Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Kal Cauthen is one of modern cinema’s most electrifying talents to deliver knock out performances, demonstrating a solid acting foundation. He continues to mesmerize television and film audiences with his unique body of work, from appearances in “American Gangster” to Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married”?
This veteran actor began his journey with a small role in “Above The Rim” and soon landed a recurring role on the daytime soap opera “All My Children.” He has secured leading roles in various independent films such as “Unforgiven Sins” which won Best Horror Feature (2005) at the International Hip Hop Film Festival and an Audience Choice Award (2006) at the Urban Media Makers Film Festival. He also had a supporting role as Detective Clarke in the Independent film “Packing Suburbia” which won Director Stephen Szlarski’s Best Director Award in (1999) at the Long Island International Film Expo.
Kal landed a principal role in 2008 for the hit television series “Atlanta Homicide,” where he played Lead Detective, William Bryce. Ironically, Atlanta Homicide began as an Independent project and transitioned into a television series. Although it only taped one season, Cauthen proved he could sustain the pressures of a leading role. (Atlanta Homicide is currently in syndication on DishNetwork on the Colours TV channel).
Fast forwarding to the present, Kal has made tremendous artistic contributions to Dee Robinson’s directorial debut in her short film entitled “It’s Never Too Late”, where he plays a pedophile. Robinson also utilized his talent in her sophomore project entitled, “Healing House”, where he plays Vinnie, an abusive boyfriend who seeks counseling for domestic violence.
Over the course of his career, Cauthen has performed in several block buster movies alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ruby Dee, Bernie Mac, Tyler Perry, Bruce Willis, Tasha Smith, Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur with a combined world wide box office gross of over $200 million.
Cauthen has also gained favorable notice across the country modeling for Upscale Magazine and appearing on book covers for award winning romance novels. Novelist Rochelle Alers featured Kal on her book covers “Heaven Scent” and “Harvest Moon.” Relentless Aaron featured him on his book cover “Seems Like You’re Ready Baby.” He has also appeared in Bell South and AT&T advertising commercials.
Although work keeps him busy, Kal always finds time to give back to the community by supporting causes such as Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, working with disabled children, and promoting Breast Cancer Awareness. He also continues to nurture his talent by attending acting classes at Blueprint 4 Hollywood and Terri Vaughn’s “Green Room” in Atlanta. Kal attributes most of his success and notoriety to his personable approach. He has acquired the title “The Ambassador of Networking” through his dedicated attendance at monthly “Get Connected” industry mixers and staying involved with FilmAtlanta and Blank Stage Productions. Armed with skill, talent, and love of the craft, Kal is definitely preparing himself to embark upon his next challenging role.