Malik Yoba Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Drugs, Trans, Movies, TV Shows

Malik Yoba is an American actor and occasional singer best known for his roles as NYPD Detective J. C. Williams on Fox’s New York Undercover and as Yul Brenner in Cool Runnings.

Malik Yoba Profile

Malik Yoba is an American actor and occasional singer best known for his roles as NYPD Detective J. C. Williams on Fox’s New York Undercover and as Yul Brenner in Cool Runnings. He also played former FBI Special Agent Bill Harken on the Syfy drama Alphas, Jim Hudson in Revolution, and Vernon Turner in Empire.

Malik Yoba Age

Yoba is 54 years old as of 2021. He was born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba on 17 September 1967 in Bronx, New York, United States.

Malik Yoba Family

Yoba, the fourth of six children, was born in the Bronx, New York, to Mahmoudah Young (née Lanier) and Abdullah Yoba.

Malik Yoba Husband

Yoba is married to actress Cat Wilson. The couple married in 2003. He has two daughters, Pria and Dena, and one son, Josiah.

Malik Yoba Net Worth

Yoba has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.

Malik Yoba Drugs

Yoba is denying rumors that he was fired from the hit show because he was addicted to drugs – and he’s getting an apology from the person who started the rumor in the first place. Malik appeared on TMZ Live to clear the air, telling us that he spent money to track down the blogger responsible for the false report, which unfortunately spread like wildfire on the Internet. He assured us that he has never struggled with substance abuse, a claim he says anyone he’s ever worked with would back up. In fact, Malik explained how “Empire” creator Lee Daniels stood by him when the rumor began to circulate.

Quick Facts About Malik Yoba

Full Name Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba
Age 54 years old
Nationality American
Spouse Cat Wilson
Net Worth $3 Million

Malik Yoba Trans

Yoba took to social media to announce his participation in the National Trans Visibility March in Washington, D.C., and publicly admitted he is attracted to pre-operative trans women, despite his heterosexuality. Trans activist Mariah Lopez Ebony has since claimed that Mr. Yoba engaged in inappropriate paid sexual activity with her when she was a minor. Though Mr. Yoba denies the allegation, as a result of the media frenzy surrounding the controversial accusation, Yoba was removed from his position as spokesman for Phi Beta Sigma, a mentoring organization that focuses on “pre-teen and teen-aged males” through social, cultural, and educational enrichment.

Malik Yoba New York Undercover

Yoba first appeared on the popular FOX police drama series New York Undercover in 1994, opposite Michael DeLorenzo. Yoba and DeLorenzo made television history as the series was the first to feature two people of color in starring roles on American television. Yoba’s performance on New York Undercover earned him three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series in a row (in 1996, 1997, and 1998).

Malik Yoba Photo
Malik Yoba Photo

Yoba was a detective. Julius Clarence “J.C.” Williams: J.C. is a Fourth Precinct African-American detective. Gregory is his son, whom he fathered as a teenager with his then-girlfriend Chantal Tierney. Eddie Torres, his partner, is his closest friend. J.C. is the only character who appears in every one of the 89 episodes. In January 1998, the series returned with a new cast for its fourth and final season. Subplots delved into the characters’ personal lives, such as Det. Williams struggles to raise his young son. Torres and McNamara are killed by a gang of bank robbers in the third-season finale.

Malik Yoba Empire

Yoba portrays Vernon Turner on Fox’s TV series, Empire. Vernon Turner appeared as a main character in the first season of FOX’s Empire. He was Lucious Lyon’s business partner and longtime friend, and he was the chairman of Empire Entertainment. In the season finale, Rhonda Lyon accidentally killed him in an attempt to protect her husband, Andre Lyon.

Malik Yoba TV Shows

  • 2020 – Terror Lake Drive
  • 2019 – First Wives Club
  • 2018 – Seven Seconds
  • 2018 – Gotham – Major Rodney Harlan
  • 2018 – The Last O.G.
  • 2018 – God Friended Me
  • 2016–17 – Designated Survivor – Jason Atwood
  • 2016 – Justice By Any Means
  • 2015 – Empire
  • 2015 – Limitless
  • 2015 – Blue Bloods
  • 2013 – Revolution
  • 2013 – The Glades
  • 2013 – The Good Wife
  • 2012 – Person of Interest
  • 2012 – NYC 22
  • 2011–12 – Alphas
  • 2011 – The Celibate Nympho Chronicles: The Web Series
  • 2011 – Nikita
  • 2010 – Justified
  • 2009 – Defying Gravity
  • 2008 – CSI: Miami
  • 2007 – Raines
  • 2006 – Thief
  • 2006 – That’s So Raven
  • 2004 – The Days – Gib Taylor
  • 2004 – Arrested Development
  • 2003–07 – Girlfriends

Malik Yoba Movies

  • 2019 – Awake
  • 2019 – Unicorns
  • 2019 – New York Undercover
  • 2018 – Faith Under Fire
  • 2018 – Take Point
  • 2017 – Dope Fiend
  • 2017 – ‘Til Death Do Us Part
  • 2016 – Paradox –
  • 2016 – Restored Me
  • 2016 – Where Hearts Lie
  • 2016 – Bad Dad Rehab
  • 2016 – Of Sentimental Value
  • 2016 – My B.F.F.
  • 2015 – Brotherly Love
  • 2015 – Hood
  • 2015 – Lucky Girl
  • 2014 – Turks & Caicos
  • 2014 – Men, Money & Gold Diggers
  • 2014 – The Assault
  • 2014 – Other Plans
  • 2013 – Betty & Coretta
  • 2013 – Caught on Tape
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