On this day in comedy on July 27, 1973 Actor, Producer, Director, Brian Hooks was born!
Hooks first acting role came in 1996 in Phat Beach. They loved him in that one. Film work poured in: High School High, Bulworth, Beloved and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Hooks also did his part for the small screen. He’s appeared on NYPD Blue, Moesha, ER, The Parkers and Cracker.
In 2000 Hooks starred alongside Faizon Love, David Alan Grier and N’Bushe Wright in the DJ Pooh written and directed comedy hood classic, 3 Strikes. He paid attention to the movie making process and began to star in and produce low budget DVD releases such as Nothin’ 2 Lose, The Luau, The Chatroom and Malibooty.
Meanwhile back on TV, Hooks played on the UPN sitcom, Eve as Nick Delany. However, when he’s not hitting his mark, Brian Hooks enjoys a lucrative partnership with major film distributors like MGM to get his product before the public. One of his films, Q: The Movie made a staggering 5,000% return on its investment. Brian Hooks is so successful behind-the-scenes that he is known as “The King of DVD.”
By Darryl “D’Militant” Littleton
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