Khalil Kain is an American actor, film producer and rapper best known for his role as Raheem Porter in the 1992 crime thriller film Juice and as the second Darnell Wilkes on the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends (2001–2008). He is also known for his role as Patrick Peet in the 2001 horror film Bones.

Khalil Kain
New York City, U.S.
EducationNew York University
  • Actor
  • film producer
  • rapper
Years active1984–present
Known forJuice
SpouseElise Lyon


Kain was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York. His mother, June, is of African American and Chinese descent.[1] Kain attended Hunter College High School in New York and later relocated to California, attending Foothill High School; graduating in 1983.[2]


Kain first appeared in the 1992 film Juice as Raheem. Following roles included Roosevelt Nathaniel Hobbs in the 1994 comedy drama Renaissance Man and Marvin Cox in the 1997 romantic comedy, Love Jones. Kain portrayed golfer Tiger Woods in Showtime's The Tiger Woods Story. In 2001, he teamed again with Juice director Ernest Dickerson in Bones (starring Snoop Dogg). Kain had a role in the 2003 blaxploitation biopic Baadasssss!.

Kain appeared as Darnell Wilkes, Maya's (portrayed by Golden Brooks) husband on the UPN/CW TV series Girlfriends from the season 2 through the conclusion of the series. Kain replaced his Juice co-star Flex Alexander, who left to star in the sitcom One on One.[3] Other television credits include Suddenly Susan, Friends, Blue Bloods, Living Single, Moesha, Angel, and Sister, Sister.[citation needed] He also played the role of Bill in the 2010 movie For Colored Girls.

Khalil Kain directed The Millennial, which he also stars in along with Erica Mena, Terayle Hill and Terri Vaughn. The world premiere for The Millennial was in August 2021 at the Hip Hop Film Festival.[4]


Since 1996, Kain has been an avid student of martial arts and holds a black belt in Hapkido.[1]


  Denotes projects that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Juice Raheem Porter
1994 Renaissance Man Pvt. Roosevelt Nathaniel Hobbs
1995 Zooman Zooman TV Movie
In the Kingdom of the Blind Dion
Divas Monte TV Movie
1997 Love Jones Marvin Cox
The Fanatics Norman
1998 The Tiger Woods Story Tiger Woods (age 21) TV Movie
The Velocity of Gary Venus
Free of Eden Taurus TV Movie
1999 Passing Glory Heatwave Hundley TV Movie
Execution of Justice Sister Boom Boom TV Movie
Intimate Betrayal Maxwell Knight TV Movie
2000 Ali: An American Hero Rudy Clay/Rahman Ali TV Movie
2001 Bones Patrick Peet
2002 Reality Check Swope
The Legacy - TV Movie
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs Cameo
2003 Baadasssss! Maurice
2004 Gas Mookie
2005 Complete Guide to Guys Gene
2010 For Colored Girls Bill
2011 Paradise Broken Pimp
2012 Love Overboard Russell Video
2017 Misguided Behavior Michael Miller
The Fearless One Turtle
2020 Rabbit in The Tail Lights Derrick Short
Coming to Africa Buck
2021 Faceblocked OG Mally
Homegoing Senior Short
The Bricks Tomas Jeffries
Caged Birds Guerron Lucas
TBA The Friend Zone  Adam Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Sirens Hektor Episode: "The First Time"
1996 Living Single Keith Recurring Cast: Season 3-4
Lush Life Lance Battista Main Cast
Friends Cal Episode: "The One with the Race Car Bed"
1996-97 Suddenly Susan Dwight Episode: "Cold Turkey" & "With Friends Like These"
1998 Sister, Sister Aaron Episode: "Young at Heart"
Any Day Now - Episode: "Making Music with the Wrong Man"
1999 Moesha Jim Meadows Episode: "Mis-directed Study"
2001 Angel Gio Episode: "That Old Gang of Mine"
2001-08 Girlfriends Darnell Leroy Wilkes Recurring Cast: Season 2–5, Main Cast: Season 6-8
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jerome 'The Man' Anderson Episode: "Fight Night"
2006 Ghost Whisperer Randall Fisher Episode: "Fury"
2009 Ruby & the Rockits Crayton Jones Episode: "It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want to"
CSI: Miami Byron Pearce Episode: "In Plane Sight"
Medium Malcolm Littleton Episode: "The Future's So Bright"
2013 Elementary Benny Charles Episode: "Solve for X"
Person of Interest Officer Lin Episode: "The Crossing"
2015 Blue Bloods FBI Agent Hill Episode: "Bad Company"
2019 Bronx SIU Chief Wryles Recurring Cast
2021 Be Someone Jesse Williams Main Cast
FBI Frank Castlewood Episode: “Unfinished Business”
2022 Privateers  The Recruiter Post-production


  1. ^ a b "Male Celebs Who Practice Martial Arts", Jet, Sept. 24, 2001, at p. 40.
  2. ^ '1983 Foothill High School Yearbook.Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "What are they now! One on One Cast". Top 10 Queen Social. August 20, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "HHFF Opening Night Feature : THE MILLENNIAL". - Hip Hop Film Festival Network. Retrieved 2021-09-19.

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