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Dwayne L. Barnes

Dwayne Barnes was born and reared in Detroit, Michigan where he witnessed some of life's harsh realities, which has consequently affected and transformed him as an artist and human being. In his senior year in high school, Barnes, voted "Most Likely to Succeed," won a citywide acting competition and was awarded a scholarship to attend Eastern Michigan University. However, after a few years of collegiate life, Barnes heard the call of his destiny and chose to immediately set his sights on moving to Los Angeles and stardom. Not just an actor, Barnes is also blessed with vocal talent and just two years after moving to Los Angeles, his performance in Robert Townsend's, "The Five Heartbeats: The Musical," was nominated BEST ACTOR for an NAACP Theater Award. Barnes also starred in the musicals, "Letters from Nam", which was written and produced by Emmy award-winning director, Paris Barclay, and "Dorian," which The Denver Daily New said, Barnes "gave a knockout performance." Barnes' musical talents also led to a contract with Capitol Records, where he recorded an album with the group H20. The group disbanded before the album was released. Barnes has guest-starred in over 30 different episodic shows, including such hit shows as C.S.I., E.R., and Cold Case. Other network guest appearances include, "Without a Trace", "Angel", "Judging Amy", "Numbers", "The Shield" and "Six Feet Under." Following in the shoes of such greats as, Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry (Jungle Fever) and Chris Rock (New Jack City), Barnes' haunting portrayal of the cheeseburger loving crack addict in the urban classic Menace II Society has garnered him critical acclaim throughout Hollywood.

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Nov 26, 1970 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Baywatch 1989-04-23
Latest Project:
Series The Mentalist 2008-09-23
Known For
Poster of The Mentalist
Poster of Parental Guidance
Poster of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Poster of JAG
Series The Mentalist Jayden Flower 2008-09-23
Series Saving Grace Unknown 2007-07-23
Movie The Flock Vincent Dennison 2007-08-04
Series Weeds Cecil 2005-08-07
Series Related Unknown 2005-10-05
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
Series Without a Trace Andre Jones 2002-09-26
Movie Parental Guidance Rashaan 2002-06-12
Series The Division Unknown 2001-01-07
Series Six Feet Under Unknown 2001-06-03
Series Son of the Beach Unknown 2000-03-15
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gene Jacobs 2000-10-06
Series Angel Lester 1999-10-05
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Bad Trip 1999-10-07
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series JAG Saunders 1995-09-23
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series NYPD Blue Rodney 1993-09-21
Movie Menace II Society Basehead 1993-05-26
Series Baywatch Carter 1989-04-23