Kevin Hooks has had a lengthy career in television, beginning with acting in the early 1970s.
As an actor, he had a small role in an episode of Lou Grant a recurring role in The White Shadow. More recently, he had small roles in Shallow Hal and Soul Food.
In the 1980s, he moved onto directing where his credits include St. Elsewhere, Fame, V (1984-1985), Hotel, 21 Jump Street, China Beach, Midnight Caller, Doogie Howser, MD, I'll Fly Away, Tales from the Crypt, Homicide: Life on the Street, Profiler, ER, Without a Trace, Cold Case, NYPD Blue, Lost, Alias, 24, Ghost Whisperer, Prison Break, Monk, Bones, The Mentalist, Drop Dead Diva, and The Good Wife. He has also directed the films Passenger 57, Strictly Business, and Fled.
With the turn of the millennium, he began producing shows including Prison Break, Lincoln Heights, Human Target, Detroit 1-8-7, and Last Resort.
He won a Prime Time Emmy in 2000 for Outstanding Children's Program for The Color of Friendship. His award nominations include a 1973 Golden Globe Award as Best Newcomer, 2 Daytime Emmys for ABC Afterschool Specials in 1987 and 1988, and a Cable ACE Award for directing the movie Heat Wave.
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