American Actor, Author Ro Brooks, born Jerome Curtis Brooks Jr. grew up in West Baltimore. Ro’s natural acting ability was cultivated by his Grandmother and Great Aunt, who would encourage Ro and his three sisters to perform dance and musical routines or them by throwing change at their feet. During his younger years, Ro began developing his musical prowess by rapping and dancing at local talent shows and events. While attending Walbrook High School, Ro’s early success started when he got together with a group of friends and formed the rap group Twice As Nice. The group performed at local venues and later won a talent show that earned them a spot on the bill at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater for a taping of Showtime at the Apollo. They went on to win and became the first rap group to win on “Amateur Night”. A few years later, Ro landed his first role (as an Extra) in the feature film Meteor Man, directed by Robert Townsend. He has gone on to work with other acclaimed directors such as, Michael Bay, Quentin Tarantino, Fab 5 Freddy, Simon West, Michael Mann and Tyler Perry.
Ro has worked on numerous films, commercials and television shows including: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, A Beautiful Soul and Squatters starring Richard Dreyfuss; television shows HBO’s critically acclaimed The Wire, FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Showtime’s Shameless, FOX’s Emmy Award Winning series, Brooklyn Nine Nine and 24, CBS’s CSI New York, El Rey’s Matador and many more; Ro also starred opposite International Actor, Idris Elba in the Toyota Avalon Commercial Campaign.
With a background in music, Ro welcomed the opportunity to return to his musical roots while integrating and expanding on his acting talents to include music videos, working with such artist as: P. Diddy, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Lil’ Wayne, TI, Jill Scott, Syleena Johnson, Young Jeezy, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Mo and Master P. just to name a few.
Ro’s Upcoming Projects and Recent Releases to Look Out For:
Ro Brooks joins cast of “Medinah” new drama/Sci/Fi television series starring Academy Award Nominee; Eric Roberts at the helm. Medinah is stated to air fall 2017. Ro also joins cast of BET’s 3 day mini-series “The New Edition Story”, which tells the life of the multi-platinum selling R&B boy band, recently aired January 24, 25 and 26, 2017. He can also be seen in OWN-Tyler Perry’s hit drama series, The Haves and the Have Nots.
As a Humanitarian, Ro shows his support in the fight against HIV by helping to bring awareness by joining the CDC ” Doing It” campaign as well as supporting the “Respect My Vote” campaign, where a large number of celebrities come together to help encourage and to stress how important it is for EVERYONE to lift their Voices and Vote. (Television) Verizon’s Go 90- “Now We’re Talking” sport show comedy airing now. (Commercial) National Marine Corps Commercial Campaign “The Land We Love” (airing now); (Film) Mysterious Ways, starring opposite Emmy Award Winner, Wendy Raquel Robinson and The Congregation, starring opposite Shari Headley both available now. This talented and versatile actor moves quickly towards being one of Hollywood’s Leading Men.