Mekhi Phifer

In 1994, Phifer attended an open casting call for director Spike Lee's Clockers (1995), beating over a thousand others to get the lead role as a narcotics dealer embroiled in a murder cover-up. He followed that role with another in the comedy spoof feature High School High (1996), Soul Food (1997) and continued by co-starring in the horror film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998). He portrayed Dr. Gregory Pratt on the medical drama ER, which he started in April 2002. Phifer left the show in September 2008, in the first episode of season 15. During his six years in the show, he was nominated twice for an NAACP Image Award. Phifer's television credits include the movies The Tuskegee Airmen(1995), HBO's Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground (1997), and Brian's Song(2001). He received additional notice for his performance in the TV movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001). Phifer had a recurring guest role in Seasons 5 and 6 of Homicide: Life on the Street, and also guest-starred in New York Undercover. Likewise, he earned and NAACPImage Award nomination for another TV movie, A Lesson Before Dying (1999). In 2009, Phifer began a guest-starring arc on the FOX drama Lie to Me. Among Phifer's other big-screen credits are Soul Food (1997), The Biography of Spud Webb, Hell's Kitchen (1999),This Christmas (2007),Honey (2003),O (2001) and the thriller Uninvited Guest(1999). He appeared in Impostor (2002) as well as Paid in Full (2002) and 8 Mile. In June 2011, Phifer starred in Torchwood: Miracle Day, the fourth series of the BBC/Starz Entertainment television show Torchwood. Phiferstarred as Agent Collins in the fourth season of White Collar. Phifer made a guest appearance on the sitcom series Husbandsin its second season

Known For


Cast Credits

Frequency (2016)
Starring as Lt. Satch Rayna (13 episodes)
Secret City (2016)
Starring as Brent Moreton (4 episodes)
Roots (2016)
Starring as Jerusalem
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Guest starring as Joe Baker
  • Episode 5x12: Captive (Jan 17, 2018)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)
Guest starring as Himself - Celebrity Guest
House of Lies (2012)
Guest starring as Dre Collins (7 episodes)
Husbands (2011)
Guest starring as Mark
White Collar (2009)
Guest starring as FBI Agent Kyle Collins (2 episodes)
Lie to Me (2009)
Starring as Ben Reynolds (17 episodes)
Guest starring as Ben Reynolds (2 episodes)
Torchwood (2006)
Starring as Rex Matheson
Psych (2006)
Guest starring as Drake Clemon
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray (2004)
Guest starring as Mekhi Phifer
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Mekhi Phifer (6 episodes)
ER (1994)
Starring as Dr. Gregory Pratt
Are You Sleeping ()
Starring as TBA