Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana
American actor best known for his role as Hawk, on the TV show Spenser: For Hire (1985?88) and as Capt. Benjamin Sisko on the hit sci-fi TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993?1999). Brooks served as a drama professor at Rutgers University (1972?85). His film credits include The Big Hit (1998) and American History X (1998).