Malcolm-Jamal Warner: "For me, bass and acting go hand in hand because of the discipline they share"

Malcolm-Jamal Warner
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner is best known for playing the part of Theo Huxtable in The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992, and given that show’s depressing fall from grace in recent years it must be a huge pain in the neck for him to talk about. 

Fortunately, here at Bass Player we’re only interested in his career as a musician, and in any case he’s got decades of acclaimed performances in Malcolm and Eddie, The Resident, Sons of Anarchy, and many, many more TV and film productions to be proud of – so it’s little wonder that he was in a great mood when we caught up with him recently.

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.