Michael Taliferro

Michael Taliferro

  • Born on
    • August 23rd, 1961
  • Died on
    • May 4th, 2006
Known for his intimidating stature, Taliferro was signed by the Washington Redskins in 1984, followed by two seasons in the USFL with the Denver Gold in 1985 and the Arizona Outlaws in 1986, finishing his career with the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League the following year. His first film appearance was in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit in 1993 playing the role of a 'security guard', he had also made appearances in films like Armageddon, Life which starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, and Half Past Dead; in 2006, he had completed his appearance Crime/Drama film A Day in the Life, later he had died of a stroke in May. Taliferro also directed a film called Steppin: The Movie which was completed in 2007. Bear was best known for his roles in the films Bad Boys, Life, Half Past Dead, Ride or Die and Blue Hill Avenue.


Acting (12 Credits)

2009A Day in the Life as Brian Smith
2004You Got Served as Emerald
2003Ride or Die as B Free
2002Half Past Dead as Little Joe
2001Blue Hill Avenue as Simon
2000The Replacements as Andre Jackson
1999Life as Goldmouth
1998Armageddon as Roughneck #2
1996A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Club Security #1
1995Bad Boys as Carjacker
1994Witch Hunt as Zombie (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
1993Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Security Guard (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)

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