By Robert Waldman The Afro News Vancouver
Never let a name fool you. Lone Star dynamo Mehcad Brooks seems to have all the right moves to take audiences by storm in 2010. Hot on the heels of the uppity Just Wright our native Texan looks poised to add to his already growing legion of fans.
Television audiences may already know this strapping gent from appearance on numerous pop shows. Right after a stint on the classic Malcolm in the Middle Brooks easily settled in to an already flourishing small screen career. Among the shows to have been graced by this Austin Texas native are The Game, True Blood, The Deep End and Ghost Whisperer. Keen observers know full well that our 6’3” strapping lad drew even more converts to his presence through recurring roles on Boston Public and the sassy Desperate Housewives where this one time model set female fans temperatures soaring. Perhaps this L.C. Anderson High school grad can credit a good upbringing and fine genes for that comfortable screen presence.
Born to top flight editorialist Alberta Philipps back on Oct. 25, 1980, the appropriately named Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks proves a quick study at school and in the athletic arena with an all state in basketball to his credit. School never stopped early for Mechad who successfully competed a course in the School of Cinema-Television at the acclaimed University of Southern California. Prior to this he began modeling at the ripe old age of 15 and has never looked back. Nowadays Mehcad relaxes by playing the acoustic guitar or adding to his vintage collection of Playboy Magazines. Oh, and let’s not forget this recent appearances in trailblazer stories like the big screen’s Glory Road and In The Valley Of Elah.
By all accounts this tall Texan turns in solid work whenever he’s called upon. Now you can add film director to his burgeoning credits. Be ready to hear more from our Mr. Brooks in the years to come.