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According to legal documents obtained by E! News, actor Mekhi Phifer filed for bankruptcy on April 22 in California.
Phifer, 39, is best known for his role as a doctor on ER, and he also appeared opposite Eminem in the movie 8 Mile.
According the the Chapter 7 request documents, Phifer has $67.701 in assets, including $7,000 in furniture, two 9mm handguns ($800), and a 2003 Range Rover.
Phifer faces over $1.2 million in debts and claims against him, including back taxes owed to the IRS and the state of California, and child support.
It is estimated that Phifer earns $7,500 a month but has about $11,600 in monthly expenses.