Deontay Wilder in Magnum Pi: Everything You Need to Know About “The Bronze Bomber’s” Acting Stint

Published 04/11/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Deontay Wilder looks at the crowd and celebrates after knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round during their bout for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship at Barclays Center on May 18, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images)


Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is not just good at knocking people out. The Alabama native can also add acting as something he is good at, after his sensational performance in the American series ‘Magnum Pi’.

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While Wilder remains a top-tier name in the boxing world, he also gave a shot at acting and earned enough appraisal from his fellow actors and fans. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ just appeared in one episode of the series and amazed the entire world with his performance.

While Wilder awaits his return to action, here’s a look back at his acting stint.

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Deontay Wilder- The Actor and The Boxer

According to multiple sources, Wilder appeared in the episode titled ‘Knight Lasts Forever’. The crime thriller saw Deontay Wilder play the character of Noah, one of Rick’s employees on screen. In the episode, Wilder lost his car and went to search it out with Rick and T.C. Wilder’s appearance really garnered tremendous viewership to the episode. 

The particular segment made incredible TRP numbers, and Deontay Wilder’s acting stint was something out of the box to the viewers. But not many fans are aware of it, as Wilder doesn’t seem to talk about it enough.

NORTHPORT, ALABAMA – NOVEMBER 05: Deontay Wilder participates in a media workout at New Era Boxing & Fitness on November 05, 2019 in Northport, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

Deontay Wilder’s boxing ride has suffered a minor setback following his maiden loss to Tyson Fury in 2020. Following an unbeaten run of 42 wins and 2 draws, Wilder fell prey to Tyson Fury’s impeccable skills in the rematch and lost his WBC crown.

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As Wilder hasn’t announced his return since then, the once reputed world champion seems to have lost relevance from the ongoing title picture. But he is just a win away from regaining his lost spot, and with a full training camp, we can envision the vicious Deontay Wilder return to action pretty soon.

Do you think Deontay Wilder can be a world champion again?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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