Omar Miller

Omar Benson Miller

Highest Rated: 78% 1982 (2013)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Lion of Judah (2011)

Birthday: Oct 07, 1978

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Though imposing in stature, actor Omar Benson Miller was best known for playing kindly giants in features like "The Miracle at St. Anna" (2009) and on series like "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2003-2012) and "Ballers" (HBO, 2015- ). Born October 7, 1978 in Anaheim, California, Miller's initial interest lay in sports, but found his way to acting through a teacher, who saw that Miller's discipline for athletic pursuits had flagged. Another teacher introduced him to representation, and Miller began making appearances in minor roles in features and on television. His official big break came as Eminem's friend Sol George in Curtis Hanson's "8 Mile" (2003), which led to steady work as a character player in features like the 50 Cent vehicle "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (2005) and "Things We Lost in the Fire" (2007). Cast frequently as gentle giants due to his 6'6" height, Miller found a stellar showcase for that character in Spike Lee's World War II drama, "The Miracle at St. Anna," which cast him as a child-like Army private who protected both an orphaned Italian boy and the head of a statue he believed to possess magical powers. That same year, he also played Jack Buckley, an amalgam of Syracuse University football players John Mackey and John Brown, who played with college legend Ernie Davis, in "The Express" (2008). Though neither film was a box office success, the exposure afforded by major roles in two feature films led to Miller's casting on "CSI: Miami" as big-hearted investigator Walter Simmons in the crime drama's eighth season. He remained with "CSI" through its final two seasons while also contributing guest turns to features and series, including "The Sorceror's Apprentice" (2010) and the Jason Statham starrer "Homefront" (2013). In 2015, he returned to series regular work as a retired football player who struggles with life off the field in "Ballers." While busy with the Dwayne Johnson comedy-drama, Miller expanded his resume to include television host with the Tennis Channel series "Advantage Omar" (2017- ) and voice-over work on "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Nickelodeon, 2018- ), for which he was cast as the eldest - and biggest - of the reptilian crimefighters.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 29% The Love Section Chris (Character) - 2013
78% 61% 1982 T.K. Williams (Character) - 2013
0% 62% The Lion of Judah Horace (Voice) - 2011
40% 53% The Sorcerer's Apprentice Bennet (Character) $63.1M 2010
52% 61% Blood Done Sign My Name Herman Cozart (Character) $82.7K 2010
62% 75% The Express Jack Buckley (Character) $9.6M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gordon Glass Gordon Glass (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2008
33% 51% Miracle at St. Anna PFC Sam Train (Character) $7.9M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindin' Unknown (Character) - 2007
65% 73% Things We Lost in the Fire Neal (Character) $3.2M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of God Michael (Character) - 2005
16% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Keryl (Character) $31M 2005
No Score Yet 40% Undefeated Mack (Character) - 2003
75% 54% 8 Mile Sol George (Character) $116.7M 2002

TV

Credit
85% 74% The Unicorn Ben (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 62% Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael (Voice) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2020
72% 72% Ballers Charles Greane (Character) 2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen (Explicit) Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend Fix Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 83% House of Lies Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Walter Simmons (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009-2012
35% No Score Yet Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rudi Bixton (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex, Love & Secrets Unknown (Character) 2005
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Orlando Kettles (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Ballers Charles Greane (Character)

QUOTES FROM Omar Benson Miller CHARACTERS

Jimmy Smith Jr. AKA Rabbit says: Do you ever wonder at what point you just say fuck it man?. Like you gotta stop livin' up here and start livin' down here?.

Jimmy Smith Jr. AKA Rabbit says: Do you ever wonder at what point you just say fuck it man? Like you gotta stop livin' up here and start livin' down here?

Sol George says: (looking at his watch) It's seven thirty in in the mornin', dawg.

Sol George says: [looking at his watch] It's seven thirty in in the mornin', dawg.

Jimmy Smith Jr. AKA Rabbit says: Hey Sol, do you ever wonder at what point you just got to say fuck it man? Like when you gotta stop living up here, and start living down here?

Sol George says: It's 7.30 in the morning dawg.