James Richard Black (born April 3, 1962) is an American actor and former skilled soccer participant.
In movement photos, he had the main function of Victor Erickson within the 1998 direct-to-video movie Cappuccino, the screenplay of which was primarily based upon a narrative by writer Eric Jerome Dickey. Black has additionally appeared in The Replacements, Out of Sight, Love and a Bullet, and Universal Soldier: The Return. He portrayed boxer Earnie Shavers within the HBO TV film Don King: Only in America.
Black could also be greatest identified for his main function as Agent Michael Hailey on the UPN science fiction drama The Burning Zone. He has additionally had roles in quite a few different tv sequence and movies. His tv appearances embody V.I.P., Fashion House, Anger Management, All of Us, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Strong Medicine, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Six Feet Under, Burn Notice and Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story
Black signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 1984, after additionally receiving curiosity from the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and New York Jets. He was waived earlier than the beginning of the common season throughout last roster cuts on August 20, 1984, however was re-signed on November 7, 1984. He performed in two video games for the Browns in 1984, turning into the primary Akron soccer participant to play within the NFL. He was waived by the Browns on November 24, 1984. He re-signed with the Browns after the season, however was waived throughout coaching camp on August 5, 1985.
Black performed faculty soccer for Akron. He was named the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 1983 after main the convention in dashing with 1,568 yards. In a November 5, 1983, recreation towards Youngstown State, Black set the Akron faculty report for dashing yards in a recreation when he rushed 40 instances for 246 yards. In his last faculty recreation, on November 19, he set convention and faculty information for many dashing makes an attempt in a recreation with 52. He was named an Associated Press honorable point out Division I-AA All-American after the season, and completed his faculty profession as Akron’s all-time dashing chief with 3,054 yards.
Black was born in Lima, Ohio. He attended Dover High School in Dover, Ohio, the place he was a star athlete. He graduated in 1980.