|Born||May 15, 1974|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Russell Hornsby (born May 15, 1974) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Edward "Eddie" Sutton on ABC Family's Lincoln Heights, as Luke on the HBO drama In Treatment, as Detective Hank Griffin on the NBC series Grimm, and as Lyons in the movie Fences. He also played Carl Gatewood in the Showtime TV series The Affair.
Early life and education
Hornsby was born in San Francisco, California. He was a football player at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, California. He auditioned for a spring musical and got the role of the Scarecrow in The Wiz. After that, he became very interested in theatre and acting and was highly involved with the rest of the school theatrical productions. After graduating, he studied theater at Boston University, from which he graduated with a degree in performance. After graduation, Hornsby continued his studies at the British American Drama Academy.
After finishing his studies at Oxford, Hornsby moved to New York City and was subsequently cast in leading roles in Off Broadway productions of To Kill a Mockingbird (as Atticus Finch), Joe Louis Blues, and Six Degrees of Separation (as Paul). In the late 1990s, he decided to move to Los Angeles in order to transition into television and film. He has appeared in several different television productions including appearing in recurring roles in Haunted as Detective Marcus Bradshaw and Gideon's Crossing as Chief Resident Dr. Aaron Boise. His other television credits include Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, and In Justice among others. He also played running back Leon Taylor in ESPN's drama series Playmakers. On the big screen, he has appeared in such films as After the Sunset, Big Fat Liar, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Keep the Faith, Baby, Meet the Parents, and Stuck among others. In 2000, Hornsby appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Jitney for which he won a Drama Desk Award and an Obie Award.
He starred in the NBC fantasy drama Grimm from 2011 to 2017. In 2018, he played Isaiah Butler in the Netflix crime drama Seven Seconds. That same year, Hornsby joined the cast of the movie Creed II.
In 2021, he went on to star in the Starz crime drama television series BMF, with costars Eric Kofi-Abrefa, Da'Vinchi and Demetrius Flenory Jr., who played Demetrius Flenory Sr.
|2000||Meet the Parents||Late Night Courier (Right Bag)|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Marcus Duncan|
|Milk and Honey||Isaiah||Short|
|2004||The Male Groupie||Blase' skippy||Short|
|After the Sunset||Jean Paul|
|Get Rich or Die Tryin'||Odell|
|Something New||Dr. Borcklond|
|2008||Dear Me||He||Video Short|
|2016||The Breaks||Sampson King|
|The Hate U Give||Maverick 'Mav' Carter|
|Creed II||Buddy Marcelle|
|2022||Last Seen Alive||Detective Paterson|
|TBA||The Supremes At Earl's All-You-Can-Eat||Filming|
|1993||Bill Nye the Science Guy||Food Truck Assistant||Episode: “Digestion”|
|1999||Law & Order||Danny Ruiz||Episode: "Marathon"|
|2000||Wonderland||Hospital Receptionist||Episode: "20/20 Hindsight"|
|2000–01||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Aaron Boies||Main cast|
|2002||Haunted||Marcus Bradshaw||Main cast|
|Keep the Faith, Baby||Joe Schiller||TV movie|
|2003||Girlfriends||Antoine Childs||Episode: "The Wedding"|
|Playmakers||Leon Taylor||Main cast|
|2004||Century City||Mr. Skobel||Episode: "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Lose"|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Digby Owens||Episode: "The Self-Destruct Button"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Alvin Dutch||Episode: "Storm"|
|2006||In Justice||Luther Cain||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007–09||Lincoln Heights||Edward "Eddie" Sutton||Main cast|
|2008||Fear Itself||Sergeant Wiliams||Episode: "Eater"|
|2009||In Treatment||Luke||Recurring cast (season 2)|
|2010||The Good Wife||Dr. Shawn Wesley||Episode: "Painkiller"|
|2011||FutureStates||Kaya Guidry||Episode: "Remigration"|
|Shameless||Tony's Partner||Episode: "Daddyz Girl" & "Father Frank, Full of Grace"|
|2011–15||Suits||Quentin Sainz||Episode: "Dirty Little Secrets" & "Faith"|
|2011–17||Grimm||Detective Hank Griffin||Main cast|
|2017||The Breaks||Sampson King||Episode: "It's Just Begun"|
|2018||Seven Seconds||Isaiah Butler||Main cast|
|2018–19||The Affair||Carl Gatewood||Recurring cast (season 4-5)|
|2019||Proven Innocent||Ezekiel "EZ" Boudreau||Main cast|
|2020||Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector||Lincoln Rhyme||Main cast|
|2021||Aftershock||CO||Episode: "Chapter 8: Hell of a night for..."|
|Black Mafia Family||Charles Flenory||Main cast|
|Lost in Space||Grant Kelly||Recurring cast (season 3)|
|2008||Army of Two||Tyson Rios|
|2009||Terminator Salvation||Rogers, Resistance Soldier|
- ^ ABC Biography
- ^ Internet Broadway Database
- ^ Anderson, Nellie (November 17, 2016). "'Seven Seconds': Russel Hornsby, Raul Castillo & Zackary Momoh Cast in Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
- ^ McNary, Dave (April 2, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Russel Hornsby Joins 'Creed' Sequel". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
- ^ Cushman, Scott (November 12, 2021). "Russell Hornsby on How 'BMF' Brings Deep Level Authenticity". www.tvinsider.com. TVInsider. Retrieved May 9, 2022.