Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1951
SpouseVonetta McGee
MarkDeep voice
FactBoth he and close friend Danny Glover made their feature film debuts in Escape from Alcatraz (1979).

Carl Lumbly is an American actor. He was born on August 14, 1951 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. His parents are Carl and Mabel Lumbly. He has two sisters, Carolyn and Cheryl. He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in theater arts. After college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Lumbly’s first acting role was in the television movie “The Young Lawyers” (1970). He went on to guest star in several television shows, including “All in the Family”, “The Waltons”, “Hill Street Blues”, and “Miami Vice”. He had a recurring role as Marcus Dixon on the television series “Alias” (2001-2006). He also appeared in the films “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” (1974), “The Terminator” (1984), and “Marked for Death” (1990).

Lumbly is married to actress Peggy Lipton. They have two daughters, Rashida and Kidada, both of whom are actresses.

As of 2020, Carl Lumbly’s net worth is $3 million.

General Info

Full NameCarl Lumbly
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1951
Height1.85 m
ProfessionJournalist, Voice Actor
EducationMacalester College


SpouseVonetta McGee
ChildrenBrandon Lumbly


AwardsDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, Obie Award for Ensemble Performance
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
MoviesJustice League: Doom, To Sleep with Anger, South Central, The Bedroom Window, Men of Honor, Everybody's All-American, Pacific Heights, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Nightjohn, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Alphabet Killer, Escape from Alcatraz, Caveman, The Color ...
TV ShowsAlias, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League, Kate Brasher, M.A.N.T.I.S., Cagney & Lacey, Going to Extremes, TriBeCa

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#Marks / Signs
1Deep voice


1There are so many 'accepted' criteria at least for defining your success in Los Angeles. I think you have to just establish your own criteria for yourself before you enter the town or shortly thereafter. It has to be about your personal happiness. What is is that you like about yourself that you would like to hold on to? Then be really principled about holding on to it.
2[Acting is] not to promote yourself or exercise your expertise or demonstrate your acting knowledge and skill; it's to be a vessel for the information that that character has to give up.


1He was awarded the 1991 NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actor for "Miss Evers Boys" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Has a son, Brandon Lumbly (born 1988) with Vonetta McGee.
3Longtime close friends with Danny Glover, they appeared together in two of Athol Fugard's plays early in their career: "Siswe Bansi Is Dead" and "The Island". Carl recently appeared in the film Just a Dream (2002) directed by Glover.
4Has played an alien in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) and voiced the alien Martian Manhunter/J'onn J'onzz on the animated Justice League (2001) series.
5Both he and close friend Danny Glover made their feature film debuts in Escape from Alcatraz (1979).
6A former journalist in Minnesota, he got an acting job while on assignment for a story about a workshop theatre and stayed with the improvisational company for two years.
7Attended the same college as Peter Berg - Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He appeared in a guest role with Berg in episode #2.17, "Life Lines" of Chicago Hope (1994). Berg also guest starred in two episodes of Alias (2001) where Lumbly had a big role.




