Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1974-12-29 (46 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

38 Movies · 24 TV shows

Biography

Mekhi Phifer (; born December 29, 1974) is an American actor. He portrayed Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC's long-running medical drama ER and had a co-starring role opposite Eminem in the feature film 8 Mile. He was a recurring cast member on the Fox crime show Lie to Me in the role of Ben Reynolds before season three, and also starred as CIA agent Rex Matheson in Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Personal Life

Phifer has a son with his former wife, actress Malinda Williams. His second son was born to Oni Souratha in Los Angeles in 2007. On March 30, 2013, Phifer married his longtime girlfriend Reshelet Barnes in Beverly Hills, California.

Early Life

Phifer was born in Harlem, New York City and grew up in a single-parent household with his mother, Rhoda Phifer, a high-school teacher.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 TV show
TV
Love, Victor

Love, Victor

6.8
2020
Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School who is on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. Simon help...

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

7
2019
Take a look at the world of true-crime shows. The Parnell murder case was reopened after new evidence came to light.
Obsession

Obsession

2019
Before meeting George Good (Brad Dourif), Sonny Jordan (Mekhi Pfeiffer) was just a lost drifter with a troubled past floating from town to town, looking for work. As fate would have it, Sonny ends up ...
Canal Street

Canal Street

8
2019
A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.

2018.

1 TV show
TV
The Bobby Brown Story

The Bobby Brown Story

2018
The life and career of R&B singer Bobby Brown, who left the pop group New Edition to score eight consecutive top-10 pop singles as a solo artist before his life began to unravel after his marriage to ...

2016.

3 Movies · 4 TV shows
Pandemic

Pandemic

2016
After a virus of epic proportions overwhelms the planet, humanity is losing its grip on survival and its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infections contained. Lauren, a doctor, arrives in ...
TV
Match Game

Match Game

2016
A modern remake of the classic 70s game show features two contestants trying to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the- blank.
Chocolate City: Vegas Strip

Chocolate City: Vegas Strip

2016
Chocolate City's dancers came together to save their club. They travel to Las Vegas to enter a stripper competition.
TV
Secret City

Secret City

8
2016
In the midst of rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley discovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger, including h...
Allegiant

Allegiant

6.15
2016
Two people are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare after venturing into the world outside of the fence.
TV
Frequency

Frequency

5.87
2016
Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father's old, long-broken ham radio - it's Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996...
TV
Roots

Roots

2016
Alex Haley's "Roots" tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an African slave who sold his soul to America.

2015.

1 Movie
Insurgent

Insurgent

6.24
2015
She needs to confront her demons and continue her fight against the powerful alliance that threatens to tear her society apart.

2014.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Chicago P.D.

Chicago P.D.

6.08
2014
The men and women of the Chicago Police Department put their lives on the line. District 21 is made up of two groups, the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street ...
A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

2014
When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.
Divergent

Divergent

6.31
2014
She won't fit in. Tris and the Four have to find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

2013.

2 Movies
The Suspect

The Suspect

2013
Two African American social scientists are pretending to be bank robbers in order to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. The experiment takes a turn.
The Love Section

The Love Section

2013
Ali (LAWRENCE ADISA), is a struggling real estate agent and ladies man who has never desired to commit to anyone or anything. One night while out with his buddy Chris (OMAR MILLER), Ali meets and fall...

2011.

2 Movies
Flypaper

Flypaper

2011
A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at a bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.
Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

2011
When her husband is kidnapped, a quiet life as a wife and mother shows no trace of her past work as a military special-ops expert. She must use her skills to save her spouse.

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Lie to Me

Lie to Me

6.08
2009
The leader in deception research is Dr. Cal Lightman studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying. His skills allow him to lie.
TV
White Collar

White Collar

6.65
2009
Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, has been captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only a few months left in his sentence, he escapes to look for his girlfriend. ...
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

2009
The hip-hop musical tells the story of a mobster who gets caught up in a bloody war between two crime families while trying to leave the streets. When Black's family raids one of Stick's drug houses a...

2008.

1 Movie
Nora's Hair Salon II:  A Cut Above

Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above

2008
The hilarious cast of Nora's Hair Salon is back in this outrageous, bust-a-gut comedy! Featuring familiar faces and fresh new names, Nora's Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above will have you cutting up all over ...

2007.

1 Movie
This Christmas

This Christmas

10
2007
They will never forget this year's Christmas with the Whitfields. All of the siblings have come home for the first time in a long time. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secret...

2006.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Psych

Psych

6.27
2006
Shawn Spencer's police officer father helped him develop a keen eye for detail. Shawn was wrongly accused of a crime because of his tips to the police. Shawn has no choice but to use his abilities to ...
TV
Torchwood

Torchwood

6.07
2006
The strange and the extraterrestrial are being looked into.
Puff, Puff, Pass

Puff, Puff, Pass

2006
Danny Masterson (TV's 'That '70s Show') leads a hilarious ensemble cast in a tale about two hapless stoners who get involved in a scheme to rip off a shady character named Mr. They soured on rehabilit...

