Malcolm-Jamal Warner is a well-respected actor and director who first rose to national prominence starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series “The Cosby Show.” He has continued to achieve success as an actor, but also has received accolades as a poet and bass player. Warner along with his jazz-funk bank Miles Long has performed in several major jazz festivals including the Playboy Jazz Festival and has opened for such high profile acts as Earl Klugh and the late Luther Vandross as well as his recent appearance with Anthony Hamilton at the historic Apollo Theater.
Warner made his feature film debut in “Drop Zone” and can be seen in the comedy-adventure “Fools Gold” starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland. Malcolm also co-starred in the independent films, “Restaurant” with Adreinne Brody, “A Fare to Remember”, and “The List” with Wayne Brady.
A seasoned director, Warner was one of the regular directors on the comedy series “Malcolm & Eddie” and also directed several episodes of “The Cosby Show,” “All That,” “Keenan & Kel,” as well as a host of music videos. His short film, “This Old Man,” received critical acclaim on the theater festival circuit. Additional directing credits include “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Sesame Street,” and the AIDS awareness video “Timeout: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and YOU.” The video starred Magic Johnson and Arsenio Hall, earned Warner the NAACP Key of Life Image Award.
In 2011 he guest starred in an episode of the NBC series “Community” as the ex-husband of Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown). His character subtly referenced his Cosby Show past by wearing a “Cosby sweater” that he stated was from his dad. He is well known to Supa-fans for his role of Kurdy in the beloved show “Jeremiah” which he co-starred with Supa-Star Luke Perry
For four seasons Warner was heard as the voice of the “Producer” on PBS’s “The Magic School Bus.” Currently he can be heard on the audio book version of “The Marvelous Effect” published by Berkley Trade as well as Simon & Schuster’s “Fatherhood” by Bill Cosby. Both of Warner’s independently distributed CD’s, “The Miles Long Mix Tape” and “Love and Other Social Issues,” which have been popular on the underground music scene, can now be heard on malcolmjamalwarner.com and iTunes.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Warner currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Malcolm looks forward to meeting all his fans at both the Brisbane and Adelaide expos in 2012. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A on the Saturday of each weekend.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.
Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.