Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate (born September 8, 1975) is an American film and television actor. Tate was born on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. He is the youngest of three siblings whose family moved to California when he was nine years old. Convinced by their parents to enter a drama program at the Inner City Cultural Center, the trio did not take the lessons seriously until classmate Malcolm-Jamal Warner's ascent to fame after being cast on the sitcom The Cosby Show. Subsequently realizing that they could parlay their efforts into a tangible form of success, the siblings began to receive small roles and in 1985, Tate made his small-screen debut in an episode of The New Twilight Zone series. Following appearances in such television series as 21 Jump Street and The Wonder Years, Tate was cast in the television movie The Women of Brewster Place before receiving the recurring role of Steve Urkel's nemesis, Willie Fuffner, in the family comedy series Family Matters (1989). He was also a cast member on the CBS series The Royal Family, starring Redd Foxx and Della Reese, which ended prematurely when Redd Foxx suddenly died. In the video game 187 Ride or Die, Tate voices the main character, Buck. Following numerous small-screen roles, offers began pouring in for Tate, and in late 1992, collaborative filmmaking siblings Albert and Allen Hughes approached him to star in their debut feature Menace II Society. A jarring vision of inner-city desperation and decay, the film found Tate channeling his substantial energy into creating "O-Dog", a trigger-happy teenager. Following up with the little-seen but often-praised television series South Central, Tate would later appear in the family comedy-drama The Inkwell (1994) before re-teaming with the Hughes brothers for Dead Presidents (1995) and taking on the role of a love-stricken young poet in the romantic drama Love Jones (1997). Larenz Tate also played the role of Kenny in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the episode "That's no Lady That's my Cousin". There followed roles in The Postman (as the automotively monikered Ford Lincoln Mercury), the Frankie Lymon biopic Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998, with Tate as Lymon), and 2000's Love Come Down. Though a big theatrical release had eluded Tate for the first few years of the millennial turnover, Tate would soon turn up opposite Laurence Fishburne in the high-octane but critically derided Biker Boyz (2003), A Man Apart (2003), Crash (2004), as music legend Quincy Jones in Ray (2004), and Waist Deep (2006). Larenz was also featured in R&B singer Ashanti's 2003 released music video Rain on Me, where he played the jealous, abusive spouse of Ashanti. The video touched on the subject of domestic abuse. He can be seen in the latest season of FX Network's Rescue Me. Tate is married to Tomasina 'Geneva' Parrott. They have two sons together named Myles and Zander.

  • Title: Larenz Tate
  • Popularity: 7.967
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1975-09-08
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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  • Also Known As: Ларънс Тейт
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Larenz Tate Movies

  • 2005
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    Crash

    Crash

    7.219 2005 HD

    In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops,...

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  • 2004
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    Ray

    Ray

    7.45 2004 HD

    Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make...

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  • 1995
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    Dead Presidents

    Dead Presidents

    6.642 1995 HD

    On the streets they call cash dead presidents. And that's just what a Vietnam veteran is after when he returns home from the war only to find himself...

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  • 2003
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    A Man Apart

    A Man Apart

    6.1 2003 HD

    When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks...

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  • 1993
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    Menace II Society

    Menace II Society

    7.513 1993 HD

    A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

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  • 1997
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    Love Jones

    Love Jones

    7.5 1997 HD

    Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if...

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  • 2006
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    Waist Deep

    Waist Deep

    6.526 2006 HD

    An ex-convict gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

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  • 1997
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    The Postman

    The Postman

    6.2 1997 HD

    In 2013, there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this...

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  • 1998
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    Why Do Fools Fall In Love

    Why Do Fools Fall In Love

    6.7 1998 HD

    In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer,...

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  • 2000
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    Love Come Down

    Love Come Down

    6.4 2000 HD

    Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is...

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  • 1994
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    The Inkwell

    The Inkwell

    5.4 1994 HD

    The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.

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  • 1991
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    Seeds of Tragedy

    Seeds of Tragedy

    6.7 1991 HD

    Coca leaves making their way from Peru to Downtown Los Angeles.

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  • 2014
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    Gun Hill

    Gun Hill

    7.2 2014 HD

    A con man, Bird Stevens, assumes the identity of his cop twin brother, Trane, after his death; and goes on a search for his own redemption.

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  • 2015
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    Unity

    Unity

    7.5 2015 HD

    Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one...

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  • 2013
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    Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour

    Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour

    9 2013 HD

    Bill Bellamy's groundbreaking comedy tour brings together some of today's hottest male comics on showcase for the ladies of America. Featuring comics...

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  • 2016
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    Beta Test

    Beta Test

    5.273 2016 HD

    While testing the latest first person shooter from global game developer, Sentinel, video game champion Max Troy discovers the events happening...

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  • 2017
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    Girls Trip

    Girls Trip

    6.8 2017 HD

    Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of...

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  • 2017
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    Deuces

    Deuces

    5.8 2017 HD

    Assigned to go undercover to take down an impenetrable crime ring, a detective finds himself falling under the sway of it's enigmatic leader.

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  • 2015
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    White Water

    White Water

    8.5 2015 HD

    White Water is the story of a 7 year-old black kid in segregated 1963 Opelika, Alabama who becomes obsessed with the desire to taste the water from...

