Who is Dennis Haysbert?
Dennis Haysbert is an American actor and producer, known for ‘24’ (2001), ‘Far from Heaven’ (2002) and ‘Heat’ (1995). Also, he is recognized for portraying basketball player Pedro Cerrano in the Major League film trilogy, ‘Absolute Power, The Unit’.
Full Name: Dennis Dexter Haysbert
Age: 45 years old
Date of Birth: June 2, 1954
Place of Birth: San Mateo, California, USA
Father’s name: Charles Whitney Haysbert, Sr.
Mother’s name: Gladys Haysbert
Profession: Actor, Producer
Net Worth: $14 million
Relationship status: Single
Height: 6 ft. 5 inches
Weight: 90 kg
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Official Website: https://dennishaysbert.tv/
Early Life, Wiki, and Career:
He was born on June 2, 1954, in San Mateo, California, USA. His birth name is Dennis Dexter Haysbert. Dennis holds American citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown. He attended San Mateo High School and played football and graduated in 1972. He was offered athletic scholarships because of his height but he chose to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts while working in a grocery store.
Dennis Haysbert began his professional career as an actor in 1978. His first roles were in TV series The White Shadow, Lou Grant, Growing Pains, Laverne & Shirley, The A-Team, etc. During this time, he also starred in the films Major League as Pedro Cerrano, Navy SEALs, Mr. Baseball, Love Field.
Over the years Dennis Haysbert has portrayed characters in films The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Love & Basketball (2000), Jarhead (2005), Welcome to the Jungle (2013), Think Like a Man Too (2014), Secret Obsession (2019).
Moreover, he lent his voice in animated films Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), among others.
He has also starred in TV series Now and Again (1999-2000), 24 (2001-2006), The Unit (2006-2009), Incorporated (2016-2017).
He was nominated for Golden Globe Award in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for ‘24’ in 2003. Also, he won BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award in the category Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ in 2013.
Family Life, Parents:
He was born to mother Gladys Haysbert, a homemaker and house cleaner and father Charles Whitney Haysbert, Sr., a deputy sheriff, and airline security guard.
He has eight siblings, him being the eighth one. His brothers are named Lenier Haysbert, Al Haysbert, Stanley Haysbert, Al Haysbert, Charles Haysbert Jr., Adam Haysbert and a sister of his is named Rita Haysbert.
Relationships, Girlfriend, Children:
Dennis Haysbert is currently living his single life. Previously, he married his longtime girlfriend Elena Simms on 13 April 1980 but the couple divorced on 17 August 1984.
After that, he dated and married Lynn Griffith in 1989. The couple welcomed two children together- son Charles Haysbert and daughter Katharine Haysbert. The couple also could not hold the relationship and ended their 12-year marriage in divorce in 2001.
He has a height of 6 ft. 5 inches and weighs 90 kg. Dennis has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Net Worth and Salary:
He has an estimated net worth of around $14 million and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.
Social Media Accounts:
He has around 13k followers on Instagram, about 16k followers on Twitter, and around 198k followers on Facebook.