Hosea Chanchez (born September 12, 1981) also credited as Hosea, is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as professional football player Malik Wright on the CW comedy-drama TV series The Game.

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Chanchez is an actor of Puerto Rican and African-American descent. Chanchez spent most of his childhood in Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. He studied theater in high school and headed to Hollywood.

Chanchez has appeared in various guest role on For Your Love, The Guardian, Jack & Bobby, NCIS, and Everwood. From 2006 to 2009, he appeared on the CW television series The Game. Chanchez portrayed quarterback Malik El Debarge Wright, opposite Wendy Raquel Robinson (who portrayed his mother and sports agent). The show is returning at the beginning of 2011.

Chanchez also has a theater background with roles in Shop Life, The Wiz, The Long Walk Home, Royal Oats and Glory.


Year Title Role Notes
1998–1999 For Your Love Delivery guy/Charlie 17 episodes
2002–2003 Robbery Homicide Division Travis Holms 13 episodes
2004 The Guardian Kid 1 episode
Jack & Bobby Drunk 1 episode
What Should You Do? Rapist 9 episodes
2005 NCIS Lance Cpl. Jaime Ramos 1 episode
Over There Driver 1 episode
Close to Home Neighbor #2 1 episode
Everwood Student 1 episode
2006 Girlfriends Malik Wright 1 episode
2006–Present The Game Malik Wright 49 episodes
2007 The Shield Angelo Owens 1 episode
2008 Invincible Mauler Twins 3 episodes