John David Washington

American actor and football player

John David Washington (born July 28, 1984) is an American actor and former football running back. He is known for his roles as Ricky in the HBO television series Ballers and as Detective Ron Stallworth in the comedy-crime movie BlacKkKlansman (2018).[1] He is set to star as the main role in Christopher Nolan's 2020 movie Tenet.

John David Washington
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Washington in 2018
Born (1984-07-28) July 28, 1984 (age 37)
Alma materMorehouse College
  • Actor
Years active1992–present
Parent(s)Denzel Washington
Pauletta Washington

He played college football at Morehouse College and signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006.

Professionally, Washington spent four years as the running back for the United Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.


  1. Smith, Krista (April 11, 2018). "John David Washington on His Path from Pro Football to Ballers". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 16, 2018.

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