Bokep was a 20-year-old Texan who had a troubled childhood and struggled to find a place in society.
When he was 16, Bokem was arrested and charged with robbery and assault.
He was given a six-month prison sentence.
But he was a star football player at the University of Texas and he played in the national championship game with the Longhorns.
He made the NCAA’s All-Tournament team and was named a First-Team All-American in 1990.
He went on to play in two Super Bowls with the Bears and Patriots.
Bokehp left Texas for New York, where he went to work as a salesman.
He took on a new identity, the writer and producer of the hit TV show “House Hunters.”
After leaving “House Hunting” in 1994, he co-wrote the HBO series “Househunters: Redemption” with his wife, J.D. (Karen) Lee.
In 2004, Bookep became the lead singer of the rock band the All-Americans and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance for “House Hunter.”
He also won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of a former Dallas cop in “The Wire.”
In 2017, Boisep married his wife of 21 years, Kim.
The couple had two daughters, Hannah and Tasha.
Bookepp also has a brother, Eric.
Source: AP article