Kent Faulcon, an actor-writer-director who appears regularly in leading and supporting television and film roles, enjoys a career that provides him with the best of all worlds: the opportunity to work with highly renowned actors and directors in some of the biggest films in the business and the freedom to work on smaller projects about which he cares deeply. Kent is a versatile and classically-trained Shakespearean actor who has been seen in memorable films like War of the Worlds, Men in Black, Die Hard: With A Vengeance, and was featured in the highly-lauded and Oscar winning film SELMA directed by Ava DuVernay.
Kent recently completed filming his 5th season as Richard Ellington on the Tyler Perry series “For Better or Worse”—the television spin-off of Perry’s “Why Did I get Married?” films. As a familiar face on stage and the small screen, Faulcon has had lead and supporting roles on NCIS-Los Angeles, NBC’s Harry’s Law, TV Land’s “The Exes”, Bones, Common Law, 24, CSI Miami, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Love That Girl, Boston Legal, Shark, Desperate Housewives, and Girlfriends. He has had recurring roles on Lincoln Heights, Showtime’s Soul Food series, Charmed, Joan of Arcadia and Days of Our Lives.
Faulcon has always found writing and directing to be complementary to his work as an actor. He has produced, directed, and starred in several short film projects and stage projects. His award-winning feature film project Sister’s Keeper (with Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts) was a crowd-pleasing action-drama he wrote and directed. The film was Audience Choice Winner for both The Hollywood Black Film Festival and Texas Black Film Festival and enjoyed a host of nominations and recognition for Best Drama, Best Overall Film, Best Actor and Best Director from festivals from London to Boston, Atlanta, Arizona, San Diego and San Francisco. Also an award winning playwright, Kent is a former member of New York’s Playwrights Horizon’s African-American Writers Unit and the recipient of the 2005 NC Vanguard Award. A native of North Carolina, Kent was a child actor starring in the television series "Sparks" in which played a leading role as a teenage time traveler for four years. He received his Bachelor Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, UNCSA.
Kent is happily married and a proud father of two. A son 15 and a daughter 12. His wife also works full-time as a professor. They are true partners in the journey of parenting.