Dr. AJ Austin Malcolm-Jamal Warner The Resident

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Dr. AJ Austin

Malcolm-Jamal Warner has become known in the entertainment business for his seasoned acting talents and his accomplishments in music, directing and producing.  As an Emmy Award-nominated actor and Grammy Award-winning poet, Warner has positioned himself as one of the most accomplished talents in the industry today. A staple in television and film for nearly 30 years, Warner first rose to national prominence by starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series “The Cosby Show.” His work on the show garnered him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and set the stage for him to have a long career in the public eye.

In addition to THE RESIDENT, Warner most recently was seen as a series regular on the network drama series “Ten Days in the Valley,” opposite Kyra Sedgwick. In 2016, he played A.C. Cowlings, opposite Cuba Gooding Jr., in the critically acclaimed, award-winning cable series “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Additional television credits include “Sneaky Pete,” “Major Crimes,” “Suits,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Community,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “Hawthorne,” “The Cleaner” and “Dexter.”  In 2011, Warner produced, directed and starred in the original cable series “Reed Between the Lines,” opposite Golden Globe Award winner Tracee Ellis Ross.

 As a seasoned director, Warner has worked on a number of television series, including the comedy series “Malcolm & Eddie” (which he also produced), “The Cosby Show,” “All That,” “Keenan & Kel,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Sesame Street” and the AIDS awareness video “Time Out: The Truth about HIV, AIDS, and You,” which earned him the NAACP Key of Life Image Award. Additionally, his short film, “Muted,” won the HBO Short Film Competition at the 2014 American Black Film Festival.

In film, Warner has appeared in “Drop Zone,” “Fools Gold,” “Restaurant,” “A Fare to Remember,” “The List,” “Muted,” “You Can’t Hear Me” and “Wannabe.” Additionally, he produced “This Old Man,” which received critical acclaim on the festival circuit.

On stage, Warner has starred in the Off-Broadway plays “Three Ways Home,” “Cryin’ Shame,” for which he received the NAACP Theater Award for Best Supporting Actor, “Freefall,” "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” and “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream.”  He also received critical acclaim for the West Coast debut of his one-man theatrical production of “Love and Other Social Issues.”

In addition to acting and directing, Warner is a poet and a bass player. In 2015, he won his first Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance as a Featured Performer. Warner’s jazz-funk band, Miles Long, has performed in several major jazz festivals, including the Playboy Jazz Festival, and has opened for high-profile artists, including Earl Klugh and the late Luther Vandross. He recently performed at the historic Apollo Theater. Warner’s independently distributed CDs include “The Miles Long Mix Tape,” “Love and Other Social Issues” and “Selfless.”