Omar Epps

Omar Epps

  • Highest Rated: 82% Love and Basketball (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% The Mod Squad (1999)
  • Birthday: Jul 23, 1973
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Bearing talent and good looks in equal measure, African American actor Omar Epps first became visible to audiences and critics alike with his 1992 film debut in Ernest R. Dickerson's urban drama Juice. Epps shone in his role as one of a group of four Harlem friends trying to make good, with the praise he earned for his work paving the way for steady industry employment.Born Omar Hashim Epps in Brooklyn, New York, on July 23, 1973, Epps was raised by his mother, an elementary school principal. He nurtured his interest in acting at both the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the New York High School for the Performing Arts. After his breakthrough in Juice, Epps ran the risk of being typecast, playing athletes in a series of films. However, his performances were consistently solid, and he earned particular acclaim for his portrayal of a young man attending college on an athletic scholarship in John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995). Around this same time, Epps also excelled in a brief recurring role as an emotionally stressed intern on E.R.; he would later identify that role as the one that made it possible for audiences to finally put a name to his face.After some memorable roles in Scream 2, In Too Deep, and Love & Basketball, Epps entered the 2000's strong. He would appear in various films over the coming years, like Perfume, Big Trouble, and Against the Ropes. Epps would also find tremendous success on the small sceen, with a starring role on the massively popular medical drama House M.D.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet 3022 Actor 2019
30% Trick Detective Mike Denver 2019
29% Traffik John 2018
50% Almost Christmas Malachi $41.8M 2016
No Score Yet You, Me & The Circus Producer 2011
No Score Yet A Day in the Life O 2007
48% Alfie Marlon $13.4M 2004
12% Against the Ropes Luther Shaw $5.7M 2004
48% Big Trouble Seitz 2002
No Score Yet Conviction Carl Upchurch 2002
47% Brother Denny 2001
11% Perfume J.B. 2001
18% Dracula 2000 Marcus $32.7M 2000
82% Love and Basketball Quincy McCall 2000
26% Breakfast of Champions Wayne Hoobler 1999
36% In Too Deep Jeff Cole/J. Reid 1999
61% The Wood Mike 1999
3% The Mod Squad Linc 1999
82% Scream 2 Phil Stevens 1997
No Score Yet First Time Felon Greg Yance 1997
No Score Yet Deadly Voyage Kingsley Ofosu 1996
31% Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood Malik 1996
45% Higher Learning Malik 1994
5% Major League II Willie Mays Hayes 1994
No Score Yet Daybreak Hunter 1993
43% The Program Darnell Jefferson 1993
78% Juice Quincy "Q" 1992

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Shooter
2016-2018
Isaac Johnson
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
53% Resurrection
2014-2015
Martin Bellamy J. Martin Bellamy
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
91% House
2004-2012
Dr. Taylor Foreman Dr. Eric Foreman
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Gant Dr. Dennis Gant
  • 1997
  • 1996

QUOTES FROM Omar Epps CHARACTERS

Lookout
What's up man. You po-po?
Jeff Cole/J. Reid
I ain't po-po.
Lookout
You sure smell like you po-po.
Maureen Evans
Bitch! Hang the phone up and Star-69 his ass! Damn!..
Maureen Evans
Bitch! Hang the phone up and Star-69 his ass! Damn!
Phil Stevens
Sshh!..
Phil Stevens
Sshh!
Marcus
*sees Simon's cross* Sorry sport, I'm an athiest
Marcus
[sees Simon's cross] Sorry sport, I'm an athiest
Simon
*blade comes out of cross* God loves you anyway.
Simon
[blade comes out of cross] God loves you anyway.
Quincy "Q"
'' you know me since 2nd grade, but i'm not like you. ''
Quincy "Q"
We been tight since second grade, but I'm not you.
Maureen Evans
I hate scary movies. I should be studying. You know I got a bio due.
Maureen Evans
I hate scary movies. I should be studying. You know I got a bio due.
Phil Stevens
Baby, did I mention that these tickets were free?
Phil Stevens
Baby, did I mention that these tickets were free?
Maureen Evans
Sandra Bullock is playing right down the street.
Maureen Evans
Sandra Bullock is playing right down the street.
Phil Stevens
Don't nobody wanna pay $7.50 to see some Sandra Bullock shit, unless she naked.
Maureen Evans
Oh, but you will sit through a movie called Stab?
Maureen Evans
Oh, but you will sit through a movie called Stab?
Phil Stevens
It's adrenaline, Maureen. It's good to be scared. It's primal.You know what I'm sayin'?
Maureen Evans
No, I'm gonna tell you what it is, okay? It's a dumbass white movie about some dumbass white girls gettin' their white asses cut the fuck up.
Phil Stevens
Scary movies are great foreplay!
Maureen Evans
Why is she naked? What has that got to do with the plot; her being butt ass naked?
Phil Stevens
I don't know about the plot but I'm getting a stiffy.
Maureen Evans
Give me some money, I need to get popcorn.
Phil Stevens
You got money.
Maureen Evans
I got my money...I asked for your money!
Maureen Evans
I got my money. I asked for your money!
Maureen Evans
Sandra Bullock is playing right down the street.
Phil Stevens
Now why do you wanna pay 7.50 to see some Sandra Bullock sh*t...unless she's naked.
Phil Stevens
Now why do you wanna pay 7.50 to see some Sandra Bullock sh*t, unless she's naked.