The essence of Rockmond Dunbar is as intriguing as his name and as captivating as his on-screen presence. Rockmond, whom many consider one of the industry’s most talented actors, has returned to the small screen, starring as the tough, mysterious inmate “C-Note,” on the hit Fox series, “Prison Break” (2006 People’s Choice Award for Best New Drama Series).
Named one of "Television's 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" by TV Guide, Rockmond is best known for his leading role as “Kenny Chadway,” the hard-working family man and entrepreneur on the long-running, critically-acclaimed Showtime drama series, “Soul Food.” A true renaissance man, he has hypnotized his audience not only theatrically, but in all realms of art. From his provocative mixed-media exhibit, “ARTHERAPY," to his powerfully unforgettable guest appearance in Dylan McDermott’s directing debut of “The Practice,” Rockmond is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s hottest up-and-coming artists.
His journey began with a series regular role in Steven Spielberg’s “Earth 2” strapped under his belt. Once Rockmond arrived on the Hollywood scene, it was only one short month before he landed a recurring role on the now defunct TV series, "Good News.” To his credit, he now has over nine guest starring roles on such shows as "Felicity," "The Pretender," "Two Guys and a Girl," "G. vs. E," and “North Shore.” Most recently, he had a recurring role on the UPN series "Girlfriends."
This talented, theatrically trained actor experienced yet another career boost when he secured four leading roles in various independent films. One of the projects was “Punks,” which debuted at the 2000 Sundance film festival and was released in 2001, executive produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and produced by Tracey Edmonds. Rockmond also performed lead roles in the films, “Misery Loves Company,” “Sick Puppies,” “Whodunit,” “All About You,” and "Love The Way,” which premiered at the Acapulco Film Festival in 2001. Last year, he was featured in the Warner Brothers film, “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” with Robert Downey Jr.
Remarkably enough, Rockmond also boasts writing, producing and directing titles to his credit. He has completed a script for a television drama series entitled “Solitare,” which he is expected to executive produce. In 2004, he directed and produced a short film for Showtime entitled “The Great Commission.” He is currently the star and producer of the independent feature film, “Dirty Laundry,” with Loretta Devine. Later this year, he will direct his first full-length feature film, “Raft of the Medusa,” based on the acclaimed stage play by Joe Pintauro.
Rockmond is gaining favorable notices as a quality actor from producers, directors and audiences across the country. Once you experience his talents as an actor and artist you will understand why this young man is destined for great success.