Omar Epps

Omar Epps


7/23/1973, Brooklyn, New York

Birth Name

Omar Hashim Epps



Also Known As

  • Omar Epps on House season 8.
  • Omar Epps returns as Dr. Eric Foreman on...
  • Omar Epps stars as Foreman on House.
  • Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman on the six...
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Omar Hashim Eppsis an American actor and musician. He was born 23 July 1973. He belongs to a rap group called Wolfpak which he formed with his brother in 1991.
Omar attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York,…more


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  • Very talented actor and great character!

    I was disappointed by how few reviews there are for this actor/character. Omar Epps is a VERY talented actor! You feel every nuance. His character allows him to express an incredible range of emotions and personality traits. This actor really brings depth to his character. It doesn't hurt that he's a very fine looking man, too.

    The character, Dr. Foreman, is really terrific. He's the most mature character in the show. You get a tremendous feel for his struggles against his own prejudices. He's not an overly-emotional wet-noodle like Cameron and not an amoral wimp like Chase. This character knows what he believes and knows how to deal with reality. I believe he clearly sees other people's strengths and weaknesses - except where his personal biases are involved. You may think that this is the case with all people. If so, you are mistaken. This character questions everything and everyone. That is the basis for critical thinking. When he fails to question some assumption, you know that the story is hitting one of his personal biases. Chase and Cameron too often react childishly and have blind trust in others - especially House (in Season 1). I would have emphasized the fact that Foreman's article was so different from Cameron's, that she could have still published hers if she weren't such a whiny, childish character. Life is not going to crush a character like Foreman.moreless
  • I love House and hate to miss an episode.

    Omar Epps is a character you can feel like you know personally. He sticks to his opinion no matter how much House bullies him. In my opinion he should have more of a open relationship with Thirteen. I would think with how he argues his opinion with House where cases are concerned he would fight more for his right to date a co-worker if he so desires. I enjoy the scenes with him struggling to not show his emotions with patients. He is so much like House, but better and more refined. Don't get me wrong if I had a life threatening disorder I would do all I could to get the team of Houses on my case. This show is one of my favs. All the actors are top notch to me and make the show seem to be more reality then just another one hour drama on TV.moreless