- Character bio
- Actor bio
Part of House's team of young medical experts, Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) specializes in neurology. Foreman has a slightly suspect past, including a history of crimes as a juvenile, and is a frequent dissenter of House's outlandish decisions.
Omar Epps' prolific career spans both the film and television genres. His film credits include "Alfie" opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon, and "Against the Ropes" opposite Meg Ryan.
Epps has received two NAACP Image Award nominations, the most recent for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on HOUSE. He also received a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the December 2002 cable original movie "Conviction," in which he portrayed Carl Upchurch, a hardened criminal from South Philadelphia who spent most of his adult life in prison.
Epps formed his own entertainment company for film and music called BKNY. With No Limit and Patriot Films, BKNY will co-produce the script Epps co-wrote, titled "Who Stole the Soul".
Epps starred in the cable original movies "First Time Felon," directed by Charles "Roc" Dutton, and "Deadly Voyage," executive-produced by Danny Glover. Both movies are based on true stories.
Epps also portrayed "Dr. Dennis Gant" on the Emmy Award-winning drama "ER." In one of the most talked-about series departures, Epps left audiences wondering whether his character committed suicide.
No stranger to the big screen, Epps has appeared in lead roles in feature films, including "The Wood," "In Too Deep," John Singleton's "Higher Learning," "Juice" and "Daybreak." His supporting roles include "Breakfast of Champions" opposite Bruce Willis and Nick Nolte, "Major League II" opposite Charlie Sheen and "The Program" with Craig Sheffer. He was also seen in "Scream 2," the film version of the television series "The Mod Squad" with Claire Danes, "DK2," "Love & Basketball" and Barry Sonnenfeld's "Big Trouble" opposite Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Tom Sizemore and Jason Lee. Epps was seen in Takeshi Kitano's "Brother," the story of a displaced Yakuza gangster who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a black hustler.