Richard Brooks (VI)

Highest Rated: 87% To Sleep With Anger (1990)
Lowest Rated: 36% In Too Deep (1999)
Birthday: Dec 9, 1962
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Initially gaining widespread exposure thanks to his role as ADA Paul Robinette on Law & Order in the early '90s, stage and screen actor Richard Brooks has expanded his responsibilities to include directing with the release of his freshman feature Johnny B. (1998). A native of Cleveland who studied acting, dance, and voice work at Michigan's Interlochen Academy of Arts, it wasn't long before Brooks was packing his bags for New York. He excelled as a student of the famed Circle in the Square Professional Theater School and his performances in the Eugene O'Neil Theater Conference production of August Wilson's Fences quickly gained him a reputation as a stage force to be reckoned with. A subsequent move to Los Angeles found the burgeoning actor landing numerous television roles, and with such made-for-TV features as Badge of the Assassin (1985) and Resting Place (1986), he began to come into his own as a notable screen presence, as well. With Teen Wolf (1985) and The Hidden (1987), Brooks began his ascent in the world of feature films. Throughout the '90s, most of his popularity came from his role in Law & Order, and the busy actor would constantly find himself alternating between the big screen, the small screen, and the bright lights of the stage. After turning up in The Substitute and terrorizing the undead in The Crow: City of Angels (both 1996), Brooks opted to try his hand at directing, and the result was the refreshingly honest Johnny B. Good. Although his tale of a young, urban black man who makes a positive change after suffering amnesia went largely unseen, those who did give it a chance as a video rental received a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Returning to the small screen for the short-lived G vs E in 1999, many cited Brooks as one of the strongest aspects of the wild, supernatural pop-culture actioner. In addition to his film work, Brooks also founded his own production company Flat Top Entertainment LLC. At the dawn of the millennium, Brooks released his first solo R&B album, Smooth Love, on Flat Top Records.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jaqueline and Jilly Magnus Mitchell 2019
No Score Yet The Sin Seer Jake Ballard 2015
No Score Yet Lexie Ricardo 2004
No Score Yet Acid Rain Actor 2004
36% In Too Deep Wesley 1999
No Score Yet Adventures of Ragtime Agent Dooley 1998
No Score Yet Johnny B. Director Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ragtime Actor 1998
No Score Yet Code Name: Wolverine John Baines 1996
No Score Yet Chameleon Tom Wilson 1995
41% The Substitute Wellman 1995
87% To Sleep With Anger Babe Brother 1990
63% Shakedown Michael Jones 1988
50% Off Limits Preacher 1988
No Score Yet Good To Go Chemist 1986
44% Teen Wolf Lemonade 1985


90% Being Mary Jane
Patrick Patterson
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
Ace Barnstone
  • 2016
97% Elementary
Det. Demps
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Experience
Frederick Douglass
  • 2013
92% Person Of Interest
Lead Marshal Pollack
  • 2013
  • 2011
79% Lie to Me
Mark Boulware
  • 2009
No Score Yet Drive
Det. Ehrle Det. Helms
  • 2007
No Score Yet Close to Home
Phil Raab
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
Paul Robinette ADA Paul Robinette Asst. DA Paul Robinette
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 1996
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
85% Firefly
  • 2002
No Score Yet ER
Mr. Freeman
  • 1994