Known from movies
|Date of birth||May 30, 1976|
|Fact||Parents: Yoram & Rina (divorced).|
Where is Omri Katz now? Wiki bio
Omri Haim Katz was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 30 May 1976 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he is an American national. Omri is a retired actor, perhaps best known for playing John Ross Ewing III, one of the main characters in the romantic drama series “Dallas”, which aired from 1978 to 1991, and which also starred Larry Hangman, Ken Kercheval and Patrick Duffy. The series is about JR Ewing who works in the Texas oil business and uses methods like blackmail and manipulation to achieve his goals.
The series won 47 awards, including a Golden Globe, and was nominated for 82 others; Omri joined the cast in 1983 and starred in 149 episodes before the series ended.
Early life and education
Omri was raised alongside his older brother Michael and sister Lali in Los Angeles by their Israeli Jewish parents Yoram and Rina Katz. The family moved to Israel for a year when Omri was about six years old, but after realizing their life in the US was better, they moved back to Los Angeles. His parents divorced when he was 17, but he has been on good terms with both.
Omri attended a local high school, where he was physically active and excelled at football, while also being a member of the school’s drama club, appearing in most of the plays performed there.
After his matriculation exam in 1994, he did not enroll in a university, but went to the local theater where he practiced his acting skills.
Career as an actor
Omri made his debut in the TV series in 1983 when he starred in ‘Dallas’ which is also the role that made him famous and for which he is probably remembered today. In 1984, he portrayed The Boy in the episode “Yes, Virginia, There is Liberace” of the detective series “Simon & Simon”, starring Jameson Parker and Gerald McRaney, the story of two brothers who want to run their private detective agency. in many different ways. The series was popular and was nominated for six awards, including two Primetime Emmys.
In 1991, Omri played the role of Marshall Teller in the adventure comedy drama series “Eerie, Indiana”, which also co-starred Justin Shenkarow and Mary-Margaret Humes, and is about three teenagers Marshall Teller, Simon Holmes and Dash X who search for paranormal activities in their small town; it ran for three seasons and 19 episodes. In the same year, Omri guest star as Jack Adams in the episode “The Man Who Cried Wolf” of the action adventure drama series “Zorro”, before making his screen debut playing Timmy in the comedy drama film “Adventures in Dinosaur City”.
In 1992, he starred as Jason in a single episode of the sitcom “The Torkelsons”, before being invited to play one of the lead characters Stan in the 1993 comedy film “Matinee”, which also starred John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty . which is about a movie promoter working on the release of a horror movie during the Cuban Missile Crisis; the film won director Joe Dante a Silver Raven Award at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF). In the same year, Omri played the supporting character Max Dennison in the comedy horror film “Hocus Pocus”, before being invited to play his first recurring character – Tony Hemingway – in the sitcom “The John Larroquette Show”, appearing in six episodes between 1993 and 1995.
He reprized his role as John Ross Ewing II in the drama film “Dallas: JR Returns” in 1996, while some of his last roles before retiring from acting were in the “Tests and Breasts” episode of the teen comedy drama “Freaks and Geeks” in 1999, a single episode of the daytime medical drama series “General Hospital” in 2002, and the short drama film “Journey Into Night” in 2002, about a gay man who wants to commit suicide, while his brother talks him out of it, stating that ‘being gay is okay’.
After he retired from acting, Omri started working as a hairdresser in Los Angeles.
Awards and honors
In 1984, Omri won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Youth Actor in Prime Time Soap Opera for his performance in “Dallas”, and was subsequently nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Daytime or Nighttime Television Series in 1985 also for “Dallas”. 1986, he was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress on a Daytime or Prime Time Serial, as well as a Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Long Running Series Comedy or Drama in 1987 for “Dallas”.
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In 1988, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Television Drama Series, and in 1992, he nearly won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Television Series for his performance in “Eerie, Indiana.” ”. His last nomination was in 1994 for a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy for his performance in “Hocus Pocus”.
Love life and relationships. Is he married or gay?
Omri has not spoken about any women he may have dated, but it is rumored that he was in a one-year relationship with American actress and film director Danielle Andrea Harris sometime in the ’90s.
