23 September 1968 |
London, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Writer, Former Fashion Model|
Oris Erhuero (born 23 September 1968) is a British actor, producer, writer, and former fashion model. After modeling for several years, he transitioned into television and film, with roles in The Adventures of Sinbad, The Bill, Highlander: Endgame, Black Mask 2, Sometimes in April, and Chicago Pulaski Jones. Erhuero has recently begun to explore film production and screen writing.
Oris Erhuero was born in Finsbury Park, London. He is the oldest of seven children. His parents are Nigerian and from the Urhobo tribe. When Erhuero was five, he and his brother accompanied his father to Nigeria. He spent much of his youth between Lagos and Bendel State (now Delta and Edo State). Erhuero returned to London when he was fourteen and attended the Beaufoy School in Kennington Park (later renamed Lilian Baylis Technology School). Erhuero furthered his skills by obtaining classical Shakespearean training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the Los Angeles McCadden Place Theatre, and the Young Vic Drama House. He is fluent in Urhobo, Arabic, Yoruba, Igbo. He also has the capabilities to speak some French and Italian.
Erhuero left London for New York. When his rap and breakdance career didn't flourish, Erhureo pursued another profession within the music industry. He began working as a personal assistant to affluential rap recording artists.[who?]
In 1993, Erhuero left New York to relocate in Miami, where he met a photographer who literally[clarification needed] convinced him to become a model. Because of Erhuero's tall, sleek, and sculpted physique, it allowed him to accelerate overnight into an international modeling career in countries such as France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States. He rapidly acquired campaigns for clients in the world fashion industry including Christian Dior, Armani, the late Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Gaultier, Moschino, Diesel, Vivienne Westwood, Romeo Gigli, and Exte.
Erhuero obtained a series regular role of Rongar in the television series The Adventures of Sinbad which began his career breakthrough. He played the role of Winston in Highlander: Endgame and Wolf in Black Mask 2: City of Masks. Erhuero was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Honoré in the Golden Globe and NAACP nominated HBO movie, Sometimes in April which was based on the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Erhuero has also worked on the television shows E-Ring and The District.
In 2008, Erhuero left Los Angeles and returned to London for additional acting roles.
Erhuero recently made his first British television debut on the television crime drama series of The Bill. After working in the United States for two decades, he was able to quickly transition into his British accent to play the bit part of Linton Barry.
Erhuero once again has reunited with the award-winning Haitian filmmaker, Raoul Peck, to star in his latest dramatic political feature filmed in Haiti, Moloch Tropical.
In conjunction with Raoul Peck, Erhuero will be debuting a cameo role in Cedric the Entertainer's latest film Chicago Pulaski Jones. Filming has already begun and in post-production state.
Erhuero has a daughter.
|1996||The Adventures of Sinbad||Rongar|
|2000||Titus / "Surprise Party"||DEA Agent|
|2002||V.I.P / "Die Bodyguards"||Saghal|
|2002||The District Payback||Tyrell Wilson|
|2002||Crossing Jordan / "Fire and Ice"||Tyrell Wilson|
|2002||Black Mask 2||Wolf|
|2002||The Orlando Jones Show||Baby Daddy|
|2004||A Lousy Ten Grand||Cleon|
|2004||One on One / "I Hear White People"||Mr. James|
|2004||The Square Circle||Mr. Bigs|
|2005||Sometimes in April||Honoré|
|2005||Joe Willie's Friend||Michael|
|2005||The Gold Bracelet||The Man|
|2006||Hurricane In the Rose Garden||Warrior|
|2009||The Bill (TV Series) / "Prodigal Son"||Linton Barry|
|2009||Moloch Tropical||John Baker|
|2010||Chicago Pulaski Jones||Tornado|
|2002||Dub Pistols||Gangster / support|
|2003||Heather Headley / "He Is"||Love interest / support|
|2006||Noel Osborne / "Time"||Executive producer|
|2007||Chris Aire / "Time Pieces & Jewelry"||Producer|