By ROBERT WALDMAN
On occasion it’s nice to reflect on a rising star’s career. Not to be confused with the famous golfing brand is one J. Bernard Calloway, an accomplished thespian now in the prime of his life.
Somewhat of a private man, this 6’2” strapping athletically cut figure sure does make his presence felt whenever he appears in front of the cameras. Whether its action or romance this man with the deep bass baritone voice looks to be primed to break out as his recent film record shows much promise indeed.
Numerous films come and go without so much of a whimper but our Mr. Calloway’s growing resume looks to be headed on the right direction. Impressive as hell was his turn as a tough talking cop in the action thriller Man on A Ledge which kept you guessing throughout. Many actors simply take on a project and are happy for the paycheck. Script reading is essential to build a solid career and on this path to success Calloway is definitely making significant and positive inroads.
Keeping with that law them television has proved fruitful for our subject earning rave reviews for work on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit as well as Criminal Intent. Other small screen credits include Person of Interest and Rescue Me.
Besides television many actors hone their craft on stage and Calloway is no exception having appeared in The Good Negro. But it’s movies that matter most to some with starring in a feature a dream come true for many. Hollywood producers wisely cast our man in the action drama remake of The Talking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 as well s The Girl is In Trouble and Memphis the Museum.
As we move further into 2012 one can only hope that Mr. Calloway continues to capture the interest of directors and producers as he certainly has the public’s goodwill in abundance when it comes to screen presence and an adoring, growing following.