Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Rockmond Dunbar, ’91
Rockmond Dunbar is an actor perhaps best known for his roles as Kenny Chadway on the Showtime television drama series Soul Food, and as Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin on the FOX television drama series Prison Break. He studied at Morehouse College and the University of New Mexico before making the move to Hollywood. Making his film debut in “Misery Loves Company” (1998), the actor followed it up with a string of television appearances, on sitcoms like “The Wayans Brothers”, “Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place”, and an unforgettable guest appearance on “The Practice”. His film projects include Punks (which debuted at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival), Misery Loves Company, Sick Puppies, Whodunit, Dirty Laundry, All About You and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
In 2011 he joined the cast of FX’s hit show Sons of Anarchy as the new Sheriff of Charming, Eli Roosevelt.
In 2013, Dunbar joined the role in the CBS crime drama The Mentalist as FBI agent Dennis Abbott.