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      Omar Epps

      Omar Epps

      Highest Rated: 85% Love & Basketball (2000)

      Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)

      Birthday: Jul 20, 1973

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      With his athletic build and masculine good looks, Omar Epps was frequently cast as sports heroes and troubled teenagers in his early film career. It was on television, however, where the actor demonstrated his range to a larger audience, largely through his work on two celebrated medical dramas. While still in his teens, Epps made his feature film debut in the urban crime drama "Juice" (1991). Receiving strong notices for his role, Epps moved on to playing various athletic types in movies such as "The Program" (1993), "Major League II" (1994), and the John Singleton-directed "Higher Learning" (1995). In 1996, Epps joined the cast of the hugely popular medical series "ER" (1994-2009), starring as a talented intern who became overwhelmed by the stress and politics at the busy Chicago hospital, leading to tragic results. Although only on the show for less than a season, Epps made a lasting impression, furthering his already promising career. At the end of the decade, Epps was busier than ever with a full slate of projects - some of merit; others less so - with features like the sequel "Scream 2" (1997), the embarrassing "The Mod Squad" (1999), and the thriller "In Too Deep" (1999). He returned to the urban sports milieu - and the good graces of critics - with "Love & Basketball" (2000). Future efforts ranged from the interesting but little-seen "Brother" (2001), to the sappy and uninspired "Against the Ropes" (2004). Fortune smiled on Epps when he was cast on yet another immensely popular hospital drama, "House" (Fox, 2004-12), starring as series regular Dr. Eric Foreman. Hardworking and talented, Epps had skillfully managed to crossover from initially playing troubled urban athletes, to essaying highly-complex, educated professionals, all of which demonstrated the actor's impressive range.

      Highest rated movies

      Love & Basketball
      Scream 2 Juice The Wood Almost Christmas Alfie
      Big Trouble
      Brother

      Photos

      None JUICE, Ernest Dickerson directing a scene with Khalil Kain & Omar Epps, 1992. JUICE, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins, Omar Epps, Khalil Kain, 1992. BIG TROUBLE, left back to front: Jason Lee, Janeane Garofalo, Stanley Tucci, Tim Allen, right front to back: Rene Russo, Johnny Knoxville, Dennis Farina, Omar Epps, 2002, © Walt Disney BIG TROUBLE, Omar Epps, 2002 (c) Walt Disney, MOD SQUAD, Omar Epps, Giovanni Ribisi, Claire Danes, Dennis Farina, 1999, sunglasses WOOD, Taye Diggs, Richard T. Jones, Omar Epps, 1999 BROTHER, Wanda-Lee Evans, Omar Epps, Tatyana M. Ali, 2000, ©Sony Pictures Classics AGAINST THE ROPES, Charles S. Dutton, Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, 2004, (c) Paramount BROTHER, Claude Maki, 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, 2000, ©Sony Pictures Classics AGAINST THE ROPES, Omar Epps, Meg Ryan, 2004, (c) Paramount JUICE, left: Tupac Shakur, Omar Epps, center: Khalil Kain, Vincent Laresca, 1992. (c)Paramount Pictures JUICE, Omar Epps, 1992, (c)Paramount Pictures DRACULA 2000, from left: Danny Masterson, Tig Fong, Omar Epps, Lochlyn Munro, 2000, © Dimension Films AGAINST THE ROPES, Charles S. Dutton, Omar Epps, 2004, (c) Paramount THE WOOD, Richard T. Jones, Omar Epps, Taye Diggs, 1999, (c)Paramount HIGHER LEARNING, from left: Laurence Fishburne, Omar Epps, 1995, ©Columbia Pictures Resurrection, Omar Epps (L), Matt Craven (C), Sam Hazeldine (R), 'Insomnia', Season 1, Ep. #5, 04/06/2014, ©ABC HIGHER LEARNING, Omar Epps, 1995, ©Columbia Pictures WOOD, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye Diggs, 1999

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      36% 82% The Devil You Know Marcus Cowans (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2022
      18% 16% Fatal Affair David Hammond (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 52% 3022 John Laine (Character) - 2019
      36% 29% Trick Det. Mike Denver (Character) - 2019
      27% 45% Traffik John (Character) $9.2M 2018
      49% 64% Almost Christmas Malachi (Character) $42.0M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Daddy Don't Go Executive Producer - 2014
      No Score Yet 60% You, Me & The Circus Producer - 2011
      No Score Yet 62% A Day in the Life O (Character) - 2009
      48% 51% Alfie Marlon (Character) $13.4M 2004
      12% 29% Against the Ropes Luther Shaw (Character) $5.9M 2004
      No Score Yet 65% Conviction Carl Upchurch (Character) - 2002
      48% 54% Big Trouble Seitz (Character) $7.3M 2002
      11% 51% Perfume J.B. (Character) - 2001
      17% 39% Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 Marcus (Character) $33.0M 2000
      47% 79% Brother Denny (Character) $447.8K 2000
      85% 95% Love & Basketball Quincy McCall (Character) $27.4M 2000
      25% 31% Breakfast of Champions Wayne Hoobler (Character) $175.4K 1999
      39% 75% In Too Deep Jeff Cole/J. Reid (Character) $14.0M 1999
      61% 92% The Wood Mike (Character) $25.0M 1999
      3% 17% The Mod Squad Lincoln Hayes (Character) $13.3M 1999
      No Score Yet 88% First Time Felon Greg Yance (Character) - 1997
      82% 58% Scream 2 Phil Stevens (Character) $101.3M 1997
      No Score Yet 82% Deadly Voyage Kingsley Ofusu (Character) - 1996
      46% 73% Higher Learning Malik Williams (Character) $36.8M 1995
      5% 45% Major League II Willie Mays Hayes (Character) $29.4M 1994
      No Score Yet 43% Daybreak Hunter (Character) - 1993
      43% 80% The Program Darnell Jefferson (Character) $22.8M 1993
      80% 90% Juice Q (Character) $18.6M 1992

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 87% Power Book III: Raising Kanan Howard (Character) 2021-2024
      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018 2022
      94% 80% This Is Us Darnell (Guest Star) 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 75% Shooter Isaac Johnson (Character) 2016-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
      53% 70% Resurrection J. Martin Bellamy (Character) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Funniest Wins Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2014
      90% 96% House Dr. Eric Foreman (Character) 2004-2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
      No Score Yet 85% ER Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1996-1997