I have to admit, when Shirtless Ice-T joined the cast of Law & Order SVU as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, I wasn’t impressed. Over the years, though, his acting has improved and his character has developed and I kinda dig him now. He doesn’t have the body of LL Cool J (another rapper turned TV star) but he still looks pretty hot shirtless. His real name, by the way, is Tracy Morrow.
After a ton of hype, V The Series seems to be suffering in the ratings and at this point it is unclear if the show will even make it. I haven’t actually seen the show, but they’re turning out some good shirtless scenes! Morris Chestnut (pictured shirtless above) plays Ryan Nichols on the show with co-stars that include Scott Wolf and Joel Gretsch. Chestnut might be best known for his break-out role in Boyz in the Hood with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube.
Jesse L. Martin played Detective Ed Green on Law & Order for years. Most recently, he joined James Purefoy in The Philanthropist, but that was cancelled. You can catch Martin nightly in Law & Order reruns, though.
Omar Epps plays Dr. Eric Foreman on FOX’s hit show House M.D. Epps seemed destined to be a performer from a young age. He attended the LaGuardia High School School of Performing Arts (the inspiration for movie and TV show Fame), began writing screenplays at the age of 10, was a back-up dancer for Queen Latifah and started a hip-hop group called Wolfpak.
Best known as Special Agent Derek Morgan on CBS’s Criminal Minds, Shemar Moore got his start as a male model, often striking erotic poses. His big acting break came with his role as Malcom on The Young & The Restless. Shemar will miss a few episodes of Criminal Minds this season as he was hit by a car in August and broke his leg.