Multi‐talented performer, Dennis L.A. White, is widely known for his supporting and starring Hollywood film roles, but his career also encompasses the roles of rapper, singer and event host. White’s natural charisma and in-born creative talent has brought him national recognition and notoriety both as “Dennis L.A. White” the actor, and “Dennis Da Menace” hip‐hop artist, and host.
White was the first African‐American host at Fuse TV, and was immortalized in two video games Def Jam Vendetta IIand The Warriors. White was exposed to music early on as he is the son of Grammy- nominated songwriter,Becky White. He began singing and acting in local plays at the ripe age of five, and graduated to larger stages with several gospel plays, as well as toured with Rick James.
Always having an affinity for hip‐hop, Dennis gave a riveting portrayal of Tupac in The Seventh Sun, and soon after recorded his own album, “THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DENNIS” through the guise of “Dennis Da Menace” with debut single “BUSTER” sustaining the #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B Singles Chartfor several weeks, with additional songs landing soundtrack features. Dennis Da Menace’s buzz led to an opportunity to present at the Billboard Music Awards and hosting offers from Fuse TV’s IMX, Hot 97 Summer Jam, The AND 1 Tour, Fox’s Weekend VIBEand HBO, not to mention memorable cameos in such hit videos’ “ROCBOYS” (Jay Z), “SHAWTY SAY” (David Banner/Lil Wayne), and “LIGHT TO FLIES” (Trivium), to name a few.
While garnering substantial notoriety as a rapper, White simultaneously worked to develop his acting portfolio scoring roles on major series’ such as Law & Order, The Jury,and Third Watchand Jonny Zero. Adding to his exposure, White soonbecame a series regular on Spike Lee’s Miracle Boys, HBO’s Five Rounds and Chat Zone, while still maintaining consistent appearances in suchblockbusters such Swimming, I Think I Love My Wife, and The Brave One. He delivered an intense portrayal of Damien “DROC” Butler, in the critically acclaimed Biggie Smalls biopic, Notorious. He appeared on VH1‘s Let’s Talk About Pep. White also signed on to star opposite Tatum O’Neal in Sweet Lorraine.
Having reached an influential place in his career, White feels it is his duty to give back to the community by speaking to disadvantaged youth and participating in Russell Simmons’s Hip Hop Summit, which created quite a following for White.
Currently, White is teaching acting seminars across the country. He is prepping for his roles in upcoming features, Cornered, Journey to The Red Carpet, Changing The Game, Getting Even, and No Warning. Still active in the music realm, he is also completing his sophomore album “E PLURIBUS, UNUM.”
Steadily forging forward and expanding his horizons, White says, “I don’t see or believe that there are limitations to what I can achieve and where I can go in this industry. I just follow my heart and God’s plan and everything will fall into place.”
White continues to build a solid foundation as a well‐rounded performer, adding a star-touch to all of the projects he undertakes.