Mario Van Peebles
Mario Van Peebles
Personal details
Birth place Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Profession Motion picture actor, director, writer, and producer
Years active 1971 to present
IMDb 0005522
Role Director
Seasons 1 & 2
First episode "Swallow"
Last episode "Choose"
Credits 3 episodes (see below)
Mario Van Peebles, born January 15, 1957 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, is an American motion picture actor, director, writer, and producer. He is a director for the series. He helmed the first season episodes "Swallow", "Spit", and "Choose". He has appeared in the daytime series One Life to Live (as Doc Gilmore from 1982 to 1983) and the film Ali (2001). He directed the films New Jack City (1991), and Baadasssss! (2003).


Early lifeEdit

Van Peebles was born Mario Cain Van Peebles in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of writer, director and actor Melvin Van Peebles and German actress and photographer Maria Marx. He graduated from Saint Thomas More School in Connecticut in 1974 and from Columbia University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in economics.


Over the next 30 years, Van Peebles starred in and directed many television shows & films, including Panther, Ali, New Jack City, and an episode of Lost.

His 2004 biopic BAADASSSSS! describes the making of his father's seminal film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Van Peebles also directed Malcolm Takes a Shot, a CBS Schoolbreak Special about an aspiring high-school basketball star whose obstacles include epilepsy and his own arrogance. Van Peebles appeared in the special in a cameo, as Malcolm's doctor.

Personal lifeEdit

Van Peebles is married to Chitra Sukhu Van Peebles and has five children: Makaylo, Mandela, Marley, Maya and Morgana (3 boys, 2 girls).



Season 1 credits
"Listen" "Reflex" "Swallow" "Slip"
"Remembered" "Spit" "Stasis" "Choose"
Season 2 credits
"Louder Than Words" "Through and Through" "Ablution" "Redemption" "Mania"
"Backflash" "The Conversation" "Consequence" "Clinch" "True Enough"

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