Hot black TV actor Mehcad Brooks has been show-hopping the past couple of years, but luckily for him, they’ve mostly been hit shows. He kicked off things on Desperate Housewives, made the jump to True Blood and has now landed back at ABC with his role as Malcolm Bennett in The Deep End. We disappointed we won’t get to see as much Mehcad skin on network TV as we did on True Blood, but there are plenty of pics of him out there…
Mekhi Phifer is definitely an under-rated talent in Hollywood. He’s been working in the biz since 1995 in various box office hits as well as on hit shows like ER and Curb Your Enthusiasm. These days he’s playing FBI Agent Ben Reynolds on FOX’s Lie to Me.
Nelsan Ellis plays Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood, the drug-dealing, internet porn-making gay man of Bon Temps. Lafeyette has to be one of my favorite characters on TV with his flaming but tough ways.
Harold Perrineau first caught my eye as Augustus on HBO’s OZ, where he played an inmate and narrator for the show. I loved him in his role as Michael Dawson on ABC’s Lost. Much of the Lost cast is returning next month for the final season of the show, but so far no word on Perrineau. After he originally left Lost, he starred in a new ABC show The Unusuals. I thought it was a great show, but it didn’t make the first season cut.
Tristan Wilds, Dixon Wilson on the CW’s 90210, is relatively new on the TV/movie scene but based on his popularity I bet we’ll be seeing a lot more of him. Wilds also had a part in The Wire on HBO and the movie The Secret Life of Bees.