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Omar Gooding
Born October 19, 1976 (1976-10-19) (age 33)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present

Omar Gooding (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor. He is the younger brother of actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. and the son of singer Cuba Gooding, Sr.

Gooding is best known for appearing in television shows such as Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Smart Guy, and Playmakers, and also the films Ghost Dad and Baby Boy. He was one of the original hosts of the Nickelodeon television show Wild and Crazy Kids from 1990 to 1992. His most recent starring television role began in 2005, as Chicago barber Calvin Palmer, Jr. in Showtime's Barbershop: The Series, based upon the 2002 film of the same name.

Gooding was arrested for gun possession in 1995, and was sentenced to 18 months probation.[citation needed] He frequently plays No Limit Texas Hold 'Em in the Aladdin Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.[citation needed]

Gooding played D.H., a running back, on the ESPN show Playmakers in 2003.

Gooding guest starred on an episode of CSI: Miami in 2006.

Gooding played the character Odell in the 3rd season of Deadwood.

He also appeared on the UPN sitcom One on One as a barber in Flex Washington's barber shop.

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