The essence of Rockmond Dunbar is as intriguing as his name and as captivating as his on-screen presence. Rockmond has mesmerized viewers on the small screen starring as Dennis Abbott on the long running series, The Mentalist on CBS, Sheriff Eli Roosevelt on the FX smash hit Sons Of Anarchy, and the tough, mysterious inmate C- Note, on the hit Fox series, Prison Break. Rockmond is also known for his leading role as Kenny Chadway on the critically-acclaimed Showtime drama series, Soul Food.
His journey began with a series regular role in Steven Spielberg’s Earth 2. Once Rockmond arrived on the Hollywood scene, it was only one short month before he landed recurring roles on multiple TV series. To his credit, he now has had many guest starring and recurring roles on such shows as Felicity, Girlfriends, Shark, CSI: Miami, The Game, Grey’s Anatomy, The Closer, Private Practice, Terriers and many others. He experienced yet another career boost when he secured leading roles in various films such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Robert Downey Jr., Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys alongside Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard as well as Highland Park starring Danny Glover. Remarkably enough, Rockmond also boasts writing, producing and directing titles to his credit. To date, Rockmond has now starred and produced in the films, Dirty Laundry, Jada, Great Commission, as well as directing his first full-length feature film, Pastor Brown, which premiered on Lifetime in the #1 position for cable movies with 2.2 million viewers.
Rockmond is next preparing to take on the role of Dreadlocks in the feature film, LAbyrinth, alongside Johnny Depp before beginning press for the Fox series, Prison Break: The Sequel and Season 2 of the Hulu series, The Path.
His next directorial effort will be Soul On Bikes, based on the book of the same name about the East Bay Dragons, an African American Motorcycle Club out of Oakland, CA.