|Born||July 27, 1974|
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, producer, director|
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 .
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).
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.
|Phat Beach||Durrel Jackson|
|High School High||Anferny Jefferson|
|1997||Runaway Car||Dexter 'Dex' Strang||TV Movie|
|1999||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||Pilot|
|Q: The Movie||Cedrick|
|2000||3 Strikes||Rob Douglas|
|Nothin' 2 Lose||Kwame Gatmon||Video|
|Confessions of a Hustler: The Movie||SB's Friend||Video|
|Cutlass||Leroy the Mechanic||Short|
|2011||Coming & Going||Chad Collins|
|Laughing to the Bank with Brian Hooks||Various|
|2013||The Love Section||Joel Long|
|Basketball 3:16||Derrion Nichols|
|What Are the Chances?||Icy|
|LAPD African Cops||Jamal|
|Jason's Letter||Melvin Jacks|
|2018||Don't Get Caught||Icy||Video|
|All Between Us||Ray|
|Pierre Jackson||Rodney Chase|
|1997||413 Hope St.||-||Episode: "A Better Place"|
|1998||Cracker||Stone||Episode: "If: Part 1 & 2"|
|NYPD Blue||Michael Reed||Episode: "Weaver of Hate"|
|Moesha||Jerome||Episode: "Mo's Money, Mo's Money, Mo's Money"|
|1999-00||The Parkers||Thomas||Episode: "It's a Family Affair" & "Trading Places"|
|2000||ER||Dylan||Episode: "Family Matters"|
|2003||The Proud Family||Igloo (voice)||Episode: "Wedding Bell Blues" & "Thelma and Luis"|
|2003–06||Eve||Nick Delaney||Main Cast|
|2009||Cold Case||George Watson '48/'58||Episode: "Libertyville"|
|2012||The Ropes||Ninja Black||Episode: "Interrogation" & "Meet the Boys"|
|2017||Hand of God||Big Jackie||Episode: "Telling Me Your Dreams"|
|Grown Folks||Cousin Leon||Episode: "Cousin Leon"|
|2020||Family Reunion||Marcellus||Episode: "Remember When the Party Was Over?"|
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