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Dayo Ade is a Nigerian-born-Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Bryant Lester Thomas in the teen drama series Degrassi High.

Biography[]

Little is known about Ade's past, including his birthday, the names of his parents, where he went to school, and why he wanted to become an actor. What is known is that Ade was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. Ade's first on-screen role is debatably his most well known, when he was first cast in 1988 as Bryant Lester Thomas, the boyfriend of Michelle Accette that attended Degrassi Junior High and went by the nickname "B.L.T.", for 48 episodes of the teen drama series Degrassi High. Ade has since appeared in TV shows and movies such as The Rookie, Beauty and the Beast, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cracked, Isabelle, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, October Faction, The L.A. Complex, Let Go, Unthinkable, Lost, The Bourne Conspiracy, Animal Kingdom, Chase, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Bones, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

On Criminal Minds[]

Ade portrayed Paul Ntombi, a South African gang leader currently serving a life sentence, in the Season One episode "Iqiniso".

Filmography[]

  • A Higher Loyalty - 4 episodes (2020) - Shaun
  • Cinema of Sleep (2020) - Anthony
  • Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia (2020) - Dholak
  • Private Eyes (2020) - Ben Riggs
  • Workin' Moms - 4 episodes (2019-2020) - Mel Boyd
  • October Faction - 5 episodes (2020) - Moshe
  • The Rookie (2019) - Jonathan Ryland
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint (2019) - Sgt. Josiah Hill (voice)
  • Fanboy (2019) - CAA Security Officer
  • StartUp - 5 episodes (2017-2018) - Officer Jules
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (2018) - Hunter Hakka (voice)
  • Isabelle (2018) - Father Lopez
  • Animal Kingdom (2018) - Detective French
  • Insomnia - 4 episodes (2018) - Phil
  • Heartland - 3 episodes (2016-2018) - Jim Parker
  • Beauty and the Beast - 2 episodes (2016-2018) - Dawes
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - "Iqiniso" (2016) TV episode - Paul Ntombi
  • Bones (2015) - Cooper Blackthorn
  • Rookie Blue - 3 episodes (2015) - Russ
  • The Book of Negroes (2015) - Prince
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014) - Agent Barbour
  • Republic of Doyle (2014) - Brian Mitchell
  • Cracked - 21 episodes (2013) - Leo Beckett
  • Refuge (2013) - Agent Hammond
  • The L.A. Complex - 11 episodes (2012) - Dynasty
  • Let Go (2011) - Charles
  • Chase (2010) - Tucker Dawes
  • Unthinkable (2010) - M.P. Winston
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2010) - Nelson Shabazz
  • Lost - 2 episodes (2010) - Justin
  • Castle (2010) - Anton Wade
  • CSI: NY - 2 episodes (2008) - Derrick James
  • Remembering Phil (2008) - Officer Williams
  • The Bourne Conspiracy (2008) - Unknown Character (voice)
  • ER (2007) - James Rollins
  • The Bill Engvall Show (2007) - Bouncer
  • NCIS (2007) - ER Orderly
  • Without a Trace (2007) - Omar Manir
  • Gettin' Some Jail Time (2006) - Uncle JG
  • Phat Girlz (2006) - Godwin
  • Alias (2005) - Bank Manager
  • Scrubs (2004) - Mr. Hovey
  • Star Trek: Enterprise (2004) - Klingon Tactical Officer
  • Joan of Arcadia (2004) - Ruben
  • Girlfriends (2004) - Vendor
  • Las Vegas (2004) - Cedric 'The Cannibal' Barimba
  • 10-8: Officers on Duty (2003) - Spatz
  • Boomtown (2003) - Banger
  • The Shield (2003) - Lionel
  • The District (2002) - Toro
  • Charmed (2002) - Bodyguard #3
  • First Monday (2002) - Dwayne Yong
  • Resurrection Blvd. - 2 episodes (2001) - Taylor 'The Hurt' Bryant
  • V.I.P. (2001) - B.J. Finley
  • My Own Country (1998) - John Okri
  • Color of Justice (1997) - Prisoner
  • Due South (1996) - Trevor
  • Jungleground (1995) - Cowboy
  • Rude (1995) - Mike
  • The Kids in the Hall - 2 episodes (1993-1994) - Male Guard #1/Rebel
  • Save My Lost Soul (1993) - Matthew
  • School's Out! (1992) - Bryant Lester 'BLT' Thomas
  • Top Cops (1991) - Snaggs/Que
  • Degrassi High - 48 episodes (1988-1991) - Bryant Lester 'BLT' Thomas

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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