Mekhi Phifer Files for Bankruptcy

05/07/2014 at 03:15 PM EDT

Mekhi Phifer Files for Bankruptcy
Mekhi Phifer
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Actor Mekhi Phifer has filed for bankruptcy.

The Divergent star, 39, listed debts of $1.3 million – with $1.2 million of that figure owed in back taxes. The rest of his debt, according to TMZ, which first reported the filing, includes $50,000 in legal fees and about $4,500 in back child support.

Phifer, a Harlem native who starred for six years as Dr. Gregory Pratt on ER, listed $67,000 in assets, including a Segway, three firearms and a leather bed. In his filing, he noted that his monthly expenses total about $11,600, far more than his monthly earnings, which he said were $7,500.

The twice-married father of two also appeared on the Fox crime drama Lie to Me and launched a film promotion company, Third Reel Films, in 2011.

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