Isaiah Washington plays an ex-con-turned-private-eye in ‘Sin Seer.’ (Courtesy photo)
Isaiah Washington was born on Aug. 3, 1963 in Houston, Texas. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, he attended Howard University as a Theater Arts major, then joined the City Kids Repertory, a troupe which performed at schools for at-risk children.
Isaiah has appeared in such Spike Lee films as “Crooklyn,” “Clockers,” “Girl 6” and “Get on the Bus.” Other movies on his resume include “Romeo Must Die,” “Out of Sight,” “Bulworth” and “Love Jones.”
His first regular gig on TV was as a regular cast member on “Grey’s Anatomy,” a show he left in a cloud of controversy. In his spare time, Isaiah enjoys building model airplanes, and he also wrote a memoir, “A Man From Another Land: How Finding My Roots Changed My Life.”
Here, he talks about his latest offering, “The Sin Seer,” a thriller where he plays an ex-con-turned-private eye who solves cases with the help of a clairvoyant .
KW: What interested you in “Sin Seer?”
IW: I thought that the story was very unique for an African-American woman to star in, and I saw yet another opportunity to be a producer on a movie.
KW: How would you describe the film in 25 words or less?
IW: It’s a shocker in the end.
KW: Do you believe that some people have extra sensory powers in real life?
KW: How would you describe your character, Grant Summit?
IW: As mysterious, loyal and a protector.
KW: What message do you think people will take away from the film?
IW: Watch your friends and family members closely.
KW: What was the last book you read?
IW: “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.”
KW: What is your favorite dish to cook?
IW: Grilled shrimp, mussels and rice.
KW: What is your earliest childhood memory?
IW: Being kissed late at night by my mother before she left for her night shift at work.
KW: Who loved you unconditionally during your formative years?
IW: My grandmother, my grandfather and my mother.
KW: Was there a meaningful spiritual component to your childhood?
IW: Becoming a junior usher at a Black church was my entry into the wonder of worship.
KW: What is the most important life lesson you’ve learned so far?
IW: Seek the truth. Tell the truth. Live in truth.
KW: What was your very first job?
IW: I was a dishwasher at a Steak and Ale restaurant.
KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
KW: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
IW: Become an actor.
KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?
IW: To provide world travel for each and every human being on Earth.
KW: Do you have a favorite movie monster?
IW: Godzilla, of course.
KW: How do you want to be remembered?
IW: He was passionate and a man of his word.
KW: Finally, what’s in your wallet?
IW: Canadian money.
Isaiah Washington stars in and is a producer of “Sin Seer,” which is available on amazon.com.