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Michael Epps
Played by Michael V. Epps

Jake is Kevin's good friend, and he, Kevin and Papa are pretty much inseparable. But Jake's older brother is a leader in a local gang, and Jake is at risk of falling under his influence. 

Michael V. Epps has quickly become one to watch in the entertainment industry through his many dynamic achievements on screen. Epps began his acting career as an extra in EMPIRE and continues to hone in on his craft, recently guest starring in CHICAGO FIRE opposite Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney and Eamonn Walker. Within the music industry, Epps goes by the moniker “Mikey” and released his debut single Drip in 2019.

Epps is also involved with charity organizations helping the homeless and local schools on the West Side of Chicago and in his free time, enjoys playing video games, spending time with friends, and dominating the basketball court. Epps was born in Virginia and raised in Chicago, where he currently resides.