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  • 2020
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    Business Ethics

    Business Ethics

    7.769 2020 HD

    Fresh out of business school, Zachery Cranston seems to have all the tools necessary to succeed in the world of finance. But he is ambitious to a...

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  • 2003
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    Biker Boyz

    Biker Boyz

    6.244 2003 HD

    A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle...

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  • 2009
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    Gangsta Vision: Making ‘Menace 2 Society’

    Gangsta Vision: Making ‘Menace 2 Society’

    10 2009 HD

    Documentary about the making of "Menace 2 Society."

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  • 1989
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    The Women of Brewster Place

    The Women of Brewster Place

    7.1 1989 HD

    A multigenerational story of the lives of several black women who call an inner-city tenement home.

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  • 2004
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    Los Angeles Plays Itself

    Los Angeles Plays Itself

    7.7 2004 HD

    From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. In this dazzling work, Andersen...

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  • 2025
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    Michael

    Michael

    1 2025 HD

    An in-depth portrayal of Michael Jackson, a complicated man, who became the King of Pop. The biopic will bring to life Jackson’s most iconic...

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  • 2005
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    The Hot Spot

    The Hot Spot

    3 2005 HD

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  • 2005
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    The Hot Spot

    The Hot Spot

    3 2005 HD

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  • 2016
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    Beta Test

    Beta Test

    5.273 2016 HD

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  • 1990
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    7.941 1990 HD

    Will, a street-smart teenager, moves from the tough streets of West Philly to posh Bel-Air to live with his Uncle Philip, Aunt Vivian, his cousins...

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  • 1989
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    Family Matters

    Family Matters

    6.684 1989 HD

    A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor,...

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  • 2004
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    Rescue Me

    Rescue Me

    7.695 2004 HD

    Rescue Me revolves around the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse, the crew of 62 Truck. Examining the fraternal nature and relationships...

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  • 2006
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    Love Monkey

    Love Monkey

    7.7 2006 HD

    Love Monkey is a television series created by Michael Rauch and based on a book of the same name, by Kyle Smith. It starred Tom Cavanagh as a...

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  • 1988
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    The Wonder Years

    The Wonder Years

    8.33 1988 HD

    The story of Kevin Arnold facing the trials and tribulations of youth while growing up during the 1960s and 70s. Told through narration from an adult...

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  • 1991
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    The Royal Family

    The Royal Family

    6 1991 HD

    A soon-to-be divorced woman moves back home with her three kids.

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  • 1994
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    South Central

    South Central

    6 1994 HD

    South Central is an American comedy-drama series that aired on the Fox network from April 5, 1994 to June 7, 1994. It was cancelled following its...

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  • 1985
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    The Twilight Zone

    The Twilight Zone

    7.72 1985 HD

    This 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series features a similar style to the original anthology series. Each episode tells a tale (sometimes two...

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  • 1986
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    Matlock

    Matlock

    7.144 1986 HD

    Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced...

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  • 1984
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    Hunter

    Hunter

    7.22 1984 HD

    Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt....

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  • 2016
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    Game of Silence

    Game of Silence

    5.162 2016 HD

    A successful Atlanta attorney's long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. When a dark secret they thought they'd buried...

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  • 2014
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    Power

    Power

    7.687 2014 HD

    A successful New York entrepreneur lives a double life as the head of a drug empire that serves only the rich and influential, all while wanting to...

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  • 2014
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    Rush

    Rush

    7.618 2014 HD

    Dr. William Rush is not your average on-call doctor. He's not attached to any hospital, he's highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as...

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  • 1987
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    21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    7.099 1987 HD

    21 Jump Street revolves around a group of young cops who would use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers...

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  • 2020
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    Power Book II: Ghost

    Power Book II: Ghost

    8.386 2020 HD

    Picking up just days after the “Power” finale, this sequel series follows Tariq navigating his new life, in which his desire to shed his...

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  • 1990
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    New Attitude

    New Attitude

    10 1990 HD

    New Attitude is an American sitcom that aired on ABC in from August to September 1990. Based on the play Beauty Shop by Shelly Garrett, the series...

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  • 2005
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    Hell's Kitchen

    Hell's Kitchen

    6.8 2005 HD

    Aspiring restaurateurs brave Ramsay and his fiery command of the kitchen as he puts the competitors through an intense culinary academy to prove they...

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  • 2012
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    The Mindy Project

    The Mindy Project

    6.27 2012 HD

    Obstetrician/gynecologist Mindy Lahiri tries to balance her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small medical...

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  • 2017
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    Beat Shazam

    Beat Shazam

    5.5 2017 HD

    Game show in which teams of two race against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the...

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  • 2022
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    The Jennifer Hudson Show

    The Jennifer Hudson Show

    6.417 2022 HD

    Talented entertainer and newly-minted EGOT Jennifer Hudson takes on the daytime talk show landscape.

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  • 2010
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    Justified

    Justified

    7.9 2010 HD

    A character drama based on the 2001 Elmore Leonard short story "Fire in the Hole." Leonard's tale centers around U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of...

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  • 2022
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    Sherri

    Sherri

    4.2 2022 HD

    Sherri Shepherd, actress, comic, and Emmy Award-winning longtime co-host of "The View", appears before a live audience with a daily dose of pop...

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