Mustafa Shakir is an American actor most known for playing the supervillain Bushmaster in the Netflix/Marvel superhero series Luke Cage and Moses in the Cinemax neo-noir crime-drama series Quarry.
On April 4, 2019, it was reported that Shakir was confirmed to play Jet Black in the Netflix live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop.
The series revolves primarily around the bounty-hunting crew of the spaceship Bebop: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Edward "Radical Ed" Wong, and Ein.
Mustafa Shakir portrays Jet Black, a former ISSP (Inter Solar System Police) officer turned bounty hunter and the pilot of Bebop.
As of November 19, 2020, other announced names include Tamara Tunie, Geoff Stults, Rachel House, Mason Alexander Park, Ann Truong, and Hoa Xuande.
Besides his role in Netflix's Cowboy Bebop, Mustafa Shakir is most known for portraying the supervillain John "Bushmaster" McIver in the second season of the Netflix superhero action series Luke Cage.
He has made several notable appearances in TV shows like New York Undercover, Law & Order, House, Girlfriends, Numb3rs, Shameless, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Night Of, and American Gods, and movies like Shaft, Down to Earth, Double Play, and The Pretenders.
Mustafa Shakir was born on August 21, 1976, in North Carolina, and raised in Harlem, New York.
He is 44 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 6 feet 1½ inches (1.87 meters).
According to some online sources, Mustafa Shakir is believed to have a net worth of around $1 million.