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Omar Epps is a Actor American born on 20 july 1973 at Brooklyn (USA)

Omar Epps

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Birth name Omar Hashim Epps
Nationality USA
Birth 20 july 1973 (46 years) at Brooklyn (USA)

Omar Hashim Epps (born July 20, 1973) is an American actor, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. His film roles include Major League II, Juice, Higher Learning, Scream 2, The Wood, In Too Deep, and Love and Basketball. His television work includes the role of Dr. Dennis Gant on the medical drama series ER, J. Martin Bellamy in Resurrection and Dr. Eric Foreman on the Fox medical drama series House from 2004 to 2012.

Biography

Epps married Keisha Spivey from the R&B group Total in 2006. They live in California with daughter K'mari Mae (born July 2004) and son Amir (born December 2007). He also has a daughter, Aiyanna, from a previous relationship. His sister, Aisha Epps, lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Epps is popularly known for a resemblance to Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. This resemblance was once referenced on an episode of House in November 2009, in the season 6, eighth episode, "Ignorance Is Bliss". House mentions feeling like Mike Tomlin because of having his team back, but probably not as much as Foreman (Epps' character).

Best films

Major League II (1994)
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Filmography of Omar Epps (20 films)

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Actor

A Day In The Life, 1h30
Directed by Sticky Fingaz
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Mekhi Phifer, Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr, Bokeem Woodbine, Omar Epps, Faizon Love
Roles O
Rating52% 2.6178152.6178152.6178152.6178152.617815
The film centers on one day in the life of Stick, a gang leader, as he attempts to retire from a life of crime. A Day in the Life contains no spoken dialogue. Instead, the actors rap all their lines over a hip-hop beat.
Against the Ropes, 1h51
Directed by Charles Dutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Tony Shalhoub, Timothy Daly, Kerry Washington, Charles Dutton
Roles Luther Shaw
Rating52% 2.6497552.6497552.6497552.6497552.649755
At a young age, Jackie Kallen learns about boxing with her father and uncle in a small gym. Later, she becomes the assistant to a Cleveland boxing promoter. Her boss then begins doing business with Sam LaRocca, a sports manager, during a middleweight championship fight.
Alfie
Alfie (2004)
, 1h45
Directed by Charles Shyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films based on plays
Actors Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Susan Sarandon, Sienna Miller, Nia Long, Omar Epps
Roles Marlon
Rating61% 3.0974953.0974953.0974953.0974953.097495
The film opens up by introducing Alfie (Jude Law), a charismatic, charming, bed-hopping, Vespa-riding Cockney who resides in Manhattan. An impeccably stylish lad in his late twenties, Alfie funds his hedonistic lifestyle by working as a driver for the local limousine service. Meeting, romancing, and seducing women comes as second nature to Alfie. In addition to maintaining a casual relationship with a single mother named Julie (Marisa Tomei) that he refers to as his "semi-regular-quasi-sort-of-girlfriend thing", he also sleeps with various girls on the side, such as the married-yet-neglected-by-her-husband blonde named Dorie (Jane Krakowski) whom he regularly meets for sex after work in the back of his limo. At the first inkling Dorie may desire their liaison to grow into something more, he decides to stop all contact. Alfie ultimately views women as expendable, cutting them loose as soon as he feels they're starting to cramp his style.
Big Trouble, 1h25
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Ben Foster, Patrick Warburton, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Farina
Roles FBI Agent Alan Seitz
Rating64% 3.2487453.2487453.2487453.2487453.248745
