Mehcad Brooks is an actor and former fashion model. Brooks’ early work was as a Calvin Klein underwear model.
From 2005 to 2006, Brooks played the role of Matthew Applewhite on the ABC TV drama Desperate Housewives. He appeared in Glory Road, portraying Harry Flournoy, an athlete at Texas Western University. He acted in the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah. He guest starred opposite Tia Mowry on the TV series The Game in 2008. In 2009 he appeared on FOX’s TV series Dollhouse. Brooks played Benedict “Eggs” Talley in the second season of HBO’s True Blood. Beginning January 2010, he appeared as attorney Malcolm Bennet in the now-canceled ABC series The Deep End. He plays the “new boyfriend” in a recent State Farm Insurance television commercial.
Brooks appeared in the ABC documentary-style dramedy television series My Generation, which premiered in Fall 2010. The show was canceled after only two episodes. He is among the cast of the upcoming television series Necessary Roughness.