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Mike Randal Colter is an American actor best known for his role as the titular character in Netflix's superhero series Luke Cage.

BiographyEdit

Colter was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 26, 1976. However, he instead grew up in St. Matthews, South Carolina. He graduated from Calhoun County High School, after which he spent a year at Benedict College. Colter then transferred to the University of South Carolina, where he received a bachelor's degree in theater in 1999. He later obtained an MFA degree in acting from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. Colter starred in the film Million Dollar Baby, in which he portrayed boxer Big Willie Little. He has also guest-starred on the TV shows Law & Order: Trial By Jury, The Good Wife, ER, The Parkers, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Criminal Minds, as well as several made-for-TV movies. His cousin is fellow actress Viola Davis.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Colter portrayed Long Distance Serial Killer Colin Bramwell, an ex-sniper for the South African special forces hired to kill a woman, in the Season Nine episode Final Shot.

FilmographyEdit

  • Luke Cage (2016-present) as Luke Cage (15 episodes)
  • Agent X (2015) as Miles Lathem (10 episodes)
  • Jessica Jones (2015) as Luke Cage (7 episodes)
  • The Good Wife (2010-2015) as Lemond Bishop (21 episodes)
  • The Following (2013-2015) as Agent Nick Donovan (8 episodes)
  • America Is Still the Place (2015) as Charlie Walker
  • Halo: Nightfall (2014) as Locke (5 episodes)
  • American Horror Story (2013-2014) as David (3 episodes)
  • Criminal Minds - Final Shot (2013) TV episode - Colin Bramwell
  • The Surgeon General (2013) as Dr. McCallan
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012) as Mike - DEVGRU
  • Men in Black 3 (2012) as Colonel
  • Ringer (2011-2012) as Malcolm Ward (16 episodes)
  • Blue Bloods (2011) as Cliff Reacher
  • Salt (2010) as CIA Tactical Leader
  • Royal Pains (2010) as Officer Tanner
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2009) as Joseph Serumaga/Samuel Mbazzi
  • Taking Chance (2009) as MGySgt Demetry
  • Solving Charlie (2009) as Jack Dash
  • And Then Came Love (2007) as Yuppie Paul
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2007) as Dave Oldren
  • Silver Bells (2005) as Bill
  • Brooklyn Lobster (2005) as Jamal
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) as Officer Billy Tolbert
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004) as Big Willie Little
  • The Parkers (2002) as Lamar
  • ER (2002) as Watts

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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