Dennis Haysbert is a television and American Film actor. He is known of portraying the baseball player, Pedro Cerrano when he played Major League film. He is Sergeant Major Jonas Blane at the Drama Series known as The Unit. He is a figure in the AllState Insurance commercials.
Dennis Haysbert was born to Gladys who was a housecleaner and a homemaker and his father was a security guard on airline and deputy sheriff. He was born with 9 children and he was the eighth. He has two sisters and 6 brothers. His parents came from Louisiana and they were Baptist. When he finished high school, he was tall and many schools offered her athletic scholarship but she decided to go to acting school in American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a father of two but he is divorced. He was a husband to Elena Simms and Lynn Griffith. His marriage to Lynn Griffith was from 1989 and they got divorce in 2001. His marriage to Elena Simms was from 1980 to 1984. His children with Lynn Griffith are Katharine Haysbert and Charles Haysbert. He played on the defensive end with his high school football team. He graduated from American Academy of Dramatic Arts or AADA. He is a certified diver in Deep Sea with Secrets of Pearl Harbor. In 2009, he said that he wants to start a documentary production, film and TV company.
Dennis Haysbert is an American actor and he has a net worth of 12 million. He is famous from playing President David Plamer at 24 or Sergeant Major Jonas Blane with The Unit. He got a nomination at Golden Globe for his performance when he played as president and he said that his character may have influenced the nomination of Barack Obama. He is a spokesperson with AllState Insurance and he appears on the TV most of the time where he is known to ask people if they think that they are in good hands. Other accredited films that he played are the Return to Lonesome Dove, The Unit, Now and Again, Growing Pains, Wreck it Ralph, Kungu Fu Panda 2, Jarhead, Love & Basketball and Major League II.
Since 1979, he acted on the television role and he started as a guest role at The White Shadow. He played in different roles like in Buck Rogers, The Incredible Hulk, The A Team, Dallas, Night Court, Laverne and Shirley and Lou Grant.
In addition of the acting, Dennis Haysbert was known to give his voice to many movies. He played as voice work on different video games such as Irving Lambert with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. He is a narrator at Call of Duty: Finest Hour and he is a voice of David Palmer with 24: The Game.
He played, The Color of Freedom as Nelson Mandela in South Africa: Cape Town. He said that he was nervous about playing role and he was about to refuse it. He said that he lost his confidence for some time because he thought he was not worthy to play the role especially because Mandela is one of his heroes.
|2 Jun, 1954
|United States of America
|American Academy of Dramatic Arts
|Net Worth 2021: