Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1958
SpouseRegina Hooks (m. 1978–1984), Cheryl Hooks
FactHas two children with present wife, Cheryl. Has a 21-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.

Kevin Hooks is an American actor, director and producer. He is known for his work on the television series “Prison Break” and “24”.

Hooks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 19, 1957. His parents were both teachers. He has two sisters. Hooks was educated at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. He then studied acting at the Juilliard School.

Hooks began his career as an actor, appearing in the soap opera “One Life to Live” from 1981 to 1982. He also had roles in the films “Stir Crazy” (1980), “The Fish That Ate the Whale” (1982) and “The Terminator” (1984).

In 1985, Hooks made his directorial debut with the film “Fled”. He has since directed episodes of the television series “Prison Break”, “24” and “House of Cards”.

Hooks has been married twice. His first wife was actress Saundra Santiago. They divorced in 1993. He married his second wife, actress Regina Taylor, in 1995. They have two children together.

Hooks has a net worth of $5 million. His salary is not known.

General Info

Full NameKevin Hooks
Date Of BirthSeptember 19, 1958
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film director, Actor, Television Director


SpouseRegina Hooks (m. 1978–1984), Cheryl Hooks
ParentsRobert Hooks, Yvonne Hickman
SiblingsEric Hooks, Christopher Carter, Cecelia Ann Hooks Onibudo, Michelle Thomas Hooks, Robert Hooks Jr., Tarpley Hooks


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Children's Programs, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding ...
MoviesPassenger 57, Black Dog, Prison Break: The Final Break, Sounder, Fled, Aaron Loves Angela, Strictly Business, The Color of Friendship, Irresistible Force, Innerspace, Glory and Honor, Heat Wave, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, J.T., Murder Without Motive, Mutiny
TV ShowsHe's the Mayor, The White Shadow, Backstairs at the White House

Social profile links


1Brother of Eric Hooks
2Formed a production company with his father.
3Has two children with present wife, Cheryl. Has a 21-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.
4Son of Robert Hooks.




Backstrom2015TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Last Resort2012TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Detroit 1-8-72010-2011TV Series executive producer - 17 episodes
Human Target2010TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Prison BreakTV Series executive producer - 59 episodes, 2006 - 2009 co-executive producer - 9 episodes, 2006
Prison Break: The Final Break2009Video executive producer
Lincoln Heights2007TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Dragnet2003TV Series co-executive producer - 4 episodes
Sounder2003TV Movie producer
Philly2001-2002TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
The Color of Friendship2000TV Movie producer
City of Angels2000TV Series executive producer - 2000-


