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Omar Miles Gooding Sr., also known by his stage name, Big O (born October 19, 1976), is an American actor, comedian and rapper.
Omar Miles Gooding
October 19, 1976
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||Big O|
|Relatives||Cuba Gooding Jr. (brother) |
Cuba Gooding Sr. (father)
Mason Gooding (nephew)
Early life and educationEdit
Omar Gooding was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 19, 1976, to Shirley (née Sullivan) and Cuba Gooding Sr., the former lead singer for The Main Ingredient. His older brother is Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
Omar graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1994.
Gooding is best known for appearing in television shows, such as Touched by an Angel, Wild & Crazy Kids, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Smart Guy, and Playmakers, and also the films Ghost Dad and Baby Boy for which he received critical praise for his role as "Sweetpea". He was one of the original hosts of the Nickelodeon television show Wild & Crazy Kids from 1990 to 1992. Gooding played D.H., a running back, on Playmakers in 2003. He played the character Odell in the third season of Deadwood. In 2005, he took the role of Calvin Palmer Jr. in the television series Barbershop (in the role originated by Ice Cube in the film version), based upon the 2002 film of the same name. Coincidentally, he also appeared on the UPN sitcom One on One as a barber in Flex Washington's barbershop. Gooding also appeared in the Grey's Anatomy episode "Superfreak".
In 2012, he premiered and starred in the first season of Family Time, a television series for the Bounce TV network that is also shown on TV One. This is another show created by Bentley Kyle Evans. Gooding plays a comedic father name Anthony Stallworth, alongside Angell Conwell, who plays Mrs. Stallworth. Currently, the series is in its fifth season.
It was announced on November 30, 2021, that Gooding will be playing Cal Johnson in the upcoming Disney Channel original series, Saturdays.
|1993||The Ernest Green Story||Marcus||TV Movie|
|2000||Freedom Song||Charlie||TV Movie|
|2002||Verbal Communications||Leo Craven|
|2005||Mysterious Island||Neb||TV Movie|
|2007||Lord Help Us||Man in Church||Video|
|2008||The Candy Shop||Antwon Lemiuex|
|Can Openers||Darryl||TV Movie|
|2012||Christmas in Compton||Derrick Hollander|
|2013||The Devil's Dozen||-|
|Thank You Card||Detective Jansen||Short|
|Patterns of Attraction||Andre Moore|
|Men, Money & Gold Diggers||Damon|
|Behind De Pole||Gary G|
|In God's Hands||Vince||TV Movie|
|2016||Betrothed||Sergeant Earl Stone|
|Guns and Grams||Dee|
|Before 'I Do'||Shelby Winters|
|Only for One Night||Scott|
|King of Newark||Federal Agent|
|2017||The Perfect Wife||Principal James|
|Beyond the Shield||Pastor Omar|
|The Hills||Craig Harris|
|Don't Shoot||Detective Green|
|Hey, Mr. Postman!||Mack|
|It's a Date||Dalton Reid|
|2019||The Untold Story||Aaron|
|7th and Westlake: Nino's Revenge||Big Murder|
|The Fearless Two||Tommy|
|Christmas Belles||Donovan||TV Movie|
|2020||A Familiar Lie||Big O|
|Escape: Puzzle of Fear||Tyler|
|Guns and Grams 2||Dee|
|Love & Coffee||Reggie|
|2021||A Day of Trouble||Marc|
|No Love No Pain||AJ|
|AM Radio||DJ Taz|
|Bay Lawz: Stick to the Code||Freeza|
|Blunt News||Detective Tommy Brown|
|Strange Fruit: Tale of a Black Girl Lost||Kareem|
|True to the Game 3||Nino|
|Teacher's Watching||Jack Fletcher|
|2022||One More Dream||Jeremy's Dad|
|1988||Webster||Club M.C.||Episode: "The Web-Touchables: Part 1"|
|1990||Just the Ten of Us||Scout||Episode: "Perfect Date"|
|1991–92||Blossom||Brad / Tyler||4 Episodes|
|1992||Empty Nest||Jason||Episode: "Sayonara"|
|The Royal Family||Art||Recurring Cast|
|1992-97||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Earvin Rodman||Main Cast|
|1994||Thea||Dwayne||Episode: "Who's Zoomin' Who?"|
|1997-99||Smart Guy||Morris L. "Mo" Tibbs||Main Cast|
|1999||Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane||Doug Anderson||TV Series|
|1999-00||Batman Beyond||Jared Tate / Trey (voice)||3 Episodes|
|2000||Static Shock||Wade (voice)||Episode: "Shock to the System"|
|2001||Touched by an Angel||Ben McCloud||Episode: "The Perfect Game"|
|2002||The Division||Dom Cabrillo||Recurring Cast: Season 2|
|2002-03||One on One||Malik||Recurring Cast: Season 2|
|2003||Playmakers||Demetrius Harris||Main Cast|
|2005||Barbershop||Calvin Palmer, Jr.||Main Cast|
|2006||Eve||Lazy G||Episode: "Donovan on the Brink"|
|Deadwood||Odell Marchbanks||Episode: "A Rich Find" & "Unauthorized Cinnamon"|
|CSI: Miami||Mr. Ice||Episode: "Death Pool 100"|
|2010||Miami Medical||Nurse Tuck Brody||Main Cast|
|Grey's Anatomy||Danny||Episode: "Superfreak"|
|2011||Chase||Francis Washington||Episode: "The Man at the Altar"|
|2012-14||Single Ladies||Marcus||Recurring Cast: Season 2, Guest: Season 4|
|2012-20||Family Time||Anthony "Tony" Stallworth||Main Cast|
|2014-15||Breeder X||Detective||Main Cast|
|2015||Big Time in Hollywood, FL||Himself||Episode: "To Catch a Paparazzi"|
|Extant||Dave||Episode: "Change Scenario"|
|2018||Unsolved||David Mack||Recurring Cast|
|TBA||Saturdays||Cal Johnson||Main role |
(featuring Young Buck & Big O)
- "Omar Gooding".
- Omar Gooding Pursues Rap. March 15, 2010. Accessed April 17, 2012
- Omar Gooding Film Bug. Accessed April 16, 2012
- Daniel Frankel (January 7, 2010). "Bruckheimer Drama 'Miami Medical' Highlights CBS Spring Schedule". AOL TV News. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- Steve Heisler (April 2, 2010). "Remember Omar Gooding? He's Now On Miami Medical". TV.com. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
- Bustos, Kristina (October 14, 2011). "Queen Latifah studios for 'Percentage'". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- "Omar Gooding Opens Up About Being Homeless as a Kid, His New Album and Friction on the Set Of Baby Boy!". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- Vo, Thao (October 16, 2019). "Omar Gooding Discusses New Role in Bounce Network's 'Family Time' & New Album Titled, The Excuse". Sheen Magazine. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
- Petski, Denise (November 30, 2021). "Marsai Martin's 'Saturdays' Comedy Pilot Picked Up To Series By Disney Channel". Retrieved December 22, 2021.
- Omar Gooding at IMDb
- Interview with Omar Gooding about his rapping career
- Omar "BigO" Gooding MySpace, Photos, HipHop tracks,
- Omar Gooding Twitter account