Larenz Tate is an American actor of TV and film known for his roles as Bart “Black Shawn” Johnston on the TV series Rescue Me and Steve Urkel’s nemesis on Family Matters.
He was featured in a music video by R&B singer Ashanti for her song “Rain on Me” in 2003. He was in an episode of the television series The New Twilight Zone when he was younger. How Much Is The Net Worth Of Larenz Tate in 2022?
What is Larenz Tate’s net worth and salary?
Larenz Tate is an American actor with a net worth of $2.5 million. As an actor, Larenz Tate has amassed his wealth on such popular TV series as The Cosby Show, 21 Jump Street, The Royal Family, and The Wonder Years.
Larenz Tate Early Life
Larenz Tate was born on September 8, 1975, in Chicago, Illinois, to Peggy and Larry Tate. He is the youngest of three children; he has two brothers, Larrom and Lahnard, who are also actors.
When Larenz was four years old, his family moved to California. His parents encouraged him to pursue a career in acting by taking part in a weeklong program at the Inner City Cultural Center when he was young. He began his professional career by making money at the corner store.
He was cast in a recurring role on “The Cosby Show.” That’s when he realized he could make a living as an actor if he put his mind to it. All three siblings got little parts, since Tate graduated from Palmdale High School in 1993.
Larenz Tate Career
In 1985, Larenz had his first television appearance in an episode of The New Twilight Zone. After this performance, Tate was cast in the TV movie The Women of Brewster Place and several other shows including “21 Jump Street” and “The Wonder Years.”
Later, in 1993, Larenz starred as Steve Urkel’s nemesis, Willie Fuffner, in the American comedy about a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, Illinois known as Family Matters. He also appeared on Redd Foxx and Della Reese’s The Royal Family on CBS. When Foxx died in 1991, the series ended. Tate was also heard as the voice of Buck in the video game 187 Ride or Die because he is the man character.
Tate’s career began when he was chosen for the film “Menace II Society” with Albert and Allen Hughes, where Tate played O-Dog. Tate went on to star in the cult hit TV show “South Central.” In 1994, he starred in the family drama “The Inkwell.”
He teamed up with the Hughes brothers again for “Dead Presidents” in 1995. In 1997, Tate appeared in the romantic drama “Love Jones.” In an episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Tate appeared as Kenny in “That’s No Lady, That’s My Cousin,” a guest starring role in an episode of “ER” as Dr. Michael Westen, and another on “Touched by an Angel” as Reggie White. This episode was directed by Quincy Jones and produced by him – it is therefore quite unlikely that they were unaware of each other.
Tate released “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “The Postman,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” in 1998, and “Love Come Down” in 2000. In 1998, he starred in the biopic “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and the music video for Ashanti’s song “Rain on Me.” Tate played opposite Laurence Fishburne in 2003’s “Biker Boyz” and that same year appeared with Ashanti in her music video for “Rain on Me.”
In 2004, he played Peter Waters in the Oscar-winning “Crash,” which won the Best Picture award that year. From 2006 until 2011, Tate maintained a main role in the FX comedy-drama series “Rescue Me,” playing Bart ‘Black Shawn’ Johnston. In 2013, Tate was cast as Malcolm Kaan in “House of Lies.” Since 2017, Tate has starred as Councilman Rashad Tate on the TV drama “Power.”
Larenz Tate Personal Life
He married his partner Tomasina Parrot in April 2006. They dated for six years before getting married. The pair has four children together.