Alimi can currently be seen recurring as Detective Kevin Crawford in CBS’S 14yr Global Sensation “CSI (VEGAS)”. The 2011 movie season kicked off with Alimi as FUSCO alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson & Vin Diesel in UNIVERSAL’S Summer Blockbuster “FAST FIVE”. Ballard is best known for his portrayal of “Special Agent David Sinclair”, for Six Seasons as a series regular, on Tony and Ridley Scott’s highly successful CBS crime drama “NUMB3RS”.Alimi’s tenure in Hollywood began as a series
Alimi’s tenure in Hollywood began as a series regular with Melissa Joan Hart on ABC sitcom “SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH” as The Quizmaster. Ballard had a blast recurring as Agent Gayne Levin on CBS’S and Television’s #1 Hit-Drama “NCIS”. Other series regular roles have been alongside Jessica Alba as Herbal Thought in James Cameron’s cult favorite “DARK ANGE L” and with Vivica Fox & Arsenio Hall as Matthew on ABC sitcom “ARSENIO”.
An avid comic collector, Ballard was thrilled to lend his voice as FALCON for the Marvel Animated Series & Video Game “SUPER HERO SQUAD” for two seasons. Some of his guest-starring roles include RIZZOLI & ISLES, DROP DEAD DIVA, MELISSA & JOEY, IN PLAIN SIGHT, and many more. In other feature work, Ballard has graced the screen with such talent as Cuba Gooding Jr. in 20th Century Fox’s “MEN OF HONOR” and Morgan Freeman in DreamWorks’ “DEEP IMPACT”. Please be sure to look for Alimi Ballard in the upcoming releases, “CALL ME KING”, “LOST ANGELS” & “INSOMNIAC”.
Born and raised in The Bronx ( New York City ) Ballard, on the encouragement of his childhood mentor, became involved with Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center. A local community center dedicated to the empowerment of young people through the Arts and Mentorship. He was swiftly cast in a play titled “No Laughing Matter” and weeks later he found himself performing in high schools, elementary schools, libraries & detention centers throughout the New York City area. “No Laughing Matter” was designed to Entertain, Educate, & Empower the viewing youth audience. It had the EXACT same effect on the young people who were doing the performing.
Having discovered a new passion, Alimi set his sights on a professional acting career and later came to perform with such notable companies as the Manhattan Theater Club and the National Black Theater. His ‘big break through’ came on the ABC daytime drama “LOVING” where he play Frankie Hubbard for three years.
Alimi Ballard currently resides HAPPILY in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.