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Shemar Moore: American Actor Career and Filmography

Shemar Moore: The name that echoes

Shemar Moore’s carries the full name, Shemar Franklin Moore. He is an American actor and has been a successful fashion model. Shemar Moore has played some significant roles in shows like Malcolm Winters and The Young and the Restless. This series was from 1994 to 2005. 

He played the role of Derek Morgan in C.B.’s Criminal Minds. This was from 2005 to 2016. Also, he was the third host of Soul Train, who was permanent. This was the period from 1999 to 2003. The television series Birds of Prey, which came from 20002 to 2003, starred Shemar Moore as a regular. 

A peek into early life.

The birthplace of Shemar Moore is Oakland in California. He is the son of Marilyn Wilson, who is a business consultant and Sherrod Moore. Moore’s father, Sherrod Moore, is of an African American origin while his mother’s birthplace was Roxbury in Massachusetts. 

She is Irish and has a French-Canadian background. His mother has a degree in Mathematics. Marilyn Wilson has also worked as a teacher in Bahrain and even in Denmark. At a very early age, Moore moved with her to Denmark. And then, he moved to Bahrain when he was four years old. 

Moore attended the British private school when he was seven years old. Moore’s grandmother hails from Quebec City in Quebec. Moore has given a lot of reason which had acted as a factor to make her mother move away with him. Some of these were a relationship between different races being a taboo, civil unrest, and racism happening in the U.S. around the 1970s. When they returned to the U.S. in 1977, Moore’s family moved to Chico in California. There, his mother worked at a clinic.  

After that, they moved to Palo Alto. Moore completed his majors in Communication and minor in Theater Arts from Santa Clara University. He also pursued modeling to pay his bills and other outstanding amounts.

About his career

Shemar Moore played the lead in the television series S.W.A.T. Moore has been awarded eight N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards and also the 2000 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. This was for the role that he played in The Young and the Restless. Also, he was in the nomination form for the People’s Choice Award. This was for the role he played in Criminal Minds.

The role that Moore played in Malcolm Winters was for a duration of eight years. He had initially planned to leave the show. But then, he returned to The Young and the Restless. But, only within a few months, he dropped back and finally moved in September 2005. 

In 2007, he said that his time in The Young and the Restless is completed. He added that the eight years that he devoted to the show were magical and substantial.

From 2000 to 2003, Moore was the host of the series Soul Train. This was the syndicated version of the same. After that, in 2001, he appeared in the feature film The Brothers. In the television series, Birds of Prey, Moore played the role of Detective Jesse Reese. This series was during the period between 2002 and 2003.  

In 2004, Moore portrayed Emery Simms in the film Motives. His co-stars in the film were Vivica Fox and Golden Brooks. Also, Moore had a supporting role in the movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Added to his list of appearances is the romantic comedy, The Seat Filler. In this, he appeared along with Kelly Rowland and Duane Martin. 

In the year 2005, Moore played Derek Morgan in Criminal minds. He received the role of the seventh pilot of the show.  

Moore has a contract signed with D.N.A. Model Management in New York City. Moore also appeared on the March issue of Men’s Fitness magazine in 2009.

After 11 seasons and 251 episodes of Criminal Minds, Moore exited the show. The exact time was when he was in chapter 18 of season 11. This episode’s name was A Beautiful Disaster. The telecast was on 23rd March in 2016. 

In February 2017, an announcement said that Moore would now be a part of C.B.’s new series, which was S.W.A.T. This central series idea was in a film that went on floors in 2003 and a string around 1975. Both of these carried the same name.

Some of the other roles which he has played are Chris in Hav Plenty in 1997, Freddy Roland in Butter in 1998, Terry White in The Brothers in 2001, Emery Simms in Motives in 2001, Ricky Johnson in Greener in the same year. 

He played Orlando in the diary of the mad black women in 2005 and Trent in the seat filler in the same year. In the death of Superman, Justice League, and the reign of Superman, he played Victor Stone in the year 2018, 2014, and 2019, respectively.

A walk through the personal life

Shemar Moore once revealed that in high school, he had long curly hair. He and his friend referred to the same as “Curls for the Girls!”. He said this on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003. 

Before acting as the host for the series Soul Train in 1971, Moore used to watch the same show when he was growing up. Its host was Don Cornelius back then. Moore was a one-year-old kid when he used to watch that. Moore’s favorite television mentor is Don Cornelius.

Apart from that, he considers Jeanne Cooper as his beloved mentor in the field of acting. Shemar Moore is close friends with Steve Harvey.

Moore has two dogs. They carry names as Shug and Moe.

Shemar Moore has quoted a lot of things that have become significant statements. Once he said that he has always wanted a partner in crime and someone who will act as Bonnie to his Clyde.

Shemar Moore said that he had been so focused on his career all the time, and so he never gave the top priority to any women as they would not like it for sure. 

He says that he always has kept himself in his primary angle, and getting his life together is probably the only thing he was concerned with. 

So, he still had a distance from women, and he has been able to take good care of his mother all the time.

Controversies: for the record

Most of the discussions in Moore’s life have always been center around the statements that he gives. Some of these are:

Moore said that television has come to an altogether different time. This is because of the reality that has cropped up. And, this is the reason that it has stopped to be exciting like before.

Moore has also quoted sentences revolving around racism. He said that he is half black and half white and is not into racism that much. He is just proud of the shade his skin is. 

The world may see him as a black man, but the upbringing he received from his mother had no relation whatsoever to his skin Colour.