Omar Gooding

Omar Gooding

Highest Rated: 71% Baby Boy (2001)

Lowest Rated: 6% Ghost Dad (1990)

Birthday: Oct 19, 1976

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Growing up in a household that included parents who were successful singers and an older brother who eventually won an Academy Award could prove daunting for anyone with show business ambitions. Still, the tall, affable Omar Gooding has managed to carve a niche as a successful TV presence, moving from teen roles to slightly more adult fare. As a child, he appeared in an educational film on crime which led to work in commercials and industrials. He segued to the small screen with a guest shot on the sitcom "Webster" and subsequently made numerous other appearance in sitcoms like "Empty Nest" and "Just the Ten of Us." Although he made his feature acting debut in the Bill Cosby vehicle "Ghost Dad" (1990), other roles weren't forthcoming. Gooding landed the task of co-hosting the popular Nickelodeon show "Wild & Crazy Kids" in 1990 and then had the first of several recurring roles on comedy series like "Blossom" and "The Royal Family." He had the more or less regular role of Earvin Rodman, one of Mark Curry's students, in the ABC sitcom "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" (1992-97). When that show ended, he quickly found a new role as a gregarious high school pal of a basketball star (Jason Weaver) whose younger brother is a genius in "Smart Guy" (The WB, 1997-99). Gooding was tapped by director John Singleton -- who first recognized the talents of Cuba Gooding -- to play a pivotal role as the title character's buddy in the film "Baby Boy" (2001). He earned critical praise for the role and essentially stole the film from nominal lead singer-turned-actor Tyrese Gibson.

Highest rated movies

Baby Boy
The Gospel
Ghost Dad

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Sacrifice Nikko (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet AM Radio DJ Taz (Character),
Producer
- 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet True to the Game 3 Nino (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entanglement Romulo (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day of Trouble Marc (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Familiar Lie Big O (Character),
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape: Puzzle of Fear Tyler (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fearless Two Tommy (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th and Westlake Nino's Revenge Big Murder (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfectly Single Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Belles Donovan (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untold Story Aaron (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 100% Hey, Mr. Postman! Mack (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Money Darnell (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Date Dalton Reid (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Shoot Detective Green (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Money Darnell (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hills Craig Harris (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 75% Betrothed Sergeant Earl Stone (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banger Fazon (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fade Away O (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boy Bye David (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Newark Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before 'I Do' Shelby Winters (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prom Ride Chauffeur / Vain (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Life Over the Top Host - 2015
No Score Yet 0% In God's Hands Vince (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 99 North Devious (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men, Money & Gold Diggers Damon (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Patterns of Attraction Andre Moore (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 23% Percentage Carter (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Dozen Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% Holla II Marty (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 52% Christmas in Compton Derrick Hollander (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 85% Knuckle Draggers Russell (Character) - 2009
32% 75% The Gospel Wesley (Character) $15.8M 2005
No Score Yet 80% Playmakers Unknown (Character) - 2003
71% 87% Baby Boy Sweetpea (Character) $28.7M 2001
6% 32% Ghost Dad Stuart (Character) $20.9M 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Time Unknown (Character) 2012 2014-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
0% 100% Miami Medical Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
92% 96% Deadwood Odell Marchbanks (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eve Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
64% No Score Yet Barbershop Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playmakers Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zoe ... Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smart Guy Morris L. Tibbs (Character) 1997-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Earvin (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1992-1997
80% No Score Yet The Royal Family Art (Guest Star) 1992