Omar Miller

Omar Miller

Highest Rated: 78% 1982 (2013)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 7, 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.

Highest rated movies

1982
8 Mile
Things We Lost in the Fire
The Express
Blood Done Sign My Name
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Miracle at St. Anna
Get Rich or Die Tryin'

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 81% 1982 T.K. Williams (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% The Love Section Chris (Character) - 2013
0% 61% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gordon Glass Gordon Glass (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2008
62% 75% The Express Jack Buckley (Character) $9.6M 2008
33% 51% Miracle at St. Anna PFC Sam Train (Character) $7.9M 2008
65% 73% Things We Lost in the Fire Neal (Character) $3.2M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindin' Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of God Michael (Character) - 2005
16% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Keryl (Character) $31.0M 2005
No Score Yet 40% Undefeated Mack (Character) - 2003
75% 54% 8 Mile Sol George (Character) $116.7M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pizza Wars: The Movie Cornelias/Mom (Character) - 2002

TV

Credit
83% 44% Rugrats Randy Carmichael (Voice) 2021
85% 71% The Unicorn Ben (Character) 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2016 2019-2020
No Score Yet 77% 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% 90% Ballers Charles Greane (Character) 2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet 97% Hell's Kitchen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weekend Fix Self 2014
No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Walter Simmons (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009-2012
35% 100% Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rudi Bixton (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 100% Sex, Love & Secrets Coop (Character) 2005
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
75% 95% The West Wing Orlando Kettles (Guest Star) 2002