2005.

1 Movie
Slow Burn

Slow Burn

2005
A district attorney is involved in a confrontation with a gang leader and is also being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a mysterious stranger.

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Best Week Ever

Best Week Ever

2004
Best Week Ever is a weekly television program on the United States cable/satellite network VH1. It started airing in 2004 and was put on hiatus in the summer of 2009. In January 2010, it was announced...
Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead

6.04
2004
After the world is taken over by zombies, a group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall.

2003.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
Ellen is the host.
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
TV
World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour

2003
The World Poker Tour is a series of international poker tournaments. The firm that controlled the World Poker Tour up to November 2009, WPT Enterprises, was started in the United States by an attorney...
TV
Punk'd

Punk'd

8.33
2003
The celebrity friends were pranked by the actor.
Honey

Honey

4.91
2003
She wants to become a hip-hop choreographer. She is trying to keep kids away from the streets. She thinks she's hit the big time when she meets the hotshot director of a music video. When he starts de...

2002.

3 Movies
Paid in Full

Paid in Full

1
2002
A man is working. His friend is going to prison. He had something in his pocket. Someone will be dealing drugs soon. A lucky break led to a move to the top of the drug world. The fall is going to be c...
8 Mile

8 Mile

1.5
2002
Detroit was the setting in 1995. The town is divided into two parts by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half. Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr. A white rapper. To fulfill his dream of success in hip h...
The Other Brother

The Other Brother

2002
A frustrated writer reluctantly turns to his womanizing brother for advice about the opposite sex.

2001.

4 Movies
Brian's Song

Brian's Song

2001
The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.
Carmen: A Hip Hopera

Carmen: A Hip Hopera

2001
An engaged Philadelphia policeman falls in love with a beautiful woman while dealing with a corrupt superior.
O

O

5.5
2001
Even though he's the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, star basketball player and future NBA hopeful Odin James has the admiration of everyone, including the team's coach and the...
Impostor

Impostor

6
2001
A top-secret government weapons designer is arrested by a government organization on suspicion of being a clone of a hostile alien race who wanted to take over Earth.

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Shaft

Shaft

6
2000
Walter Wade Jr. A New York police detective arrested him. The killing was racially motivated. When the only witness disappeared, Wade jumped bail for Switzerland. Wade is confident that he will be acq...
TV
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

6.07
2000
The comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and neither can anyone else, is off the hook.

1999.

2 Movies
A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

1999
An African-American man is wrongly accused of killing a white store owner. The white attorney equates him with a lowly hog because he didn't know what he was doing. Even though he is sentenced to deat...
Uninvited Guest

Uninvited Guest

1999
A smooth, seductive stranger is invited into a couple's house party and falls in love with the wife. The stranger is an escaped convict who demands that the wife leave the country with him and threate...

1998.

2 Movies
Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen

1998
When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one of them will survive and go to jail. After his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. The probl...
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

5.52
1998
Julie James and her friends were murdered. Two summers ago, Ray Bronson and Julie were attacked by a group of people, can he get to the island in time to save everyone?

1997.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground

Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground

1997
The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from sto...
Soul Food

Soul Food

2
1997
Mama Joe's has traditional Sunday dinners. The sisters are not happy. They are related to each other. Fox bring their problems to the dinner table in this comedy. When tragedy strikes, Ahmad needs to ...

1996.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

5.67
1996
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are discussed by The World's Fakest News Team.
Girl 6

Girl 6

1996
An actress is a phone sex operator.
High School High

High School High

1996
Richard Clark left the Wellington Academy to teach at a high school. He will try to impress a fellow teacher and inspire the D-average students to make good grades.

1995.

2 Movies
Clockers

Clockers

3
1995
Strike is a drug pusher. Strike's older brother killed the night manager. The person is a detective. Strike and Rodney are to blame because Klein doesn't believe the story and he sets out to find the ...
The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen

1995
The US Army Air Corps began to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program during the Second World War. The men were known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the air base wh...

1994.

2 TV shows
TV
New York Undercover

New York Undercover

1994
New York Undercover is an American police drama The series stars Detective J.C. Williams and Detective Eddie Torres, two undercover detectives in New York City's Fourth Precinct who were assigned to i...
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.

1993.

2 TV shows
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
TV
Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

6
1993
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Torchwood: Miracle Day

Torchwood: Miracle Day

Nobody dies one day. Nobody dies all over the world. And then the next day. People don't stop aging. They are hurt and sick, but never die. The populace of the planet call this "Miracle Day" because t...
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