Actor and stand-up comedian Justin Hires debuted in the 2005 film The Gospel. He next had a role in the 2007 feature Stomp the Yard. In the 2010s, he first appeared in the box office hit 21 Jump Street. On television, he debuted on the TV show Key and Peele. In 2016, he played the lead Detective James Carter on the CBS series Rush Hour. After its cancellation, he went on to star as Wilt Bozer on MacGyver, a role he still plays up to present. Other film roles include Slightly Single in L.A. and 10 Cent Pistol. In 2018, he did voice work in an episode of The Lion Guard.