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- Omar Miller
Omar Miller received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his starring role with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in “Ballers.” This marked Miller’s first return to series programming since Jerry Bruckheimer’s CSI: MIAMI. He also starred in the Network’s THE UNICORN, a comedy series with Walton Goggins, and appeared in the limited series “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” with Samuel L. Jackson.
Miller created and hosted the reality travel series “Weekend Fix,” which he parlayed into #advantageOmar for Grand Slam coverage and created the sports-oriented O-ZONE podcast. Additionally, Miller stars as Raphael in the Emmy-nominated 2D-animated series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which was turned into an original film. He lends his voice to the animated series “Oni,” as well as the RUGRATS reboot that launched on Paramount+.
Miller began his Hollywood acting career on the big screen in the comedy “Sorority Boys,” which was shot while he was still enrolled in film school at San Jose State University, where he subsequently was named the best male actor of his graduating class. Immediately following graduation, Miller landed a highly coveted lead role opposite Eminem in Curtis Hanson’s hit feature “8 Mile,” alongside Mekhi Phifer and Kim Basinger.
Since then, Miller’s film credits have included Phillip Noyce’s thriller “Above Suspicion”; Gary Fleder’s films “Homefront,” with James Franco, Jeremy Statham and Winona Ryder and scripted by Sylvester Stallone, and “The Express” opposite Rob Brown and Dennis Quaid; “Undefeated,” directed by and starring John Leguizamo; the romantic comedy/drama “Shall We Dance?” starring Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Susan Sarandon; and Spike Lee’s complex war drama “Miracle at St. Anna.”
Miller has also starred in Jeb Stuart’s “Blood Done Sign My Name;” Jerry Bruckheimer’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” with Nicolas Cage; Michael Bay’s blockbuster “Transformers;” the critically acclaimed film “Things We Lost in the Fire,” shining alongside Halle Berry and Benecio Del Toro; and Jim Sheridan’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” alongside 50 Cent and Terrence Howard. He played the titular role in “Gordon Glass,” a film he also had the distinction of writing, producing and directing.
“The Lion of Judah” marked Omar’s first foray into the world of animation.
Miller was born and raised in Los Angeles where he currently still resides. His birthday is Oct. 7. Follow him on Instagram @omarbensonmiller and Twitter @OmarMiller.