Jamie Hector

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Jamie Hector
Jamie Hector at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.JPG
Hector at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1975-10-07) October 7, 1975 (age 39)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active 1998–present

Jamie Hector (born October 7, 1975) is an American actor of Haitian descent who is known for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire.[1]


Jamie Hector began acting immediately after high school when he auditioned for a community theater company. He then enrolled in college while he continued to audition and book roles on New York Undercover, Third Watch, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Beat. His film work dates back to Spike Lee’s Clockers. From there he went on to appear in He Got Game, Ghost Dog, Prison Song, and Everyday People.

In 2002 Hector had a brief role in the movie Paid in Full. Hector attributes a defining moment in his career to the 2003 short film Five Deep Breaths directed by Seith Mann. With Hector in the lead role Five Deep Breaths was an Official Selection of the Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and IFP Film Festivals; it went on to accumulate 16 awards. David Simon, the creator of The Wire, cited Five Deep Breaths as the movie that brought Hector to his attention,[2] and led him to be cast as Marlo Stanfield.

Hector starred in the 2007 film Blackout with Melvin Van Peebles and Jeffrey Wright, and was featured as recurring villain Benjamin "Knox" Washington in the third season of Heroes. In 2008, Hector also appeared in the film Max Payne, in which he plays the role of Lincoln DeNeuf, a Haitian crime boss.

In 2009 Hector appeared in the movie Just Another Day, playing the up-and-coming rapper Young Eastie, who attempts to make it at all costs. In 2010 he had a role in Night Catches Us and began filming The Gift.[3] He voiced Emile-A239 (Noble 4) in Halo: Reach.

He had a minor role in Season 2 of Jericho episode 7 where he played a corporal for the Allied States of America.

In 2011, Jamie made an appearance on CSI Miami as Jean Guiton in the episode "Hunting Ground".

In 2012, Jamie made a brief appearance on Common Law in the episode "Hot for Teacher".

Recently, he has been in the show Person of Interest as Link of the gang Brotherhood. So far appearing in 2 episodes

Hector (right) with (from left to right) Donnie Andrews, Fran Boyd, Jim True-Frost, and Sonja Sohn (Andre Royo is in the bottom row)


Hector mentors youth through his Moving Mountains charitable organization. He teaches them martial arts and drama, counsels them and checks whether they attend school. He helped in raising money for survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.


Feature Films
Year Title Role Notes
TBA My Manz Malik Jones Announced
2015 Bone Tomahawk Filming
2015 A Year and Change Todd Post-production
2014 The Magic City Tru
Real New York City Muggings TBA Short film
2013 Blood Ties Nick
The Promise Keeper Yves
2012 8090 Felix Short film
A Feeling from Within Samuels
Life, Love, Soul Mr. Roundtree
Habeas Corpus Gary Short film
2010 The Gift Darnell Powell
Night Catches Us 'DoRight' Miller
2009 Just Another Day Young Eastie
2008 Max Payne Lincoln Deneuf
2007 Blackout Rasheed
2004 Brooklyn Bound Courtland
Everyday People Devon
Joy Road Dante
2003 Five Deep Breaths Banny Short film
2002 Paid in Full Dunn
Central Park Jog Jogger #2 Short film
2001 Prison Song Phone Kid
2000 The Day the Ponies Come Back Darryl Boyd
1999 Ghost Dog Gangsta in Red
1998 He Got Game 'I Love You' Leech
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Person of Interest Link 3 episodes
The Strain Alonso Creem It's Not for Everyone (#1.4)
Power Drifty Loyalty (#1.7)
Bosch Jerry Edgar Pilot (#1.1)
Quarry Arthur TV Movie
2012 TRON: Uprising Moog Tagged (#1.14); Voice role
Common Law Bart the Security Guard Hot for Teacher (#1.11)
2011 CSI: Miami Jean Guiton Hunting Ground (#9.16)
2010 Lie to Me Henry Miller In the Red (#3.1)
Mercy The Robber 2 episodes
2009 Cold Case Ronde Brooks '70 Soul (#7.4)
2008 Heroes Benjamin 'Knox' Washington 10 episodes
The Game Carnell Before the Parade Passes By (#2.17)
Jericho Corporal Adams Patriots and Tyrants (#2.7)
2004-2008 The Wire Marlo Stanfield
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Doc Justice (#3.19)
2001 Third Watch Legros ...And Zeus Wept (#2.22)
2000 Law & Order Jean Marchier Burn Baby Burn (#11.6)
The Beat Rasta They Say It's Your Birthday (#1.2)
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Halo: Reach Emile
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Pedestrian
The Warriors Additional Voices


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