Who is Malcolm Goodwin?
American actor Malcolm Goodwin was born in New York City, USA on 28 November 1982, making Sagittarius his zodiac sign. He has 64 acting credits, but is perhaps known best for playing Oscar Finlay, one of the lead characters in eight episodes of the crime action series “Reacher”, which also stars Alan Ritchson and Willa Fitzgerald, and was created by Nick Santora. It follows Jack Reacher who’s been arrested for murder, and is now helping the police solve crimes; the series has been airing since 2022, and has been nominated for four awards.
Malcolm’s currently working on seven upcoming projects, including the movies “Half Lives”, “They Whisper” and “A Christmas in New Hope”.
Education and early life
Malcolm was raised alongside his three sisters and a brother in New York City, by their parents whose names and professions haven’t been revealed; it’s known that they divorced when Malcolm was 11, and that the children then continued living with their mother.
Malcolm became interested in acting while attending a local elementary school, which led him to enroll at Julia Richman Talent Unlimited Program; he began attending a local high school in 1997, and the same year saw him make his debut film appearance, playing Shawn in the drama “Color of Justice”, which failed to attract any attention.
Malcolm matriculated in 2001 and then enrolled at Purchase College Acting Conservatory, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2005.
Roles in TV series
Malcolm’s debut TV series role was playing Lamont Tyler in the 2003 episode “Patient Zero” of the crime mystery “Law & Order”, and the following a couple of years saw him appear in an episode of the crime drama “Hack”, the crime mystery “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and the crime action “K-Ville”.
In 2009, he portrayed Wesley Wedderburn in the episode “Is There a Doctor in the House?” of the popular drama “Raising the Bar”, which starred Gloria Reuben and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and was created by David Feige and Steven Bochco. It follows former classmates at law school who’ve now taken on rival clients, and the series was nominated for only a single award. Malcolm had only one other TV series role in the remainder of the decade, playing KJ in the 2010 episode “Nobody’s Home/Unknown Soldier” of the crime action “Detroit 1-8-7”.
In 2011 and 2012, he played Shea Daniels in the crime thriller “Breakout Kings”, which starred Brooke Nevin and Domenick Lombardozzi, and was created by Nick Santora and Matt Olmstead; it follows a group of former fugitives who’ve begun collaborating with US marshals. Malcolm could then have been seen making a guest appearance in an episode of the action mystery “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, the crime mystery “Elementary” and the crime action “Blue Bloods”.
— Malcolm Goodwin (@malcolmjgoodwin) July 21, 2016
From 2015 through 2019, he starred as Clive Babineaux in the popular crime comedy “iZombie”, which also starred Rahul Kohli and Rose McIver, and was created by Diane Ruggiero-Wright. It tells the story of a zombie girl who’s begun working with the police, and the series won seven of the 28 awards for which it was nominated.
Some of Malcolm’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2019 episode “Rectify” of the crime comedy “Bull”, the 2019 episode “Codename: Ferdinand” of the crime action “FBI” and three episodes of the 2020 crime action mini-series “The Fugitive”.
Roles in movies
The year 2005 saw Malcolm appear in three movies: the short drama “Wake of the Fallen Sun”, the comedy “Backseat” and the biographical crime drama “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”.
In 2007, he played Jimmy Zee in the popular biographical crime drama “American Gangster”, which starred Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington, and was directed by Ridley Scott. It follows a police officer from New York City as he’s trying to bring Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas to justice, and the movie won 12 of its 50 award nominations, including two Oscar nominations, one of which for Best Achievement in Art Direction. The remainder of the 2000s saw Malcolm appear in the romantic comedy “Leatherheads” and themystery thriller “The Lazarus Project” both in 2008, and the 2009 comedy “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men”.
The year 2012 saw him play A. D. in the crime action “Freelancers”, which starred Robert De Niro and 50 Cent, and was directed by Jessy Terrero; it follows the son of a murdered New York Police Department officer who’s joined the force, and has begun working with his father’s former colleagues. Some of Malcolm’s following roles were in the 2013 comedy “A True Story”, the 2013 short family drama “Thank You Card” and the 2015 crime action thriller “Run All Night”.
He starred as Will in the 2019 action thriller “Ring Ring”, which also starred Tommy Kijas and Kirby Bliss Blanton, and was written and directed by Adam Marino. It follows a group of telemarketers who’ve been fired from their company, and have now decided to found their own.
Malcolm’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 horror “The Lost Boys”, the 2021 comedy “Not Quite College” and the 2022 horror thriller “Alone in the Dark”.
Malcolm received special thanks for the 2009 short comedy movie “Gym Rats”, the 2017 comedy film “The Bigfoot Project” and the 2018 fantasy comedy movie “Sorry to Bother You”.
He has 24 producing and 17 directing credits – some of his most recent producing work has been on the 2022 music video “Don’t Go Nicole”, all 36 episodes of the talk-show “Coming Aut with Liz and Eddie”, which aired from 2020 through 2022, and the 2023 short comedy movie “To the Death”.
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “GeekRockTV”, “The Grindhouse Radio” and “Following Films Podcast”.
Awards and nominations
Malcolm’s won 15 awards, with some of these including a 2012 Toronto International Film and Video Award for Best Narrative Feature, for “A True Story”, a 2013 Kansas International Film Festival Award for Best Narrative and a 2016 Accolade Competition Award of Excellence for Feature Film, both for “Construction”.
Love life and wife
Malcolm avoids speaking about his love life in public, but we still know that the popular actor’s married, and that he has a son.
He and American of Asian descent Vanessa Goodwin exchanged vows in a private ceremony in either 2019 or 2020; the exact date of the wedding hasn’t been revealed, but it’s widely believed that Malcolm and Vanessa were together for four years prior to exchanging vows. Vanessa’s profession remains undisclosed, as she prefers to stay away from media.
Malcolm and Vanessa have son Apollo together, and the boy can be seen featured in many of Malcolm’s Instagram pictures and videos.
There are no other women whom Malcolm has been with, that we know about; he’s married to Vanessa Goodwin as of July 2023, and they have a son together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
More than 120,000 people are following Malcolm on Instagram today, and he’s uploaded over 1,000 pictures, with most of these showing him during his everyday life, whether he’s spending time with his wife and daughter, shooting for his movies, or working out at the gym.
He enjoys playing sports in his spare time, and his favorites are tennis and golf.
Malcolm loves being in nature and often travels to American national parks; he’s also a lover of animals, with dogs being his favorites.
He works out at the gym four to five times every week, thus his muscular body.
Malcolm’s passionate about music and one of his favorite singers is the late Muddy Waters.
Denzel Washington’s one of Malcolm’s favorite actors, and some of his favorite movies include “Leave the World Behind”, “He Got Game” and “The Pelican Brief”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Malcolm’s age is 40. He has black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall and weighs around 160lbs (72kgs).
Malcolm’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of July 2023.