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Mor­ris Chest­nut may be known for his sup­port­ing roles as “the hot guy”, but he prefers to get his hands dirty with strong char­ac­ters like no-non­sense FBI agent Tony Rice in ac­tion show Leg­ends (2014-2015). “Not just a pretty face,” he jokes. And show­biz isn’t com­plain­ing – he was voted Peo­ple mag­a­zine’s sex­i­est man in 2015.

The 48-year-old is Cal­i­for­nia born1

and-bred but says that “I wouldn’t mind if Rose­wood [2015-cur­rent] was filmed in Mi­ami [where it’s set] – a bit of fun in the sun never hurt any­one”. His new show is filmed in LA in real life.

Work­ing close to home gives him 2

time for this two big­gest pas­sions: his fam­ily – Mor­ris has been mar­ried to Pam Byse since 1995, with son Grant (20) and daugh­ter Paige (18); and play­ing bas­ket­ball on beach-side courts.

He orig­i­nally planned on work­ing 3

in the cor­po­rate world and stud­ied fi­nance at Cal­i­for­nia State Univer­sity in 1987. He swapped and stud­ied drama in­stead, grad­u­at­ing in 1989.

Mor­ris was cast al­most im­me­dia4

tely – he played Jason in sea­son 2 of Freddy’s Night­mares: A Night­mare On Elm Street – A Se­ries (1988-1990) in 1990, al­beit in just one episode.

He’s been in over 20 movies, start5

ing with com­ing-of-age drama Boyz N The Hood (1991). Mor­ris says that he has two se­crets to longevity: “One, be re­spect­ful and cour­te­ous to ev­ery­one you work with. And two, al­ways be in shape [Laughs].”

And main­tain­ing his toned six6

pack is some­thing he takes pride in. “I don’t swim. But I’m into ten­nis and bas­ket­ball. Just don’t ex­pect me run­ning around on court with­out my shirt on. That’s Rose­wood’s style – I’d never do that,” he ex­plains.

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