Brian Hooks

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Brian Hooks
Born (1973-07-27) July 27, 1973 (age 45)
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, director
Years active1996–present

Brian Hooks (born July 27, 1973) 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.

Acting career[edit]

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 is now the co-host of the relationship show According To Him & Her, which airs on the Centric channel.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Phat Beach Durrel Jackson
1996 High School High Anferny Jefferson
1998 Moesha Jerome
1998 Bulworth Marcus Garvey
1998 Beloved Young Paul
1999 Q: The Movie Cedrick Executive producer
1999–2000 The Parkers Thomas
2000 Obstacles Caffeine
2000 3 Strikes Rob Douglas
2000 Nothin' 2 Lose Kwame Gatmon Executive Producer
2001 The Luau Cedric Executive producer
2002 Chat Room Max Executive producer
2003 Malibooty Donzelli Waters Executive Producer
2003–2006 Eve Nick Delaney
2004 Soul Plane DJ
2005 Brian Hooks' All Starz Live Himself, Host Executive Producer
2007 7eventy 5ive Marcus Director, Producer, Writer
2008 Fool's Gold Curtis
2009 I Do... I Did Executive Producer
2016 What Are The Chances Icy
2017 Grown Folks Cousin Leon


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