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Omar Gooding Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Omar Miles Gooding
Place Of Birth
Los Angeles, USA
47 years old
Birth Date
October 19 1976

Omar Gooding Facts

Child Star?
American Actor, comedian, rapper, voice artist
Education & Qualifications
North Hollywood High School
Net Worth
Bradley Gooding, Omar Dari Gooding Jr., Miles Christian Gooding
Cuba Gooding Sr., Shirley Sullivan
Cuba Gooding Jr., Tommy Gooding, April Gooding

About Omar Gooding 

Omar Gooding is a famous actor from Los Angeles, California, USA and is prominent by the stage name Big O.

With a family already in the entertainment industry, it was destined for Omar Gooding to choose a music and acting career. His father, the late Cuba Gooding Sr., was the lead singer for the soul group 'The Main Ingredient,' and his older brother, Cuba Gooding Jr., is an Academy Award-winner for his 1996 film 'Jerry Maguire'.

Omar Gooding started his professional career during the early 1990s and appeared on TV shows like 'Exhaust Nest' and 'Just The Ten Of Us'. Subsequently, he appeared in many TV shows, such as 'Blossom And The Royal Family'. However, he is best known for his works in television shows like 'Hangin' With Mr. Cooper', 'Playmakers', 'Smart Guy', and films like 'Ghost Dad' and 'Baby Boy'. Since then, Omar has appeared in several short-lived series such as 'One On One', 'Barbershop', 'The Division', and 'Miami Medical'. And for his outstanding works, he was even nominated for many awards.

Gooding followed in his father's footsteps and is also a rapper. Currently, he is focused on feature film works and launching a rap career. He also got featured on the C-Bo's album, 'Orca, f'or the track titled 'No Warning.' So, keep reading this article to learn more about this multi-talented actor!

Omar Gooding Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Omar Gooding's net worth?

Omar Gooding has a net worth of $2 million through his profession as an actor, rapper, and comedian.

How much does Omar Gooding earn per year?

Omar Gooding earns around $50,000 annually.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Omar Gooding?

Omar Gooding stands 6 ft (183 cm) tall with dark brown eyes and black hair.

How old is Omar Gooding?

Omar Gooding is 45 and will turn 46 on October 19, 2022.

Childhood And Education

Omar Gooding, or Omar Miles Gooding Sr., or Big O, was born to his father Cuba Gooding Sr. and mother Shirley (nee Sullivan) on October 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. His father, Cuba Gooding Sr., was a former lead singer for the globally acclaimed American soul and R&B group The Main Ingredient.

Omar is the second child and has three siblings: Cuba Gooding Jr., April Gooding, and Tommy Gooding. His older brother, Cuba Gooding Jr., is an Academy Award-winning actor, his brother Tommy is a musician, and his sister April Gooding is an actress.

Omar attended North Hollywood High School in Hollywood, Los Angeles for his education. Omar was inclined to act from a young age, and at the age of 10, the Coralie Jr. Theatrical Agency discovered him. Hence, Omar began acting in theaters as a kid.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Omar Gooding's partner?

Early in the new millennium, Omar Gooding had a committed relationship with actress Angell Conwell; their child, Bradley Gooding, is now a famous actor. However, in 2006, the couple separated. Later, he got engaged to Mia Vogel in 2016. The couple has two sons: Omar Dari Gooding Jr., born in 2017, and Miles Christian Gooding, born in 2019.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Omar Gooding made his acting debut in 1990 with the fantasy-comedy film 'Ghost Dad,' where he played the role of Stuart. He was just 14 then, and the film was an utter disaster. However, Gooding got his career-defining role in one of the most successful American sitcoms of his time, 'Hangin' With Mr. Cooper'. He played the role of Earvin Rodman (a high school graduate and a basketball player) for five seasons.

In 1993, Omar appeared in the made-for-TV film 'The Ernest Green Story,' which was highly praised by critics and revolved around the story of racism. He then appeared in a lead role in another sitcom, 'Smart Guy', in 1997.

In 2001, Omar got a break as the second lead for a hit film titled 'Baby Boy.' Here, he played the role of Sweetpea, the best friend of the lead character Jody (played by Tyrese Gibson). This film focused on the hood life of Los Angeles. However, he got the first lead role in his acting career in the critically acclaimed television series 'Playmakers,' released in 2003. He was featured as Demetrius Harry, a rookie on a rugby team. Subsequently, he was seen in a few supporting roles before taking a long break from screen acting.

In 2010, Omar returned to a medical drama television series titled 'Miami Medical' in a supporting role as Tuck Brody. He then appeared in 'Grey's Anatomy' as Danny. And since 2012, he has been playing the lead role in the sitcom 'Family Time' as Anthony 'Tony' Stallworth. The series is still running and is in its eighth season. He was also seen in another sitcom titled 'Mr. Box Office'.

Besides, he was seen in several films such as 'Percentage', 'The Devil's Dozen', 'Only For One Night', and 'Boy Bye' in supporting roles. Omar has also lent his voice in 'Batman Beyond' (1999-2000) and 'Static Shock' (2000).

What awards has Omar Gooding won?

Omar was nominated thrice for 'Best Supporting Actor' at the Young Artists Awards for 'Ghost Dad' (1991) and 'Hangin With Mr. Cooper' (1993 and 1994). In 1992, he won the Young Artists Award for 'Outstanding Host in Game Show' for 'Wild And Crazy Kids'.

Also, during the Locarno International Film Festival, his film 'Baby Boy' won a special mention award. Likewise, in 2006, he was nominated for the NACCP Award for 'Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series' for 'Barbershop'.

Omar Gooding's Hobbies And Interests

Omar Gooding likes Bentley cars. And he really likes pets and owns a Pitbull named Zena.

Other Interesting Omar Gooding Facts And Trivia

  • Omar was one of the original hosts of the TV show 'Wild And Crazy Kids' from 1990 to 1992, which aired on Nickelodeon.
  • Omar Gooding currently plays the role of Cal Johnson in the Disney channel series 'Saturdays'.
  • In 1995, he was arrested for possessing a gun and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

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