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Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer was born in Harlem, Manhattan, and was raised by his mother, Rhoda, a high school teacher. Phifer's acting career began when he auditioned at an open casting call for director Spike Lee's Clockers (1995) and was selected for the leading role. Working alongside Harvey Keitel and Delroy Lindo, he garnered critical acclaim for his ... See full bio »

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 2016 Pandemic (post-production)
 2016 Secret City (TV Series) (filming)
Ambassador Moreton
 2015 Key and Peele (TV Series)
- Hollywood Sequel Doctor (2015) ... Cousin
 2015 A Talent for Trouble
Mekhi Phifer
 2015 Insurgent
 2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short (TV Movie)
 2014 House of Lies (TV Series)
Dre Collins
- Together (2014) ... Dre Collins
- Comeuppance (2014) ... Dre Collins
- Zhang (2014) ... Dre Collins
- Pushback (2014) ... Dre Collins
- Middlegame (2014) ... Dre Collins
 2014 Divergent
 2013 The Love Section
James Johnson
 2012 Husbands (TV Series)
- The Straightening (2012) ... Mark
 2012 White Collar (TV Series)
Kyle Collins
- Most Wanted (2012) ... Kyle Collins
- Wanted (2012) ... Kyle Collins
 2012 Psych (TV Series)
 2011 Last Man Standing (TV Movie)
Jeremy Davis
 2011 Flypaper
 2009/II A Day in the Life
King Khi
 2008 Nora's Hair Salon II
Dr. Terry
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Omar Jones
- The End (2005) ... Omar Jones
- The Ski Lift (2005) ... Omar Jones
- The Bowtie (2005) ... Omar Jones
 2005 ER: The Game (Video Game)
Dr. Gregory Pratt (voice)
 2003 Honey
 2002 Paid in Full
 2002 The Other Brother
 2001 Head Games
John Ambrose, Jr. 'John John'
 2001 Brian's Song (TV Movie)
Gale Sayers
 2001 Impostor
 2001 O
Odin James
 2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera (TV Movie)
 2000 Shaft
Trey Howard
 1999 Uninvited Guest
 1999 A Lesson Before Dying (TV Movie)
 1998 Hell's Kitchen
 1997 Hav Plenty
 1997 Soul Food
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Man in Hallway (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
 1996 Sureshot
 1995-1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Dion Broat / Sekou
- Tough Love (1996) ... Dion Broat
- The Smoking Section (1995) ... Sekou
 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Movie)
Lewis Johns
 1995 Models Inc. (TV Series)
Model #2
- By Crook or by Hook (1995) ... Model #2 (uncredited)
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I grew up in a rough environment. You want to be strong and have your presence felt out there. That attitude reflects how people see you. See more »


Owns an "Athlete's Foot" store franchise, which sells athletic footwear in California. Owns six stores with two of them up and running. See more »

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