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Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Television Actor
Television Director

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
My Word Is My Bond; Integrity Is All You Have.

Birthplace

Born:
8/18/1970
Birth Location:
Jersey City, New Jersey

Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Television Actor
Television Director

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Pizza
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
My Word Is My Bond; Integrity Is All You Have.

Birthplace

Born:
8/18/1970
Birth Location:
Jersey City
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Biography

Television actor and television director Malcolm-Jamal Warner was born on August 18, 1970 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Warner was raised by his mother, Pamela Warner, in California where he became interested in acting at the age of nine. He attended Angelus Mesa Elementary School in Los Angeles, California and he graduated from the Professional Children’s School in New York City in 1988.

In 1982, Warner was cast as Johnny Randolph on an episode of Matt Houston, and in 1983 he was cast as Lucas Boyd on an episode of Fame entitled Ending on a High Note. In 1984, Warner was cast as Theodore Huxtable on The Cosby Show . In addition to being nominated for a prime-time Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a comedy series, Warner also won two Young Actor Awards for his role as Theodore Huxtable. He also provided the soundtrack for the 1986 season and directed five episodes of The Cosby Show, including the reunion show. Throughout the 1980s, Warner appeared in several television series and television specials including an ABC afterschool special entitled A Desperate Exit and The Father Clements Story In 1989, he authored Theo and Me Get into The Groove. Warner continued to work in television and film during the 1990s as a producer and director. He directed music videos for the R&B group, New Edition. During 1992, he directed a documentary entitled The Truth About You and Me and AIDS. The same year, Warner starred in his own sitcom entitled Here and Now. He appeared in the HBO films The Tuskegee Airmen as well as Tyson, and the feature film Drop Zone with Wesley Snipes. Warner also produced an animated educational series entitled The Magic School Bus. From 1996 through 2000, Warner co-starred as Malcolm McGhee on the sitcom, Malcolm & Eddie. He directed over a dozen episodes and served as show supervisor in 1997.

From 2002-2006 Warner was cast in various television productions including Lyric Café, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam ,Jeremiah and Dexter. In 2007, Warner showcased his musical and spoken word talents by releasing his debut EP The Miles Long Mixtape.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 2, 2008.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes his mother's personality
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  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls moving to Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers his home in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes Angeles Mesa Elementary School in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers his neighbors in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about moving to the Baldwin Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 16 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls his early influences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls his busing experience at Coliseum Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about his early interest in acting
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls his acting experiences at the Inglewood Playhouse in Inglewood, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers his high school experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes the challenges he faced as a child star
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about auditioning for 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls his screen test for 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes his mother's home cooking business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls his move to New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about enrolling at the Professional Children's School in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers filming the pilot for 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes Bill Cosby's vision for 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about his relationship with his co-stars on 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls Bill Cosby's influence on 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers his relationship with his mother as a teenager
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes the addition of Sabrina Le Beauf to 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes Raven-Symone's debut on 'The Cosby Show'
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  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner recalls changes in the later seasons of 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers his mother's role as his manager
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about the differences between actors on the East Coast and West Coast
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers the final season of 'The Cosby Show'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes 'A Different World'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about the television show 'Here and Now'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers the death of Ennis Cosby
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about his film career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes the quality of black sitcoms
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner remembers starring on 'Malcolm and Eddie'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes the start of his music career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner talks about his plans for the future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner reflects upon his legacy
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  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Malcolm-Jamal Warner describes his hopes for the African American community