An Evolved Malcolm-Jamal Warner Appears on TV One’s ‘Life After’

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are talking about TV One’s hit series “Life After,” which explores the lives of some of our favorite celebrities who kept us mesmerized at the height of their TV and music careers.


One of the shows high points and one that I’m most excited about the installment featuring the object of my and my peers’ childhood crush, Theo Huxtable.

Let me start by saying that Malcolm-Jamal Warner is truly a gentleman, not the pretentious Hollywood type who you’d love to hate. Kudos to his mother for raising such a charming man, who unlike many childhood stars didn’t end up in a sobriety program or some form of behavioral rehab.


Viewers will be thoroughly entertained by the seasoned actor turned musician who discusses his flourishing music and spoken word career, and travels back in time to his days on the “The Cosby Show.” –yvette caslin


Why did you agree to tape “Life After?”

The two shows they sent me [to review] were Darryl “Chill” Mitchell and Eva Pigford. It seemed like it was a pretty cool show to do. They’re both working entertainers [and] I liked how [the producers edited] their show[s]. Also it’s a good opportunity for me to promote my music.


Tell us about your music.

Miles Long is a jazz/funk/spoken word band. I play electric and bass [guitar] as well as recite the poetry. I started the band 12 years ago. As a poet and a musician, I get to express myself differently than I can as an actor and director. I started playing bass the first season of “Malcolm & Eddie,” the end of ’96. I’ve always had keyboards and drum machines in my room. I was always into making beats and trying to rhyme, but in terms of actually picking up an instrument and committing to study the language of music, [it] definitely didn’t [happen] overnight.


Do you travel much to perform?

We’ve opened for The Roots and Meshell Nedegeocello.


Have you given up on acting?

Music and acting are both careers of mine. They each started as hobbies and became careers. They are equal [and] viable avenues of expression for me. Obviously, the acting is what pays the bills. Music isn’t a huge income generating vehicle for me. People can relate to my music and that is always a plus.


Are you still close to Bill Cosby?

Bill Cosby has been a big part of my life. He has encouraged my endeavors from acting to directing and music.


Malcolm-Jamal Warner’s “Life After” episode premieres Monday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m. on TV One.

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