Brian J. White is an African American actor, model, dancer, and producer who can best be remembered for his many television roles, most notably Lieutenant Carl Davis in Moonlight and B613 Agent Franklin Russel in Scandal.
The Beta Theta Pi brotherhood member, who has also appeared in films such as “The Family Stone” (2005), “Stomp the Yard” (2007) and “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (2009), is also a licensed stockbroker and follows in his mother’s footsteps. Read to find out more about White’s biography, family, wife, brother, and net worth.
White was born Brian Joseph White on April 21, 1975, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the eldest of six children of Joseph Henry and Estelle Bowser White. His mother Estelle worked as a financial advisor, while his father, popularly known as Jo Jo Jo White, was a former basketball player and became a restaurant operator.
He completed his high school education at Newton South High School before attending Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he focused on political psychology and theater. He also became a member of the Beta Theta Pi Brotherhood during his studies. He hoped to become a professional athlete like his father and is said to have played professional football for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also played professional lacrosse for the Boston Blazers in the National Lacrosse League before deciding on full-time employment after an injury at the end of his career.
He first started modeling and then founded a professional dance/theatre group called Phunk Phenomenon Urban Dance Theater Company. During this time he also became a licensed stockbroker to stay afloat. Weiß later made his big breakthrough and began his acting career by appearing in television series such as “Moesha” (2000), where he played the role of the gift in a sitcom and received enthusiastic reviews for his performances, “Second Time Around” (2004) and “The Shield” (2004). However, he has an uncredited appearance in the 1999 movie “The Best Man”, where he appeared as an extra.
Brian has appeared in several other television series and films such as “The Family Stone” (2005), “Stomp the Yard” (2007), “The Game Plan” (2007) and “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (2009). Most recently, he has appeared in television programs such as “Chicago Fire”, “Scandal”, “Mistresses” and “Hawaii Five-0”.
The net value of Brian J. White is estimated at about $1.5 million. This comes from his long career as an actor and model as well as through the support of brands such as ABC.
White is married to Paula Da Silva. The couple exchanged vows in 2010 and has a daughter named Layla Simone White who was born four years later in 2014. Not much is known about White’s wife as she would like to remain inconspicuous.
Family – Brother, Father
Brian J. White’s father, Joseph Henry White, is a basketball player of the Hall of Fame for the Boston Celtics. During his ten years in the franchise, he won two NBA championships and also represented the US men’s basketball team at the 1968 Summer Olympics. Jo Jo died of dementia in Boston on January 16, 2018.
Brian is the oldest of his parents, six children. However, it is not clear how many brothers or sisters he has. It has been said that the actor Michael Jai White and Brian are brothers, but this is indeed wrong because Michael is older than Brian, while Brian is said to be the oldest of his siblings.
Is Brian J. White Gay?
Rumors have been spreading in Hollywood for some time now that Brian J. White is gay. It’s unclear exactly where these rumors come from, as no one has come out specifically to accuse him of being her partner. However, he has spoken out in favor of supporting gay people, especially those in the black community.
Brian’s numerous A-list, as well as B-list celebrity girlfriends, should help prove that he’s not gay. He has been dated in the past with supermodel Tyra Banks, actress Minka Kelly, model Natassia Malthe and actress Valerie Pettiford among others.
Quick Facts About Brian J White
Birth Name: Brian Joseph White
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Birth Date: April 21, 1975
Profession(s): Model, Actor, Producer, Stockbroker
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Marital Status: Married – 2010