His first TV appearance was as Dr. Trey Sanders on the television drama series Crossing Jordan. This was followed by shows such as NYPD Blue, Threat Matrix, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Haunted. Subsequently, Ali landed the role of Richard Tyler, a Korean War pilot on the critically acclaimed drama The 4400 on USA Network for three seasons. Ali has guest starred on a number of shows including Lie To Me on FOX and Law and Order SVU.
- Mahershala Ali on Wikipedia