Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1958-09-19 (62 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

25 Movies · 69 TV shows

Biography

Kevin Hooks (born September 19, 1958) is an American actor, and a television and film director; he is notable for his roles in Aaron Loves Angela and Sounder, but may be best known as Morris Thorpe from TV's The White Shadow.

Early Life

Kevin Hooks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Yvonne, a state employee, and Robert Hooks, a director and actor who starred in many films in the 1970s. Kevin's nickname among his friends is "King Royal".Hooks lived in Southwest, Washington, D.C. in the late-1970s. He attended Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland.When he was still 10, Kevin starred in the acclaimed J.T., a 1969 episode of the CBS Children's Hour about a sensitive Harlem youth who befriends a sick cat. Written by Jane Wagner, it was a Peabody Award winner.Hooks appeared in the hit 1972 movie Sounder as the pre-teen elder son of Paul Winfield's and Cicely Tyson's characters, providing the point of view of the film. He held the story together as a boy thrust into being "man of the family" on a sharecropping farm during the Depression. The adults were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars respectively for their performances.Hooks won a role in the last film directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., Aaron Loves Angela (1975). Set in contemporary Harlem at New York's grittiest and most depressing ebb, that film was regarded as a "blaxploitation" version of Romeo and Juliet, using African American and Puerto Rican ethnicity in lieu of medieval families. While playing a withdrawn teenager, Hooks created electricity opposite the 15-year-old Irene Cara. Jose Feliciano in a bit part and a little comic relief lighten the grimness, as the young lovers encounter nothing but intolerance, and the secret location where they meet becomes the site of a dangerous drug deal. The movie was popular locally and praised by fans, but widely considered a weakly plotted failure.Hooks went on to portray high school basketball player Morris Thorpe in the successful TV series about high-school basketball, The White Shadow, which ran from 1978 to 1981. Morris Thorpe was reportedly voted one of America's 100 favorite characters in the history of television.In 1986, he starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom He's the Mayor.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 TV show
TV
The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird

2020
During the Bleeding Kansas era before the Civil War, Little Onion became a member of John Brown's motley family.

2019.

1 TV show
TV
The Red Line

The Red Line

2019
A heart-in-your-throat drama, Red Line begins with the mistaken shooting of a black doctor at the hands of a white cop and unfolds from the perspective of each of the families connected to the tragedy...

2018.

3 TV shows
TV
9-1-1

9-1-1

5.99
2018
Police officers, paramedics and firefighters are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-rending situations. Emergency responders have to balance saving those who are most vulnerable with...
TV
Castle Rock

Castle Rock

5.42
2018
Characters from the fictional town of Castle Rock are featured in the series.
TV
The Good Cop

The Good Cop

7.25
2018
Tony Jr. is an honest cop. He gets advice from his father about everything from his job to his love life.

2017.

3 TV shows
TV
Marvel's The Punisher

Marvel's The Punisher

5.95
2017
A former Marine is caught up in a military conspiracy while trying to avenge his family's murder.
TV
The Orville

The Orville

5.92
2017
400 years from now, the crew of the not-so-functional exploratory ship in the Earth's interstellar fleet will be following.
TV
Madiba

Madiba

6
2017
There is a dramatization of the struggle to overturnapartheid in South Africa.

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
This Is Us

This Is Us

6.48
2016
The lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America are followed. Several of them share the same birthday, and so much more, as their paths cross and their lif...
TV
Preacher

Preacher

6.06
2016
A preacher wants the almighty to confess his sin of abandoning the world. With his best friend Cassidy, an alcoholic Irish vampire, his love Tulip, a red blooded gun towing Texan, and the power of Gen...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Scorpion

Scorpion

5.95
2014
Walter O'Brien is an eccentric genius and his team of brilliant misfits are the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. An expert behaviorist, a mechanical genius, a...

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

6.36
2013
Phil Coulson is an agent for the S.H.I.E.L.D. To protect the ordinary from the extraordinary, a team of agents is put together to investigate the new, strange and unknown around the globe.

2012.

2 TV shows
TV
The Finder

The Finder

3.5
2012
Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the ability to help people find the un findable.
TV
Last Resort

Last Resort

6
2012
When the crew of the U.S. Colorado refuse to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan without confirmation of the orders, they are fired upon and declared enemies of their own country.