Love Twice2015filmingRodrigo
Zoo2015TV SeriesDelavane / Delavenne
Justice League: Gods and Monsters2015VideoSilas Stone (voice)
The Returned2015TV SeriesPastor Leon Wright
Quitters2015Dr. Weiss
America Is Still the Place2015Willie
Family Guy2014TV Series
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls2014Video GameWitch Doctor - Male (voice)
Hope: The Last Paladin2014TV SeriesRobert Danforth
Injustice: Gods Among Us2013Video GameMartian Manhunter (voice, uncredited)
99%2012ShortDr. Carl Westen
Diablo III2012Video GameWitch Doctor - Male (voice)
Southland2012TV SeriesCaptain Joel Rucker
Justice League: Doom2012VideoMartian Manhunter / Ma'alefa'ak (voice)
NCIS2011TV SeriesNavy Rear Admiral Beau Hindley
Nominated2010Ray Cowan
Criminal Minds2010TV SeriesJames 'Jay-Mo' Morris
Minerva's Den2010Video GameCharles Milton Porter (voice)
Trauma2010TV SeriesSpecial Agent Reynolds
BioShock 22010Video GameCharles Milton Porter (voice)
Black Panther2010TV Mini-SeriesUncle S'Yan / Miner #1 / Miner #4 / ...
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2009TV SeriesTornado Champion / Tornado Tyrant
Chuck2008TV SeriesTy Bennett
Immigrants (L.A. Dolce Vita)2008Splits Jackson (English version, voice)
Grey's Anatomy2008TV SeriesKurt Walling
The Alphabet Killer2008Dr. Ellis Parks
Cold Case2008TV SeriesCordell Baker '08
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath2008Video GameBrother Marcion
Namibia: The Struggle for Liberation2007Sam Nujoma
Battlestar Galactica2006TV SeriesLt. Danny 'Bulldog' Novacek
Alias2001-2006TV SeriesMarcus Dixon
Justice League2001-2006TV SeriesMartian Manhunter / J'onn J'onzz / Lord Martian Manhunter / ...
Slavery and the Making of America2005TV SeriesSalomon Northup
Alias2004Video GameAgent Marcus Dixon (voice)
Independent Lens2004TV Series documentaryNat Turner-Gray
Static Shock2003TV SeriesJ'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter / Anansi
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property2003DocumentaryNat Turner - Gray
Sounder2003TV MovieThe Father
Just a Dream2002J.M. Hoagland
Night Visions2001TV SeriesDan (segment "A View Through the Window")
Kate Brasher2001TV SeriesJackson Turner
American Experience1991-2001TV Series documentaryNarrator / Frederick Douglass
9mm of Love2000ShortCue
Family Law2000TV SeriesTom Calloway
The Wild Thornberrys1999-2000TV SeriesRed Colobus Monkey / Tumbulu
Men of Honor2000Mac Brashear
The Magnificent Seven2000TV SeriesObediah Jackson
Batman Beyond1999-2000TV SeriesStalker
The West Wing2000TV SeriesJeff Breckenridge
Little Richard2000TV MovieBud Penniman
The Color of Friendship2000TV MovieRon Dellums
ER1999TV SeriesDr. Graham Baker
Border Line1999TV MovieDetective Mollo
Superman1997-1999TV SeriesAlterus / Mayor
Strange World1999TV SeriesKevin Manus
Any Day Now1998TV SeriesNathan
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998Judge Spencer Boyle
The Wedding1998TV MovieLute McNeil
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero1998Video voice
Buffalo Soldiers1997TV MovieJohn Horse
M.A.N.T.I.S.1994-1997TV SeriesDr. Miles Hawkins
EZ Streets1996-1997TV SeriesMayor Christian Davidson
The Ditchdigger's Daughters1997TV MovieDonald Thornton
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1997TV SeriesColonel William Marcus
The X-Files1996TV SeriesMarcus Duff
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesWillis Thompson
Nightjohn1996TV MovieJohn
Chicago Hope1996TV SeriesMichael Johnson
America's Dream1996TV MovieCal (segment "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black")
The Lazarus Man1996TV Series
Cagney & Lacey: The Return1994TV MovieMarcus Petrie
On Promised Land1994TV MovieFloyd Ween
SeaQuest 20321994TV SeriesLamm
M.A.N.T.I.S.1994TV MovieDr. Miles Hawkins
Out of Darkness1994TV MovieAddison
Tribeca1993TV SeriesErnest
Going to Extremes1992-1993TV SeriesDr. Norris
South Central1992Ali
Back to the Streets of San Francisco1992TV MovieCharlie Walker
Brother Future1991TV MovieDenmark Vesey
Eyes of a Witness1991TV MovieMambulu
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration1991TV MovieEarl Williams (uncredited)
Moe's World1990TV Movie
Pacific Heights1990Lou Baker
L.A. Law1989-1990TV SeriesEarl Williams
To Sleep with Anger1990Junior
Everybody's All-American1988Narvel Blue
Judgement in Berlin1988Edwin Palmer
Cagney & Lacey1981-1988TV SeriesDet. Mark Petrie
Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 81987TV MovieBobby Seale
The Bedroom Window1987Det. Quirke
Great Performances1985TV SeriesTheseus
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984John Parker
Nurse1981TV Series
B.J. and the Bear1981TV SeriesTelephone Rep.
The Jeffersons1981TV SeriesJimmy
Taxi1980TV SeriesCustomer #2
Undercover with the KKK1979TV MovieReverend Lowell
Emergency!1979TV SeriesThird Paramedic
Escape from Alcatraz1979Inmate


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The National Parks: America's Best Idea2009TV Mini-Series documentaryReader
Breaking the Laws of TV: The Making of 'Cagney & Lacey'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey2005DocumentaryNarrator
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2004DocumentaryOther Voices (voice)
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Pyramid2004TV SeriesHimself
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I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryNarrator
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Archive Footage

Justice League: Starcrossed2004VideoJ'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter
Buckaroo Banzai Declassified2002Video documentary shortHimself


Won Awards

2013BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortJustice League: Doom (2012)
2013BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortJustice League: Doom (2012)

Nominated Awards

2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTelevision: Best ActorSounder (2003)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-SeriesBuffalo Soldiers (1997)
1996CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesNightjohn (1996)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actor in a Movie or MiniseriesOn Promised Land (1994)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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