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Papa Jay is most recently seen Starring in the Disney+ hit movie “Safety”. But, is also known for his talent in music as an upcoming artist and his genuine personality and youthful image. He will bring “KID” to Life in a way our audience has never seen before.
Critically acclaimed television, film and stage actor Chad L. Coleman is best known for his role as fan-favorite 'Tyreese' in one of the most popular cable series of all time, Golden Globe® nominated series "The Walking Dead" 'and as the reformed criminal "Dennis 'Cutty' Wise" in Emmy® award nominated HBO drama series "The Wire." Coleman is now set to star in the remake of the popular 1977 miniseries and of one of the most celebrated TV programs of all time, "Roots," which also stars Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mekhi Phifer. Coleman plays 'Mingo,' a stern, no-nonsense slave who works under 'Tom Lea' (Meyers) and keeps the Lea Plantation afloat. The highly-anticipated event series will premiere on Memorial Day (May 30th) airing over four consecutive nights on History/Lifetime/A&E.
Coleman will reprise his role as former marine 'Fred Johnson' in the second season of Syfy space drama "The Expanse" alongside Thomas Jane and Steven Strait. Additionally, Coleman will star as 'Coach Eddie Milletti' in the new Hulu exclusive "Freakish," a 10-episode horror series produced by Awesomeness TV where the characters must fight for their lives after a meltdown at the local chemical plant unleashes predatory mutant freaks. The ensemble cast also includes Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, and Adam Hicks, among many others. Although Coleman is best known for his dynamic roles on hit shows "The Walking Dead" and "The Wire," Coleman is also widely recognized for his comedic turn as "Gary Miller," the ex-husband of "Nikki Miller" (Kate Finnerman) and father of manipulative daughter "Mackenzie" (Aisha Dee) in the FOX Television comedy "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" and for his recurring role as 'Z' in comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Additional TV and film projects include "The Good Wife,' Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," THE GREEN HORNET and HORRIBLE BOSSES.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Coleman was placed in the foster care system with his two older brothers and two older sisters when he was 11 months old but eventually returned living with his grandmother at the age of 14. Coleman's passion for acting was inspired after joining an after school program where he acted in their production of "Wonderful Town." Coleman spent 4 years serving in the Army as a video cameraman stationed at the Pentagon in DC. After gaining much experience, Coleman made his way to New York where he starred in a number of Broadway projects including the critically acclaimed August Wilson production "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" on Broadway alongside Meryl Streep.
Growing up in the foster care system, Coleman devotes time to working with children in similar circumstances and underprivileged communities. As a devoted father of two children, Coleman is a celebrity spokesperson for Date with Dad, a dads-and-daughters event held every year in his hometown of Richmond, VA.
After graduating college with high honors, Lyriq Bent originally began his career as a Computer Graphic Technician. Bent's plans, however, were short-lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare. Since then, his career has gained considerable momentum with numerous film and television appearances already under his belt. Bent's eclectic mix of roles and rising popularity has earned kudos in both his native Canada and the U.S.
In addition to landing a co-starring role on Lifetime's drama series "Angela's Eyes" from the producers of Crash, Bent guest starred on the CBS series "CSI: Miami" opposite David Caruso, the UPN series "Kevin Hill" opposite Taye Diggs and USA Network's "Kojak" opposite Ving Rhames. Additionally, the versatile actor has had recurring roles on the CBS/Zoetrope series "Platinum", the ESPN/Disney series "Playmakers" and the hit E1/ABC series "Rookie Blue". Bent also appeared in Robert Townsend's multi-award winning television movie "10,000 Black Men Named George" and the CBC mini-series "Guns", winner of five Geminis, alongside Elisha Cuthbert and Colm Feore.
