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Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought after talents. In just a few short years, Hooks has helmed major motion pictures with some of entertainment's biggest stars, as well as directing projects for several of television and cable's top networks. His diverse talents as a director allow him to work in a wide range of genres, from feature films to cable and network television.

Hooks' feature film credits include MGM/UA's Fled, an action-comedy starring Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin, Passenger 57, the smash action hit starring Wesley Snipes, and Strictly Business, starring Tommy Davidson and Halle Barry.

Additionally, in conjunction with directing films for major studio entities, Hooks is developing projects under the Hooks Filmworks, Inc. banner with his management at International Arts Entertainment. These projects will be vehicles for Hooks to serve as both a director and a producer.

For television, Hooks most recently directed TNT's Glory and Honor, an original action-adventure drama starring Delroy Lindo and Henry Czerny. He has also directed numerous pilots, made-for-television movies and episodic television's most popular programming. He was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for Best Director of TNT's Heat Wave which starred Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood and James Earl Jones. The film also won the 1990 Cable Ace Award for Best Picture. Hooks' other credits include To My Daughter With Love for NBC, starring Rick Schroder and Linda Gray, Roots: The Gift which starred Avery Brooks and Louis Gosset Jr. for ABC, Best Intentions and Boys and Girls which aired on CBS.

Most recently, Hooks directed an episode of the award-winning series Homicide: Life on the Street. His other directorial episodic credits include, HBO's popular horror anthology series, Tales From the Crypt, one installment of the critically acclaimed, Vietnam War Stories and several episodes of the hit medical drama St. Elsewhere. His other television credits include: A Year In The Life as well as multiple episodes of Midnight Caller, Equal Justice, The Young Riders and I'll Fly Away.

To supplement his feature film and prime time television projects, Hooks has worked with several networks and production companies on critically acclaimed programming for children. He is credited with directing the 1989 CBS school break special, Home Sweet Homeless, which he was nominated for a DGA award. Hooks was also honored with an Emmy nomination for two consecutive years for directing the ABC after school specials, A Class Act in 1988 and Teen Father in 1987.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Kevin Hooks Facts

BirthdaySeptember 19, 1958 (65)
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

24: Season 3
Black Dog
Mr. Monk And the UFO
4 Film Favorites: Extreme Action
St. Elsewhere
Prison Break: Season 2
Ep 7
Passenger 57
Strictly Business
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