Biography

Known for his intimidating stature, Taliferro was signed by the Washington Redskins in 1984, followed by two seasons in the USFL with the Denver Gold in 1985 and the Arizona Outlaws in 1986, finishing his career with the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League the following year.

His first film appearance was in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit in 1993 playing the role of a 'security guard', he had also made appearances in films like Armageddon, Life which starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, and Half Past Dead; in 2006, he had completed his appearance Crime/Drama film A Day in the Life, later he had died of a stroke in May.

Taliferro also directed a film called Steppin: The Movie which was completed in 2007. Bear was best known for his roles in the films Bad Boys, Life, Half Past Dead, Ride or Die and Blue Hill Avenue.

Known for his intimidating stature, Taliferro was signed by the Washington Redskins in 1984, followed by two seasons in the USFL with the Denver Gold in 1985 and the Arizona Outlaws in 1986, finishing his career with the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League the following year.

His first film appearance was in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit in 1993 playing the role of a 'security guard', he had also made appearances in films like Armageddon, Life which starred Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, and Half Past Dead; in 2006, he had completed his appearance Crime/Drama film A Day in the Life, later he had died of a stroke in May.

Taliferro also directed a film called Steppin: The Movie which was completed in 2007. Bear was best known for his roles in the films Bad Boys, Life, Half Past Dead, Ride or Die and Blue Hill Avenue.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1961-08-23

Day of Death 2006-05-04

Place of Birth Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Also Known As

  • Bear

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 A Day In The Life as Brian Smith
2004 You Got Served as Emerald
2003 Ride or Die as B Free
2002 Half Past Dead as Little Joe
2001 Blue Hill Avenue as Simon
2000 The Replacements as Andre Jackson
1999 The Parkers (1 episode)
1999 Life as Goldmouth
1998 Armageddon as Roughneck #2
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show (3 episodes)
1995 The Drew Carey Show (1 episode)
1995 Bad Boys as Car thief
1994 Witch Hunt as Zombie (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Security Guard (as Michael 'Bear' Taliferro)

Directing

2009 Steppin: The Movie Director

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