Michael Taliferro

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Michael Taliferro
BornAugust 23, 1961
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 2006 (aged 44)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Partner(s)Cathey L. Tyree
Children4
 
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Michael Taliferro
BornAugust 23, 1961
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 2006 (aged 44)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Partner(s)Cathey L. Tyree
Children4

Michael Taliferro (August 23, 1961 – May 4, 2006) was an American film and television actor, sportsman and singer.

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Personal life

Taliferro was born in Brooksville, Florida. He has an older brother, James Waldon Taliferro (b. 1961) and two sisters, Olga and Cheryl Taliferro. Taliferro attended Texas Christian University. Taliferro never married but was engaged to Cathey L. Tyree and had four children: Antonio, Miya, Milik, and Brandon. Taliferro was a Christian and went to a religious school.[1]

Taliferro died on May 4, 2006, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 44. He suffered from a fatal stroke. He was interred at Spring Hill Cemetery in Brooksville, Florida.[2] He has a sister named Kiara Taliferro.

Career

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 an '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.

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
2004You Got ServedEmeraldCredited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
2003Ride or DieB Free
Rude Boy: The Jamaican DonBiggs
2002Half Past DeadLittle JoeCredited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
2001Blue Hill AvenueSimonCredited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
2000The ReplacementsAndré JacksonCredited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
1999LifeGoldmouthCredited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
1998ArmageddonRoughneck #2Credited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
1996A Thin Line Between Love and HateClub Security #1
1995Bad BoysBlack Carjacker
1994Witch HuntZombieTelevision
Credited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
1993Sister Act 2: Back in the HabitSecurity GuardCredited as Michael "Bear" Taliferro
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002The ParkersKyle1 episode
2000Arli$$Otis1 episode
1997MartinHammer2 episodes
1996The Jamie Foxx ShowWide Clyde3 episodes
The Drew Carey ShowDelivery Man #11 episode

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