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Malcolm Barrett

Actor, Producer
Born April 22, 1980 (44 years)
Malcolm Barrett (born 1980) is an American actor known for playing the role of scientist and time traveler Rufus Carlin in Timeless on NBC.

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He has appeared as a series regular on Fox's The Sketch Show and Luis.

Barrett played the character "Dr. Lem Hewitt" on the ABC television show, Better Off Ted and was a supporting character in the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.

Barrett has had recurring appearances on the New York-based Law & Order franchise. He was featured as a squatter and drug dealer in an episode of The Sopranos and also guest starred in the pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the series finale of The Office as one of Dunder/Mifflin's new employees, and in an episode of Monk as a lottery fanatic. He also had a small role in the movie Larry Crowne, as one of Tom Hanks' character's classmates. He has also appeared in several television commercials, including national spots for Hummer and AT&T. The AT&T spot, which features Barrett shooting baskets in a sports bar, received frequent airplay during the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Barrett began playing the role of Rufus Carlin in the Fall of 2016 in the NBC series, Timeless.

Barrett is a spoken word artist and hip hop performer who has recorded under the aliases "Tourette's," "Verbal," and "The Velvet Rope." He appeared on the 2002 EP Timber, by electronic recording artist M Pinto. He is currently working on his debut album entitled The Backpacker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Peeples
  • Garfunkel and Oates
  • American Violet
  • Literally, Right Before Aaron
  • Calico Skies
Known For
  • Timeless (2016)
  • Better Off Ted
  • Preacher
  • War on Everyone
  • Dear White People
  • Genius (2017)
  • American Violet
  • Peeples
  • 10.0 Earthquake
  • Addicted to Fresno
  • Average Joe (2023)
  • The Changeling
  • Definition Please
  • Dimension 404
  • Truth Be Told
  • Missed Connections
  • Horror Noire
  • Just Beyond
  • OJ: The Musical
  • Calico Skies
  • The Forgotten
  • The New Negroes
  • The Big House (2004)
  • Dylan & Zoey

Filmography

2023
Krapopolis (TV Series) · as (voice)
2023
The Changeling (TV Series) · as Patrice Green
2023
Average Joe (2023) (TV Series) · as Leon Montgomery
2023
History of the World, Part II (TV Series) · as Idi Amin
2023
Not Dead Yet (TV Series) · as Quentin
2022
Dylan & Zoey · as Jeffrey
2022
This Fool (TV Series) · as Gordon
2021
Horror Noire · as Arthur (segment 'fugue State')
2021
Just Beyond (TV Series) · as Andy
2020
The Comeback Trail · as Xavier Clay
2020
Central Park (TV Series) · as Landon Volk
2020
Pooka Lives! · as Derrick
2019
The Boys (TV Series) · as Seth Reed
2019
The New Negroes (TV Series) · as Cast
2019
Weird City (TV Series) · as Chonathon
2018
Into the Dark (TV Series) · as Derrick
2017
Genius (2017) (TV Series) · as Ted White
2017
2017
Dimension 404 (TV Series) · as Chris
2017
Dropping The Soap (TV Series) · as Josh
2017
Santa Clarita Diet (TV Series) · as Morgan
2016
2016
War on Everyone · as Reggie X
2016
Timeless (2016) (TV Series) · as Rufus Carlin
2016
Preacher (TV Series) · as F.j. Hoover
2015
Reunited · as Chad
2015
Truth Be Told (TV Series) · as Hudson
2015
2014
Dear White People · as Helmut West
2014
10.0 Earthquake · as Booker
2014
Garfunkel and Oates (TV Series) · as Daniel
2013
OJ: The Musical · as Lawrence
2013
Peeples · as Chris Walker
2013
Kroll Show (TV Series) · as Gigolo
2012
The Soul Man (TV Series) · as Bird
2012
Missed Connections · as Jules Norris
2012
Key & Peele (TV Series) · as Harassed Passenger
2011
Larry Crowne · as Dave Mack
2011
Traffic Light (US) (TV Series) · as Pete
2010
Raising Hope (TV Series) · as Lamar
2010
The Good Guys (2010) (TV Series) · as A
2009
SouthLAnd (TV Series) · as Henry Watts
2009
Better Off Ted (TV Series) · as Lem Hewitt
2009
Imaginary Larry · as Kenneth
2008
American Violet · as Byron Hill
2008
The Hurt Locker · as Sergeant Foster
2008
The Mentalist (TV Series) · as Officer Price
2008
2007
Side Order of Life (TV Series) · as Andy Ryan
2007
2006
Psych (TV Series) · as Wally
2006
Let Go · as Sam Dubois
2005
Ghost Whisperer (TV Series) · as Dr. Jules Huffman
2005
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series) · as Terrell
2005
The Office (US) (TV Series) · as Stanley's Replacement
2005
2004
2003
The Forgotten · as Anderson
2003
Luis (TV Series)
2002
Swimfan · as Jock
2002
Monk (TV Series) · as Malcolm O'dwyer
2001
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) · as Ahmal
2000
King of the Jungle · as Basketball Kid #2
2000
The Beat (TV Series) · as Russsell Lucas
1999
The Sopranos (TV Series) · as Angelo Davis
1990
Law & Order (TV Series) · as Harry Johnson

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