Richard, who guested on Firefly (Episode 10 Objects in Space) as Jubal Early was reunited with Malcolm Reynolds portrayer Nathan Fillion in the first and fifth episode of Drive as Detective Early.
Richard directed the 1998 film Johnny B Good.
Richard attended the Interlochen Academy of Arts where he studied acting, dancing and voice work.
Richard Brooks is the founder of production company Flat Top Entertainment LLC.
He released an R&B album titled Smooth Love.
Richard Brooks (On leaving Law & Order): It was kind of at the last minute, because we were a week away from going back into the 4th season, and that's when I heard, and I sort of felt like, "Obviously this has been discussed all during the hiatus and no one's really told me."
Richard Brooks: I loved Law & Order. It was great, it is still great. I knew we were doing a show which, given a chance would have some sort of historical resonance, because I knew that the topics we were dealing with would be timeless.
Richard Brooks: I'm really influenced by the whole Pulp Fiction thing. I wanted to be in it.