Brian Hooks

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Brian Hooks
Born (1974-07-27) July 27, 1974 (age 48)
Occupation Actor, comedian, producer, director
Years active1996–present

Brian Hooks (born July 27, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, producer and director. He is best known for his roles as protagonist Rob Douglas in the screwball comedy 3 Strikes , and Nick Delaney on the UPN television sitcom Eve .

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Acting career

Brian’s first acting role occurred as the central character in the film Phat Beach (1996), which was written and directed by Doug Ellin (creator of HBO’s Entourage). The success of Phat Beach led to roles in other films, including High School High (1996), Bulworth (1998), Beloved (1998) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). At the same time, he had guest starring roles in many television series in the late 1990s, such as Cracker, NYPD Blue, Moesha, ER and The Parkers.

In 2000, Hooks appeared as the central character in the comedy film 3 Strikes After that, he continued to star in, as well as executive produce, many low-budget straight-to-DVD films, including Nothin’ 2 Lose (2000), The Luau (2001), The Chatroom (2002) and Malibooty (2003). [1]

In the following years, he began to redirect some of his efforts to the off-camera aspects of production. After developing and producing a low-budget film which produced a remarkable five-thousand percent return (5000%) on investment, Q: The Movie, Brian was first able to observe the distinct advantages, and lucrative nature, of successfully creating and developing motion pictures. As a result, and backed by major film distributors such as MGM, Brian began to produce low-budget independent films in between his acting roles.

Brian’s procession of straight-to-DVD films led to him once being called “The King of DVD” by the urban media.[ citation needed ] In 2007, he produced, co-directed and co-wrote (with Deon Taylor) and starred in the horror film Dead Tone (originally titled 7eventy5ive). He produced the film I Do… I Did (2009). Hooks was the co-host of the relationship show According To Him & Her, which aired on Centric.

In 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Brian launched his own production company called Left of Bang Entertainment. Aside from producing in-house films, Left of Bang Entertainment will provide free educational programs and mentorship opportunities for inner-city kids.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996Abused Again!Eric
Phat Beach Durrel Jackson
High School High Anferny Jefferson
1997 Runaway Car Dexter 'Dex' StrangTV Movie
1998 Bulworth Marcus Garvey
Thursday Jary
Beloved Young Paul
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Pilot
Q: The MovieCedrick
2000 3 Strikes Rob Douglas
Nothin' 2 Lose Kwame GatmonVideo
Confessions of a Hustler: The MovieSB's FriendVideo
ObstaclesCaffeine
2002 Chat Room MaxVideo
2003Malibooty!Donzelli WatersVideo
The EntrepreneursAugust
2004 Soul Plane DJ
2005WifeyTrumpVideo
The LuauCedric
2007 Dead Tone Marcus
CutlassLeroy the MechanicShort
2008 Fool's Gold Curtis
2011Coming & GoingChad Collins
Laughing to the Bank with Brian HooksVarious
2013The Love SectionJoel Long
2014Blood LinesWilly
Basketball 3:16Derrion Nichols
201572 HoursTyrann
TouchedEric
The GhettoHanz
2016Diva DiariesChris
What Are the Chances?Icy
LAPD African CopsJamal
2017Almost AmazingDab
Jason's Letter Melvin Jacks
2018Don't Get CaughtIcyVideo
All Between UsRay
Pierre JacksonRodney Chase
2019The DummyJalonzo
2021ClashDr. Johnson
2022Abused Again!Eric

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997 413 Hope St. -Episode: "A Better Place"
1998 Cracker StoneEpisode: "If: Part 1 & 2"
NYPD Blue Michael ReedEpisode: "Weaver of Hate"
Moesha JeromeEpisode: "Mo's Money, Mo's Money, Mo's Money"
1999-00 The Parkers ThomasEpisode: "It's a Family Affair" & "Trading Places"
2000 ER DylanEpisode: "Family Matters"
2003 The Proud Family Igloo (voice)Episode: "Wedding Bell Blues" & "Thelma and Luis"
2003–06 Eve Nick DelaneyMain Cast
2009 Cold Case George Watson '48/'58Episode: "Libertyville"
2012The RopesNinja BlackEpisode: "Interrogation" & "Meet the Boys"
2017 Hand of God Big JackieEpisode: "Telling Me Your Dreams"
Grown Folks Cousin LeonEpisode: "Cousin Leon"
2020 Family Reunion MarcellusEpisode: "Remember When the Party Was Over?"

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