Morris Chestnut Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Morris Chestnut

Birthday :

January 1, 1969

Also Known For :

TV Actor

Birth Place :

Cerritos, California, United States of America

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Morris Chestnut Jr is an American Actor.


Morris Chestnut Jr. was born in Cerritos, California on 1st January 1969 in Cerritos, California.  He was born to the couple Morris Lamont Chestnut Sr and Shirley Chestnut.



Morris Chestnut Jr was educated at Richard Gahr High School in 1986. He also studied finance and drama at California State University, Northridge.



Chestnut Jr appeared in small feature films and TV serials. Through his acting in the film Boyz N The Hood, he came to limelight. Chestnut featured as a pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr in the TV serial on Fox TV, Rosewood.

Chestnut started his professional roles in films such as Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series which was broadcast in 1990 and Boyz n the Hood.  Morris continued his roles in various TV films. Chestnut started moving to the top with featuring in films with had invested lot of money, for eg., Under Siege 2: Dark Territory and G.I Jane.   He regularly acted as a Special Agent Mal Robinson on C-16.

Chestnut participated in an annual Madden Bowl video play contest and was victorious. Morris Chestnut Jr featured in The Best Man along with Taye Diggs and Nia Long. He acted as an expert soccer player. The film received accolades from the public. Morris achieved the NAACP Award nomination. Morris Chestnut Jr played as a football player and firefighter in some films. The films devolved around loyalty and success among young experts.

Chestnut featured along with Steven Seagal and as a villain also.  He continued his acting in Heist in a role of Derrick Dog Prince. Chestnut was so handsome that he, along with famous person, Fitness Trainer Obi Obadike published a well-being and strength book called, “The Cut”.  The Cut gives a guideline to lose weight and maintain a healthy body.


Personal Life

Chestnut Jr married Pam Chestnut (nee Byse) in 1995. The couple have two children, one boy, and a girl. His son, Grant Chestnut was born in 1997 and daughter Paige Chestnut in 1998.


Acting In Films

Morris Chestnut Jr during the years 1991 to 2016 has acted in 29 films and from 1990 to 2017 he has appeared on 17 TV serials.



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