Haysbert is best known for his role as President David Palmer on Fox’s hit Emmy-winning series 24, for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination, and two Screen Actors Guild award nominations, as well as his role as Raymond Deagan in the Oscar-nominated film Far From Heaven, from writer/director Todd Haynes.
His television credits also include a starring role in The Unit, which aired for four seasons on CBS.
Haysbert also is well known for his work in Justin Simien’s feature Dear White People, Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph, Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2, Clint Eastwood’s Absolute Power, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s Love & Basketball and The Thirteenth Floor.
He most recently appeared in Paramount’s Playing with Fire, Breakthrough for 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures’ Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower and Warner Bros.’ comedy Fist Fight. He’ll next be seen in Miramax’s upcoming comedy Silent Retreat, opposite Isabella Rossellini and Jack Whitehall.
Haysbert has been the face and voice of Allstate Insurance commercials since 2003
He continues to be repped by manager Geevani Singh at GS Management Group Inc.