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Shemar has come a long way from his days as a struggling model in California. Since his debut on Y&R he has appeared on Moesha, The Nanny, Chicago Hope, Arliss, and starred in his own HBO film Never 2 Big. And then he became the star of Criminal Minds.
In 1994, Shemar's big break came when Hollywood executives discovered him and offered him the role of "Malcolm Winters." Shemar immediately shelled out $1100 to pay for an acting coach and, after beating out six other hopefuls, he landed the role.
Shemar was born in Oakland, California, but spent the first few years of his life in Denmark, Bahrain, Germany, the Virgin Islands, and Africa. Shemar attended Santa Clara University, where he majored in communications and played varsity baseball.
During his spare time, Shemar enjoys boxing, baking, and sports.
Special Agent Derek Morgan
September 2005 to May 2016
Birds of Prey
January 2000 to 2003
Malcolm & Eddie
Ty, Episode 4.6 "Won't Power"
November 1, 1999
For Your Love
Dakota Collins, Episode 2.22 "Baby Boom"
May 20, 1999
Earl Thomas, Episode 4.19 "Had to be You"
May 4, 1999
Bobby Barrett, Episode 4.18 "Waging Bull"
March 18, 1998
Mama Flora's Family
Jon Marc, Episode 2.18 "The Last Temptation"
February 9, 1995
The Young and the Restless
1994 to February 14, 2002
; November 1, 2004
to September 1, 2005
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
The Seat Filler
It's Goin' Down
The Fabric of a Man
Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2000)
Nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (2000, 2001)
Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1999)
Winner, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Oakland, California
DATE OF BIRTH: April 20, 1970
: Moore announces that he will exit Y&R [Feb 14, 2000]
: Moore signs deal, but will he stay? [Apr 3, 2000]
: Moore will leave Y&R in May. [Dec 25, 2000]
: Moore again says he'll exit. [Jul 2, 2001]
: Moore signs extension through December. [Feb 5, 2001]
: Moore says that he is definitely leaving Y&R. [Dec 31, 2001]
: Y&R exec confirms that Moore will return in Nov. [Sep 13, 2004]
: Y&R wants Moore to return -- but so far it's no go. [Mar 29, 2006]
: Family Matters
star named as Malcolm recast. [Nov 17, 2009]
: Shemar Moore bares it all on Ellen
. [Apr 7, 2010]
: Shemar Moore to make guest appearance on Y&R. [Jul 23, 2014]
: Y&R alum Shemar Moore: If you think I'm gay, send your girlfriend over to my house [Dec 15, 2016]
: Y&R's Shemar Moore back to TV in CBS's S.W.A.T reboot [Mar 1, 2017]
: Y&R alum Shemar Moore returns to Criminal Minds [Mar 17, 2017]