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).