Actor, Stephen Bishop, stars as David Paulk on BET Network’s hit original series “Being Mary Jane,” opposite Gabrielle Union as her long time on and off again boyfriend.
Originally from Chicago, IL, Stephen Bishop moved to Northern California where he attended Campolindo High School. After receiving multiple accolades in both football and baseball, he received a baseball scholarship to the University of California Riverside. The all-star athlete led the Highlanders to a College World Series and earned the first Team All Conference and All Region twice. After graduating and earning his BA in Business, Bishop signed with The Atlanta Braves and played for them and the Baltimore Orioles for three years. Bishop then spent two years scouting for the Braves before deciding to move to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Since, Stephen has made several appearances in notable films such as “The Run Down,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Safe House,” and “Battleship.” His small screen appearances include USA Networks “Royal Pains,” ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost, Brothers and Sisters,” CBS’s “The Mentalist,” CW’s “The Game” and “Hart of Dixie.” But the role he is best known for is baseball legend ‘David Justice’ in the six-time Academy Award Nominee film, “MONEYBALL,” opposite Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Chris Pratt.
Stephen’s most recent project is Lifetime’s original film “With This Ring” starring opposite Regina Hall (“Think Like a Man Too”), Jill Scott (“Steel Magnolias”), and Eve Jeffers Cooper (“Single Ladies,” “Barbershop”). The film, written and directed by Nzingha Stewart (“The Game”) and executively produced by Tracey Edmonds, Sheila Ducksworth (“Soul Food”), is Gabrielle Union’s first film project as a producer.
In addition to his acting career, Stephen Bishop is heavily involved as a green building advocate, working toward helping the US Government green all of their building projects. Working with Parquet by DIAN, the world’s greenest wood flooring manufacturer, he was responsible for PBD becoming the preferred wood flooring vendor for MGM’s City Center Las Vegas project which is the largest LEED project in history. He’s also a board member of the nonprofit organization, #RAKE (Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere), which grants and houses innovative charitable initiatives.