Dennis L.A. White is an American stage and screen actor noted for portraying Damion 'D-Roc' Butler in the Notorious B.I.G. biopic, Notorious. Born and raised in southern California to a musician Mother and a military Father, Dennis was exposed to many different cultures and ideas. When his family relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina he developed his love for music and acting. He was offered several scholarships to play baseball but he decided to take an academic scholarship at WSSU in North Carolina. In, 2001, Dennis, under the guise of "Dennis Da Menace", put out his Billboard charted album, "The Wonderful World of Dennis". In 2003, Dennis became the 1st African-American host at Fuse Television. He began to host several TV shows, "Weekend Vibe, HBO's 5 Rounds & Chatzone and MTV's "Hip Hop Life". He then pursued his love for acting with appearances in "The Brave One" with Jodie Foster, "Law & Order:SVU", "Small Apartments", "I Think I Love My Wife", etc.
In 2010, he portrayed a cancer stricken comedian in Marq Overton's Off Broadway play, "Die Laughing". White also played Virgil on The N mini-series, Miracle's Boys. Dennis had a recurring role on TNT (TV channel)'s The Closer. In 2009, Dennis created "Act Like You Know", a company that gives acting workshops and seminars to aspiring Actors across the country. He currently teaches & lectures on his Acting Method to several colleges and schools. In 2012, Dennis became the character "Mistah Ray" on NBC's "Parenthood". In 2013, Dennis started a foundation called "M.O.R.P.H." to help rid racial profiling. More recently, you can see Dennis in FX's hit series "Atlanta" and TvOne's film, "Bad Dad Rehab". Dennis also has a lead role in BET's "Secrets". Catch him in "The Family Business" (2018) in theaters this summer.