Since the original “NCIS” series began in 2003, two spin-off series have followed in its footsteps. “NCIS” Los Angeles” is one, starring big Hollywood names such as Daniela Ruah (who plays Kensi Blye) and LL Cool J’s character Sam Hanna.
The actor and assistant director can be most recognized for his roles in several cop dramas. The New York native first gained notably for his work in “Providence Island,” “Lethal Weapon” and in “S.W.A.T.” Later, in 2019, he appeared in “NCIS: LA.”
Massaquoi played Jenny’s (Kimberley Drummond) boyfriend in “Yellow Jack.” Featured in the fourth episode of season 11, his role was never named.
The plot, as told by EXPRESS news, involves the murder of a Naval lieutenant leads to the team investigating a potential Ebola outbreak.
In the episode, wrote EXPRESS, Jenny was a kidnapper who had stolen an officer’s credit card to get out of town. Jenny was actually an alias, and it was Drummond’s only appearance was in the one episode. Likewise, it was Massaquoi’s only episode as well.
Following his small unnamed part in “NCIS,” Massaquoi had no problem acquiring his next big roles.
Eventually, he became the main character in the TV series “Ratched” and “No Other Way.” Not to mention, Massaquoi recently finished filming two items called “Birthright” and “Tick Tock.”
‘NCIS’ Actor Siaka Massaquoi Appears in Various Crime Dramas
Born to Liberian parents in Rochester, New York, Siaka Massaquoi made his debut in 2004. He played a brief role as Hank in “The Fourth.”
The former Iowa football player continued to appear in other productions. They included “Wingmen,” “Adventures of J.A.B.” and “Written By.”
Besides acting in the films, he also helped with production and assisted the director.
“Adventures of J.A.B.” was a TV series that Massaquoi both worked partly as an actor and assistant director. The show’s synopsis on IMDb follows:
“In a decreasingly male-driven society, men are used to getting their way. Fighting for chicken’s rights was not what these SAS soldiers had in mind when they joined the special forces. So they are making the SAS sassier.”
One of his most notable roles was in the “S.W.A.T.” series. Based on the 1975 TV series, it was originally created by Robert Hamner. It’s reboot premiered on CBS on November 2, 2017.
Reportedly, Massaquoi was in process of making more projects until his arrest on June 12, 2021. Those are on hold as of now.