Lamont Bentley (October 25, 1973 – January 19, 2005) was an American actor and rapper. He was known for his role as Hakeem Campbell on Moesha and the series' spin-off The Parkers.
Bentley was born Artimus Lamont Bentley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Los Angeles with his mother, Loyce, who wished to ignite her career as a singer. He began his career as a child actor appearing in television commercials and guest spots on television series before landing a role on the short-lived but critically acclaimed television series South Central in 1994. In 1996, South Central creator Ralph Farquhar cast Bentley in the series Moesha, which ran for six seasons on UPN.
After Moesha ended, Bentley continued acting while pursuing a career as a rapper. In 2001, he appeared in as C-Money in The Wash opposite Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. That same year, he portrayed Tupac Shakur in the television biopic Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story. Bentley made one of his last onscreen appearances in Spike Lee's crime drama Sucker Free City.
In the early morning hours of January 19, 2005, Bentley was killed in a single-car accident in southern California's Ventura County. He was driving on Highway 118 near Simi