The Night Shift2015TV Series 1 episode
Backstrom2015TV Series 2 episodes
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2014-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Scorpion2015TV Series 1 episode
Castle2012-2014TV Series 3 episodes
Person of Interest2014TV Series 1 episode
The Good Wife2013TV Series 2 episodes
Bones2009-2013TV Series 4 episodes
Supernatural2013TV Series 1 episode
Necessary Roughness2011-2013TV Series 3 episodes
Last Resort2012TV Series 1 episode
Drop Dead Diva2011-2012TV Series 3 episodes
The Mentalist2012TV Series 1 episode
The Finder2012TV Series 1 episode
Intercept2012TV Movie
Alphas2011TV Series 1 episode
Detroit 1-8-72010-2011TV Series 3 episodes
Human Target2010TV Series 2 episodes
Monk2009TV Series 1 episode
Prison Break2006-2009TV Series 14 episodes
Prison Break: The Final Break2009Video part two
Lincoln Heights2007TV Series 2 episodes
The Inside2005-2006TV Series 2 episodes
Ghost Whisperer2005TV Series 1 episode
242004-2005TV Series 4 episodes
Alias2005TV Series 2 episodes
Lost2004-2005TV Series 2 episodes
NYPD Blue2001-2004TV Series 3 episodes
North Shore2004TV Series 1 episode
Soul Food2000-2004TV Series 5 episodes
Cold Case2004TV Series 1 episode
Line of Fire2004TV Series 1 episode
Without a Trace2003-2004TV Series 2 episodes
Boomtown2003TV Series 1 episode
Las Vegas2003TV Series 1 episode
Dragnet2003TV Series 1 episode
Sounder2003TV Movie
Philly2001-2002TV Series 4 episodes
ER2000TV Series 1 episode
The Color of Friendship2000TV Movie
City of Angels2000TV Series 1 episode
Lie Detector1999
The Hoop Life1999TV Series
Mutiny1999TV Movie
Rescue 771999TV Series 1 episode
Black Dog1998
Glory & Honor1998TV Movie
Profiler1997TV Series 1 episode
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV Series 1 episode
To My Daughter with Love1994TV Movie
Tales from the Crypt1993TV Series 1 episode
Irresistible Force1993TV Movie
I'll Fly Away1992TV Series 1 episode
Passenger 571992
Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story1992TV Movie
Strictly Business1991
Equal Justice1990-1991TV Series 2 episodes
Heat Wave1990TV Movie
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV Series 1 episode
The Young Riders1989TV Series 1 episode
Alien Nation1989TV Series 1 episode
Midnight Caller1988-1989TV Series 2 episodes
A Fine Romance1989TV Series 1 episode
Nightingales1989TV Series 1 episode
Roots: The Gift1988TV Movie
China Beach1988TV Series 1 episode
CBS Schoolbreak Special1988TV Series 1 episode
Probe1988TV Series 1 episode
21 Jump Street1987TV Series 1 episode
A Year in the Life1987TV Series 2 episodes
Once a Hero1987TV Series 1 episode
Mariah1987TV Series 1 episode
ABC Afterschool Specials1986-1987TV Series 2 episodes
Vietnam War Story1987TV Series 1 episode
Vietnam War Story1987TV Movie
V1984-1985TV Series 3 episodes
Hotel1984TV Series 1 episode
Fame1984TV Series 1 episode
St. Elsewhere1983-1984TV Series 4 episodes


Shallow Hal2001Restaurant Manager (uncredited)
Soul Food2000TV SeriesGinder T. Jones
Glory & Honor1998TV MovieSam June
Strictly Business1991Married Man
He's the Mayor1986TV SeriesMayor Carl Burke
For Members Only1983TV MovieEddie Holmes
The Powers of Matthew Star1983TV SeriesSteven Mason
The White Shadow1978-1981TV SeriesMorris Thorpe
Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze1979TV MovieNat Blake
Friendly Fire1979TV MoviePolk
Backstairs at the White House1979TV Mini-SeriesEmmett Rogers Jr. / Emmett Jr.
Take Down1979Jasper MacGrudder
Lou Grant1978TV SeriesWesley
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich1978Tiger
The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened1977TV MovieHoover Sissle
Just an Old Sweet Song1976TV MovieJunior
The Rookies1976TV SeriesLonnie Clements
Aaron Loves Angela1975Aaron
Sounder1972David Lee Morgan
J.T.1969TV MovieJ.T. Gamble

Assistant Director

Prison Break2008TV Series second unit director - 1 episode


The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The White Shadow: Director's Debut2006Video documentary shortHimself
The White Shadow: The Shadow of Bruce Paltrow2006Video documentary shortHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1992TV SeriesHimself
Ossie and Ruby!1981TV SeriesHimself
Black Journal1976TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Children's ProgramThe Color of Friendship (2000)

Nominated Awards

2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesLast Resort (2012)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesDrop Dead Diva (2009)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesLincoln Heights (2006)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTelevision: Best DirectorSounder (2003)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Television or Mini-Series FilmSounder (2003)
2004DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's ProgramsSounder (2003)
2001DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Children's ProgramsThe Color of Friendship (2000)
1991ACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Movie or MiniseriesHeat Wave (1990)
1989DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Shows - DaytimeCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in Children's ProgrammingABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in Children's ProgrammingABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleSounder (1972)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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