“My biggest goal in life is to inspire and motivate people to become the best versions of themselves. Acting gives me an opportunity to tell stories that people can relate to and I’m thankful God has chosen me for this role in life.”
Omar Cook is an 30x award winning actor and filmmaker born in Riverside, California. From an early age, Omar thrived in sports eventually going on to play collegiate football at Southern University. His collegiate career landed him an opportunity to play professional football where he played 4 seasons in the Indoor Football League. Omar began his journey into entertainment doing stunts as a motion capture actor with the Madden Video Game Series earning credits in Madden ’18, ’19, ’20, ’21, ’22, & ’23. This led to further opportunities doing sports stunts in Hollywood for shows such as Ballers for HBO and All American on The CW, and Colin in Black & White on Netflix. He is most known for his work on The CW series “All American” for his role as “Troy”, a South Crenshaw high school football player as well as doing football stunt work and doubling for the characters “Jabari Long” and “Cameron” appearing in 21 episodes over 3 seasons.
Omar has built a successful career in entertainment working on multiple movies, short films, major network TV shows, and video games including supporting roles in feature films ” The 4 Points, Fortunate Son, God of Dreams, Lost in the Moment, and Expunged. He has directed three multi award winning films, SKANDALOUZ and Deadly Thoughts which collectively racked up over 30 awards including multiple debut filmmaker awards, Best Actor, Best short film awards and more.
Aside from acting, Omar has established himself as an entrepreneur. In 2018, he created the media platform 247LiveCulture.com, a platform dedicated towards pushing Black culture in the right direction. He also co-founded Highest Level Academy, a non-profit organization helping to get student athletes college ready athletically and academically.