Aired: 9/28/11 Episode 13002 "Personal Fouls"
Mehcad Brooks continues to rise as one of Hollywood's most promising stars. In addition to acting, Brooks is also one of the four new faces of the notorious Calvin Klein underwear advertisements seen worldwide.
Brooks can currently be seen on the hit show "Necessary Roughness." This September, he stars in the horror film "Creature." His recent work has included his much-talked-about role as Eggs on Alan Ball's HBO hit series "True Blood," opposite Anna Paquin and Steven Moyer. He is a SAG Award winner for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the ABC show "Desperate Housewives," playing the role of Alfre Woodard's son. His portrayal of character Matthew Applewhite led to an Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and to his inclusion in Daily Variety's "Ten Young Actors to Watch" feature in August 2005. He was also on ABC's docu-style drama "My Generation" in which he portrayed an active duty soldier in Afghanistan.
In 2008, Chris Carter ("X-Files") cast Brooks as the lead in his soon to be released dramatic feature "Fencewalker." Brooks' performance in the film is garnering much buzz and excitement throughout the industry. His additional film credits include the Paul Haggis film "In the Valley of Elah" opposite Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron and the Jerry Bruckheimer film for Disney "Glory Road," which debuted at No. 1 at the box office.
Brooks grew up in Austin, Texas where he was an All-State basketball player in addition to playing football and baseball. He was accepted into Yale University but instead attended the University of Southern California to study at their prestigious School of Cinema-Television. He also modeled during his high school and college years. His first breaks came as guest-starring roles on "Malcolm in the Middle," "Boston Public," "One on One" and "Cold Case." He also starred in the Disney television movie "Tiger Cruise" and ABC's legal drama "The Deep End."