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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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Known For

ER
ER Gregory Pratt
(2002-2009)
8 Mile
8 Mile David 'Future' Porter
(2002)
Dawn of the Dead
(2004)
Insurgent
Insurgent Max
(2015)

Filmography

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 2018 Canal Street (post-production)
Prosecutor A.J Canton
 2017/I American Dream (post-production)
Sonny
 2017/I Asher (pre-production)
 2018 A Talent for Trouble
Mekhi Phifer
 2016-2017 Frequency (TV Series)
Satch Reyna
- Signal Loss (2017) ... Satch Reyna
- Harmonic (2017) ... Satch Reyna
- Negative Copy (2017) ... Satch Reyna
- Gray Line (2016) ... Satch Reyna
 2016 Chocolate City: Vegas
Best Valentine
 2016 Secret City (TV Series)
Ambassador Moreton
- The Light on the Hill (2016) ... Ambassador Moreton
- Ghosts in the Machine (2016) ... Ambassador Moreton
- Falling Hard (2016) ... Ambassador Moreton
- A Donation to the Struggle (2016) ... Ambassador Moreton
- The Watchers (2016) ... Ambassador Moreton
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Jerusalem
- Part 4 (2016) ... Jerusalem
 2016 Allegiant
Max
 2016 Pandemic
Gunner
 2015 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Cousin
- Hollywood Sequel Doctor (2015) ... Cousin
 2015 Insurgent
Max
 2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short (TV Movie)
Lewis
 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
Max
 2013 The Love Section
James Johnson
 2012 Husbands (TV Series)
Mark
- The Straightening (2012) ... Mark
 2012 White Collar (TV Series)
Kyle Collins
- Most Wanted (2012) ... Kyle Collins
- Wanted (2012) ... Kyle Collins
 2012 Psych (TV Series)
Drake
 2011 Last Man Standing (TV Movie)
Jeremy Davis
 2011 Flypaper
Darrien
 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)
 2004 Eminem: Just Lose It (Video short)
 2003 Honey
Chaz
 2002 Paid in Full
Mitch
 2002 The Other Brother
Martin
 2001 Head Games
John Ambrose, Jr. 'John John'
 2001 Brian's Song (TV Movie)
Gale Sayers
 2001 Impostor
Cale
 2001 O
Odin James
 2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera (TV Movie)
Hill
 2000 Shaft
Trey Howard
 1999 Uninvited Guest
Silk
 1999 A Lesson Before Dying (TV Movie)
Jefferson
 1998 Hell's Kitchen
Johnny
 1998 Brandy & Monica: The Boy Is Mine (Short)
Love Interest
 1997 Hav Plenty
Harold
 1997 Soul Food
Lem
 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
 1996 Keith Sweat: Nobody (Video short)
 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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Other Works:

Appearing in Gap print ads for Fall 2003 collection See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's always a pleasure when you get to work with people that you actually really like. See more »

Trivia:

On a Spring 2017, season 2 episode of Match Game, host Alec Baldwin did his usual segment where he introduced all the celebrity talent and inquired silly questions from them. Mekhi was a guest and when asked by Alec, after being introduced as the star of the show Lie to Me, what would be an example of him lying, Mekhi wittingly retorted that it would be a lie for him to say that he enjoyed ... See more »

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