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Malik Yoba Talks About 'Alphas' and Being an Acting Teacher (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 23rd 2011 5:45PM
Malik Yoba talks about 'Alphas' and teaching on 'Good Day New York'By day, Malik Yoba is a strongman on the Syfy show 'Alphas.' By night, he is a mild-mannered acting teacher at Long Island University, he revealed on 'Good Day New York' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox). When he's not filming the show in Toronto, as part of an ensemble cast with David Strathairn, he's back home in Brooklyn, preparing for class with his students.

Yoba teaches a course called 'The Working Actor,' which is appropriate because he happens to be one. His goal is to help students achieve that status too, but don't expect to become his co-star after taking the course. At least not right away. "I can't guarantee people jobs but I can certainly tell you what I've done," he said. "And I'll bring in famous friends like David Strathairn, who's an Academy Award nominee, who's in our show 'Alphas.' He'll be one of our guest speakers."

This seems like more than just a whim for Yoba, who also starred on 'New York Undercover.' "I just think it's important," he said. "And L.I.U. is doing some cool stuff." Just don't test his grip. Or his patience.

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