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Full Name  Omar M. Gooding
Name  Omar Gooding
Other names  Big O
Role  Actor
Years active  1989–present
Height  1.83 m
Children  1

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Born  October 19, 1976 (age 39) (1976-10-19) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation  Actor rapper voice artist comedian
Relatives  Cuba Gooding, Jr. (brother)
Siblings  Cuba Gooding, Jr., April Gooding, Tommy Gooding
Parents  Cuba Gooding, Sr., Shirley Gooding
Nephews  Spencer Gooding, Mason Gooding
Movies and TV shows  Baby Boy, Smart Guy, Hangin' with Mr Cooper, Miami Medical, Wild & Crazy Kids
Similar People  Cuba Gooding - Jr, Cuba Gooding - Sr, Angell Conwell, April Gooding, Shirley Gooding

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Omar M. Gooding (born October 19, 1976), also known by his stage name, "Big O", is an American actor, rapper, voice artist, and comedian.


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Early life and education

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Omar Gooding was born in Los Angeles, California, on October 19, 1976, to Shirley (née Sullivan) and Cuba Gooding Sr., the lead singer for The Main Ingredient. Omar Gooding's elder brother is Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.. He also has a son Omar Dari Gooding, Jr. who was born January 27, 2017. He attended North Hollywood High School in North Hollywood.


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Gooding is best known for appearing in television shows, such as Wild & Crazy Kids, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Smart Guy, Cousin Skeeter, and Playmakers, and also the films Ghost Dad and Baby Boy for which he received critical praise for his role as "Sweetpea". He was one of the original hosts of the Nickelodeon television show Wild & Crazy Kids from 1990 to 1992. Gooding played D.H., a running back, on Playmakers in 2003. He played the character Odell in the 3rd season of Deadwood. In 2005, he took the role of Calvin Palmer, Jr. in the television series Barbershop (in the role originated by Ice Cube in the film version), based upon the 2002 film of the same name. Coincidentally, he also appeared on the UPN sitcom One on One as a barber in Flex Washington's barbershop. Gooding also appeared in the Grey's Anatomy episode "Superfreak".

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From April 2010 to July 2010, Gooding starred as trauma charge nurse, Tuck Brody, in the Bruckheimer television series Miami Medical.

In 2012, he premiered and starred in the first season of Family Time, a television series for the Bounce TV network that is also shown on TV One. This is another show created by Bentley Kyle Evans. Gooding plays a comedic father name Anthony Stallworth, alongside Angell Conwell, who plays Mrs. Stallworth. Currently, the series is in its 3rd season with a renewal for a 4th season in the fall.

Gooding played a main role as Carter in Percentage.


  • Ghost Dad (1990)
  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992-1997) (Television series)
  • The Ernest Green Story (1993)
  • Smart Guy (1997–99) (Television series)
  • Baby Boy (2001)
  • The Gospel (2005)
  • Grey's Anatomy "Superfreak" (episode) (2010) (Television series)
  • Family Time (2012) (Television series)
  • The Devil's Dozen (2013)
  • Percentage (2013)
  • Boy Bye (2016)
  • References

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