Actor Omar Benson Miller is in town shooting his new Esquire TV show

Actor Omar Benson Miller and designer Andres Izquieta attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Omar Benson Miller and designer Andres Izquieta attend the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts on May 15 in New York City. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Hey isn’t that … Omar Benson Miller, the 6-foot-6 actor who embodies the phrase “you recognize him from everything but can’t quite place him,” dining at the District’s newest seen-and-eat-steak joint, STK, on Tuesday night?

Miller was spotted rolling into the Dupont hot spot just before the kitchen closed with his pal Steve Ross, executive director of the Artists & Athletes Alliance, a nonprofit with the aim of giving entertainment and sports stars a say in the political process.

A source tells us that Miller, who played rapper Eminem’s bestie in his hip-hop coming of age drama “8 Mile,” asked for the music to be turned down a bit as he and Ross gabbed over short ribs.

Miller, who’s starred in “Miracle at St. Anna,” “Things We Lost in the Fire” and “CSI: Miami” among other titles, is in town to shoot a new travel show for Esquire TV, our source says. So look for the actor (how could you miss him?) at local go-tos this week.

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