Lamman-Rucker
Lamman Rucker | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Lamman Rucker
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Birth Date Oct 06, 1971
  • Age 50 Years, 0 Months
Cast Of Television Series 'Meet the Browns' and 'Greenleaf' 

Lamman Rucker | Biography

Made His Professional Acting Debut in 1998

In 2002, Lamman Rucker landed his first significant role as attorney T. Marshall Travers in the CBS romantic drama series, As the World Turns. He featured in three episodes of the series in 2002 and 2003. The following year, the actor portrayed the role of Rick Harris in three episodes of All of Us. In 2005, he guest-starred in the role of Reggie Uggams in one episode titled ‘The Sixth Man’ of Law & Order. The same year, he appeared in the role of Garret Williams in three episodes of All My Children. 


Lamman Rucker is an American actor. He is prominently known for his roles in the television series ‘Meet the Browns’ and ‘Greenleaf’ and Tyler Perry’s film ‘Why Did I Get Married?’

Who Is Lamman Rucker?

Lamman Rucker is an American film and television actor. He began his professional acting career, guest-starring in the television series The Young and the Restless in 1998. Rucker then appeared in television series like As the World Turns (2002-2003), All of Us (2004), Law & Order (2005), All My Children (2005), and Half & Half (2005-2006). 

He rose to prominence after appearing as sheriff Troy Jackson in Tyler Perry’s film Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and its sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010). He is also recognized for his character Will Brown in Perry’s 2008 film Meet The Browns and its television adaption of the same name. He also was a series regular for the Oprah Winfrey Network mystery drama series Greenleaf (2016-2020).

How Old Is Lamman Rucker?

Lamman Rucker was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 6 October 1971. His mother, Malaya (née Ray), was an owner of a dance company called the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble and his father, Eric Rucker, was a drummer.

Early Life and Education

Rucker played his first acting role as Martin Luther King Jr. when he was in the fourth grade. He was in the drama club in seventh grade. He then attended the Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating from high school, he attended Carnegie-Mellon University and Duquesne University. He received an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and Business and a graduate degree in Education and Curriculum Development. Rucker played basketball during his college years. He also played semi-pro ball for some time after graduation. 

Career Beginning

Rucker made his professional acting debut in 1998, making a guest appearance in an episode of romantic drama television series The Young and the Restless. He portrayed the role of a flight agent in the episode that was aired on 19 January 1998. The same year, he played the role of an American soul singer, Jimmy Ruffin, in the NBC 4-hour biographical miniseries, The Temptations. The miniseries follows the biography of the American vocal quintet, who formed one of Motown’s hit musical acts.

Television Series 

In 2002, Rucker landed his first significant role as attorney T. Marshall Travers in the CBS romantic drama series, As the World Turns. He featured in three episodes of the series in 2002 and 2003. The following year, the actor portrayed the role of Rick Harris in three episodes of All of Us. In 2005, he guest-starred in the role of Reggie Uggams in one episode titled ‘The Sixth Man’ of Law & Order. The same year, he appeared in the role of Garret Williams in three episodes of All My Children

He also appeared in a recurring part of Chase on Half & Half in 2005 and 2006. The following year, he guest-starred in one episode titled ‘Weeping May Endure for a Night’ of House of Payne, appearing as Will Brown, which he played in the 2008 film Meet the Browns.

In 2009, Rucker reprised the role of doctor Will Brown in the TBS comedy sitcom Meet the Browns, a remake of Tyler Perry’s 2008 film of the same name. He also portrayed the same role in the 88 episodes of the series from 2009 to 2011. 

In 2011, he also made a guest appearance in the role of Teddy in an episode titled ‘Confidence Games’ of Single Ladies. Two years later, he guest-starred as Dr. John Wilkins in the comedy sitcom Save Me. In 2015, he starred in the role of Elijah Bledsoe in the supernatural horror drama series South of Hell. The series ran for one season for eight episodes. 

‘Greenleaf’

In 2016, Rucker started appearing as one of the series’ recurring roles in the Oprah Winfrey Network mystery drama television series Greenleaf, created by Craig Wright. In Greenleaf, he portrayed the role of Pastor Jacob Greenleaf, the second eldest son of Bishop James Greenleaf (played by Keith David) and Mae Greenleaf (played by Lynn Whitfield). The series ran for five seasons for 60 episodes until 2020.

Films and TV Movies

Rucker made his big-screen debut in the 2003 comedy film Making Revolution, appearing in the role of Michael Suliman. His second film role came in 2007 in the romantic comedy film I’m Through with White Girls, in which he portrayed the role of Drake Moore. The same year, he landed a breakout role in Perry’s comedy-drama film Why Did I Get Married? The film was based on Perry’s stage play of the same name. Rucker played the role of sheriff Troy Jackson in Why Did I Get Married, alongside Perry. He reprised the role of Troy in its sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too? in 2010.

He also appeared in films like Meet the Browns as Will Brown, Ball Don’t Lie as Trey, Words Unspoken as Vaughn, and The Greatest Song as Trent Major in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he featured in the role of Isaac Roberts in the crime thriller film N-Secure. His other film credits included The Undershepherd (2012), Black Coffee (2014), Love Won’t Let Me Wait (2015), Service to Man (2016), Sinners Wanted (2018), Falling in Love Again (2018), and The Sin Choice (2020).

In addition, Rucker appeared in television movies such as Sugar Mommas (2012), Where’s the Love? (2014), Plenty (2016), First Impression (2018), and Cooking Up Christmas (2020). 

Short Films

Rucker has also appeared in several short films. In 2005, he played Bobby in the short movie Redirect, directed by Jesse Biltz and co-written by Biltz and Britt Napier. He then appeared as Maurice in Let’s Talk in 2006 and Judge Harold Couch in The Commission in 2007. 

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rucker has a net worth of $2.5 million as of October 2021.

Wife

Rucker is married to Kelly Davis Rucker.

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