Actor, Writer and Entrepreneur

Born in the South Bronx and raised in Harlem, Malik Yoba offers almost three decades of commitment to the arts and his credits include over fifty films and more than a dozen roles in network/cable television series. His debut in Disney’s Cool Runnings and his performance as NYPD Detective J.C. Williams in the ground breaking police drama, New York Undercover, catapulted Malik into the fabric of American culture. He recently premiered his musical auto-biography, Harlem to Hollywood at the Apollo theater with his cowriter/director, and Broadway veteran, Kevin Ramsey. The show features Yoba’s original music and extensive character work as he brings over 20 personalities to life. This spring, the newly accredited real estate developer with projects in NYC and Baltimore can be seen opposite Jill Scott in The First Wives Club (BET) and later in the year in a re-launch of New York Undercover.