Amin Joseph

Actor Amin Joseph was a versatile presence in feature and television projects ranging from "The Expendables" (2010) to "Baywatch" (2017) while also producing, starring in and directing a slew of his own independent entertainment efforts. Born April 26, 1980 in the New York City borough of Queens, he was raised in Harlem, where he interned at the famed Apollo Theater before earning a degree from Howard University. Joseph began his professional acting career in the early 2000s, appearing in independent and direct-to-video features and guest roles on television series like "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). He soon balanced a schedule of minor roles in studio features like "The Mist" (2007) and "The Expendables" with his own productions - independently released comedy series like "Lbs" and action projects like "Touye Pwen: Kill Point" (2011), for which he served as actor, producer and director. In 2013, Joseph launched his own production company, Dark Energy Pictures, which issued several short films before releasing a feature, the crime drama "Call Me King" (2016), with Joseph serving as both star and producer. During this period, he continued to work in both independent and studio features, playing imposing figures on both sides of the law in "Homefront" (2013), "The Gambler" (2014) and "Baywatch." The latter year also proved to be one of his busiest, with series regular work on John Singleton's crime drama "Snowfall" (FX, 2017- ) and a supporting turn as disgraced Los Angeles police officer Kevin Gaines in "City of Lies" (2018), director Brad Furman's film about an investigation into the murders of hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.