Melvin was born on April 4th, 1981 in Washington D.C., and now resides in Los Angeles. Known as Bernard on the HBO series "The Wire" and as The Bully on TheCW's "Everybody Hates Chris."
Melvin has experience as an ACTOR, COMEDIAN, WRITER, DIRECTOR, AND PRODUCER. He even wrote a Poetry Book!
When asked what he'd like to be known for, his response is: "A Great Businessman. Because Hollywood is a Great Business, Man." LOL
He has produced musical acts in the United States and abroad, working with Jay-Z, Freeway & Benzino, Tonya Blount, and Tank, among others.
While attending Bowie State University in Maryland, Melvin auditioned for a Public Service Announcement video that was filmed nearby.
He followed that up with a role as a criminal on "America's Most Wanted" which re-enacts crimes for television.
Between DC and suburban Maryland campus-life is the city of Baltimore, where the famous HBO Series "The Wire" was Filming.
Melvin impressed the producers and scored a role as "Bernard" while still in college.
After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree, Melvin moved out to Hollywood to make things happen on a larger scale.
In 13 years, he has worked with so many diverse talented people!
He has evened-out some of his dramatic roles with standup comedy.
Melvin is available for Product Endorsements, and has experience respresenting Clothing, Sunglasses, Cell Phones, Beverages, and even a SnickerDoodle Cookie.
A recurring role on The CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" (created by Chris Rock), brought more exposure to Melvin's Acting Talents.
He had a starring role in the film “Five K One” with Clifton Powell & AJ Johnson, a series-regular on the High-Def Web-Series “Blood Brothers”,
and he wrote & starred in a Police Drama titled, “Internal Affairs."
In addition to the above, Melvin is working on more projects, a full list can be found on this website and his IMDb Profile.
Please Contact Melvin's Publicist:
Tonya Carmounche at 424-213-0442
Her email is TCPR4u [at] Yahoo [dot] com