About Cylk CoZart
Cylk receives lifetime achievement award (2012)
I could not concentrate on receiving my award because i was on the same stage with two Icons!!!! Academy Award winner, Emmy award winner and Tony award winner, Lou Gosset Jr. "AND" Martin Luther King 3rd, son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both of these great men have been in my life for many years and mean the world to me. "Thank you," simply is just not enough. Much love!!!
2018 - CCI Diversity Award Recipient, College of Communication & Information University of Tennessee.
CYLK SPEAKS OF THE GIFT OF EMPATHY.
John Voight talks about Cylk
Dean is a great friend, gifted actor, powerful athlete, highly intelligent, honest and one of the kindest men on earth.
What else would you expect from SUPERMAN?
Rae Dawn, is not only very bright, naturally beautiful, extremely talented and very funny, she also has a heart of GOLD. My girl for life!!!
Kevin Hart, aka, K Hart! The Hottest comedian / actor on the scene!!! He's also one hell of a basketball player!!! And a really good friend. He's just getting started y'all.
Dee Miller is a legend. I will always love her. She cast me in my first film, "BLUE SKIES AGAIN." Dee started my career.
Woody and Cylk
Elston Turner, NBA player - Coach talks about Cylk Cozart.
Coach Al Nida talks about coaching player
Cylk Cozart at King College
After a successful 4 years of college, Cylk still chased his dream of becoming a pro basketball player. He had a tryout at the NBA summer pro league. The pure shooter, caught the eye of Denver Nugget's scout, Ben Job, who paid for CozArt's entire summer. (after leading his teams in scoring and assists) during the last game of the summer league, Cylk fractured his foot, which cut short his very promising NBA career. CozArt then focused his attention to modeling and soon signed with the Michele Pommier agency, in Miami, Florida, & later, New York with the Famous, Wilhelmina Modeling agency.
His love for theatre soon led him to be in two prominent stage plays: "Diary of a Black Man" and "The Big Knife." He trained at the American Repertory Theatre and the Sundance Institute under the tutelage of Robert Redford. The next time Cylk played basketball, was in the NBA's Entertainment league. Cylk won three (3) back to back 3 point championship titles. (6 titles out of 10 seasons.) Don Casey, former NBA coach of the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics, saw CozArt average 42 points and 10 assists, over a 3 game tournament. Coach Casey had no Idea that Cylk was in his 40's and gave him a tryout for his new ABA team, (The Hollywood Fame,) which already featured former NBA player, Byron Russell. Cylk joined the team in mid Feb, 2005… Until he returned to his day job.
Cylk has appeared in 3 movies-of-the-week, (several recurring roles:) NBC's "Reasonable Doubts" (with Mark Harmon); ABC's "Gabriel's Fire" with James Earl Jones; and HBO's "Dream On.” He guest-starred on such shows as UPN's "Sister, Sister"; CBS's "Diagnosis Murder," "Walker, Texas Ranger,” Fox's "Ned and Stacey"; "Roc, LIVE"; "M.A.N.T.I.S," "Living Single,” NBC's "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"; ABC's "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"; Lifetime's "Any Day Now," (in which Cozart also exhibits his singing talents,) "School Daze" directed by Spike Lee, and "Fire Birds" with Nicolas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones.
While playing weekend basketball with friend Denzel Washington, Denzel told Cozart that he was perfect for the lead in an upcoming film. A meeting was set between Cylk and Writer / Director, Ron Shelton and within weeks, Cozart found himself Co- starring along side Woody Harrelson & Wesley Snipes, in the number one movie in the country…… "WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP."
Many films followed, such as….. "Conspiracy Theory," "16 Blocks," "Three To Tango," "Eraser" and Steven Spielberg's,
Later, Cylk created and produced the Wave to the World All-Star Celebrity Recording and Video "Spirit of Life" for the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia. "Spirit of Life" has earned, to date, the prestigious Videographer and Aurora Awards, the NY Film Festival Bronze Award, and the Telly Award. The country boy has been the spokesperson of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and celebrity representative for the National Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Lupus Foundation of America, the National Tourette Syndrome Association and The National Indian Council, to name a few. He received a Golden Certificate of Appreciation from Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
Cylk has overcome a plethora of obstacles and the Byzantine machinations of Hollywood and is positioned to leave some VERY deep footprints in the Hollywood landscape and throughout the world.
In 2014-2015, a State Highway in Knoxville, Tennessee, will be named "Cylk CozArt Parkway" in his honor.
May 6, 2014, is now "CYLK COZART DAY" in Knoxville, Tennessee.
And after all this……. he rarely misses.
