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Overview (4)

Born in Austin, Texas, USA
Birth NameMehcad Jason McKinley Brooks
Nickname Cad
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mehcad Brooks continues to rise as one of Hollywood's most promising stars. Brooks was in USA's new drama Necessary Roughness (2011), in which he portrayed Terrence "TK" King, the star wide receiver for the Hawks who is becoming notorious for his frequent fumbles -- not to mention his regular run-ins with the law. He is forced into counseling which becomes the key that unlocks his troubled past and helps him on the path to healing.

Audiences saw Brooks star as the much talked about "Eggs" on Alan Ball's HBO hit series True Blood (2008), opposite Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. He is a SAG Award winner for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series on the ABC show Desperate Housewives (2004), playing the role of Alfre Woodard's son. It was his portrayal of character 'Matthew Applewhite' which led to an Image Award nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance and his inclusion in Daily Variety's "Ten Young Actors to Watch" feature in August 2005.

His film credits include the Paul Haggis film In the Valley of Elah (2007) opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron, and the Jerry Bruckheimer film for Disney, Glory Road (2006), which debuted at #1 at the box-office. The film, directed by James Gartner and written by Christopher Cleveland, tells the story of the 1966 college basketball team who was the first all-black starting line-up to win the NCAA national championship, and was led by Coach Don Haskins. Brooks portrays 'Harry Flournoy,' one of the star players of the team. Also starring is Josh Lucas as 'Coach Haskins.'

An athlete himself, Brooks grew up in Austin, Texas where he was an All-State basketball player in addition to playing football and baseball. He was accepted into Yale University, but instead attended the University of Southern California to study at their prestigious School of Cinema-Television. He also modeled during his high school and college years. His first breaks came as guest-starring roles on Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Boston Public (2000), One on One (2001), Cold Case (2003) and Ghost Whisperer (2005). He also starred in the Disney television movie, Tiger Cruise (2004), ABC's legal drama The Deep End (2010) and ABC's docu-drama My Generation (2010).

Brooks' more recent films include Just Wright (2010), a romantic sports comedy, Creature (2011), a thriller set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana directed by Fred Andrews, About Last Night (2014), romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart and Adulterers (2015). He is also starring in Supergirl (2015)'s pilot as James Olsen.

In addition to acting, Brooks was also one of the four new faces of the notorious Calvin Klein underwear advertisements which were seen worldwide.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PMK & imoth

Trivia (8)

Has modeled since the age of fifteen.
Attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.
Attended L.C. Anderson High School in Austin, Texas.
Has an extensive collection of vintage Playboy magazines.
Was all-state in basketball in high school in Texas.
Is the son of popular editorialist Alberta Phillips.
Plays acoustic guitar.
Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.

Personal Quotes (16)

If you can contribute 45 minutes - one hour a day a week exercising, you're going to be a healthy person. You can cut down on diabetes and all of these man-made problems we have. I do embrace the fact that I can maybe be a voice for people to realize that it's not as hard that people think. I'm a pretty passionate person.
I feel like the human body is what it is, and the more you make yourself comfortable with it, the better off you are. Love your body and embrace that.
I had wanted to be a Calvin Klein model since I was 17. Marky Mark in his Calvin Kleins was the epitome of male sexuality. That was something I worked for.
I really believe in being health conscious and trying to eat in a way that makes you feel comfortable. I've been working out since I was 17 or 18 years old. It's just a way of life for me. If I don't work out, I feel weird. It's just about what your routine is.
There are so many of us that just do things to pay bills, but I never wanted that to be me.
Family is everything to me. Family and health are the two most important things to me.
Time heals everything. Time corrects everything. Time is the solution to every problem, I believe. A lot of things can happen with time. All that has to be there is the intention.
I didn't act in college, per se, because I didn't want an acting degree. I don't know what you do with that degree. When I was 16, I saw 'Usual Suspects,' and I wanted to be a director as well. So I thought I should go to school for directing and producing, something I knew nothing about.
When I was growing up, I was an '80s baby, so I remember the Sega Genesis and the first Nintendo. I grew up in a time when we first started playing video games on a computer screen. Now there are headsets and your body's the controller.
I love 'Call of Duty;' I'm a huge fan, but I started off with 'Medal of Honor' and I stuck with what I knew. I never got into the online play with people, across the world, across the country.
I'm such a huge sports video game fan. These games are getting so realistic, it's amazing.
I like playing characters that are true to life, and there's no guarantee that any of us are going to be okay, but we intend to be, and we take the time to try to be. I don't think it's any different for a character.
When I jump into something, I really do it to the fullest extent that my time and energy will allow me. I'm from Texas, and to see so many people that are obese and with disorders that are preventable. They haven't been shown or told. I'm really passionate about making sure my fellow countrymen are healthy. It's a shame.
I basically modeled my way through college, doing local runway shows in L.A. that don't pay a lot and a couple of shows in N.Y. and S.F., and I probably made the same as the average 19-year-old waiter; I just worked less and was around beautiful girls, so it was nice.
I've played sports pretty much my whole life, and that teaches you how to work with anyone, whether you like that person or you don't, and whether you get along with them or you don't. The circumstances don't matter. Team work is part of life.
I read a quote by James Dean when I was 17; he said, 'I'd rather starve than do a whole bunch of work that I don't care about.' The older I got, the more I understood what he was saying. If I want to do a whole lot of work that I don't care about, then I would probably be working in a law office somewhere.

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