DENNIS HAYSBERT (Kale) is a
familiar face to both film and television audiences. This year, he earned a
Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of President David Palmer on the
Fox Network's groundbreaking drama series "24." Currently in his
second season on the show, Haysbert also received an NAACP Image Award
nomination, and shared with the cast in a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination
for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
On the big screen, Haysbert was most
recently seen in Todd Haynes' award-winning drama "Far From Heaven,"
with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. He also starred in "Love &
Basketball," and is known to film audiences for his portrayal of Pedro
Cerrano in all three of the "Major League" baseball comedies. His
other film credits include the independent film "What's Cooking?,"
Sydney Pollack's "Random Hearts," the sci-fi thriller "The
Thirteenth Floor," Clint Eastwood's "Absolute Power," Forest
Whitaker's "Waiting to Exhale," Michael Mann's "Heat,"
"Suture," "Love Field," starring Michelle Pfeiffer, and
Born and raised in California, Haysbert
began his acting career when he landed a guest role on the Emmy-winning episode
of "Lou Grant" that also featured Jesse Jackson. His subsequent
television work includes a starring role on the series "Now and
Again," as well as such longform projects as "Queen" and
"Return to Lonesome Dove."
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