Currently alive, at 53 years of age.
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1964 – An American actor was born on the 25th day of August this year in Tacoma, Washington. He attended Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia. He went on to attend the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a member of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.
1985 – His first television appearance was playing the role of Potts in “Knight Rider.”
1987 – In his appearance on The Cosby Show landed him a short stint on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, which eventually led to his Golden Globe-nominated performance on the TV series L.A. Law.
1989, Underwood co-founded Artists for a New South Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to democracy and equality in South Africa.
1992 – He played the role of Jesus; in the movie “The Second Coming.”, he also directed this film.
1994 – He married Desiree DaCosta, with whom he has three children: sons Paris and Blake, and daughter Brielle.
1998 – He played the role of Mark Simon in one of his hit movies “Deep Impact.”
2000 – He played the lead role in the short-lived television series City of Angels.
2003 – He guest starred in four episodes on the popular HBO series Sex and the City playing Cynthia Nixon’s love interest.
2004 – He played the role of Roger De Souza opposite Heather Locklear in NBC’s LAX. He also has appeared in a guest role as a grade-school teacher on the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine.
2007 – He guest starred in an episode of the NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.