Actor, House and Love & Basketball
Omar Epps stars in USA Network’s new conspiracy thriller SHOOTER as Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and the former commanding officer of Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe, “Secrets and Lies”) who coaxes Swagger back into action for a dangerous and clandestine operation.
A three-time NAACP Image Award-winning actor, Epps is best known for his starring role in the powerhouse hit medical drama, “House.” His other recent television credits include, “Resurrection,” “Conviction,” “First Time Felon,” “Daybreak” and “Deadly Voyage.” After making his film debut in 1992 in the urban drama “Juice,” Epps went on to star in the college cult classic “The Program” alongside Halle Berry and in John Singleton’s acclaimed film, “Higher Learning.” Epps also starred in “The Wood,” “In Too Deep” and in the cult classic “Love and Basketball.” Epps’ additional feature credits include “Alfie” opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon, “Against the Ropes” opposite Meg Ryan, Takeshi Kitano’s “Brother,” the remake of “The Mod Squad,” with Claire Danes, “Breakfast for Champions” opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte and The Wayans’ Brothers “Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood.”
Additionally, Epps founded a production company, BrooklynWorks Films, which also functions as an arts based non-profit organization that works with under-served children. Heavily immersed in the world of technology and social media, Epps serves on the advisory boards of ThinAire and ModLabs. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Creative Coalition.
Epps began writing at the age of ten and attended the prestigious LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and Performing Arts in New York.