Bridgeport native, actor Michael Jai White visits Curiale School

Posted: Updated:
BRIDGEPORT -

Bridgeport native and actor Michael Jai White visited the Curiale School on Wednesday to talk to students about his life and career.

White is said to have been one of the first black actors to play a superhero in a major motion picture for his portrayal of “Spawn” in the 1997 film of the same name. For his success, he credits his education.

“Sometimes, unfortunately, the people who prosper from a good education don’t tend to come back. And I think it’s quite necessary to give kids an alternative view sometimes,” White says.

White, 51, has also appeared in such films as “Mortal Kombat” and “The Dark Knight.” He says he is proudest of the action comedy “Black Dynamite,” which he wrote and starred in.

He says the allure of exciting careers like sports and acting is powerful, but should always take a back seat to the top priority of getting an education.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."