2011.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Intercept

Intercept

2011
Four college students get roped into solving crimes when one of them creates a high-tech communication device that intercepts conversations throughout the West Coast.
TV
Alphas

Alphas

5.55
2011
Five ordinary people with extraordinary physical and mental abilities are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas. It is possible to operate within the U.S. The team of the Departmen...
TV
Person of Interest

Person of Interest

5.92
2011
In order to prevent violent crimes in New York City, John Reese, a former CIA paramilitary operative, is teaming up with a billionaire, who is also a notorious criminal, to initiate their own type of ...
TV
Necessary Roughness

Necessary Roughness

2011
Callie Thorne, a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee, gets a job as a therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. She succeeds beyond expectations and becomes the sought-after ...

2010.

2 TV shows
TV
Detroit 1-8-7

Detroit 1-8-7

6.29
2010
What does it take to be a detective in one of America's toughest cities?
TV
Human Target

Human Target

7
2010
To save the lives of those in danger, a brave man has to be made a human target. Based on the popular DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, Human Target is a full-throttle action drama centering on ...

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Castle

Castle

6.85
2009
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigati...
TV
Drop Dead Diva

Drop Dead Diva

6.3
2009
A shallow model dies in an accident and her soul comes back to her in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney.
Prison Break: The Final Break

Prison Break: The Final Break

6.92
2009
The finale of the TV series and the downfall of The Company were covered in the movie. The arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devised for Sara, and the fate...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
The Mentalist

The Mentalist

6.32
2008
Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

2007.

1 TV show
TV
Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Heights

5.82
2007
Their most important job is as parents to their three teenage children, but Eddie and his wife have other jobs as well. When Eddie decides to move his wife and three kids to the inner-city neighborhoo...

2005.

6 TV shows
TV
Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer

6.63
2005
Sometimes the messages she receives are confusing and intense, but she tries to communicate with the dead. Conflicts are preventing the spirits from passing over most of the time.
TV
Supernatural

Supernatural

6.41
2005
Sam and Dean lost their mother to a demonic force when they were boys. They were raised by their father to be soldiers. He taught them about the dark corners and the back roads of America. He taught t...
TV
Bones

Bones

6.33
2005
Dr. The Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab helps Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are usele...
TV
Prison Break

Prison Break

6.27
2005
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to get himself sent to the same prison in order to break both of them out...
TV
The Inside

The Inside

4
2005
The Inside was created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon. The FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit is dedicated to investigating dangerous crimes. The Inside aired on the Fox Network. Before the series...
TV
Blind Justice

Blind Justice

2005
Blind Justice is a television series about a blind New York City police detective. It was introduced mid-season in 2005 to fill the time slot left by NYPD Blue, which had just aired its final episode....

2004.

2 TV shows
TV
Lost

Lost

6.62
2004
The survivors of a plane crash must work together to survive. There are many secrets on the island.
TV
North Shore

North Shore

2004
The staff and guests of a fictional hotel on Hawaii's North Shore were the focus of a prime-time soap opera.

2003.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
Sounder

Sounder

2003
The story of a boy's journey to find his father.
TV
Line of Fire

Line of Fire

2003
Welcome to the war between the FBI and organized crime. One side enforces the law as the other breaks it, but brains, brawn and intimidation are often the tools of both trades. The Richmond-based Mall...
TV
Cold Case

Cold Case

6.2
2003
When she is assigned cases that have never been solved, the Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling. Lilly Rush combines her instincts and technology to bring about justi...
TV
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

5.86
2003
Ed Deline is a strict ex-CIA officer who went from being Head of Security to being President of Operations of the Montecito, whose job is to run the day-to-day operations of the casino. Danny McCoy, E...
TV
L.A. Dragnet

L.A. Dragnet

2003
L.A is not outside it's boundaries. Two dedicated cops are working hard to solve crimes. Detective Joe Friday has been in the business for a long time. Through his narrations, viewers will gain insigh...

2002.

3 TV shows
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

7.14
2002
The FBI has a missing persons unit in New York City.
TV
Boomtown

Boomtown

6
2002
Uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves, are examined in each episode of this series, which is set in contemporary Los Ang...
TV
Monk

Monk

5.76
2002
Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, renowned for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. He developed an extreme case of obse...

2001.

