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Hector at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
October 7, 1975 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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, 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. 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".
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.
|2015||A Year and Change||Todd||Post-production|
|2014||The Magic City||Tru||Post-production|
|2013||My Manz and 'Em||Malik Jones||Announced|
|The Promise Keeper||Yves|
|A Feeling from Within||Samuels|
|Life, Love, Soul||Mr. Roundtree|
|2010||The Gift||Darnell Powell|
|Night Catches Us||'DoRight' Miller|
|2009||Just Another Day||Young Eastie|
|2008||Max Payne||Lincoln Deneuf|
|2003||Five Deep Breaths||Banny|
|2002||Paid in Full||Dunn|
|Central Park Jog||Jogger #2|
|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|
|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)|
|2005||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||Pedestrian|
|The Warriors||Additional Voices|
- HBO. "Jamie Hector as Marlo on The Wire". Retrieved May 13, 2010.
- "Jamie Hector Talks Acting to Activism; From Black Panthers to British Petroleum!". UrbLife.com. July 4, 2010.
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