Malcolm-Jamal Warner has joined the cast of FX’s “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson” from Ryan Murphy, Variety has learned exclusively.
Warner will play A.C. Cowlings, the former pro football player and protective friend of O.J. Simpson, most known for his role in the murder trial as the driver of the white Ford Bronco in the infamous televised police chase.
“The Cosby Show” alum is no stranger to FX or Murphy, as he recurred on both “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Recently, he had a long arc on season 3 of TNT’s “Major Crimes.”
“American Crime Story” is rounded out by an all-star ensemble cast with Cuba Gooding Jr., who will play Simpson; John Travolta, who will play Robert Shapiro; David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian; Selma Blair as Kris Kardashian; Connie Britton as Faye Resnick; Courtney Vance as Johnnie Cochran; and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.
The 10-episode miniseries, hailing from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, is exec produced by Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexander, Karaszewski, Brad Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto.
Warner is repped by Abrams Artists, Warner Management, LINK, and Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell.