is a well-respected actor and director who first rose to national prominence starring on the celebrated and long-running classic television series “The Cosby Show.” He has continued to achieve success as an actor, but also has received accolades as a poet and bass player. Warner along with his jazz-funk band Miles Long has performed in several major jazz festivals including the Playboy Jazz Festival and has opened for such high profile acts as Earl Klugh and the late Luther Vandross as well as his recent appearance at the historic Apollo Theater.
Warner made his feature film debut in Drop Zone and can be seen in the comedy-adventure Fools Gold starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland. Malcolm also co-starred in the independent films, Restaurant with Adreinne Brody, A Fare to Remember and The List with Wayne Brady.
On stage, Warner has starred in the off-Broadway play Three Ways Home, Cryin’ Shame, for which he received the NAACP Theater Award for best supporting actor, Freefall at the Victory Garden Theatre in Chicago and in A Midsummer Nights’ Dream at the La Jolla Playhouse in California. Most recently Warner received critical acclaim for his West Coast debut of his one-man theatrical production of Love and Other Social Issues.
A seasoned director, Warner was one of the regular directors on the comedy series Malcolm & Eddie and also directed several episodes of The Cosby Show, All That, Keenan & Kel, as well as a host of music videos. His short film, This Old Man, received critical acclaim on the theater festival circuit. Additional directing credits include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sesame Street, and the AIDS awareness video Timeout: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and YOU. The video starred Magic Johnson and Arsenio Hall, earned Warner the NAACP Key of Life Image Award.
For four seasons Warner was heard as the voice of the “Producer” on PBS’s The Magic School Bus. Currently he can be heard on the audio book version of The Marvelous Effect published by Berkley Trade as well as Simon & Schuster’s Fatherhood by Bill Cosby. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Warner currently lives in Los Angeles, California.