Jake

Played by Michael Epps

Jake

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. 

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 Epps

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.

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  • Ronnie

    Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

    Ronnie
  • Emmett

    Jacob Latimore

    Emmett
  • Kevin

    Alex Hibbert

    Kevin
  • Jada

    Yolonda Ross

    Jada
  • Papa

    Shamon Brown

    Papa
  • Jake

    Michael Epps

    Jake
  • Kiesha

    Birgundi Baker

    Kiesha
  • Nina

    Tyla Abercrumbie

    Nina
  • Dre

    Miriam A. Hyman

    Dre
  • Douda

    Curtiss Cook

    Douda
  • Trig

    Luke James

    Trig
  • Imani

    Jasmine Davis

    Imani
  • Brandon

    Jason Mitchell

    Brandon
  • Jerrika

    Tiffany Boone

    Jerrika
  • Reg

    Barton Fitzpatrick

    Reg
  • Detective Cruz

    Armando Riesco

    Detective Cruz
  • Laverne

    Sonja Sohn

    Laverne
  • Quentin

    Steven Williams

    Quentin
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