Alimi Ballard

Alimi Ballard
Born (1977-10-17) October 17, 1977 (age 43)
Occupation Actor, voice actor, impression
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Dior Raye
Children 2

Alimi Ballard (born October 17, 1977) is an American television actor. He is best known for his role as FBI agent David Sinclair on the CBS police procedural Numb3rs. Ballard recently starred in the ABC legal thriller The Catch.

Early life

Ballard was born in The Bronx, New York and began acting in high school.[1]


From 1993 to 1996, Ballard portrayed Frankie Hubbard (son of All My Children supercouple Jesse and Angie) on the ABC daytime soap opera Loving and its successor series The City. In 1997, he was a regular cast member on the short-lived ABC sitcom Arsenio, which starred Arsenio Hall and Vivica A. Fox. He also portrayed Quizmaster Albert on the ABC/WB series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1997–99) and Herbal on the Fox series Dark Angel (2000–01).

From 2005 to 2010, Ballard co-starred in the CBS police procedural, Numb3rs, as David Sinclair. In 2011, Ballard guest-starred as Special Agent Gayne Levin on another CBS procedural, NCIS. This guest role reunited him with Michael Weatherly, who previously co-starred with Ballard on three series: Loving, The City, and Dark Angel.[2] From 2012 to 2015, he played a recurring role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Officer Crawford, a newly promoted detective, after appearing in season 3 as a music producer.[3] He also guest starred on NYPD Blue, American Dreams, Rizzoli & Isles, Drop Dead Diva, Castle, and Bones.

In 2015, Ballard was cast opposite Mireille Enos in the ABC legal thriller, The Catch, produced by Shonda Rhimes.[4][5]

Personal life

Ballard and his wife have two children.[1]


Year Title Role Note
1993-1995 Loving Frank 'Frankie' Hubbard Series regular
1995 New York Undercover Kalim Episode: "Private Enemy No. 1"
1995–1996 The City Frank 'Frankie' Hubbard Series regular
1997 Arsenio Matthew Series regular, 6 episodes
1998 Deep Impact Bobby Rhue
1997–1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Quizmaster Albert Series regular, 26 episodes
1999 Malcolm & Eddie Duke Gibson Episode: "Daddio"
2000 Nash Bridges Shane West Episode: "Liar's Poker"
2000 NYPD Blue Marcus Potter Episode: "Lucky Luciano"
2000 Men of Honor Coke
2000–2001 Dark Angel Herbal Thought Series regular, 21 episodes
2001 Automatic David Blake
2002 Philly Dwight Thomas Episode: "Ripley, Believe It or Not"
2002 Three Days of Rain Derrick
2002 The Division Ethan Pasterfield Episode: "Unfamiliar Territory"
2003 Boomtown Young Marvin Lloyd Episode: "The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang"
2004 Black Cloud Dusty
2005–2010 Numb3rs David Sinclair Series regular, 114 episodes
2009–2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Falcon, Thunderball Series regular, voice
2011 Fast Five Fusco
2011 NCIS Special Agent Gayne Levin Recurring role, 3 episodes
2012 In Plain Sight Eddie Fredericks / Eddie Williams Episode: "Reservations, I've Got a Few"
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Cliff Episode: "What Doesn't Kill You"
2012 Drop Dead Diva Jack Dillingham Episode: "Winning Ugly"
2012 Hollywood Heights Det. Ferrantino Recurring role, 3 episodes
2013 Bones FBI Agent James Episode: "The Secret in the Siege"
2013 The Insomniac Officer Flores
2013 Melissa & Joey Paul Wagner Episode: "Inside Job"
2013 Hello Ladies Armand Episode: "The Dinner"
2014 Lost Angels Nathaniel
2014 Scorpion Co-Pilot Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Santa Con Steve Repperton
2015 Castle Frank Jackson Episode: "Castle, P.I."
2012–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Detective Kevin Crawford Recurring role, 13 episodes
2015 Call Me King Dwight
2016 The Catch Reginald Lennox III Series regular
2016 Criminal Minds Desmond Holt Episode: "Mirror Image"
2017 Queen Sugar Dr. Robert Dubois Recurring role, 7 episodes
2017 Lucifer Dr. Liam Garrity Episode: "God Johnson"
2018 Elementary Don Kohler Episode: "Once You've Ruled Out God"
2018 Mom Professor Gannon Episode: "Pork Loin and a Beat Up Monte Carlo"
2019 S.W.A.T. Officer Thompson Episode: "Fallen"
2019 Doom Patrol Joshua Clay Episode: "Doom Patrol Patrol"
2019 Queen of the South Marcel Dumas Series Regular
2019 The Resident Detective Raines Episode: "Saints & Sinners"
2019 Kill Chain The Curious Assassin
2020 All Rise Niles Allen Episode: "What The Constitution Greens to Me"


  1. ^ a b "Alimi Ballard". TVGuide. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Alimi Ballard, Matthew Willig join 'NCIS'". DigitalSpy. March 18, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "Interview: Alimi Ballard". CSI Files. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise. "Rupert Graves To Co-Star In ABC's Jenna Bans Pilot, James Floyd Joins 'Of Kings And Prophets' - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Numb3rs star Alimi Ballard joins Shonda Rhimes's ABC pilot The Catch". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 May 2015.

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