Dennis Haysbert

Dennis Dexter Haysbert (born June 2, 1954) is an American film and television actor. He is known for portraying baseball player Pedro Cerrano in the Major League film trilogy, President David Palmer on the American television series 24, and Sergeant Major Jonas Blane on the drama series The Unit, as well as his work in commercials for Allstate Insurance. He is also known for his authoritative, bass voice.

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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

Heat (1995)

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Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert De Niro  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jon Voight

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Robert De Niro  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jon Voight

Absolute Power (1997)

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

Far from Heaven (2002)

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Patricia Clarkson

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Patricia Clarkson

Jarhead (2005)

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Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Scott MacDonald  •  Lucas Black

Love & Basketball (2000)

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Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Major League (1989)

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When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate—but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Margaret Whitton

When Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her deceased husband, she's determined to move the team to a warmer climate—but only a losing season will make that possible, which should be easy given the misfits she's hired. Rachel is sure her dream will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Margaret Whitton

Major League II (1994)

After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Cleveland Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! However, they first have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Tom Berenger  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dennis Haysbert

After losing in the ALCS the year before, the Cleveland Indians are determined to make it into the World Series this time! However, they first have to contend with Rachel Phelps again when she buys back the team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David S. Ward
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Tom Berenger  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dennis Haysbert

Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has an ulterior motive to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Warren
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Takaaki Ishibashi

At the behest of Roger Dorn -- the Minnesota Twins' silver-tongued new owner -- washed-up minor league hurler Gus Cantrell steps up to the plate to take over as skipper of the club's hapless farm team. But little does he know that Dorn has an ulterior motive to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Warren
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Takaaki Ishibashi

Mr. Baseball (1992)

Jack Elliot, a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees is now on the down side of his baseball career. With a falling batting average, does he have one good year left and can the manager of the Chunichi Dragons, a Japanese Central baseball league find it in him?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Ken Takakura  •  Aya Takanashi  •  Toshi Shioya

Jack Elliot, a one-time MVP for the New York Yankees is now on the down side of his baseball career. With a falling batting average, does he have one good year left and can the manager of the Chunichi Dragons, a Japanese Central baseball league find it in him?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Ken Takakura  •  Aya Takanashi  •  Toshi Shioya

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Jaime King  •  Rosario Dawson

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Jaime King  •  Rosario Dawson

The Minus Man (1999)

When the quiet and amiable Vann Siegert drifts into town, no one suspects the evil that lies beneath the surface. Despite his easy charm, Vann is merely a reflection of what those he encounters want him to be. As locals start to disappear, it becomes apparent that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hampton Fancher
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Brian Cox  •  Sheryl Crow  •  Dwight Yoakam

When the quiet and amiable Vann Siegert drifts into town, no one suspects the evil that lies beneath the surface. Despite his easy charm, Vann is merely a reflection of what those he encounters want him to be. As locals start to disappear, it becomes apparent that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hampton Fancher
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Brian Cox  •  Sheryl Crow  •  Dwight Yoakam

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined to find a better way to breathe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Angela Bassett  •  Loretta Devine  •  Lela Rochon

Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined to find a better way to breathe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Forest Whitaker
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Angela Bassett  •  Loretta Devine  •  Lela Rochon

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Johnson  •  Patrick Gilmore
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Joseph Fiennes

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Johnson  •  Patrick Gilmore
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Joseph Fiennes

Love Field (1992)

Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides to attend the funeral in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Brian Kerwin  •  Beth Grant

Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett's life revolves around the doings of Jacqueline Kennedy. She is devastated when President Kennedy is shot a few hours after she sees him arrive in Dallas. Despite her husband Ray's prohibition, she decides to attend the funeral in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Brian Kerwin  •  Beth Grant

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

Los Angeles. A wealthy man, known as Mr. Fuller, discovers a shocking secret about the world he lives in. Fearing for his life, he leaves a desperate message for a friend of his in the most unexpected place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef Rusnak
CAST:  Craig Bierko  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Los Angeles. A wealthy man, known as Mr. Fuller, discovers a shocking secret about the world he lives in. Fearing for his life, he leaves a desperate message for a friend of his in the most unexpected place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josef Rusnak
CAST:  Craig Bierko  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Ticker (2002)

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown fluid from the bullet hole. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Don Cheadle  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Eli Danker

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown fluid from the bullet hole. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Don Cheadle  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Eli Danker

Standoff (1998)

The FBI and Texas police make ready to storm the headquarters of a heavily armed sect of religious fanatics. But the operation goes horribly wrong and a couple of agents seek protection at an abandoned farm. But they are not the only ones there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Chapman
CAST:  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Tricia Vessey

The FBI and Texas police make ready to storm the headquarters of a heavily armed sect of religious fanatics. But the operation goes horribly wrong and a couple of agents seek protection at an abandoned farm. But they are not the only ones there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Chapman
CAST:  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Tricia Vessey

Men, Women & Children (2014)

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Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Rosemarie DeWitt  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Judy Greer  •  Dean Norris

Follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Rosemarie DeWitt  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Judy Greer  •  Dean Norris

Life of a King (2013)

Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Goldberger
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Paula Jai Parker

Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Goldberger
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  LisaGay Hamilton  •  Paula Jai Parker
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