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Born "Omari Latif Hardwick," he grew up in Decatur, Georgia. Hardwick's parents gave him a name to set a precedent, "Omari" meaning "most high," and "Latif" meaning "gentle." He shares, "I in no way believe that I am the highest or most high, but I feel like my name gives me something to strive for." Growing up, sports were Hardwick's world, but ... See full bio »

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Known For

The A-Team
The A-Team Chopshop Jay
(2010)
Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass Sergeant Marcus Williams
(2010)
The Guardian
The Guardian Carl Billings
(2006)
Power
Power James 'Ghost' St. Patrick
(2014-2018)

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  Die Enormous (announced)
BJ Rackley (rumored)
  D Is for Detroit (pre-production)
Shaun Tillman
 2015 Chapter & Verse
Jomo
 2014 Reach Me
Dominic
 2013 A Christmas Blessing (TV Movie)
Earl
 2013 The Last Letter
Michael Wright
 2013 Things Never Said
Curtis Jackson
 2013/I Lu (Short)
Doctor Harden
 2013 Kings and Beggars (Short)
Noah
 2013 Melanie Fiona: Wrong Side of a Love Song (Video short)
Boyfriend
 2012/I Sparkle
Levi
 2012 Breakout Kings (TV Series)
Ronnie Markham
- Self Help (2012) ... Ronnie Markham
 2012 Middle of Nowhere
Derek
 2010 Chase (TV Series)
Chris Novak
- Betrayed (2010) ... Chris Novak
 2010 It Looks Just Like You (Short)
 2010 I Will Follow
Troy
 2009-2010 Dark Blue (TV Series)
Ty Curtis
- Dead Flowers (2010) ... Ty Curtis
- Shell Game (2010) ... Ty Curtis
- Home Sweet Home (2010) ... Ty Curtis
- Jane Wayne (2010) ... Ty Curtis
 2010 Everyday Black Man
Malik
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Benny 'B' Davis
- The Better Half (2009) ... Benny 'B' Davis (uncredited)
 2008 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Eddie Dashell
- And How Does That Make You Kill? (2008) ... Eddie Dashell
 2008 Linewatch
Kimo
 2008 SIS (TV Movie)
Donovan Rivers
 2006 Gridiron Gang
Free
 2006/I Speechless
Ku James
 2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Ronald Pasco
- Judgement Day (2005) ... Ronald Pasco
 2005 Beauty Shop
Byron
 2004 Sucker Free City (TV Movie)
Dante Ponce
 2004 The Male Groupie (Short)
Act shun
 2004 Within the Wall (Short)
Saul
 2001 Bar-B-Q (Video)
Pretty Ricky
 2001/I Circles
Lameck
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Alternate Names:

Omari Kenneth Hardwick

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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After winning a state football title at Marist in Atlanta, Georgia, Omari was a starting defensive back in college for the Furman Purple Paladins (1993-1994) before transferring and playing the same position for the University of Georgia Bulldogs (1995-1996).

He is an accomplished poet and has finished in the top five of the US national Poetry Slam competition in 2003 and 2004.

Co-founded the "... See more »

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Capricorn

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