Born to Jamaican immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor Carl Lumbly has worked in dozens of movies and TV shows and is best known for playing NYPD Detective Marcus Petrie in the CBS police drama Cagney & Lacey. He is also popular for his voice works in several animated movies and series such as Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Superman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond. As of 2019, he has played in a film Doctor Sleep and is also working in the TV series This Is Us.
Carl Lumbly was born Carl Winston Lumbly on August 14, 1951, in Minneapolis, MN under the birth sign of Leo. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American nationality.
Born to Jamaican immigrants, his father Carrol Lumbly was an avid reader who has a great influence in his academic career. He was raised along with his sister, Amy Powell.
Talking about Lumbly’s education, he completed his schooling from South High School. In 1973, he graduated from Macalester College with a bachelor degree in English.
The 67-year-old actor has been married twice and had a son. At first, he was married to actress Vonetta McGee at an intimate ceremony in 1987 in the presence of their closed ones and family members.
The couple met each other on the set of Cagney & Lacey, a few years before their marriage. The pair was together until Vonetta’s death in 2010. Together, they shared a son, Brandon Lumbly, born in 1988.
After Vonetta’s death, he again wedded with Deborah Santana in 2015. The pair has not shared any children. The family of three currently resides in Minnesota.
The veteran actor, Carl Lumbly currently shares a net worth of $2 million dollars, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He earns a decent amount of money from his acting career as well as personal investments.
As per the latest data by salary.com (March 2019), actors in the U.S. annually makes an average of $55,944 from their acting career, but the range typically falls between $46,102 and $68,306.
Coming up to Carl Lumbly, well, the veteran has spent nearly four decades in the entertainment field, which indicates his salary to be not less than five digits figure.
Carl Lumbly debuted his career in the acting field in 1979. That year, he appeared in a film Escape from Alcatraz as well as he debuted on an American TV series Emergency!.
His first significant on-screen role in a television series, Cagney & Lacey where he portrayed the role, Detective Marcus Petrie.
Similarly, in 1987, he was cast in the HBO television movie, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 as Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale.
In 1980, he received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award in the category of Lead Performance for his role in an American play Eden.
In addition, he has lent his voice in the video games Command and Conquers 3: Kane’s Wrath, Injustice God Among Us, and Tacoma. Also, he has given his voice in many animated movies and series like Immigrants, Justice League: Gods and Monsters.