Maurice Whitfield is an American actor, filmmaker, and musician born in Durham, North Carolina. He spent his early years singing in different churches, school choruses and show choirs all over the state. Maurice started his acting career at Riverside High school when the theatre instructor encouraged him to audition for a leading role in the school musical, “Pippin.” He immediately fell in love with the audition process, rehearsing with this new supportive theatre community and most of all performing live. This experience ultimately led him to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the nationally ranked Elon University Music Theater program in 2007.
Soon thereafter, Maurice secured his first onscreen role in the ABC daytime soap drama “General Hospital” in 2006 while he was still a student at Elon. The production loved his delivery and personality so much that they’ve kept him on the show.
Since moving to L.A., Maurice has delivered compelling performances in primetime television shows like “Chuck” and “Grey’s Anatomy”, he’s been featured in commercials ranging from McDonald’s, Dorito’s, Luvs, Zappo’s, Google, and Cheetos to Jim Beam and Reed’s Ginger Beer. Maurice has also been prominent in action and dramatic films like “Call Me King” which trended on Netflix in 2015 and in 2022 “Deadly Dating Game” a suspense-driven thriller and Lifetime Original Movie.
Maurice will be starring in his latest film “Pay The Lady” which will be released on Amazon Video on February 1, 2023. Maurice describes his experience working with this all-star cast as “electrifying and wholesome.” Pay The Lady is an urban Neo-noir thriller written by Dwayne Alexander Smith and Directed by Lina Green, starring Lauryn Ford, Maurice Whitfield, and Dushaun Thompson.
- Maurice Whitfield
- African American/Black
- 200 lbs.