• Omar Gooding is an American actor best known for roles in "Baby Boy", "Barbershop", and "Family Time"
• He attended North Hollywood High School, and began his career in 1988 with the role of Club M.C. in the TV series "Webster"
• He starred in "Baby Boy", "Mysterious Island", and "The Gospel" in the 2000s, and "Christmas in Compton" in 2012
• In 2010, he was Nurse Tuck Brody in the TV medical-drama series "Miami Medical"
• Omar has an estimated net worth of $2 million, and is married to Moa Vogel with two sons

Who is Omar Gooding?

Omar is an American actor, perhaps still best known as Sweetpea in the film “Baby Boy” (2001), Calvin in the TV series “Barbershop” (2005-2006), and as Anthony Stallworth in the TV series “Family Time” (2012-2020), in addition to many other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.

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Omar Gooding Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Omar Miles Gooding was born on 19 October 1976, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He’s the son of Cuba Gooding Sr., a singer best known for his work with The Main Ingredient, and his wife Shirley, who was a back-up singer for The Sweethearts. His older brother, Cuba Gooding Jr., is an Academy Award-winning actor best recognized as Rod Tidwell in the film “Jerry Maguire” (1996).

Omar attended North Hollywood High School, from which he matriculated in 1994.

Career Beginnings

Omar began his career in 1988 with the role of Club M.C. in the TV series “Webster”. Two years later, he played Stuart in the family fantasy comedy-drama film “Ghost Dad”, directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Bill Crosby, about a man who dies in an accident, becomes a ghost and tries to save his children from poverty.

After minor roles in the TV series “Blossom” (1991-1992) and “The Royal Family” (1992), Omar secured his first significant role as Earvin Rodman in the award-winning TV comedy series “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” about a high school teacher Mark Cooper who is living with two female roommates, and tries his best to help people around him. The series lasted until 1997, and Omar featured in 70 episodes of the critically acclaimed series as one of the high school students.

Once the series ended, Omar secured another prominent role, this time as Morris L. ‘Mo’ Tibbs in the comedy series “Smart Guy”, about a 10-year-old genius who gets into high school with Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones and Jason Weaver.

He started the new millennium with the part of Charlie in the television movie “Freedom Song”, written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, and starring Danny Glover, Vicellous Shannon and Vondie Curtis-Hall. The following year he was Sweetpea in the romantic crime-drama film “Baby Boy”, starring Alexsandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, and Taraji P. Henson.

In 2003, he starred in the short-lived award-winning TV sports crime-drama series “Playmakers”, co-starring Tony Denison and Russell Hornsby.

Rise to Stardom

Omar was making forward steps in his acting career; he was Neb in the sci-fi action adventure film “Mysterious Island” (2005), based on the novel by Jules Verne, with Kyle MacLachlan, Danielle Calvert, and Gabrielle Anwar in the lead roles. The same year, he was Wesley in the film “The Gospel”, and portrayed Calvin in the TV series “Barbershop”, which shows the daily life of a Chicago-based Barbershop owner.

He continued his career rather successfully into the second half of the decade, with roles in the TV series “Deadwood” and “CSI: Miami”, before he was Antwon Lemieux in the comedy film “The Candy Shop”.

In 2010, Omar portrayed Nurse Tuck Brody in the TV medical-drama series “Miami Medical”, while in 2012, he starred with Keith David and Sheryl Lee Ralph in the comedy film “Christmas in Compton”.

The same year, he was selected for the role of Anthony Stallworth in the long-running TV comedy series “Family Time”, about a working-class African-American family who wins the lottery and becomes middle-class overnight, co-starring Angell Conwell and Clayton Thomas. He starred in all 85 episodes of the series, but which failed to win any awards.

Two years later, Omar was very busy as he featured in a number of critically acclaimed projects. For instance, he starred in the action crime-drama film “Percentage”, co-starring Cam’ron and Ving Rhames, and was Damon in the comedy film “Men, Money & Gold Diggers”, among others.

In 2016, he starred in the award-winning thriller film “Betrothed” alongside Mikayla Gibson and Joey Bell, and also starred in the drama film “Before ‘I Do'”, written and directed by Kimberly Conner, co-starring Jensen Atwood, and Andrea Kelly.

The following year, Omar had several starring roles in B-production films, including the drama “Don’t Shoot”, and “Beyond the Shield”, and “Perfectly Single” co-starring J. Alphonse Nicholson and Stoney Jackson, while in 2020, he starred in the horror mystery-thriller film “Escape: Puzzle of Fear”, alongside Tommy Nash and Aubrey Reynolds.

Recent Projects

Omar is a hard working actor, as he already has more than 100 credits to his name – some of the projects in which he’s appeared in the last couple of years include the drama film “Entanglement”, co-starring with Tangi Miller and Jasmine Burke, then the thriller “You Can Never Go Home Again”, both in 2021, while in 2022 he was seen in a number of films.

He starred with Noree Victoria and Sharon Darlene Gibson in the thriller film “Unfinished” and in the thriller film “Bora” with Tiffany Toney, who also wrote and directed the film. Moreover, he had the lead role in the romantic drama film “My Perfect Wedding”, alongside Erica Hubbard and Gregory Alan Williams, among several other films.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Omar is now working on numerous projects, including the TV series “ReVerso”, scheduled for premiere later in 2023, while he will also appear in films “Temperature Rising” and “Wrong for Right”, among others.

Net Worth

According to sources, Omar Gooding’s net worth has been estimated at $2 million as of early 2023.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children

Omar is married to Moa Vogel; the couple hasn’t revealed when they married, but it’s known that they’re parents of two sons, Miles Christian and Omar Dari Gooding Jr.

Back in 1995, Omar was arrested on gun possession charges, and sentenced to 18 months probation.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Omar Gooding has brown eyes and black hair. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while he weighs approximately 190lbs (86kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, though he has an athletic figure.


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