Oris Erhuero

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Oris Erhuero
Oris sit chair.jpg
Born (1968-09-23) 23 September 1968 (age 45)
London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, Producer, Writer, Former Fashion Model
Years active 1993-present

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.

Early life[edit]

Oris Erhuero was born in Finsbury Park, London. He is the oldest of seven children. His parents are Nigerian and from the Urhobo tribe.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] He is fluent in Urhobo, Arabic, Yoruba, Igbo.[citation needed] He also has the capabilities to speak some French and Italian.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Modeling subsequently led Erhuero into commercials such as Coca-Cola, Gatorade, and Hanes.[citation needed]

1996-2007[edit]

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.[citation needed]

2008-present[edit]

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[citation needed] has reunited with the award-winning Haitian filmmaker, Raoul Peck, to star in his latest dramatic political feature filmed in Haiti, Moloch Tropical.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Erhuero has a daughter.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Year Movie Role
1996 The Adventures of Sinbad Rongar
2000 Highlander: Endgame Winston
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
2003 Lotta King
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
2005 E-Ring Guest Star
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

Videography[edit]

Year Title Role
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

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