Mekhi Phifer (I)


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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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ER Gregory Pratt
(2002-2009)
Honey Chaz
(2003)
8 Mile David 'Future' Porter
(2002)
(2004)

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  10-13 (pre-production)
Dave Harris
 2023 Lights Out (post-production)
Max Bomer
 2020-2022 Love, Victor (TV Series)
Harold Brooks
- The Gay Award (2022) ... Harold Brooks
- Agent of Chaos (2022) ... Harold Brooks
- Fast Times at Creekwood High (2022) ... Harold Brooks
- It's You (2022) ... Harold Brooks
- Close Your Eyes (2021) ... Harold Brooks
 2019-2021 Truth Be Told (TV Series)
Markus Knox
- Last Exit...Oakland (2021) ... Markus Knox
- Brick by Brick It Also Falls (2021) ... Markus Knox
- The Untold Story (2021) ... Markus Knox
- Lanterman-Petris-Short (2021) ... Markus Knox
- All These Women (2021) ... Markus Knox
 2019/IV Obsession
Sonny
 2018 The Bobby Brown Story (TV Series)
Tommy Brown
- Part Two (2018) ... Tommy Brown
- Part One (2018) ... Tommy Brown
 2018 Canal Street
Prosecutor A.J Canton
 2018 A Talent for Trouble
Mekhi Phifer
 2018 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Joe Baker
- Captive (2018) ... Joe Baker
 2017 Chocolate City: Vegas
Best Valentine
 2016-2017 Frequency (TV Series)
Satch Reyna
- Signal Loss (2017) ... Satch Reyna
- Harmonic (2017) ... Satch Reyna
- Negative Copy (2017) ... Satch Reyna
- The Edison Effect (2017) ... Satch Reyna
- Gray Line (2016) ... Satch Reyna
 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
 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
 2013 The Suspect
The Suspect
 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
- Let's Doo-Wop It Again (2012) ... Drake
 2011 Torchwood (TV Series)
Agent Rex Matheson
- Miracle Day: The Blood Line (2011) ... Agent Rex Matheson
- Miracle Day: The Gathering (2011) ... Agent Rex Matheson
- Miracle Day: End of the Road (2011) ... Agent Rex Matheson
- Miracle Day: Immortal Sins (2011) ... Agent Rex Matheson
- Miracle Day: The Middle Men (2011) ... Agent Rex Matheson
 2011 Last Man Standing (TV Movie)
Jeremy Davis
 2011 Flypaper
Darrien
 2010 Tenement
Tyrese Harris
 2009-2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Ben Reynolds
- Black and White (2010) ... Ben Reynolds
- Darkness and Light (2010) ... Ben Reynolds
- Exposed (2010) ... Ben Reynolds
- Pied Piper (2010) ... Ben Reynolds
- Headlock (2010) ... Ben Reynolds
 2009/II A Day in the Life
King Khi
 2002-2008 ER (TV Series)
Gregory Pratt
- Life After Death (2008) ... Gregory Pratt
- The Chicago Way (2008) ... Gregory Pratt
- Tandem Repeats (2008) ... Gregory Pratt
- Under Pressure (2008) ... Gregory Pratt
- Truth Will Out (2008) ... Gregory Pratt
 2008 Nora's Hair Salon II
Dr. Terry
 2007 This Christmas
Gerald
 2006 Puff, Puff, Pass
Big Daddy
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Omar Jones
- The End (2005) ... Omar Jones
- The Ski Lift (2005) ... Omar Jones
- Lewis Needs a Kidney (2005) ... Omar Jones
- The Bowtie (2005) ... Omar Jones
 2005 Slow Burn
Isaac Duperde
 2005 ER: The Game (Video Game)
Dr. Gregory Pratt (voice)
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
Andre
 2003 Honey
Chaz
 2003 50 Cent: Many Men (Wish Death) (Music Video)
50's Hitman
 2002 8 Mile
David 'Future' Porter
 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 Brandy & Monica: The Boy is Mine (Music Video)
Boyfriend
 1998 Hell's Kitchen
Johnny
 1996-1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Nathaniel Lee 'Junior Bunk' Mahoney
- Fallen Heroes: Part 1 (1998) ... Nathaniel Lee 'Junior Bunk' Mahoney
- Blood Ties: Part 1 (1997) ... Nathaniel Lee 'Junior Bunk' Mahoney
- Control (1996) ... Nathaniel Lee 'Junior Bunk' Mahoney
 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 En Vogue: Don't Let Go (Music Video)
Man
 1996 Keith Sweat: Nobody (Music Video)
Mekhi Phifer
 1996 Sureshot
 1996 High School High
Griff McReynolds
 1995-1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Dion Broat / Sekou
- Tough Love (1996) ... Dion Broat
- The Smoking Section (1995) ... Sekou
 1995 Clockers
Strike
 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:

Appears in 50 cent's "Many Men" video See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Reshelet Barnes | See more »

Children:

Mekhi Thira Phifer, Jr. | See more »

Parents:

Rhoda
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Personal Quote:

I've done 21 films in eight years, and I've said 'No' more times than I've done films. See more »

Trivia:

Is mentioned in Eminem's song "Lose Yourself." The song is part of the 8 Mile (2002) soundtrack. Phifer and Eminem both starred in this movie. See more »

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