Bent's success in film has also been burgeoning. His film credits include starring opposite Mark Wahlberg and Andrè 3000 in the John Singleton film "Four Brothers" and "Take the Lead" with Antonio Banderas and Alfre Woodard. Bent also co-starred in the smash horror films "Saw II" and "Saw III" and as the lead character in "Saw IV", which opened at #1 in the box office, grossing over $100 million worldwide. He has also appeared in "Mother's Day" with Rebecca De Mornay, Shawn Ashmore and Jaime King, "Honey" alongside Jessica Alba, "Crime Spree" with Gerard Depardieu and "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" based on the New York Times Bestseller by Terry McMillan, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ving Rhames and Mekhi Phifer. Furthermore, Bent starred in director Michael Mabbott's critically acclaimed debut feature film, "The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico," which premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, winning the award for Best First Canadian Feature Film. Most recently, Bent co-starred in "Home Again", the Official Selection of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and winner of the festival choice award by the British Academy of Film and Television Art's Festival.
Most recently, Bent completed filming the BET/CBC mini-series "Book of Negroes" based on Lawrence Hill's best-selling novel, opposite Louis Gosset Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., and Aunjanue Ellis. The project from Conquering Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment and Entertainment One Television will air on BET Networks in the U.S. and CBC in Canada.
Bent is also as passionate about sports as he is about acting. He is an avid golfer and enjoys playing basketball, baseball, and soccer, and is no stranger to his kitchen.
CARL ANTHONY PAYNE II studied at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Music & Art and Performing Arts, New York, and Howard University. He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable's best friend, Cock-roach on The Cosby Show and the dimwitted Cole Brown on Martin. A veteran of New York's professional children's theatre scene, Payne made a relatively smooth transition to young adult roles on the small screen. Payne has appeared in more than 35 commercials and has made guest appearances on several dramatic series. Payne isa also known for his singing, including the theme song to the newer "Martin" episodes. He was aa recurring character on "Under One Roof."
Carl resides in Los Angeles, Ca. and participates in various stage plays such as, Lord All Men Can't Be Dogs, Cheaters and Men, Money & Golddiggers, and There's A Stranger In My House. Carl is also working on numerous independent comedy projects such as Like Swirl, featuring Anthony Shaw and Rizzo Gray from the series Entourage.
WENDY RAQUEL ROBINSON was born in Los Angeles. She attended Howard University earning a Bachelor Of Fine Arts in Drama. She made her sting debut in 1993 on an episode of Martin. That same year guest starred on episodes of Thea and The Sinbad Show. IN 1995, Robinson co-starred on the NBC sitcom Minor Adjustments. The following year she won the role of Regina Grier in the sitcom The Steve Harvey Show which aired for six seasons on teh WB Television Network.
After the series concluded in 2002, she appeared on the comedy series Cedric The Entertainer Presents. Robinson also made guest appearances on The Parkers, All of Us, and The New Adventures Of Old Christine. In 2006, Robinson began portraying the role of Tasha Mack, in the sitcom The Game. Which has recently rebooted and slated to air early 2022.
Robinson has also appeared in several films including The Walking Dead, followed by roles in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Ringmaster (1998), Two Can Play That Game (2001), Rebound (2005) and "Boy Bye" (2016).
MC LYTE was one of the first female rappers to point out the sexism and misogyny that often runs rampant in hip-hop, often taking the subject head on lyrically in her songs and helping open the door for such future artists as Queen Latifah and M Its Elliott. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lyte been rhyming at then Aage of 12, which eventually led to a single, "I Cram to Understand U," which led to a recording contract with the First Priority label. She is the voice for the BET Awards Annually, Grammy's and more. She has appeared on several TV shows, including such comedies as Moesha and In the House, plus crime drama New York Undercover. Late has also put aside time to become active in several social projects/organizations, including anti-violence campaigns, Rock the Vote, nd AIDS benefits. Currently she is starring and producing in the Bentley Evans Sitcom "Partner's In Rhyme" slated to air November 2021.
Jessica Lauren Jarrell is an American Pop- R&B singer/actress/model.
