Malcolm Goodwin’s Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles

Malcom Goodwin
Malcom Goodwin

Hollywood is about to become very familiar with Malcolm Goodwin, the star of the CW’s new show iZombie, which is based on DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint comic of the same name. The show, which premieres on March 17th, centers on an ex-medical student-turned-zombie working at a coroner’s office, “surviving” off of the brains of the deceased John and Jane Does; Goodwin plays Detective Clive Babineaux, the man assigned to the case. Goodwin will also appear on the big screen in April, playing opposite Liam Neeson in the Warner Bros. film Run All Night. His past film credits include the films The Lazarus ProjectBrief Interviews with Hideous MenLeatherheadsMississippi DamnedCrazy on the Outside and Freelancers; his TV credits include House Of Cards,True Blood, Elementary and Blue Bloods. Check out where this actor, director and producer likes to live the life of a breakout Hollywood star in the City of Angels.


Where were you born: Harlem, New York

How long in LA: 9 years

Neighborhood: Lake Balboa

Occupation: Actor

Favorite Restaurant: Stout Burgers and Beer

Best Sushi: BOSS Sushi

Best Italian: Buca Di Beppo

Best dessert: Baskin Robins

Best place for a romantic date: 3rd Street Promenade

Best Sunday brunch: Jerry’s Diner

Best place for a power business meeting: Chateau Marmont

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The W

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Woodland Hills Mall

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Samuel’s Jewelers

Best Spa: Burke Williams

Favorite Charity Event: Friends To Mankind 18 for 18

Favorite Cultural Event: Sunset Junction Street Fair

Favorite Cultural Institution: Autry National Center

Best Steakhouse: Mastro’s Steakhouse

Best Pizza: California Pizza Kitchen

Best Lunch: Hugo’s

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: LA Fitness / Tarzana Boxing

Best Massage: Alice in Venice Beach

Best Limousine/Driving Service: ATLS Worldwide

Best Museum/Exhibit: Griffith Observatory

Describe your city in three words: Quiet, Clean, Carefree

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Griffith Park

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: Venice Beach

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: The weather