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Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Haysbert has captured the attention of audiences and critics alike with his portrayal of President David Palmer on FOX’s hit series 24 for which he received his first Golden Globe Nomination. Haysbert was most recently heard on the big screen lending his distinctive voice opposite Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer in Dream Works’ animated film Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. He recently starred opposite Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes’ critically acclaimed Far From Heaven. His other film credits include Spike Lee’s Love and Basketball opposite Omar Epps, Absolute Power, opposite Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman, Love Field, opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Major League, as Pedro Cerrano, Heat, with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Random Hearts, What’s Cooking, Waiting to Exhale, The Thirteenth Floor, Navy Seals, and Suture. Haysbert also appeared on the small screen in the critically acclaimed CBS series Now and Again. Born and raised in California, Haysbert started acting when he won his first television role on the Emmy-winning episode of Lou Grant, which co-starred Jesse Jackson. He is very active in the fight against AIDS and in 2000, he was the spokesperson for the Harlem Health Expo “Break the Silence” and is the spokesperson for the National Leadership Commission on AIDS. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Dennis Haysbert