NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20:  Actor Richard Brooks attends Urbanworld Film Festival: "Being Mary Jane" at AMC Loews 34th Street 14 theater on September 20, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Richard Brooks


Gaining popularity throughout the '90s for his role as Paul Robinette on NBC's Law & Order, Richard Brooks boasts acting credits on the big screen, the tube and the stage. He's also a director and singer, having released a solo LP, Smooth Love, through his own production company, Flat Top Entertainment. You can catch the multi-talented Clevelander in BET's upcoming original drama Being Mary Jane.