3 TV shows
TV
24

24

6.24
2001
24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide. The real time method of narration is used in each season of Bauer.
TV
Alias

Alias

2001
An agent thought she was working for the U.S. has been tricked. The government is working for a criminal organization called the Alliance of Twelve. After learning of this, Sydney became a double agen...
TV
Philly

Philly

2001
Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire. It lasted a full season and was canceled due to low ratings. The final epis...

2000.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
City of Angels

City of Angels

2000
City of Angels is an American medical drama television series which ran for two seasons on CBS during the 2000 calendar year. It was network television's first medical drama with a predominantly Afric...
TV
Soul Food

Soul Food

2000
Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia...
The Color of Friendship

The Color of Friendship

2000
There is a woman on a farm in South Africa. When activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities, her father is overjoyed. The daughter of a congressman from California lives in a nice ...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Mutiny

Mutiny

1999
300 predominantly black sailors were killed in 1944 while loading a ship in San Francisco. 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men said the Navy didn't care ab...
TV
Rescue 77

Rescue 77

1999
Rescue 77 is a television series about paramedics in Los Angeles. The show aired on the WB network in 1999. The goal for the show was to provide a more realistic depiction of the lives of firefighters...

1998.

2 Movies
Black Dog

Black Dog

1998
An ex-con is driving a truck. He doesn't know that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and that he must fight to survive and save his family.
Glory & Honor

Glory & Honor

1998
The true story about Robert Peary's forgotten African American employee who was crucial in their race to the North Pole.

1996.

1 Movie
Fled

Fled

4
1996
When gunfire erupts during a prison work detail, a convict is chained to a cyberhacker. The Mafia is after money and computer files that someone wants to bury, so the attack is related to that. They n...

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
To My Daughter With Love

To My Daughter With Love

1994
Joey and Alice don't have enough to keep their heads above water. Alice's wealthy parents disapproved of their daughter marrying Joey but after a while, they had to admit that, together with Emily, th...
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.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Irresistible Force

Irresistible Force

1993
A police sergeant is hoping for a few quiet weeks before his retirement, but his plans are ruined when he is joined by an over-enthusiastic partner who is assigned to him after failing her field test....
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.
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox and Dana who investigate X-Files are not well known. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries in order to debunk his work and retur...

1992.

2 Movies
Passenger 57

Passenger 57

6.05
1992
An extremely clever and ruthless terrorist has evaded capture for a long time. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane with a famous security expert on board.
Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story

Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story

1992
Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (TV) Edmund Perry appears to have things all going his way when he graduates from Phillips Exeter Academy with a scholarship to Stanford U. when an unfort...

1991.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Strictly Business

Strictly Business

1991
Waymon has a great job in real estate and a promising future, but he's also trapped in a loveless longterm relationship. He fell in love with Natalie after meeting her. Realizing he's not cool enough ...
TV
I'll Fly Away

I'll Fly Away

1991
I'll Fly Away is an American drama television series set during the late 1950s and early 1960s, in an unspecified Southern U.S. state. It aired on NBC from 1991 to 1993 and starred Regina Taylor as Li...

1990.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Heat Wave

Heat Wave

1990
The Watts section of Los Angeles was investigated in the summer of 1965, by a black journalist.
TV
Equal Justice

Equal Justice

1990
Equal Justice was a television legal drama broadcast in the United States by ABC from March 27, 1990 to July 3, 1991. This series details on the lives of the district attorney's office in Pittsburgh,...

1989.

6 TV shows
TV
A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

1989
A Fine Romance aired from January 18, 1989 to March 2, 1989. The series was filmed in Europe.
TV
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

6.4
1989
The Crypt Keeper is a host for fun and fright based on the classic E.C. Back in the day, there were comics tales. Pick your poison if you shamble up to the bar. Are honeymooners going to fulfill the "...
TV
The Young Riders

The Young Riders

7
1989
The Young Riders is a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders based in the Nebraska Territory during the years leading up to the American Civil War. The series ended on July 23, ...
TV
Alien Nation

Alien Nation

6
1989
George Francisco is reluctantly worked with by a Los Angeles police officer. Sikes has a relationship with a female Newcomer.
TV
Doogie Howser, M.D.

Doogie Howser, M.D.