In a high-school game of "Killer" (in which a student must shoot another with a squirt gun), Matt Arnold has to "kill" classmate Jenny Herk, and decides to sneak up on her at home. By coincidence, hitmen are also there to assassinate Arthur Herk, who has secretly embezzled money from his company, Penultra Corp. When the fake assassination attempt crosses paths with the real one, police officers Monica Romero and Walter Kramitz are called out to the resulting disturbance. During the chaos of the assassination attempts, Matt's friend, Andrew, called Eliot Arnold, Matt's father. Upon arriving to pick up Matt from the Herk's, Eliot immediately feels a mutual attraction to Anne Herk, Jenny's mother, as Matt and Jenny begin to feel attracted to each other as well. The Herk's housemaid, Nina, meanwhile, falls in love with a young homeless man named Puggy, who lives in a tree on their property, after she runs from the shootings and he saves her from the hitmen.
Perfume
Perfume (2001)
, 1h46
Directed by Hunter Carson, Michael Rymer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes La mode
Actors Estella Warren, Jeff Goldblum, Mariel Hemingway, Carmen Electra, Omar Epps, Peter Gallagher
Roles J.B.
Rating34% 1.728081.728081.728081.728081.72808
Prior to a major show, the people involved find themselves embroiled in their own personal battles.
Brother
Brother (2000)
, 1h54
Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Omar Epps, Takeshi Kitano, Claude Maki, Tetsuya Watari (渡 哲也), Masaya Katō, Susumu Terajima
Roles Denny
Rating71% 3.5986753.5986753.5986753.5986753.598675
Takeshi Kitano plays Yamamoto, a lone yakuza officer. Defeated in a war with a rival family, his boss killed, he heads to Los Angeles, California.
Love & Basketball, 2h4
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Chris Warren Jr., Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Alfre Woodard
Roles Quincy McCall
Rating72% 3.6005953.6005953.6005953.6005953.600595
Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) have wanted to be professional basketball stars since they were kids. Monica wanted to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, and wear Magic Johnson's number: 32, and Quincy wanted to be like his father and play for the Clippers. However, Monica has to work hard to establish herself, while Quincy was born with natural star potential. As the two struggle to reach their goals of playing professionally, they must also deal with their emotions for each other.
Dracula 2000, 1h39
Directed by Patrick Lussier
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Dracula films, Vampires in film, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Gerard Butler, Vitamin C, Jennifer Esposito, Danny Masterson
Roles Marcus
Rating48% 2.400452.400452.400452.400452.40045
Matthew Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer), the alleged descendant of the famed 19th century Dutch medical doctor, Abraham Van Helsing, owns an antique shop in London in 2000. One night with Van Helsing upstairs, his secretary, Solina (Jennifer Esposito), allows a group of thieves (Danny Masterson, Lochlyn Munro, Sean Patrick Thomas), led by her boyfriend, Marcus (Omar Epps), into the shop. The thieves infiltrate the shop's underground high-security vault and find a sealed silver coffin protected by a deadly defense system. Based on the level of security surrounding the coffin, Solina and Marcus decide that the coffin’s contents must be valuable, so they escape with it and flee to New Orleans, Louisiana. When Van Helsing discovers that the coffin has been stolen, he boards a plane to America, telling his apprentice, Simon Sheppard (Jonny Lee Miller), to remain in London. Simon does not follow his mentor’s orders and travels to Louisiana as well.
The Mod Squad, 1h30
Directed by Scott Silver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Claire Danes, Giovanni Ribisi, Omar Epps, Josh Brolin, Dennis Farina, Steve Harris
Roles Lincoln Hayes
Rating43% 2.152482.152482.152482.152482.15248
Julie Barnes (Claire Danes), Pete Cochran (Giovanni Ribisi) and Lincoln Hayes (Omar Epps) are three minor delinquents who choose to become undercover cops in place of serving their jail terms. When their superior Capt. Adam Greer (Dennis Farina) is murdered, the trio set out to find the real culprits.
Breakfast of Champions, 1h50
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Bruce Willis, Albert Finney, Nick Nolte, Barbara Hershey, Glenne Headly, Lukas Haas
Roles Wayne Hoobler
Rating46% 2.304132.304132.304132.304132.30413
The film is a portrait of a fictional town in the Midwest that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy car dealership owner who is on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
In Too Deep, 1h35
Directed by Michael Rymer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Stanley Tucci, Pam Grier, Philip Akin, Hill Harper
