Mehcad Brooks Biography

Mehcad Brooks is an American actor and a former model. He has had moderate success so far in his career but has done pretty well for himself. There are a number of roles that he is famous for. Some most memorable ones include playing Matthew Applewhite as he appeared in season 2 of “Desperate Housewives”.

Mehcad also portrayed Jerome in “The Game”. He stared in “Necessary Roughness” as Terrance “TK” King. Lastly, he was a part of the Arrowverse as he played Jimmy Olsen on “Supergirl” from 2013 to 2015.


Mehcad Brooks, Melissa Benoist, and Grant Gustin in “Supergirl”

Mehcad Brooks has had a pretty decent career so far and it spans mostly on television. There are numerous shows where he has made one-off appearances or where he was cast in minor roles. He appeared in “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Boston Public”, “Ghost Whisperer”, “True Blood”, “Dollhouse”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Alcatraz”.

His movie career is a bit short, but his IMDB list credits him with various roles. Some of them include minor roles in “Glory Road” (2006), “In the Valley of Elah” (2007), “Just Wright” (2010), “About Last Night” (2014), “Adulterers” (2015), and a main role in “Creature” (2011).


Mehcad Brooks in “Alcatraz”

Mehcad Brooks Net Worth and Salary

Even though Mehcad Brooks is still searching for that big role that will make it a star, he has done pretty well for himself. There are numerous acting credits on his repertoire and he has embraced every role professionally and performed it well. He is still in his prime and we can expect even more of him in the foreseeable future. He currently has a net worth of 2 million dollars.

Mehcad Brooks Girlfriends and Family

Mehcad Brooks is a very attractive young man. Being a former male model helps to get lucky with the ladies and Mehcad has certainly had his fair share of beautiful girls. He is not married though and does not have any children, although there were indications in the past.


Mehcad Brooks and Elisabetta Canalis

He is infamous for dating models and some co-workers from the movie industry. In 2010, he was in a relationship with his girlfriend Swan with whom he was pretty close to getting married. But they fell apart in the end and Mehcad ended up dating Maria Rogers. Later it was rumored that he was dating a fashion model Selita Ebanks and these rumors were in the papers a lot. It has proven to be true in the end as they were spotted in public together. His latest super model girlfriend was Elisabetta Canalis, an Italian show girl. They have been together in 2011, but they too fell apart in the end. There are no news about any current girlfriends but there is no doubt that he has something in mind being that he is a real ladies’ man.


Mehcad Brooks was born as Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks on October 25, 1980. His birthplace is Austin, Texas and he is currently 37 years old. Mehcad’s mother is Austin American-Statesman editorial writer Alberta Phillips, while his father is the former pro football player Billy Brooks. But since his parents divorced, his mother remarried and he lived with her and his new stepdad a lawyer Gary Bledsoe.


Mehcad attended L.C. Anderson High School, from which he graduated from in 1999. He went on to go to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television afterwards. Before deciding to go to USC, Mehcad had basketball scholarships offered to him and an opportunity to go play in the Ivy League. He turned down all of them and decided to go to USC. From there he decided to pursue his acting career more thoroughly.

Height and Weight

Since Mehcad Brooks is a former high school basketball star player, you can only assume his built. He is tall and athletic and makes sure his body stays fit. He visits the gym regularly and you can tell that by his exercise routines that he displays on Instagram and Twitter. Mehcad leads a healthy life style and tries to keep fit as much as he can. He is pretty tall, about 195 cm, and his weight is 93 kg.

Mehcad Brooks Modeling Career

Before starting a successful acting career, Mehcad Brooks has done a lot of modeling. Owing to his good looks and great build Mehcad started modeling at the age of 15. He needed a way to support himself and to pay for the bills so this seemed like a really good idea. He had lots of success but later decided to devote himself fulltime to acting. But he still has a lot of friends in the modeling world and is very recognizable.


Mehcad Brooks as a Model

Mehcad Brooks Nationality and Ethnicity

Mehcad Brooks is American by nationality and African American by ethnic group.

Biography & Facts
Born: October 25 1980
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: African American
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $2 million
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 195 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Married to: No
Affair with: N/A
Children: No
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Education: L.C. Anderson High School / the University of Southern California's School