Biography

Malcolm Barrett (born 1980) is an American actor known for playing the role of scientist and time traveler Rufus Carlin in Timeless on NBC.

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He has appeared as a series regular on Fox's The Sketch Show and Luis.

Barrett played the character "Dr. Lem Hewitt" on the ABC television show, Better Off Ted and was a supporting character in the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.

Barrett has had recurring appearances on the New York-based Law & Order franchise. He was featured as a squatter and drug dealer in an episode of The Sopranos and also guest starred in the pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the series finale of The Office as one of Dunder/Mifflin's new employees, and in an episode of Monk as a lottery fanatic. He also had a small role in the movie Larry Crowne, as one of Tom Hanks' character's classmates. He has also appeared in several television commercials, including national spots for Hummer and AT&T. The AT&T spot, which features Barrett shooting baskets in a sports bar, received frequent airplay during the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Barrett began playing the role of Rufus Carlin in the Fall of 2016 in the NBC series, Timeless.

Barrett is a spoken word artist and hip hop performer who has recorded under the aliases "Tourette's," "Verbal," and "The Velvet Rope." He appeared on the 2002 EP Timber, by electronic recording artist M Pinto. He is currently working on his debut album entitled The Backpacker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Malcolm Barrett (born 1980) is an American actor known for playing the role of scientist and time traveler Rufus Carlin in Timeless on NBC.

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He has appeared as a series regular on Fox's The Sketch Show and Luis.

Barrett played the character "Dr. Lem Hewitt" on the ABC television show, Better Off Ted and was a supporting character in the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker.

Barrett has had recurring appearances on the New York-based Law & Order franchise. He was featured as a squatter and drug dealer in an episode of The Sopranos and also guest starred in the pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the series finale of The Office as one of Dunder/Mifflin's new employees, and in an episode of Monk as a lottery fanatic. He also had a small role in the movie Larry Crowne, as one of Tom Hanks' character's classmates. He has also appeared in several television commercials, including national spots for Hummer and AT&T. The AT&T spot, which features Barrett shooting baskets in a sports bar, received frequent airplay during the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Barrett began playing the role of Rufus Carlin in the Fall of 2016 in the NBC series, Timeless.

Barrett is a spoken word artist and hip hop performer who has recorded under the aliases "Tourette's," "Verbal," and "The Velvet Rope." He appeared on the 2002 EP Timber, by electronic recording artist M Pinto. He is currently working on his debut album entitled The Backpacker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 26

Birthday 1980-04-22

Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York - USA

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Also Known As

  • Malcolm I. Barrett
  • Verbal the Rapper

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 War on Everyone as Reggie X
2016 Timeless(16 episodes) as Rufus Carlin
2016 Preacher(5 episodes) as F.J. Hoover
2015 Reunited as Chad
2015 Addicted to Fresno as Eric
2014 Dear White People as Helmut West
2014 10.0 Earthquake as Booker
2012 Missed Connections as Jules Norris
2009 Better Off Ted(27 episodes) as Lem Hewitt
2009 Imaginary Larry as Kenneth
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode) as Officer Price
2008 My Best Friend's Girl as Dwalu
2008 American Violet as Byron Hill
2006 Psych(1 episode) as Wally
2005 Ghost Whisperer(1 episode)
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia(1 episode) as Terrell
2005 Kelsey Grammer Presents The Sketch Show(7 episodes)
2004 Stargate Atlantis(1 episode)
2004 The Big House(1 episode)
2002 Swimfan as Jock
2002 Monk(1 episode) as Malcolm O'Dwyer
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2000 The Beat(1 episode)
1999 The Sopranos(1 episode)
1990 Law & Order(2 episodes)
1900 Luis(10 episodes)

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