Michael Jai White is best known for his roles as Black Dynamite in Black Dynamite (Film and Animated Series), Spawn / Al Simmons in Spawn, Bronze Tiger in Arrow, Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO television movie Tyson, Gambol in The Dark Knight, Green Lantern John Stewart in the video game Justice League Heroes, Osebo in Static Shock, Doomsday in Justice League, and Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy. He is also known for his role as Marcus Williams in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?, and currently stars as the character on the TBS/OWN comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.
Michael Jai White was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved as a teen to Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he graduated from Central High School in 1985.
He is an accomplished martial artist, holding black belts in seven different styles: Shotokan, Tae Kwon Do, Kobudo, Goju Ryu (for which he studied under Master Eddie Morales where he learned to sharpen his Goju karate technique), Tang Soo Do, Wushu and Kyokushin, with a specific focus in Kyokushin (although his style incorporates aspects of many different martial arts forms). White started training in the martial arts at the age of four in Japanese Jujutsu and then Shotokan at seven moving to other styles later.