Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Highest Rated: 84% 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

Filmography

Movies

Credit
19% 16% Fatal Affair David Hammond (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 55% 3022 John Laine (Character) - 2019
36% 30% Trick Det. Mike Denver (Character) - 2019
27% 46% 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 64% A Day in the Life O (Character) - 2009
12% 29% Against the Ropes Luther Shaw (Character) $5.9M 2004
48% 51% Alfie Marlon (Character) $13.4M 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
84% 95% Love & Basketball Quincy McCall (Character) $27.4M 2000
17% 39% Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 Marcus (Character) $33.0M 2000
47% 79% Brother Denny (Character) $447.8K 2000
61% 92% The Wood Mike (Character) $25.0M 1999
25% 32% Breakfast of Champions Wayne Hoobler (Character) $175.4K 1999
39% 75% In Too Deep Jeff Cole/J. Reid (Character) $14.0M 1999
3% 17% The Mod Squad Lincoln Hayes (Character) $13.3M 1999
No Score Yet 88% First Time Felon Greg Yance (Character) - 1997
81% 57% Scream 2 Phil Stevens (Character) $101.3M 1997
No Score Yet 82% Deadly Voyage Kingsley Ofusu (Character) - 1996
45% 74% Higher Learning Malik Williams (Character) $36.8M 1995
5% 45% Major League II Willie Mays Hayes (Character) $29.4M 1994
No Score Yet 45% Daybreak Hunter (Character) - 1993
43% 80% The Program Darnell Jefferson (Character) $22.8M 1993
81% 90% Juice Q (Character) $18.6M 1992

TV

Credit
100% 67% Power Book III: Raising Kanan Howard (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019-2020
93% 77% This Is Us Darnell (Guest Star) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet 78% Shooter Isaac Johnson (Character) 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chatter Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
53% 68% Resurrection J. Martin Bellamy (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014
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 The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2014
90% 96% House Dr. Eric Foreman (Character) 2004-2012
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet 84% ER Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1996-1997