Brian Joseph White (born April 21, 1975) is an American actor, producer, model, dancer, and stockbroker.

Early life

White was born near Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Estelle Bowser, a financial advisor, and Jo Jo White, a Hall of Fame basketball player for the Boston Celtics, sports executive, and restaurateur.[2][3][4] He is the oldest of six children. White attended Newton South High School and was a graduate of Dartmouth College,[3] where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.


White began acting in a number of television series such as Moesha, The Parkers, Spyder Games, Second Time Around, and The Shield. He then moved into film roles, appearing in The Family Stone, Brick, Stomp the Yard, The Game Plan, and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. He had a recurring role as Lieutenant Carl Davis on Moonlight. In 2009, White appeared in Fighting and 12 Rounds. He starred in I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and followed this with a regular role in the series Men of a Certain Age.

In 2011, White starred in The Heart Specialist and Politics of Love. He then began touring with the David E. Talbert stage play What My Husband Doesn't Know.[5] The tour ran from May 8 to December 18.[6] White became the co-host of the UNCF national "Empower Me" tour and starred in the music video for Monica's song "Until it's Gone". In 2012, he appeared in Good Deeds and The Cabin in the Woods. In 2015 he appeared in the television series "Scandal" as the love interest of Olivia Pope. He currently has a recurring role as "Captain Dallas Patterson" in season 4 of NBC's Chicago Fire (TV series).[7]

Personal life

White married his wife Paula Da Silva in 2010. They have a daughter named Layla [8]



1999The Best ManExtraUncredited
2000Something to Sing AboutRobert
2001Me and Mrs. JonesTracy Wainwright
2003RedemptionChristian Rayne
2004Trois: The EscortTrent Meyer
2004Mr. 3000T-Rex
2005BrickBrad Bramish
2005DirtyDetective Sayed
2005The Family StonePatrick Thomas
2006DOA: Dead or AliveZack
2007Motives 2Donovan Cook
2007Stomp the YardSylvester
2007Daddy's Little GirlsChristopherUncredited
2007The Game PlanJamal Webber
2007In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege TaleCommander Tarish
2008Mama Black WidowOtis Tilson
2008The TrunkAnthony Blackmon
200912 RoundsDetective Hank Carver
2009FightingEvan Hailey
2009I Can Do Bad All By MyselfRandy
2011The Heart SpecialistDr. Ray Howard
2011Politics of LoveKyle Franklin
2012Good DeedsWalter Deeds
2012The Cabin in the WoodsDaniel Truman
2013And Then There Was YouDarrell Brent
2015My Favorite FiveChristopher Michaels


2004Second Time AroundNigel Muse
2004The ShieldDetective Tavon Garris
2006In JusticeScott Burrows
2007Football WivesKyle Jameson
2007MoonlightLieutenant Carl Davis
2009CSI: MiamiKurt Sabin
2010Men of a Certain AgeMarcus
2011Body of ProofBrian HallEpisode: "Letting Go"
2012Beauty & the BeastJoe Bishop
2013Tyler Perry's For Better or WorseEric
2013HostagesColonel Thomas Blair
2014Hawaii Five-0Jason Hollier
2015MistressesBlairRecurring role
2015Chicago FireDallas PattersonRecurring role
2015Another PeriodChauncey Alistair


2012What My Husband Doesn't KnowPaul