"Empire" star Malik Yoba is shooting down the rumors he was fired from the hit show because he was abusing drugs -- and he's getting an apology from the guy who… READ MORE >
Malik Yoba (born September 17, 1967) is an American actor and occasional singer. Perhaps best known for his co-starring role as NYPD Detective J.C. Williams on the popular Fox police drama New York Undercover, Yoba has also appeared in films such as Cool Runnings and Criminal. He has made appearances on the FOX television series Arrested Development as Ice, a bounty hunter whose real love is party planning. He has also been a recurring character, Brock Harris, on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. Yoba also appeared in the FX Networks crime drama Thief and the NBC crime drama Raines. In 2009, he co-starred as astronaut Ted Shaw on the futuristic ABC drama Defying Gravity. Recently, he announced his plans on bring back New York Undercover to the small screen in a modern TV series adaptation of the original series. Law & Order writer Courtney Parker penned a spec script for networks to bid on. Yoba, the fourth of six children, was born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba in Bronx, New York.
// Vernon Turner got offed during the epic season finale of "Empire" ... and Malik Yoba just told us how he got the news his character was going to be the one to go. Malik came on "TMZ Live" and… READ MORE >