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    ER Star Mekhi Phifer Files for Bankruptcy

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    Mekhi Phifer appears to have gotten into some money trouble.

    Phifer, who's best known for his role as a doctor on ER, filed for bankruptcy on April 22 in California, according to legal documents obtained by E! News.

    The Chapter 7 request states Phifer has $67,701 in assets, including $7,000 in household furniture; two 9mm handguns valued at $800; and a 2003 Range Rover.

    But the 39-year-old faces $1,268,783 in debts and claims against him including child support, and back taxes owed to the state of California and the IRS.

    NEWS: Meet the Parents star Teri Polo files for bankruptcy

    The documents show Phifer earns $7,500 a month, but he has around $11,600 in monthly expenses.

    In addition to co-starring on ER, Phifer had a role opposite Eminem in 8 Mile, and he appeared on the television series House of Lies and Torchwood.

    —Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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