City, State: Los Angeles, CA
Carl’s prolific career includes over 100 credits in television, film and theatre, along with extensive critical acclaim. He starred in the drama series “M.A.N.T.I.S,” where he played an independently wealthy paraplegic scientist/crime fighter, marking him the first black superhero on series television. For the big screen, he stars as ‘Dick Hallorann,’ the role originally played by Scatman Crothers, in Warner Bros.’ supernatural thriller, “Doctor Sleep,” the imaginative continuation of “The Shining” storyline.
In the documentary “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool,” Carl voices the iconic jazz musician. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is screening in theaters across the country. Produced by American Masters, it will make its television debut in February 2020 on PBS. He has a recurring role as classic DC character M’yrnn J’onzz, the father of J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter on The CW series “Supergirl.” He previously voiced action hero J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter in the Cartoon Network’s animated series “Justice League.”
He portrayed CIA agent ‘Marcus Dixon,’ the gentle, mild-mannered field partner to agent ‘Sydney Bristow’ (Jennifer Garner) for five seasons on ABC’s hit drama series, “Alias.”
Carl’s impressive feature credits include a role opposite Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. in “Men of Honor,” portraying the father of the first black diver in U.S. Navy history. Lumbly’s versatility spans a range of characters, from his NAACP Image Award-nominated work in TNT’s “Buffalo Soldiers,” produced by Danny Glover, to a wealthy, black entrepreneur in “Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding.”