Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington, has just landed his first major acting role in HBO’s pilot, “Baller.”
Deadline reported that Washington will be playing the role of Ricky, a highly competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete. Washington joins former Bruins footballer Donovan Carter, who plays Vernon, a deeply family oriented pro athlete, and Dwayne Johnson, who is leading the project.
“Ballers” is a half-hour dramedy that chronicles the lives of several Miami-based athletes.
The show is a collaborative effort by actor-producer Mark Wahlberg and “Entourage” producer Stephen Levinson.
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Washington, whose only acting credit is a small part in his dad’s 1992 movie, “Malcolm X,” is mostly known for playing football with Morehouse College and also for his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams.