portrayed quarterback Malik El Debarge Wright, opposite Wendy Raquel Robinson (who portrayed his mother and agent).[1] The series returned to the air on Black Entertainment Television on January 11, 2011 where the show has become a success. Chanchez also has a theater background with roles in Shop Life, The Wiz, The Long Walk Home, Royal Oats and Glory.[citation needed]

In September 2012, Chanchez starred in the BET original film Let The Church Say Amen which is adapted from ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 2005 best-selling novel of the same name. This was the directorial debut of actress Regina King.[2] Chanchez is also related to BET child video actress Ashlea Brooke Santiago niece of Clark Sisters (gospel), daughter of American Gangsta Quinten Santos


Year Title
2005 NCIS Lance Cpl. Jaime Ramos
2006 Girlfriends Malik Wright
2006–2015 The Game Malik Wright
2016 Major Crimes Emile Fisher
2019 Black Lightning Marcus Bishop / Shakedown
Year Title Role
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Jamal
2015 Let the Church Say Amen David Jackson
2018 Down for Whatever Mike
2019 Fanatic Dom D


  1. ^ "Hoshe Chanchez". BET. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. ^ Morales, Wilson. "Exclusive: Steve Harris, Naturi Naughton, Lela Rochon, Hosea Sanchez, and Collins Pennie cast in Regina King's Let The Church Say Amen". BlackFilm.com. Retrieved 27 March 2014.

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