Know the Cast: ‘Juice’

Juice Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 1992 Movie on Max

The Juice cast features Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur and Jermaine Hopkins. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ernest R. Dickerson’s 1992 movie on Max. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.


Juice takes place in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. When a DJ named Q prepares for a public audition, he gets involved in a stick-up crime with his crew. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he tries to protect his friends from violence. Here’s every actor and character in Juice.

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Juice Cast: Omar Epps as Q

Juice Cast on Max - Omar Epps as Q

Character Profile: A Harlem native. He is a DJ who seeks a big career opportunity. Q pursues his professional goals while clashing with the Alpha male of his crew.

Epps’ Resume: Phil in Scream 2 (1997), Quincy McCall in Love & Basketball (2000), Marcus in Dracula 2000 (2000), Dr. Eric Foreman in House (2004-12), Isaac Johnson in Shooter (2016-18)

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Juice Cast: Tupac Shakur as Bishop

Juice Cast on Max - Tupac Shakur as Bishop

Character Profile: Q’s power-hungry friend. He is an Alpha male who stands up for his family. Bishop’s life spirals out of control when he acquires a gun.

Shakur’s Resume: An Iconic Hip-Hop Musician — Also, Lucky in Poetic Justice (1993), Birdie in Above the Rim (1994), Spoon in Gridlock’d (1997), Det. Rodriguez in Gang Related (1997)

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Juice Cast: Jermaine Hopkins as Steel

Juice Cast on Max - Jermaine Hopkins as Steel

Character Profile: Q’s friend. He is an easy-going man who brags about his sexual escapades. Steel worries about a beef between Q and Bishop.

Hopkins’ Resume: Thomas Sams in Lean on Me (1989), Buddy in The Royal Family (1991-92), Dupree in The Wayans Bros. (1996-98), The Kid in Moesha (1996), Kilo in How to Be a Player (1997)

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Juice Cast: Khalil Kain as Raheem

Juice Cast on Max - Khalil Kain as Raheem

Character Profile: Q’s friend. He is the socially conscious member of the crew. Raheem clashes with Bishop over sociopolitical topics.

Kain’s Resume: Pvt. Roosevelt Nathaniel Hobbs in Renaissance Man (1994), Cal in Friends (1996), Darnell Wilkes in Girlfriends (2001-08), Mr. Sterling in The Millennial (2022), Jesse Williams in Be Someone (2023)

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The Juice cast also includes:

  • Cindy Herron as Yolanda
  • Vincent Laresca as Radames
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Trip
  • George O. Gore II as Brian
  • Grace Garland as Q’s Mother
  • Queen Latifah as Ruffhouse MC
  • Idina Harris as Keesha
  • Victor Campos as Quiles
  • Eric Payne as Frank
  • Sharon Cook as Record Store Clerk
  • Oran “Juice” Jones as Snappy Nappy Dugout
  • Flex Alexander as Contest Auditioner
  • Doctor Dré as Contest Judge
  • Ed Lover as Contest Judge
  • Fab 5 Freddy as Self
  • Donald Faison as Student
  • EPMD as Bar Patron
  • Anthony “Treach” Criss as Radames’Homie

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Know the Cast: 'Juice'
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