Former Nickelodeon Star Omar Gooding Arrested For DUI
Fans of Nickelodeon gameshow Wild & Crazy Kids probably remember Omar Gooding as the fun camp counselor they always dreamed of having. But Cuba Gooding Jr.’s younger brother may have had a little too much fun on Tuesday, since he was busted for driving under the influence.
Omar was driving in Los Angeles in the early AM on August 20 when police pulled him over. He was arrested and then released hours later on. According to TMZ, details surrounding the arrest are “unclear.”
Wild & Crazy Kids was a 1990s TV show featuring Omar, Donnie Jeffcoat, Annette Chavez, and Jessica Gaynes as team captains who led kids through crazy challenges, to “go anywhere and do anything to find kids having fun.” It aired for three seasons and even featured crossover from Marc Summers of Nickelodeon Double Dare and What Would You Do?
When W&CK went off the air in 1992, Omar starred on Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper until 1997, and Smart Guy with Taj Mowery (brother of Tia and Tamara) Since then, he’s had roles in various television shows, and had roles in movies like Percentage with rapper Cam’ron.