Former NFL player Akbar Oluwakemi-Idowu Gbaja-Biamila currently co-hosts American Ninja Warrior on NBC and The Talk on CBS. With his six siblings, including former NFL player Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, and his Nigerian parents, Akbar was born on May 6, 1979, in Los Angeles. Akbar grew up in the Crenshaw neighborhood.
Akbar joined the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2003 following his football career at San Diego State University. Before quitting in 2008, he was a member of the Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and Miami Dolphins.
Following his NFL career, Akbar worked as a pundit for the American Ninja Warrior series as an analyst for the NFL Network. He and Matt Iseman co-host the program, and he is well-known for his vivacious and enthusiastic comments.
In addition to his work on American Ninja Warrior, Akbar co-hosts The Talk on CBS and the American Ninja Warrior Junior spin-off program for kids. On May 7, 2019, he published his debut book, Everyone Can Be a Ninja, which serves as a manual for success via tenacity and a positive outlook.
Akbar has a successful philanthropic career outside of the entertainment industry and sits on the board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. He also contributes to a number of other charitable organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America..
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