Omar M. Gooding (born October 19, 1976) is an American actor and rapper by the name Big O. He is the younger brother of veteran 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 for which he received critical praise for his role as 'Sweatpea.' He was one of the original hosts of the Nickelodeon television show Wild & Crazy Kids from 1990 to 1992. Gooding played D.H., a running back, on the ESPN show Playmakers in 2003. He played the character Odell in the 3rd season of Deadwood. In 2005, he took the role of Chicago barber Calvin Palmer, Jr. in Showtime's Barbershop: The Series, based upon the 2002 film of the same name. Coincidentally, he also appeared on the UPN sitcom One on One as a barber in Flex Washington's barber shop.
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