I am dl,
& I act.
dl Hopkins is a fixture in the Virginia Theatre community. Onstage he is an award winning actor, veteran poet, and former Artistic Director of the African American Repertory Theatre of Virginia. He has appeared on film as well as the small screen in many different roles ranging from HBO’s “The Wire” and most recently starring in the Fox series “Legends & Lies” as Bass Reeves, The Real Lone Ranger. Mr. Hopkins was honored with the title of Artist-In-Residence at the University of Richmond, where he performed and taught. As a founding member of Ernie McClintock’s Jazz Actors Theatre, he toured as a fellow repertory artist, and taught Mr. McClintock’s Jazz Actor’s technique.
2015 “Bass Reeves”
Plot: This compelling new series chronicles the rise of the rebellion,
failures and setbacks of the colonial mission, and the ultimate comeback that resulted in the birth of a nation.
2014 “Salem Poor”
Plot: The epic 145th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga; the 1863 battle from the common soldier’s point of view. Cameras embedded for five large-scale re-enactments on a portion of the original battlefield.
2001 “Somali Warlord”