The two met on the set of a TV series and started dating soon after, but they both kept their relationship out of the media’s attention and never openly stated they were together. Today Danielle is married to David Gross and they have two sons born together in 2017 and 2018.
Rumors are also circulating on the internet that Omri is gay as he has not spoken about his relationships, and many of his fans believe that his alleged relationship with Danielle was just a masquerade to hide his real sexual orientation. Several of Omri’s fans have even reported seeing him get too close to a mystery man at a local gay club in Los Angeles, but Omri has not commented on any of these rumors.
As of today, he is single, not married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Omri became interested in drumming when he entered high school – his father bought him his first drum kit when he was 15 years old, and he joined the high school band the following year, staying with them until the entrance exam.
He enjoys learning new languages and is fluent in English and Hebrew, and knows the basics of several other languages such as French and German. His first name means ‘sheaf of wheat’ in Hebrew, while his last name means ‘descendant of a priest’.
He loves to travel and has been to several US states to shoot for his movies and TV series, such as Florida, Texas, and New York, while also traveling to several Asian countries, such as Thailand and Japan.
Omri likes to watch movies in his spare time, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Kate Winslet, while some of his favorite movies include the franchise “The Fast and the Furious”, “Riddick” and “Divergent” .
Appearance and power
Omri is 43 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 72 kg. From May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.
|First and last name||Omri Katz|
|Date of birth||May 30, 1976|
|Parents||Yoram Katz, Rina Katz|
|Brothers or sisters||Lali Katz, Michael Katz|
|Movies||Dallas: JR Returns, Hocus Pocus, Matinee, Adventures in Dinosaur City|
|TV shows||Creepy, Indiana, Dallas|
|1||He now works as a hairdresser in LA|
|2||Speaks fluent Hebrew.|
|3||Plays the drums.|
|4||In Hebrew Omri means “sheaf of grain” and Katz means “descendant of a priest”.|
|5||Parents: Yoram & Rina (divorced).|
|Journey to the night||2002||Short||Sean|
|General Hospital||2000||TV serials||Tattoo artist|
|Freaks and Geeks||1999||TV serials||Brad|
|Dallas: JR returns||1996||TV movie||John Ross Ewing|
|The John Larroquette Show||1993-1995||TV serials||Tony Hemingway|
|Terrifying, Indiana||1991-1992||TV serials||Marshall Teller Eunice Danforth|
|The Torkelsons||1992||TV serials||Jason|
|Zorro||1991||TV serials||Jack Adams|
|Adventures in Dinosaur City||1991||Timmy|
|Dallas||1983-1991||TV serials||John Ross Ewing John Ross Ewing III John Ross Ewing, III|
|Simon & Simon||1984||TV serials||Boy|
|Brother’s War||2009||special thanks|
|Hocus Pocus: Start the magic||1994||Documentary about TV movies||Himself|
|Movie Magic||1994||Documentary about the TV series||Self / Max|
|Circus of the Stars #14||1989||TV Special documentary||Self – Performer|
|Speed||1984||Documentary short||Scottish boy|
|1984||Soap Opera Digest Awards||Soap Opera Digest Awards||Outstanding Youth Actor in Prime Time Soap Opera||Dallas (1978)|
|1994||prize for young artists||Prizes for young artists||Leading Role for Best Youth Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy||Hocus Pocus (1993)|
|1992||prize for young artists||Prizes for young artists||Best Young Actor in a Television Series||Creepy, Indiana (1991)|
|1988||prize for young artists||Prizes for young artists||Best Young Actor in a Television Drama Series||Dallas (1978)|
|1987||prize for young artists||Prizes for young artists||Outstanding Performance by a Young Actor in a Long-Running Comedy or Drama Series||Dallas (1978)|
|1986||Soap Opera Digest Awards||Soap Opera Digest Awards||Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress in a Daytime or Primetime Series||Dallas (1978)|
|1985||prize for young artists||Prizes for young artists||Best Young Actor in a Daytime or Nighttime Television Series||Dallas (1978)|