Date of Birth: May 17, 1966
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, Harper began acting at the age of seven and continued through
college. A graduate of Brown University, Harper also has two graduate degrees (Law and
Government) from Harvard University. While at Harvard, he joined the Black Folk's Theatre
Company, which is one of the oldest and most respected African American traveling theatre
troops in the States.
He made his move into film with a small role in the feature Confessions of a Dog (1993).
After strong performances in the critically-accaimed film Zooman (1995) and receiving
accolades for his performance in HavPlenty (1997), Harper started to get substantial roles in
big budget films such as Steel (1997), He Got Game (1998), In Too Deep (1999), The Skulls (2000) and For Colored Girls (2010).
However, it's on television where he's found his greatest success. In the 2000 series City of Angels, he played Dr. Wesley Walker, an eager young resident at an inner-city hospital, followed by a regular role on The Handler during the 2003/2004 season. When that concluded, he took on a starring role as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in the TV series CSI: NY and has so far stayed with the show for six seasons.
Other television credits include guest spots on series such as ER, N.Y.D.P.
Blue, Murder One, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Sopranos.