The new music marks a departure from teen pop where Jessica had early success with tracks like the Bieber collab, "Overboard" and "Key to My Heart" (The Back Up Plan Soundtrack). Jessica has made an impact with independent Urban AC releases like "Getting Right" and video releases like "Gravity" and the visually stunning, "Goldblooded" each scoring millions of views on YouTube (see YouTube/JessicaJarrell) and accolades from press outlets including Billboard, Rap Up,Perez Hilton, BET, Playboy.com and others.
Ahnya became a "Kidz Bop" Kid in 2017. She is an actor originally from Reading, Pennsylvania.
Ahnya is also a recording artist who writes and performs her own original music, and was previously a "KIDZ BOP" kid from age 12 to 14.
Isaiah Morgan, is a triple threat actor, singer, & dancer. Began his acting career working on commercials, film, tv guest star appearances, and theater. Working alongside Ariana Grande, Jordan Fisher, Sabrina Carpenter, Cuba Gooding Jr, & Ben Vereen has given him great experience at a young age. He has performed on stage with Justin Bieber as a featured child dancer on his Purpose Tour. At the age of 10 He landed a 3 year contact to be a member of the largest kids music brand "Kidz Bop" where he toured the world under the promotion of Live Nation. He most recently can be seen on guest star roles on Disney Channel's "Just Roll With It" & the highly anticipated new Nickelodeon tv show "That Girl Lay Lay".
Since his breakout role in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Sanchez has become a reliable, eclectic performer in a variety of roles and platforms over the years. Roberto has shown his phenomenal range as an actor by portraying duel roles as "Larry/Lola" (a cross-dressing singer), in the stage production of HOLLYWOOD & LEVINE. Roberto also received "Rave Reviews" for his portrayal of "Rooftop" (a role previously played by Laurence Fishburne in L.A.) in Gloria Gifford's stage adaptation of OUR LADY OF 121st STREET, also in L.A. Sanchez, was the first "non-African American" to play "Rooftop" in Stephen Adley Guirgu's play. Roberto also landed the much coveted role of the "Intellectual/Scholar" Paul Verall, in Garson Kanin's stage play, BORN YESTERDAY, also performed in Los Angeles.
In TV and Film, Sanchez has also shown that he can transform himself into a variety of different characters. From the "Nerdy" psychologist, Don Mcpherson in CBS's WITHOUT A TRACE, to his recurring turn as the "Commandeering" Swat Commander in NBC's THE NIGHT SHIFT or even as the "Ruthless Gang Leader", Baron Salva in CBS's TRAINING DAY, opposite the late, Bill Paxton.
The 2015 IMAGEN AWARD NOMINEE (Sanchez was nominated for an Imagen Award for his exceptional performance in the film, LAKE LOS ANGELES), has been considered somewhat of a "closer" as of late with 3 straight season finales. Roberto has come in to close out shows like Hulu's SHUT EYE, USA Network's QUEEN OF THE SOUTH and then NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU!
Roberto recently wrote, directed and starred in the multi-award winning film, THE TERMS OF US. Critics have praised the film as "An inspiring film that goes deep into the heart" - Top Shorts, "Sanchez makes a remarkably intelligent and assured directorial debut" - Herald De Paris and "The Terms of Us is a little film with a giant punch" - Dr. Ron Show.
DORIEN WILSON is a veteran television actor. He is best known for his role was Professor Stanley Oglevee on the UPN sitcom The Parkers. Other roles include talk show host Eddie Charles on HBO's Dream on and his recurring role as Terrence on Sister, Sister. He also co-starred in House Party 4 in 2000 and also had a small role as a doctor in 2004 movie You Got Served. He also plays dWarrington Steele, on The Steve Harvey Show, and Co-starred alongside Sherman Hemsley on teh short-lived sitcom Goode Behavior. He appeared in Disney Channel's hit show That's so Raven was Mad Money Mitch with the Mighty Mega Mix, Mad Megina on the Spanish Station, and Mad Money Mitch with the Good Ole' Country Hits.
He has also appeared on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air as Juggles, he appeared on teh sitcom Martin as a theatre producer, and made couple of appearances as a pastor on the sitcom Living Single. He also had ran appearance in Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Cassi Davis high school's love interest.