5.35
1989
M.D. by Doogie Howser. Neil Patrick Harris is a doctor who is also a normal teenager in a comedy-drama. The creators are Steven Bochco and David E. From 1989 to 1993 the show was aired by Kelley and A...
TV
Nightingales

Nightingales

1989
Nightingales is an American medical drama television series follows the stories of Christine Broderick, a supervisor of student nurses and her five nursing students: Sam, Bridget, Yolanda, Becky, and ...

1988.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
China Beach

China Beach

1988
November 1967. There is a country called the U.S. In Danang, Vietnam. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurph...
Roots: The Gift

Roots: The Gift

6.67
1988
Three years after being captured and sold into slavery in America, a young African warrior leads a group of runaway slaves as they attempt to escape.
TV
Midnight Caller

Midnight Caller

6
1988
Midnight Caller is a dramatic NBC television series created by Richard DiLello, which ran from 1988 to 1991. It was one of the first television series to address the dramatic possibilities of the then...
TV
Probe

Probe

1988
Probe is a 1988 American television pilot and subsequent TV series, created by television mystery writer William Link and noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov. It aired on ABC. Michael B. Wagner,...

1987.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Mariah

Mariah

1987
Innerspace

Innerspace

6.75
1987
A pilot is testing a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Jack Putter Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, L...
TV
A Year in the Life

A Year in the Life

1987
The success of the miniseries led to the creation of a drama series by NBC.
TV
21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

8
1987
21 Jump Street is about a group of young cops who use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Heart of the City

Heart of the City

1986
Heart of the City is a crime drama that aired on the ABC television network from September 1986 to January 1987.

1984.

1 TV show
TV
V

V

1984
Earth is the battleground again. The aliens who hide their reptilian natures are now aware. The Starchild's genes are believed to be the secret to their survival on Earth. The world's Resistance Fight...

1982.

3 TV shows
TV
Hotel

Hotel

6.35
1982
Hotel aired on ABC from September 21, 1983 to May 5, 1988 in the time slot following Dynasty. The Gregory Hotel is in San Francisco. There is a hotel in the Nob Hill neighborhood. The personal and pro...
TV
Fame

Fame

1982
Between 1982 and 1987 Fame was an American television series. The show is based on a movie. It followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. ...
TV
St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere

1982
St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982 to May 25, 1988. The series starred Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teach...

1980.

1 Movie
Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

1980
In March 1970, a U.S. The true account film tells the story of the Army officer who came to the Iowa farm of the Mullens and told them that their son had been killed in Vietnam by friendly fire.

1979.

2 Movies
Take Down

Take Down

1979
After a small group of high school seniors form a wrestling team in a last ditch effort to end a 9-year losing streak against a rival school, an unqualified teacher is put in charge of the team.
Can You Hear The Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze

Can You Hear The Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze

1979
The true and tragic story of a very young and very talented comedian from the 70's whose sudden rise to fame had some of it's benefits, as well as some of it's burdens.

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The White Shadow

The White Shadow

1978
The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich

1978
The harsh reality of growing up in the ghetto was faced by the 13-year old, named Benjie. Scott decided to use heroin to escape. After Benjie hits rock bottom, his mother and her boyfriend have to sac...

1977.

1 Movie
The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened

The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened

1977
A teenager learns before a basketball tournament that he has leukemia.

1976.

1 Movie
Just an Old Sweet Song

Just an Old Sweet Song

1976
Upon learning that their grandmother is not long for this world, Nate and Priscilla Simmons pack up their kids and leave Detroit to head down South. Eventually, the family rediscovers its African-Amer...

1975.

1 Movie
Aaron Loves Angela

Aaron Loves Angela

1975
Two young adults living in the Harlem ghetto of New York City are in love with each other. Their families are the only thing standing in the way of their love. Both families want one of their own to a...

1972.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Sounder

Sounder

1972
The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a crime and sent to a ...
TV
The Rookies

The Rookies

1972
The rookies was an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 to 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookies who are working for a fake police department.

1969.

1 Movie
J.T.

J.T.

1969
J. T. Gamble, a shy, withdrawn Harlem youngster, shows compassion and responsibility when he takes on the care of an old, one-eyed, badly injured alley cat days before Christmas and secretly nurses it...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
The Color of Friendship

The Color of Friendship

The color of friendship is a 2000 television film based on actual events about the friendship between two girls, one from the United States and the other from South Africa, who learn about tolerance a...
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