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This is also true. Because whenever there's injustice, wrongs to be righted, innocents to be defended, Black Dynamite will be there, delivering ass-whuppings. and I will not hesitate to lay the hammer down on any clown that comes around. Because if they wanna fight, they best come see me, because I'm Black Dynamite.
~ Black Dynamite's monologue at the end of the film.

Black Dynamite (born April 5, 1940), is a main protagonist in the Black Dynamite movie and TV series. He was an U.S. soldier who fought in the Vietnam War, and was an officer in the CIA, who had sworn to clean the streets of drugs.

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He was portrayed and voiced by Michael Jai White, who also played Spawn in the titular 1997 film. Jon Kent Ethridge and Neil Lewis played the character younger.


Black Dynamite was an orphan and so was his younger brother Jimmy. At some point, a family took them in and raised them as their own children. When Black Dynamite's mother died, she begged him to make sure that Jimmy stays out of trouble. He did his best to honor his mother's final wish and got Jimmy out of taking drugs or joining a gang.

Years later, Jimmy died by a group of drug dealers led by an unknown figure while going undercover. Black Dynamite eventually learned and stop the drug flow. He later learned that it was Richard Nixon who killed Jimmy and confronted the president, avenging his younger brother. After defeating Nixon and his wife, Pat, he apologized for having to fight the latter, and gives a monologue while Pat and Gloria watch.


  • His character was inspired by the leads of Shaft and Super Fly, while his fighting style was inspired by blaxploitation actor, the late Jim Kelly.