Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American film and stage actor, playwright, director, and producer. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Morpheus in the Matrix science fiction film trilogy. He became the first African American to portray Othello in a motion picture by a major studio when he appeared in Oliver Parker's 1995 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.
In 1973, Fishburne had his first job portraying Joshua Hall on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.
Fishburne spent much of the 1980s in and out of television and periodically on stage. In the early 1980s, he worked as a bouncer at punk rock clubs.
1972 If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band
1999 The Matrix
2003 The Matrix Reloaded
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
From 2008 to 2011, he starred as Dr. Raymond Langston on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Born July 30, 1961