Roles Jeff Cole / J. Reid
Rating63% 3.151583.151583.151583.151583.15158
Undercover cop Jeffrey Cole (Omar Epps) is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. Cole manages to get an undercover assignment the day of graduation and earns the praise of his superiors. Good at earning the trust of small-time drug dealer, Cole is given the task of taking down state-wide crack dealer Dwayne Gittens (LL Cool J), an underworld boss so powerful that his nickname is "God". Gittens is known as a family man and a man of the people, contributing to his community and helping those in need. However, there is another side to him, a ruthless leader of a criminal empire who will torture or kill anyone without question. Gittens controls eighty percent of the drug traffic in Cincinnati, Ohio, controls many of his opponents through bribery or intimidation, and appears to be untouchable. Building up his skills and credentials as an effective undercover officer, Cole earns the praise and adoration from his superiors, and he is eventually assigned to undercover work in the case against Gittens.
The Wood
The Wood (1999)
, 1h46
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones, Taye Diggs, Sean Nelson, Sanaa Lathan, Malinda Williams
Roles Mike
Rating69% 3.4997553.4997553.4997553.4997553.499755
Roland (Taye Diggs) is getting married (and is currently missing) and Slim (Richard T. Jones), who scoffs at the idea of marriage, is furious at Roland for disappearing. The story reminisces back to Mike's (Omar Epps, portrayed as a youth by Sean Nelson) first encounters with Roland (Trent Cameron) and Slim (Duane Finley), his first real crush on a girl named Alicia (Malinda Williams), and the three young men's misadventures as teenagers growing up in Inglewood, California ("The Wood"). Shy and awkward, Mike sticks out like a sore thumb on his first day, but is quickly befriended by Slim and Roland.
Scream 2
Scream 2 (1997)
, 2h
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jamie Kennedy, Sarah Michelle Prinze, Elise Neal
Roles Phil Stevens
Rating62% 3.1012853.1012853.1012853.1012853.101285
While attending a preview of the film Stab, a film within a film based on the Woodsboro murders depicted in Scream, two Ohio Windsor College seniors, Maureen Evans and Phil Stevens are murdered by Ghostface. Phil is stabbed through the ear in a bathroom stall while trying to eavesdrop on strange whimpering noises. The killer, wearing a Ghostface costume, then returns to the screening and sits beside Maureen, before mortally stabbing her. At first the audience believe she is part of the raucuous acting out by audience members, until she falls dead in front of the cinema screen.
First Time Felon
Directed by Charles Dutton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Omar Epps, Delroy Lindo, Rachel Ticotin, Treach, Justin Pierce, William Forsythe
Roles Greg Yance
Rating68% 3.4475653.4475653.4475653.4475653.447565
A young inexperienced drug dealer and "Vice Lords" gang member, Greg Yance (Omar Epps) has been given the choice between facing a five-year prison sentence or the successful completion of an intensive boot camp. Throughout the boot camp, an experienced drill sergeant (Delroy Lindo) continues pressuring Yance to follow through with the camp, in lieu of the prison sentence.
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, 1h29
Directed by Paris Barclay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Shawn Wayans, Vivica A. Fox, Marlon Wayans, Helen Martin, Rappin' Granny, Chris Spencer
Roles Malik
Rating65% 3.298133.298133.298133.298133.29813
Ashtray (Shawn Wayans), Tray for short, is sent to the inner city to live with his father. Tray gets an education about life on the streets from his psychotic, gun-toting cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), self-hater Preach (Chris Spencer), and Crazy Legs (Suli McCullough). At a picnic Tray falls for the infamous Dashiki (Tracey Cherelle Jones) much to the distaste of ex-convict Toothpick (Darrell Heath). While Ashtray and Loc Dog head to buy some snacks, Toothpick and his posse confront Ashtray and hold him at gunpoint, until Loc Dog threatens them and they flee. Loc Dog and Ashtray get harassed in a Korean store by the owners and Loc Dog shoots at the owners when a remark is made about his mother. The two are then confronted by 'The Man' (a mysterious white, government figure) who kills the Koreans and tosses them his gun to frame them and leaves.