Daniel Sunjata

December 30, Evanston, Illinois

Daniel Sunjata plays Mike, Ro’s easy-going and fun-loving dad, in the Disney Channel Original Movie “Christmas Again.”

Sunjata will next be seen starring opposite Mary J. Blige in season two of Starz’s “Power Book II: Ghost,” the first spinoff series in the expanded “Power Universe” franchise. Next up, he will shoot a lead role in Brian Yorkey’s new Netflix limited series “Echoes.” He can currently be seen opposite James Marsden in the CBS All Access series “The Stand,” based on the novel by Stephen King. He most recently played a lead role in Jordan Peele’s anthology series “The Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access. He also recurred on Quibi’s “#FREERAYSHAWN” opposite Stephan James and Laurence Fishburne. He recently guest starred on an episode of Fox’s “Prodigal Son” and recurred on “Happy!” for SyFy and “Manifest” for NBC.

Previously in television, Sunjata was a lead in the USA series “Graceland” and in series regular roles on ABC’s “Notorious” and FX’s hit series “Rescue Me.” Sunjata also starred as Reggie Jackson in ESPN’s miniseries “The Bronx is Burning,” for which he earned an Image Award nomination. Additional television credits include recurring roles on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” NBC’s “Smash” and “Law & Order: SVU,” and guest appearances on “30 Rock,” “Lie to Me,” “Sex and the City” and “Law & Order.”

Sunjata’s film credits include notable roles in “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Ghost of Girlfriends Past” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”

In theater, Sunjata received a Tony® nomination for his work in Richard Greenberg’s play “Take Me Out.” He was most recently seen on stage in the 2018 Broadway production of Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan,” opposite Condola Rashad. Sunjata also appeared on Broadway opposite Blythe Danner in Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of “The Country House,” directed by Daniel Sullivan, and as Macduff in Lincoln Center’s 2013 production of “Macbeth,” opposite Ethan Hawke.