Cylk directed/produced the powerful informative documentary film called "Ball of Confusion", which depicts the global impact of basketball and social change.
"Into The Wilderness" "Mr. Magian"
"Two Wolves"- Director/ Producer / Writer "Sacajawea"- Executive Producer
"James Earl Ray, The Last Interview” Director
"Cannonball Red"-Director / Producer "Ethyrea"-Takeo- Co Producer
2018 “The Light In Odyssey” - Crux
"The Last Movie Star"- Gary
2017 "ADRIFT"- Clarence
2015 - "Hoop Street" - Director / Producer
2015 - "Fast Break" - John McClendon - Director - Narrator
2015 - "Ethyrea, Code Of The Brethren" - Takeo SilverWing -
2015 - "James Earl Ray" - Martin Luther King Jr. - Executive Producer
2015 - "Sweetwater" - (pre-production) - Papa
2015 - "ADRIFT" - Clarence
2015 - "A Fine Step" - (post-production) - Dr. Kayne
2013 -"Inch of Grace" - Donnie
2009 -"Eagle Eye" - "Batman" the Courier
2009 -"Steam" - William
2006 -"16 Blocks" - Det. Jimmy Mulvey
2005 - "Over There" - (TV series) - Follow the Money
2004 - "Blue Sombrero" - Boomer
2002 - "American Family" - Pilot (2002)
2001 - "Chicken Soup for the Soul" (TV series) - Shane – A Reason for Being
2000 - "Cursed Part 3"
1999 - "Play It to the Bone" - Rudy
1999 - "Any Day Now" (TV series) - Singer – Eyes Wide Open
1999 - "Three to Tango" - Kevin Cartwright
1999 - "Johnny Tsunami" - (Disney) - Sgt. Sterling
1998 - "Conspiracy Theory" - (Warner Bro's) -
1997 - "Sister, Sister" - (TV series) - Dr. Gordon –
1996 - "Reggie's Prayer" - Coach Bobby Fess
1996 - "Eraser" - Darryl
1996 - "Soul of the Game" - (TV movie) - Zo Perry
1996 - "Diagnosis Murder" - (TV series) - Lt. Bill Abrams -
35 Millimeter Murder
1996 - "Ned and Stacey" - (TV series) - Doug -
Paranoia on the 47th Floor
1996 - "Second Chance" - Brad
1995 - "Slam Dunk Ernest" - (Disney) - Barry Worth
1995 - "Murder Was the Case" - (The Movie) - Paramedic Driver
1995 - "A Family Divided" - (Movie Of the Week) - Psychiatrist
1994 - "Love Affair" - Dr. Punch
1994 - "M.A.N.T.I.S" - . (TV series) - Spencer Perry -
To Prey in Darkness
1994 - "Blue Chips" - Slick
1994 - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - Hank Farley -
You've Got to Be a Football Hero
1993 - "Walker, Texas Ranger" - (TV series) - Axel Tate – End Run
1993 - "Thea" - (TV series) - Reggie - Artie's Party
1993 - "Living Single" - (TV series) - Brad Hamilton -
Judging by the Cover
1993 - "In the Line of Fire" - Agent Cozart
1993 - "Reasonable Doubts" - (TV series) -
Dr. Gilbert Lewis
The Ties That Bind: Part 1… Dr. Gilbert Lewis
The Ties That Bind: Part 2… Dr. Gilbert Lewis
Wish You Were Here… Dr. Gilbert Lewis
Diminished Capacity… Dr. Gilbert Lewis
Crumbling Systems… Dr. Gilbert Lewis
1993 - "Roc", LIVE - (TV series) - Rob - Time to Move On
1993 - "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" - (TV series) - Quentin –
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1992 – My Dinner with Mark (1992) - Quentin
1992 - "White Men Can't Jump" - Robert
1991 - "Ricochet" - Reporter
1991 - "Heaven Is a Playground" - Andre
1991 "Hot Shots!" - Drill Sergeant #1
1991 - "Gabriel's Fire" (TV series) - Bus Boy - The Great Waldo
1991 - "Saved by the Bell" - (TV series) Lt. Chet Adams -
1990 - "Fire Birds" Dewar Proctor
1989 - "Hunter" - (TV series) - Boss -
Investment in Death
1989 - "Hell High" - Wide Receiver
1988 - "Amen" - (TV series) - Young Groom – Wedding Bell Blues
1988 - "School Daze" - Big Brother Dr. Feeeeeeelgood
1988 - "Bustin' Loose" - (TV series) - Arlando - Doo Wop
1987 - "227" - (TV series) - Bailiff - The Handwriting on the Wall
1983 - "Blue Skies Again" - Alvin 'Wallstreet' Chandler