Heavy D will be remembered by many music fans for his classic songs like “Don’t Curse”, “Now That We’ve Found Love” and “Mr. Big Stuff.” But Dwight Myers was one of the first rappers to make the leap to Hollywood.
The Jamaican born artist put his hometown of Mt. Vernon on the map musically but tinsel town loved him just the same. One of his first small screen appearances was on an episode of “A Different World” as himself and as Fatz Turner on the TV series “Booker.” His most recent role on the big screen was in the Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller comedy Tower Heist.
Take a look back on the acting career of Dwight “Heavy D” Myers. Rest In Peace.
1990–“Booker” as Fatz Turner
1993–“Roc” as Calvin Frazier
1995- New Jersey Drive as Bo-Kane
1994-1996 “Living Single,” as Darryl
1999 Life as Jake
1999 The Cider House Rules as Peaches
2000 “For Your Love” as Dexter
2002 Big Trouble as FBI Agent Pat Greer
2000-2003 “Boston Public” as Big Boy/Mr. Lick
2003-2004 “The Tracy Morgan Show” as Bernard
2005 “Yes, Dear” as Charlie
2005 “Bones” as Sid Shapiro
2006, Step Up as Omar
2011, “Are We There Yet?” as Craig