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Mekhi Phifer (born December 29, 1974) is a film and television actor from the United States. He played Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, and he co-starred in the feature film 8 Mile with Eminem. Before season three, he was a recurring cast member on the Fox crime show Lie to Me as Ben Reynolds, and he also played CIA agent Rex Matheson in Torchwood: Miracle Day.

From his other activities, Phifer won the Celebrity Poker Showdown Championship in 2004, defeating Neil Patrick Harris during the fourth season. Phifer competes on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the charity Love Our Children USA. On the poker forum 2+2, he has his own well.

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Phifer played Dr. Gregory Pratt on the medical drama ER, which he started in April 2002. He left the show in September 2008, in the first episode of Season 15. His character died during the conclusion of the season 14 finale cliffhanger involving an ambulance explosion that was rigged to kill an FBI informant. Phifer starred as Agent Collins in the fourth season of White Collar. He made a guest appearance on the sitcom series Husbands in its second season. In fall 2016, he joined the TV series Frequency as a series regular.

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  • Mekhi Phifer, the actor behind B-Rabbit's "Uncle Tom" friend Future, was scheduled to fly to Detroit to finish the film's audition process. The scheduled date, however, was two days after the infamous September 11th attack. The actor, who was living in New York at the time, was too shaky to board a plane. He almost didn't audition, but he did and ended up getting the part.
  • Mekhi Phifer said that he had good memories in making the film with Eminem as a deuteragonist in 8 Mile.[1]

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