Mel Jackson

Mel Jackson (born October 13, 1970)[1] is an American actor.[2] He is known for his roles in Living Single (1997–98), Soul Food (1997), The Temptations (1998), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), and Abduction of Jesse Bookman (2008).

Mel Jackson
Born (1970-10-13) October 13, 1970 (age 50)
Years active1995–2015


Jackson made his first big screen appearance in the 1997 film Soul Food,[3] and since has appeared in films such as Deliver Us From Eva, The Temptations, Uninvited Guest, Motives and Flip the Script. Later he landed a role on Living Single,[citation needed] where he played "Tripp" during the hit sitcom's final year.[4] And he also played "Johnnie" on The Parkers in the final season's run.

In 2003, Jackson appeared with Deborah Cox in a stage play called Love on Lay-Away.



Year Film Role
1997 Soul Food Simuel St.James
1999 Uninvited Guest Howard
2000 Dancing in September Malik
2001 Automatic Doorman (uncredited)
2003 Deliver Us From Eva Tim
2004 Love on Layaway Anthony
2004 Motives Det. Morgan
2005 Friends and Lovers Richard
2005 Flip the Script Bruce
2006 Where is Love Waiting Darren
2007 Motives 2 Det. Morgan
2008 A Good Man Is Hard to Find Jasper King
2008 The Abduction of Jesse Bookman Jesse Bookman
2008 The Stuck Up Kids Pennell
2011 The Truth
2011 Dreams Mia's Father
2012 The Marriage Chronicles Dr.Tim
2012 If You Really Love Me
2012 To Love and to Cherish Jay
2014 Four Seasons Colin
2015 Fear Flies
2015 Civilian Life Commander Jamison


Year Title Role Notes
1996 To Sir, with Love II Tommy Rahwn TV Movie
1996 The Parent 'Hood Ahmad Zaire Episode: "The Critic"
1997 NYPD Blue Jermaine Brewer Episode: "Bad Rap"
1997 George Wallace Eddie TV Movie
1997 Hitz Sid Episode: "Pilot"
1997–98 Living Single Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams III 13 episodes
1997–99 In the House Graham Parks 6 episodes
1998 The Temptations Norman Whitfield TV Movie
1999 Vengeance Unlimited Jay Jackson Episode: "Confidence"
1999 The Jamie Foxx Show Kenny Episode: "Why Don't We Just Roll Reversal"
2000–01 DAG Agent Morton 17 episodes
2000 Playing with Fire TV Movie
2000 Little Richard Robert Blackwell TV Movie
2000 The Steve Harvey Show Julian Episode: "African- American Gigolo"
2002 For Your Love Derrick Episode: "The Affairs of the Heart"
2004 The Parkers Johnnie 3 episodes
2004 The Division Johnny 5 episodes
2005 Half & Half Roland Episode: "The Big Home is Where the Car Is Episode"
2005 Love, Inc. Daniel Episode: "Living Single"
2011 Reed Between the Lines James Episode: "Let's Talk About Boys in Tights"


  1. ^ Torriano, Berry & Venise T. "Historical dictionary of African American cinema" Volume 12. Scarecrow Press, 2007.
  2. ^ Zwecker, Bill (November 14, 2000). "CTA's No. 151 bus takes Mel Jackson to stardom". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 37. Retrieved August 15, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "What Stars Did Before They Became Famous" – Jet Magazine October 26, 1998 – Pg 60
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