Kevin Hooks

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Kevin Hooks (born September 19, 1958) is an American actor, and a television and film director; he is notable from his roles in Aaron Loves Angela & Sounder, but may be best-known as Morris Thorpe from TV's The White Shadow. In 1986, he starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom He's the Mayor. He directed Wesley Snipes in Passenger 57 and also Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin in Fled. Hooks worked as a director and producer on the series Prison Break. He also directed two episodes from the first season of Lost, "White Rabbit" and "Homecoming". In 2003, Hooks revisited Sounder. He directed ABC's Wonderful World of Disney's TV remake of the film, with Paul Winfield, his co-star from the original, playing a different role. 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 amongst his friends is "King Royal".

MOVIE CREDITS:
1975: Aaron - Aaron Loves Angela
1972: David Lee Morgan - Sounder
1979: Nat Blake - Can You Hear The Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze
1969: J.T. Gamble - J.T.
1978: Tiger - A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich
1977: Hoover Sissle - The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened
1976: Junior - Just an Old Sweet Song
1979: Jasper MacGrudder - Take Down
1991: Married Man - Strictly Business
1987: Duane - Innerspace

TV CREDITS:
2000: Soul Food
1972: The Rookies
1979: Backstairs at the White House
1978: The White Shadow
1986: He's the Mayor