Actor Mekhi Phifer has filed for bankruptcy.

The former Er star lodged papers in court last month (Apr14) claiming his debts have spiralled to $1.3 million (£812,000).

The cash include $1.2 million (£750,000) in back taxes, $50,000 (£31,250) on lawyer fees and another $4,500 (£2,815) in child support.

In court documents, obtained by, Phifer states he has $67,000 (£41,875) in assets and spends $11,600 (£7,250) a month.

Phifer has two sons from previous relationships.