Brooks was born in Austin, Texas. He has modeled since the age of fifteen. Brooks attended the L.C. Anderson High School in Austin, Texas where he also grew up. After he graduated high school, he attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
From 2005 to 2006, Brooks played the role of Matthew Applewhite on the popular ABC TV drama Desperate Housewives. He recently appeared in Glory Road, portraying Harry Flournoy, a forward at Texas Western University, and in the 2007 film In the Valley of Elah.
- Both Mehcad Brooks and Teri Hatcher would later work together on the CW's Supergirl.
|2002||Radimi: Who Stole the Dream (Film)||Radimi Wadkins|
|2002||Do Over (Television)||Shawn Hodges (1 episode)|
|2002||Malcolm in the Middle (Television)||Big Kid (1 episode)|
|2003||A Token for Your Thoughts (Film)||The Jock|
|2003||Boston Public (Television)||Russell Clark (4 episodes)|
|2003||One on One (Television)||Mustafa (1 episode)|
|2004||Cold Case (Television)||Herman Lester (1 episode)|
|2004||Tiger Cruise (Television Film)||Kenny|
|2006||Glory Road (Film)||Harry Flournoy|
|2005-06||Desperate Housewives (Television)||Matthew Applewhite |
|2006||Ghost Whisperer (Television)||Justin Cotter (1 episode)|
|2007||In the Valley of Elah (Film)||Spc. Ennis Long|
|2008||The Game (Television)||Jerome (5 episodes)|
|2007-08||"K-Ville (Television)||Vin Baer (2 episodes)|
|2008||Fly Like Mercury (Film)||Hutch|
|2008-09||True Blood (Television)||Eggs (14 episodes)|
|2009||Supergirl (Television)||James Olsen (87 episodes)|