That Guy Actor of the Week: Carl Lumbly

Don’t you love it when you see a guy in some random movie from 1990 only to see his face pop up more and more over the years?  I first saw Carl Lumbly as a perspective tenant in the movie Pacific Heights.

He had a very small role in that movie but has a quality that for some reason stuck with me.  And ever since that time I’ve seen Lumbly pop up from time to time in a movie or a television show.   He had a pretty nice run in the 90s and now he’s doing mostly television.

Personally I liked him best in the movie Men of Honor.  He also does a lot of voice over work.  Here’s to you Carl.

A Clip of Carl after the jump…


He definitely has a cool voice.

  • Jake


  • Hamburglar


  • Laura

    DIXON! I miss Alias.

  • Yvonne

    The scene between Dixon and Sydney where he finds out the truth about SD6 is still one of the best acting moments on TV for me.

  • Penny Sautereau-Fife

    This is the SECOND time in two months I’ve seen a “let’s honor Carl Lumbly as an awesome THAT GUY!” piece that COMPLETELY misses the role he’ll likely be most remembered for; J’Onn J’Onnz, the Martian Manhunter. Even people who’ve never seen Carl’s face know his voice.