Mekhi Phifer
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Personal details
Date of birth December 29, 1974
Birth place Harlem, New York, USA
Years active 1995–present
Character Greg Pratt
Seasons 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15
First episode "Orion in the Sky"
Last episode "Life After Death"
Credits 135 episodes (see below)

Mekhi Phifer, born December 29, 1974 in Harlem, New York, USA, is an actor. He starred as Dr. Greg Pratt from the eighth season until the fifteenth and final season. He initially appeared as a recurring guest star in the eighth season before being promoted to series regular from the ninth season onwards. He left the cast after the fifteenth season premiere "Life After Death". He played Ben Reynolds in the Fox series Lie to Me. He has also appeared in the science fiction Torchwood. He also had roles in the films Clocker (1995), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Shaft (2000), O (2001), 8 Mile (2002), Impostor (2002), Honey (2003), and Dawn of the Dead (2004).


Guest Star



  • Is the son of of Rhoda Phifer, a high school teacher.
  • Grew up in a single-parent household with his mother.
  • Was the first choice to play Quincy McCall in the 2000 film "Love & Basketball," but he had to drop out due to a schedule conflict and was replaced by Omar Epps.
  • Is good friends with Eminem and Goran Visnjic.
  • Has a son named Omikaye with actress Malinda Williams and another son named Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr. with Onanong Souratha.
  • Married long-time girlfriend Reshelet Barnes on March 30, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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