Where Are They Now? The Cast of “New York Undercover”

May 11, 2012 ‐ By

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I know I wasn’t the only person who was a huge fan of “New York Undercover” back in the day! Another Thursday night staple thanks to FOX, not only did I get to watch a version of “Law & Order” (minus the “Law” part) that I could relate to, but I got to see up and coming black actors get their start, and some of my favorite musicians from the ’90s do their thing (thanks to the lounge “Natalies” that was a staple at the end of every episode). The music was dope, the clothing was dope, and most of all, the show was dope. Make that amazing. It lost its heat around the last few seasons (especially after they got rid of Torres), but anytime I can catch it on Centric, I sit down and relive the ’90s. Wondering what some of our favorite characters from the show are doing and looking like now? We’ve got a few for you. Check it out, and again, be ready to click.

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Malik Yoba

Yoba was the very fine, very smooth and very smart Det. J.C. Williams. He was best friends with Torres, father to “G,” and a lover of the ladies. He brought the heat and the eye candy on “New York Undercover,” and when it was over, Yoba wound up doing a little bit of everything. For instance, he did some singing (and had a lead role) in the David E. Talbert play, “His Woman, His Wife,” but he also kept on doing a lot of TV work. He had a guest role on “Arrested Development,” showed up on a series called “Bull,” had a recurring role as Joan’s love interest, Brock, on “Girlfriends,” and most recently starred in the Syphy series “Alphas.” You could also peep him in movies like Why Did I Get Married (and the sequel), Feel the Noise, and he just finished two new movies: Recalled and Caught on Tape. Yoba once said he has hopes to revive the TV series into a present-day version.

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  • rippimp

    This was a good article. I was just thinking about this show for some odd reason. I just wonder why you can still barely find a dvd set for this tv show. Fantastic work of art mane…..

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  • @msredbonebrite

    I still watch this show every morning at 6 on Centric!! Loves it!!

  • Mina

    Loved this show. They filmed an episode near my job once I kept going out to ‘run errands’ hoping Malik would notice me. Lord was I clueless!! Anyway I detect some nose jobs for some…No?

  • Mellie

    Yup, this show was very swexy and very ‘cool’ back in the day. SO much so, that I actually bought the soundtrack! lol, I came across that cd recently and it was like whoa! Fave cut? Lil Shawn’s “Dom Perrignon”.

    BTW-Naomi was pretty good on this show. If she was a less talented model, I’d say she should have done acting, but I think she’s the best runway model of the past couple decades (and yes, I’m saying she slays Tyra, Linda & Giselle). This woman STALKED a runaway.

  • Injynqbs

    This was a great show! Thanks for putting this one together. ;D

  • This used to be my show back in the gap! Every Thursday I would watch Living Single, Martin, and then NY Undeercover with my G-Mama. Remember when Torres got hooked on that stuff classic TV lol!

  • Greybeard

    Love this show. Not only were the stories good, but the music and musical guest were the best.

  • Tmz

    Damn what happened to The Wire

  • ESHA

     My favorite was the bonny and clyde episode with the two young people ribbing banks. The episode was extra awesome because it had the original bonnie an clyde track with Yo-Yo and Ice Cube

  • Guest18

    I forgot her name, but the woman who killed Torres.  She should have been featured, I think.

  • Negress

    I think NYUc is the reason I love Brownstone’s “If You Love Me,” so much! It was truly ahead of it’s time.

  • Maliiiiiiik oh ma gawwwd Malik! i was prepubescent but damn there was just something abt Det Williams 🙂 Thanks for the update, brought back fond memories.

  • Mia

    When they killed off Torres and brought the white chick on, it was a WRAP! I used to love Malik Yoba! Ashy lips and all, that walk was soooo damn swexy! 

    • Courtney

      Seriously! His lips were always ashy. I watched this show as a kid. It was very good, till Det. Torres was killed.

  • Treacle123

    I remember watching this back when I was 10 ..good show

    • Mls2698

      Somebody should have told you to go to bed! Lol

  • Ay

    I need this on DVD! Anbody know the episode when the little boy was kidnapped and found dead in a backseat of a car?

  • Charlene Edwards3

    I watched the marathon last week and enjoying now as I rock my newborn back to sleep….iconic show and I loved debriefing the episode the next day at school, in addition to the whole Thursday lineup. Ahhh, the 90’s were the best 🙂

  • I loved this show. Still searching for the box set!!

    • Rae

      It’s on bet tonigt

  • Jnxscat

    dont forget he was in the Teen Dream video…Let’s get busy! lol!

  • Love_Sexy

    Loved this show when it first came out but toward the end it started going down…..I believe it was right after they killed off Torres…..They lost the fire when they took it in another direction.

  • I know, I was actually sorta shocked that Naomi did good in this show. Ironically, Tyra Banks was on this show too, if you remember she played G’s French teacher. 

  • I met Malik Yoba in person. I was hanging out with my friend in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This was when Why Did I Get Married come out (film, with Janet) and that day he was seen in the park. He was nice enough to greet people and let me (and my friend) take photos. Always good to know that some celebs are not rude, but personable. 

  • I didnt kno Tommy was on that show….

  • Truth0312

    This was my show back in high school.  Finally some diversity on cop shows and the music was always fire.  

    • nikole

      i checked the reruns but they wss always onpoint the show showed real brothas getting ti for themselves.

  • Tagirl

    I was glued to the tv when Centric did a “New York Undercover” marathon last weekend. This show was middle and high school for me. I loved J,C & Eddie, the music groups they had the fashion. 

    • Centric had a marathon last week? Aww, damn i had no idea… 🙁

      •  Lol they sure did. I was all up on that channel for hours on end. I love when they have the NYU and Soul Food ‘thons.

      • BombshellBeautee

        Not to worry all the episodes are on YouTube : )

    • Mls2698

      I saw it, too. Couldn’t believe how ahead of their time they were. Used to watch every week.


  • Jackieo Perkins

    I NEVER USED TO MISS IT….but when the staring people got killied IT SUCKED BIG TIME…that was it for me and the show too….

  • IllyPhilly

    Loved it! 

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  • Darling

    This was my show freshman year of college! “Friends” came on the same night. I remember making my roommate go watch Friends somewhere else because I had to do my NY Undercover thing!