De’Aundre Bonds interview from prison

By Alex Alonso (
September 27, 2006 caught up with De’Aundre Bonds as he is in the middle of serving his 11-year sentence for manslaughter. In 2001 the actor stabbed to death his aunt’s boyfriend shortly after learning he landed a part in Denzel Washington’s Antoine Fisher Story.

After booking a role in the movie, he got into a physical altercation with his aunt’s boyfriend which resulted in the stabbing death of that individual. He was charged and went on trial for 1st degree murder. The jury believed that Bonds was not the aggressor and convicted him of voluntary manslaughter and the judge sentenced him to 11-years and he began serving his time in Ironwood Prison in California.

In the interview he talks about how he got into the acting business and his first role in a mini series called South of Sunset and how he hooked up with Angel City Talent. He booked several movies during the 1990s before he was arrested for murder in 2001.

He has appeared in Get on the Bus, Tales from the Hood, Sunset Park, The Wood, 3 Strikes, and Lockdown. Other than Denzel Washington, he has worked with Spike Lee and Danny DeVito among many other actors. He has appeared in movies with Gabriel Casseus, Hill Harper, Melinda Williams, Omar Epps, Richard Jones and Ossie Davis.

Bonds never had a chance to play the role in the Antoine Fisher movie because of his arrest in 2001. De’Aundre Bonds speaks from Ironwood prison about his career as a film actor and how he has been falsely linked to gang because of the movie roles he played. He was once a victim to gang violence when he was shot three times, but he himself has never been in a gang. Bonds speaks for the first time about the events that lead to the death of a family friend and why he killed him.

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2 Comments for “De’Aundre Bonds interview from prison”

  1. Slaete

    he home now

  2. Raina

    God Bless You Always De’Aundre – never forget the blessings of God. You have gained much wisdom and I thank you for sharing – we all go through something in this lifetime and I pray that you will continue to follow God’s will for your life.

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