Chadwick Boseman was an American actor best known for his starring television roles as Nathaniel Ray in Lincoln Heights (2008-2009) and as Sergeant Graham McNair, a devout Muslim who is disciplined, even-tempered and an exemplary soldier, in Persons Unknown.
Boseman's television credits included ER, Lie to Me, Cold Case, Third Watch, Law & Order, CSI: New York and the daytime drama All My Children. He is also featured in Universal Pictures' The Express.
In addition to TV and film, Boseman was an accomplished theatre actor, director and playwright. He was the author of Deep Azure, which was nominated for a 2006 Jeff Award for Best New Play; Hieroglyphic Graffiti, which was produced at the National Black Theatre Festival and the Hip Hop Theatre Festival; and co-author of Rhyme Deferred, which appears in the Hip Hop Theater Anthology The Fire This Time.
A Drama League Directing Fellow, Boseman's theatre directing credits included Dutchman, Wine in the Wilderness, Indian Summer, Spear in the Sun, Colored Museum, and Six Hits.
His theatre acting credits included Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Breathe, Learning Curve, ABK 4Life, Willie's Cut and Shine Rhyme Deferred, Bootleg Blues, Colored Museum, and Zooman and the Sign.
He graduated from Howard University and also attended the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford.
Boseman died on 28 August, 2020, after a battle with colon cancer. He was 43.