Mustafa Shakir Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Aug, 2021
Facts of Mustafa Shakir
Date of Birth: 1976 , August-21
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Mustafa Shakir
Birth Name Mustafa Shakir
Nationality American
Birth Place/City North Carolina, USA
Profession Actor
Education The New School
Movies Shaft, Down to Earth, Marci X, The Cavern, Daybreak, Geezas, Driving While Black, Double Play, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Fight Your Way Out, The Grounds, The Pretenders
TV Show New York Undercover, Wasteland, Law & Order, House, Girlfriends, Numb3rs, Shameless, The Night Of, Quarry, Luke Cage, American Gods, Jett, The Deuce
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Mustafa Shakir is an American film and television actor who is set to portray Jet Black in the upcoming Netflix live-action adaptation of the eponymous anime series of 1998-9, Cowboy Bebop.  

How Old Is Mustafa Shakir? What Is His Height? 

Mustafa Shakir was born in North Carolina on August 21, 1976. At the time of this writing, Shakir is 44 years old and has a height of 6 feet 1½ inches (1.87 meters).  

Shakir was raised in the Harlem neighbourhood of Upper Manhattan, New York, and graduated from The New School in New York City, the class of 2001.


Mustafa Shakir worked as a barber before making his professional acting debut in 1996. In the early days of his career, Shakir had minor roles in TV series like New York Undercover and Wasteland, as well as uncredited roles in movies like Shaft and Down to Earth

Mustafa Shakir as Baron Samedi in American Gods SOURCE: TVMaze

He first gained recognition with such roles as D'Vontray in the Fox medical drama series House, Javon Dennis in the UPN sitcom Girlfriends, Bull in the NBC legal comedy-drama series Harry's Law, and D'Andre in the Showtime comedy-drama series Shameless.    

Shakir has also enjoyed success on the big screens, including movies like Marci X, The Cavern, The Grounds, Driving While Black, Double Play, Fight Your Way Out, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and The Pretenders.  

In the latter half of his career, Shakir went on to have prominent roles on television. He played Victor in the HBO crime-drama miniseries The Night Of, starred as Moses in the Cinemax neo-noir crime-drama miniseries Quarry, and Big Mike in the HBO drama series The Deuce.

He found widespread acclaim and recognition as the supervillain John "Bushmaster" McIver in the second season of the Netflix superhero series, Marvel's Luke Cage, and as Baron Samedi in the Starz fantasy drama series American Gods.        

Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black on Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop SOURCE:

On April 4, 2019, it was announced that Shakir had been cast in the role of Jet Black in the Netflix live-action adaptation of the sci-fi space/Western anime series of 1998-9, Cowboy Bebop, alongside John Cho, Daniella Pineda, Alex Hassell, and Elena Satine, among others. 

What is Mustafa Shakir's Net Worth in 2020?

According to some online sources, Mustafa Shakir is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million. The 44-year-old was a barber before finding his calling in acting. Since making his on-screen debut in 1996, Shakir has made appearances in nearly 50 movies and TV shows.


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