Steve Harris (actor)

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Steve Harris
Born (1965-12-03) December 3, 1965 (age 48)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Steve Harris (born December 3, 1965) is an American actor. He played Eugene Young on the legal drama The Practice, and Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman on the NBC drama, Awake.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Chicago, IL, the son of Mattie, a housewife, and John Harris, a bus driver. He is the older brother of Wood Harris. He attended St. Joseph High School in Westchester, IL, a private school known for developing star athletes. Steve was a running back. He then played linebacker for Northern Illinois University, where he studied drama. His athletic career was cut short due to a torn ligament in his ankle.

Career[edit]

He has done voice work for the animated television show The Batman as Ethan Bennett. He has also appeared on Law & Order and earlier had a role in Homicide: Life on the Street's pilot. In 2006, he appeared in the now-cancelled TV series Heist. He also appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. He appeared in several episodes of New York Undercover. He has appeared in a number of films including; Quarantine, Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Bringing Down The House, The Rock, The Mod Squad, Takers, and Minority Report

Harris will star in actress Regina King's directorial debut Let The Church Say Amen which will be adapted from ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 2005 best selling novel. The film is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2013.

Awards[edit]

He was nominated six times for an NAACP Image Award for his work on The Practice and won in 2004.

  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee

Personal life[edit]

He has also played on various teams for the NBAE League.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Don't Miss With My Sister Radio Announcer
1988 Seven Hours to Judgment Van Driver
1991 The Good Policeman Big Blue
1994 Against the Wall Cecil Television movie
1996 The Rock Private McCoy
1997 George Wallace Neal Television movie
1998 Nightmare Street Detective Miller Television movie
1998 Lovers and Liars FBI Agent
1999 The Mod Squad Briggs
2000 King of the World Sonny Liston
2000 The Skulls Detective Sparrow
2001 Beyond the City Limits Troy
2002 Minority Report Jad
2003 Bringing Down the House Widow
2004 Death and Texas Barefoot Bobby Briggs
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Charles Nominated—Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
2005 The Unseen Roy
2007 Protect and Serve Dennis Harvey Television movie
2008 Good Behavior Will Stone Television movie
2008 Ball Don't Lie Rob
2008 Quarantine Scott Percival
2009 12 Rounds George Aiken
2010 Takers Lt. Carver

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street Bernard Episode: "Gone for Goode"
1994 New York Undercover Bulldog Episode: "The Friendly Neighborhood Dealer"
1994 Law & Order Joey 'Dogs' Lang Episode: "Wager"
1994 Heaven And Hell: North And South Book III Magic Magee 2 episodes
1995 Dark Eyes Jay Staples Unsold TV pilot
1995 Law & Order Calvin Tiller Episode: "Act of God"
1995 Murder One Daryl Jackson Episode: "Chapter Two"
1995 New York Undercover Terry Ellers 2 episodes
1997 Chicago Hope A.S.A. Charles Lamb Episode: "Lamb to the Slaughter"
1997–2004 The Practice Eugene Young 163 episodes
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series (1998–99)
Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (1999–2002, 2005)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1999–2000)
Nominated—Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1999–2001)
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series
1998 Ally McBeal Eugene Young Episode: "The Inmates"
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Makai Episode: "Critics Masai"
2004–2006 The Batman Detective Ethan Bennett 11 episodes
2005 Higglytown Heroes Sports Coach Hero Episode: "Havin' a Ball"
2006 Heist James Johnson 6 episodes
2006 Grey's Anatomy Omar Troussant Episode: "Time Has Come Today"
2008 Eli Stone Jayson Turk 3 episodes
2009–2010 Friday Night Lights Virgil Merriweather 6 episodes
2011 Eden Max Hunt Episode: "Pilot"
2011 Harry's Law Jeffrey Rollins Episode: "Innocent Man"
2012 Awake Detective Isiah Freeman 13 episodes
2014 Justified Roscoe 4 episodes
2014 Legends Nelson Gates Main role; post-production

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