Michael Jai White (born November 10, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor and professional martial artist with a black belt in seven karate styles who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He portrayed Jax in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and in Season 1 of the Warner Premiere web series entitled Mortal Kombat: Legacy. White is known as playing Mike Tyson in Tyson, Al Simmons/Spawn in Spawn, Marcus in Why Did I Get Married? and the sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too? (and the TBS TV series For Better or Worse), George "Iceman" Chambers in Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, SETH in Universal Soldier: The Return, Gambol in The Dark Knight, Isaiah Bone in Blood and Bone and the title character of Black Dynamite.
- Michael Jai White was originally casted as Jax twice in the 1995 film and it's sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation before he bowed out due to commitments on Tyson and Spawn in a span of two years.