Jerome "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 by throwing change at their feet. During his younger years, Ro began developing his musical prowess by rapping and dancing at talent shows and local events. While attending Walbrook High School, Ro's early success started when he got together with a group of friends and formed the rap and dance 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. A few years later, Ro landed his first role in a feature film, directed by Robert Townsend. He has gone on to work with other acclaimed directors such as, Michael Bay, Tyler Perry, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Mann.Ro has worked on numerous films, commercials and television shows including: (Films) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, A Beautiful Soul and Squatters; (Television Shows) HBO's critically acclaimed The Wire, FX's Sons of Anarchy, Showtime's Shameless, FOX's Brooklyn Nine Nine and 24, CBS's CSI New York, El Rey's Matador and many more; (Commercials) Toyota Avalon Commercial Campaign starring opposite International Actor Idris Elba.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 Dog, Lil' Mo and Master P. to name a few.Having escaped some of the trappings of the inner city, Ro felt compelled to reach out to his family members, friends and those in his community who were less fortunate. As a direct result, he founded The Hook Up- Music Magazine, whose mission was created to provide inspirational messages to inmates in correctional institutions across the country.Ro's up coming projects and recent releases to look out for: OWN-Tyler Perry's, The Haves and the Have Nots, He will be returning for Season 3. A National Marine Corps Commercial Campaign "The Land We Love" (airing now); (Film) Mysterious Way, starring opposite Wendy Raquel Robinson releases April 2015 and The Congregation, starring opposite Shari Headley slated to release Summer 2015.
|The Haves and the Have Nots||Michael||2013-05-28|
|Sons of Anarchy||Unknown||2008-09-03|
|The Corner||Drug Dealer 6 episodes, 2000||2000-04-16|
|Homicide: Life on the Street||Unknown||1993-01-31|