Birth Name: Dennis Haysbert
Birth Place: San Mateo, California, USA
Born on June 2, 1954 in San Mateo, CA, Dennis Haysbert was raised by his father, Charles, a sheriff's deputy, and his mother, Gladys, a homemaker. Though his large frame and height made him a natural for a variety of sports and led to athletic scholarship offers, he instead chose to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the alma mater of such heavyweights as Robert Redford and Danny DeVito. Haysbert's professional career began in episodic television via appearances on such popular shows as "Lou Grant" (CBS, 1977-1982), "Laverne & Shirley" (ABC, 1976-1983), "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) and "Magnum, P.I." (CBS, 1980-88). He moved up to regular and recurring roles on several s...
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