Obba Babatundé (Julius Avant on The Bold and the Beautiful)

Current Character: Julius Avant

Birthday: 1951-12-01

Birthplace: Born in Jamaica, New York

Height: 5' 8½"


Obba Babatundé was born December 1, 1951 in Jamaica, New York, best known for his roles in the television movies “Miss Evers’ Boys” and “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” as well one of the original cast of the 1981 Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.”

Babatundé is multi-talented and can dance, sing, play multiple instruments, communicate with American Sign Language and excels at impersonations. His long-running television and film career spans decades and includes roles in primetime (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Chicago Hope”), the big screen (“That Thing You Do!” “The Manchurian Candidate”), and daytime, including “All My Children” and “The Young and the Restless.”

In July 2015 he began appearing as Julius Avant on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Career Highlights

The Bold and the Beautiful - Julius Avant (July 9, 2015 - present)
The Young and the Restless - Carter Campbell (2007)
Half & Half – Charles Thorne (2002 - 2006)
The Manchurian Candidate – Senator Wells (2004)
Dawson's Creek – Principal Howard Green (2004)
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge – Harold Nicholas (1999)
All My Children - Rusty Bennett (1987)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner Outstanding Guest Performer (2016)
Emmy Awards, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special nominee for “Miss Evers' Boys” (1997)
CableACE Awards, Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries nominee for “Miss Evers' Boys” (1997)
Black Reel Awards, Network/Cable Best Supporting Actor nominee for “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (1999)
Image Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special nominee for “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” (2000)


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