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Demetrius Grosse is an American actor best known for his role as Deputy Emmett Yawners in the crime thriller series Banshee.

Biography[]

Grosse was born on February 26, 1981, in Washington, District of Columbia. The names of his parents are not known, as is why he wanted to become an actor. What is known is that Grosse studied acting at the Summer Musical Theater Workshop, and graduated from Gonzaga College High School, the Carnegie Mellon University, the Howard University College of Fine Arts, and the British American Drama Academy. Grosse got his first on-screen role in 2005, when he was first cast as a U.S. Marshal for one of two episodes for the hit crime drama series Numb3rs. Grosse got his first major role in 2008, when he was cast as Baron Samedi, a Haitian warlord with impenetrable skin, for three episodes of the hit science fiction superhero drama series Heroes. Grosse has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Banshee, NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, Dexter, Lovecraft Country, The Cape, The Inheritance, Hollywoo, Saving Mr. Banks, Battle of the Year, Banshee Origins, Chicago P.D., Westworld, 13 Hours, Straight Outta Compton, Justified, LA: Noire, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Grosse first portrayed Barry Vernon, a man whose wife was murdered by The Butcher of Indianapolis, in the Season One episode of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, "Jane".

Grosse then portrayed Beasley, a Lieutenant assisting the BAU in solving a series of homicides, in the Season Seven episode "There's No Place Like Home".

Filmography[]

  • Survival (2020) - Will Frugé
  • Lovecraft Country (2020) - Marvin Baptiste
  • Body Cam (2020) - Gary
  • The Rookie - 5 episodes (2018-2019) - Detective Kevin Wolfe
  • Chiefs (2018) - Clem Bryant
  • Frontier - 8 episodes (2017-2018) - Charleston
  • Califia and the Timeless Sentries (2018) - Sir Morien the Black Knight
  • Chicago P.D. (2018) - Ray Danza
  • Rampage (2018) - Colonel Blake
  • The Row (2018) - Unknown Character
  • Love Jacked (2018) - Mtumbie
  • The Brave - 13 episodes (2017-2018) - Ezekiel 'Preach' Carter
  • Fight Your Way Out (2017) - Tariq "TKO" Robinson
  • Westworld - 4 episodes (2016) - Deputy Foss
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2016) - Frank Pine
  • NCIS: New Orleans (2016) - Hank Clarkson
  • Samaria (2016) - Bug
  • NBA 2K17 (2016) - Washington Falls (voice)
  • Game of Silence - 10 episodes (2016) - Terry Suggs
  • 13 Hours (2016) - DS Dave Ubben
  • Straight Outta Compton (2015) - Rock
  • Complications (2015) - Dan Brennan
  • Shameless (2015) - Eddie Murphy
  • Justified - 13 episodes (2012-2015) - Errol Butler
  • Finding Her Light (2014) - Father
  • Counter (2014) - Bayard Rustin
  • Banshee - 20 episodes (2013-2014) - Deputy Emmett Yawners
  • Weighing In (2014) - Harold Jenkins
  • Banshee Origins - 2 episodes (2013) - Deputy Emmett Yawners
  • Banshee Origins: Siobhan Interrupted (2013) - Deputy Emmett Yawners
  • Saving Mr. Banks (2013) - Bartender
  • Battle of the Year (2013) - Scott
  • Grow (2013) - Tre
  • This Is Martin Bonner (2013) - Locy
  • Sex with the Jones (2012) - Leroy Bones
  • Slice (2011) - Detective Love
  • Hollywoo (2011) - Membre gang rap
  • Criminal Minds - "There's No Place Like Home" (2011) TV episode - Lieutenant Beasley
  • How to Be a Gentleman (2011) - OFC Simms
  • L.A. Noire (2011) - Jermaine Jones (voice)
  • The Inheritance (2011) - Ancestor Henry
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - "Jane" (2011) TV episode - Barry Vernon
  • The Cape (2011) - Marty's Guard
  • House (2010) - Hacinte
  • Cartel War (2010) - Eric Carter
  • A Quiet Fire (2009) - David
  • ER - 5 episodes (2008-2009) - Officer Newkirk
  • Heroes - 3 episodes (2008) - Baron Samedi
  • Rock Obama: The Barack Obama Musical (2008) - Barack Obama, Sr.
  • Bones (2008) - Tucker Payne
  • NCIS (2007) - Atif Nukunda
  • Studio (2007) - Mr. Banks
  • CSI: Miami (2007) - Chuck Greene
  • Dirt - 2 episodes (2007) - Kenny the Assistant
  • The Unsuccessful Thug (2006) - Grill
  • Dexter (2006) - Alex Timmons
  • The Unit (2006) - Guard #1
  • Sofia for Now (2006) - Postal Clerk
  • Close to Home (2006) - Public Defender
  • Numb3rs - 2 episodes (2005) - U.S. Marshal

External Links[]

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

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