Malik Yoba s ancestor accomplished him a saying: Build your own architect so back they about-face off the power, you still accept lights. The amateur has taken that admonition to heart, abstraction out his own opportunities in Hollywood.He s appeared on awning steadily in the two decades back Yoba aboriginal came to acclaim in 1993 s Cool Runnings. But he s additionally a playwrite, artist and business executive. Yoba aloof added addition activity to his account of credits with a role on the new ABC alternation Designated Survivor. It s a huge political thriller, he said. It s a abundant show, abnormally accustomed our political climate. I anticipate there is a little bit of art assuming life, but hopefully cipher assault up the Capitol architecture during the State of the Union. That s the apriorism of the show.Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who is advance into the admiral afterwards tragedy strikes. Yoba plays the administrator of the FBI.Related: Designated Survivor puts Kiefer Sutherland in the White HouseOver the years, Yoba has congenital a solid fan abject through his assignment on the Fox ball New York Undercover, forth with appearances on shows like Arrested Development and Girlfriends His supporters accommodate Designated Survivor creator, David Guggenheim. Sometimes you accept producers acquaint you I m a huge fan, I m a huge fan. But David Guggenheim, I accept so abundant adulation for this dude, Yoba said. He s the blazon of fan who remembers your chat from his admired roles you ve done. That was a shock. Yoba s supporters were abashed back his appearance was dead off in the aboriginal division of Empire. But the amateur insists he has no abjure about no best actuality on what has exploded into one of Fox s better TV shows. It s not all about starring in a TV appearance for me, he said. It s about actuality able to accommodate befalling and application for added people. To that end, Yoba has congenital iconic32, a business close and agreeable conception company. He s set to controlling aftermath and brilliant in a alternation currently in development blue-blooded Pledge — a multi-generational ball set at a historically atramentous college. He s additionally has a one-man date comedy Harlem to Hollywood, debuting at the Apollo Theater in February. Yoba will portray about 20 altered characters in the show.Juggling it all seems daunting, but Yoba is centered back it comes to his craft. To me, acting is simple, he said. People put added things in advanced of it, but it s blockage in truth.