Forest Whitaker

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Forest Whitaker
Birth name Forest Steven Whitaker
Born July 15, 1961 in Longview, Texas, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Twilight Zone (2002) Host 2002–2003 1
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Sam Cooper 2011 1
Godfather of Harlem Bumpy Johnson 2019–  1

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Shield Jon Kavanaugh 2006–2007 5 6

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Hill Street Blues Floyd Green 5x07 - Blues for Mr. Green November 15, 1984
Diff'rent Strokes Herman 8x03 - Bully for Arnold October 4, 1985
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host 32x13 - Forest Whitaker/Keith Urban February 10, 2007
Criminal Minds Sam Cooper 5x18 - The Fight April 7, 2010

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Enemy Within Col. Mac Casey August 20, 1994 HBO Original Movie

Talk Show Appearances


Series Produced

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
The Twilight Zone (2002) 2002 –2003 Consulting Producer 1
Godfather of Harlem 2019 –  Executive Producer 1

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 2 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (2007)
The Last King of Scotland

Academy Awards

  • Won: Best Actor (2007)
The Last King of Scotland