Moore makes his move to primetime television after eight years on The Young and The Restless, where he won a Daytime Emmy. He has also been the host of the syndicated Soul Train.
Moore's character, Reese, is described as "a good cop battling New Gotham's villains, as well as his own personal demons."
From the WB website:
Birthday: April 20
Emmy and NAACP Image Award-winner Shemar Moore makes his move to primetime television on The WB's Birds of Prey as Detective Jake Reese, a good cop battling New Gotham's villains, as well as his own personal demons.
Born in Oakland, Calif., Moore traveled the world for the first six years of his life. Living in such exotic locations as Denmark and Bahrain, he and his family also traveled to Pakistan, Germany, England, Greece and The Virgin Islands before returning to Northern California, where Moore pursued two passions: baseball and acting. Working as a model to help make ends meet, Moore attended Santa Clara University on a baseball scholarship, earning his degree in Communications and Theater Arts.
After a shoulder injury ended his baseball career, Moore turned his full attention to acting. His big break came in 1994 when he beat out more than 350 actors to win the part of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless, a role that earned Moore a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2000, after three successive nominations. He has also received five successive NAACP Image Awards. In 1999, Moore began moonlighting as host of the legendary Soul Train, a job he still holds today. In 2001, came the box office success The Brothers, in which Moore starred alongside D. L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy and Morris Chestnut. Other credits include the feature films Never 2 Big and Hav Plenty.
On primetime television, Moore has appeared in dramatic roles on Chicago Hope and the miniseries Mama Flora's Family, starring Cicely Tyson. Moore has guest-starred on The Nanny, Moesha, Living Single, Arli$$ and The WB series For Your Love and The Jamie Foxx Show.
He also has a place in the television history books as the lucky guy who presented Susan Lucci with her very first Emmy Award after her historic string of losses.
Moore currently resides in Los Angeles.