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Birth Name(s) : Malik Yoba Date of Birth: September 17, 1967
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Profession: Actor
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Malik Yoba is a familiar face on screen and television and won the NAACP's 1996 Image Award for Outstanding Actor. His feature film credits include the hit Jamaican bobsled team comedy Cool Runnings* with John Candy, and the acclaimed Copland with Robert DeNiro and Sylvester Stallone. He also starred in the independent feature A Woman Like That.
Yoba is perhaps best recognized as the charismatic and caring Harlem detective on Fox's hit show, New York Undercover. His other television credits include Law & Order and Where I Live.

A native New Yorker, he was cited by The New York Times Magazine in 1996 as one of thirty promising artists under the age of thirty. Among his other awards are the McDonald's National Black History Markers of Tomorrow, the National Conference of Black Mayors and Hale House. In addition to his successes in acting and youth activism, Yoba also recently opened the Soul Cafe, a restaurant in midtown Manhattan.
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Malik Yoba (born September 17, 1967) is an American actor and occasional singer. He is known for his role as the star of the popular Fox Television police drama New York Undercover from 1994 to 1998, and has also appeared in films such as Cool Runnings and Criminal. He has made appearances on the Fox television series Arrested Development as Ice, a bounty hunter and party planner. He has also been a recurring character, Brock Harris, on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. Yoba also appeared in the FX Networks crime drama Thief. In 2007, he appeared in NBC's crime drama Raines alongside Jeff Goldblum.

Yoba, the fourth of six children, was born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba in Bronx, New York, the son of Mahmoudah Young (née Lanier) and Abdullah Yoba. Yoba was born a Muslim and is now "Theoretically... a Christian" and "philosophically... a Buddhist".
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