Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins
Jermaine Hopkins appears as Dupree on The Wayans Bros..


Jermaine Hopkins


(1973-08-23) August 23, 1973 (age 46)


Newark, New Jersey, U.S.



Years active


Character on The Wayans Bros.


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Jermaine "Huggy" Hopkins (born August 23, 1973) appeared as Dupree, the heavy set, chocolate bar eating friend of Shawn and Marlon Williams on The Wayans Bros.. Jermaine has also appeared in television shows such as Moesha and Law & Order.


At 14 years of age, Hopkins fell into the acting business when his mother brought him to a cattle-call audition in New York for the Warner Bros. feature film Lean on Me, a starring role as Thomas "Sams" Samms, a misguided drug-abusing high school student. His next project "Juice, " helmed by Ernest R. Dickerson, had him starring as Steel alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur. Hopkins subsequently starred in the HBO worldwide release "Strapped", that would be Forest Whitaker's directorial debut. Over the next two years, Hopkins appeared in episodes of "Murder One" and "Moesha", and six episodes as Dupree on "The Wayans Brothers" series, before finishing production on his next film "How to Be a Player", starring opposite Bill Bellamy and comedian Pierre Edwards.


Year Title Role
1989 Lean on Me Thomas "Sams" Sams
1992 Juice Steel
1993 Strapped Lay Lay
1996 Phat Beach Benny King
1996 Bullet Podgy
1997 Def Jam's How to Be a Player Kilo
2008 Cash Rules Jermaine Hopkins

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