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Akintola Jiboyewa is an actor that brings a distinct image and strong presence to any screen. With a Caribbean and Nigerian heritage, Akintola (pronounced uh-kin-tuh-la) began acting at Lincoln High School for Performing Arts in New York. Shortly after graduation he was accepted into the Negro Ensemble Company. There he honed his skills and developed a love for deep preparation in various off Broadway productions.

To pay the bills while acting, Akintola worked as a Crisis Interventionist at the Lorge School in Manhattan, providing classroom support to students with emotional disabilities. This experience influenced his future choice of roles.

After guest appearances on PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS) and THE BLACKLIST (NBC), Akintola landed the leading role as the cool, no-nonsense Det. Garry McFadden on one of INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY’s (ID) marquee docuseries, I AM HOMICIDE.

This summer Akintola starred in the viral hit and award-winning short film, BLACK MOVIE NIGHT, which played at the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival and will make it’s domestic premiere at Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival this September. Akintola is currently filming DOZER, a feature about a war vet who befriends a troubled youth; a project that reflects his desire to impact his generation through powerful storytelling.

Follow Akintola on Instagram: @akbluez

Photo Credit: Tinnetta Bell