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Lamman Rucker          

Actor, Education Activist, Green Living Advocate & Entrepreneur

Lamman Rucker is an Actor, Educator, Activist and Entrepreneur who’s career platform has been used to influence, educate and ignite communities through artistic and academic innovation.

Rucker currently stars in new series Sacrifice (BET Plus) and is best known for his roles as “Jacob Greenleaf” on OWN’s hit drama series, Greenleaf; the handsome “Sheriff Troy” in Tyler Perry/Lionsgate’s Why Did I Get Married film sequel and “Will” on hit film/sitcom Meet The Browns. Rucker is maintaining a powerful small and large screen presence in films such as Bad Dad Rehab (TV One), Cooking Up Christmas (OWN), The Man in 3B and Black Coffee (Netflix) ; UPtv’s Where is The Love as well as feature film Service to Man. Rucker will also be starring in upcoming feature films Albert & Paul and This Love Wins. Beyond film, his award-winning acting range has spanned Off-Broadway theater as well as television such as Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Half and Half, WEtv’s South of Hell, As The World Turns and All My Children.

A passionate Activist; Rucker has relentlessly advocated for social justice, community empowerment, health and more since his youth. He is a spokesperson for several charitable efforts and community action initiatives including the American Heart Association, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Association of Black Cardiologists, The Black AIDS Institute, BMe Community, The Magic Johnson Foundation and his non-profit The Black Gents; an all male ensemble of actors driven to resurrect the positive images of black males through thought-provoking high quality entertainment, youth empowerment initiatives and community service.

A prolific speaker and moderator, Rucker has embraced the international speaking circuit for countless corporate conferences, university commencements and masterclasses; marketing campaigns and non-profit initiatives. With a master’s in education, two honorary doctorates and as a former high school teacher; Rucker especially dedicates substantive resources to youth empowerment using his teaching gift in educational capacities. He has contributed to several “edu-tainment” movements that empower and inspire while educating and has recently contributed to best-selling book REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.

His sensitivity for community and prowess in business, the arts, and life skills has established him as a credible voice while building a significant legacy for this generation and those to come.

Speech Topics

Popular Speech Topics

  • Education Empowerment (International Urban Youth, STEM,
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship (Has an all natural bath and body line called forplai)
  • Arts, Acting, Film, Theater
  • Arts in Education
  • Mentorship
  • Green Living/Sustainability (Board Member of Green for All Nonprofit)
  • Sports (Former Basketball Athlete, but all sports)
  • HIV/AIDS (Getting tested)
  • Black Male Achievement


Pittsburgher Lamman Rucker stars in new ‘Greenleaf ‘ TV series
Pittsburgh’s very own Lamman Rucker takes prime time television to the next level in his new hit starring role, as Jacob “Greenleaf” in Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Television network new drama series, “Greenleaf.”
Lamman Rucker returns to Pittsburgh to take a 'Jitney' ride
Lamman Rucker has had a busy month in a very busy year, but not too busy to come home to Pittsburgh and celebrate the birthday of a man he recalls as “Uncle Auggie.”

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