Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.
|Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.|
September 22, 1971 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Lawrence "Larry" Gilliard, Jr. (born September 22, 1971) is an American character actor who has appeared in films, television series and theatre. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama series The Wire, a role which earned him much critical acclaim. He is also recently known for his role as Bob Stookey in the AMC horror drama The Walking Dead.
Early life and education
Gilliard was born in New York City. He and his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was 7. Gilliard studied classical music at Baltimore School for the Arts along with Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur and Juilliard School but decided to pursue acting instead. He made his film debut as the lead in the independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991). He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Acting Studio, Inc., and the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Often cast as a hoodlum, Gilliard has appeared on numerous television crime dramas such as Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, New York Undercover, and CSI: NY. His notable film roles include: a love-struck ghetto teen in LottoLand (1995), an earnest college football player in The Waterboy (1998), and a member of the Dead Rabbits in Gangs of New York (2002). Gilliard recently had a role on the television series The Beast (2009).
|1991||Straight Out of Brooklyn||Dennis Brown|
|1992||In the Line of Duty: Street War||Will||TV movie|
|1993||Fly By Night||Jed Lyte|
|Survive the Night||TV movie|
|The Pickle||Boy Who Stopped|
|Inflammable||Wesley Raines||TV movie|
|The Associate||Thomas, Plaza Bellhop|
|1997||White Lies||Leon Turner / Leon Chame|
|1998||Next Stop Wonderland||Brett|
|The Substitute 2: School's Out||Dontae||TV movie|
|A Soldier's Sweetheart||Shoeshine|
|One Tough Cop||Curtis Wilkins|
|The Waterboy||Derek Wallace|
|1999||Simply Irresistible||Nolan Traynor|
|2000||Sally Hemings: An American Scandal||Henry Jackson||TV movie|
|Cecil B. DeMented||Lewis|
|2002||Gangs of New York||Jimmy Spoils|
|2003||Kill the Poor||Spike|
|2004||Brother to Brother||Marcus|
|Woman Hollering Creek||Melvin||Short|
|The Highs & Lows of Milo Brown||Elliot||Short|
|2011||The Double||Agent Burton|
|Partners||Dr. J||TV movie|
|2012||Junior||Det. Daniel Abrams Sr.||Short|
|The Wire: The Musical||D'Angelo Barksdale||Short|
|The Trial of Ben Barry||June||Short|
|Would You Rather||Dr. Barden|
|2013||Turnipseed: Second Chance||John Turnipseed|
|2014||Walk of Shame|
|1993||Homicide: Life on the Street||William Lyness||1 episode|
|ABC Afterschool Specials||1 episode|
|1993-94||George||Lathan Basmore||Season 1 (series regular; 9 episodes)|
|1994||New York Undercover||Quentin||1 episode|
|2002||Less Than Perfect||Chester||1 episode|
|2002-03||The Wire||D'Angelo Barksdale||Season 1-2 (series regular; 18 episodes)|
|2004||The Jury||Corey Hamilton||1 episode|
|2005||CSI: NY||Officer Omar Lilly||1 episode|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Eddie Roberts||1 episode|
|2006||Numb3rs||Amos Shabaz||1 episode|
|2008||Fear Itself||James||1 episode|
|2009||The Beast||Nick / Raymond Beaumont||Season 1 (recurring; 10 episodes)|
|2010||Friday Night Lights||Elden||1 episode|
|The Boondocks||2nd Prisoner||1 episode|
|Detroit 1-8-7||Lefty Reed||1 episode|
|Lie to Me||Marcus Weaver||1 episode|
|2012||Southland||John's Sponsor||2 episodes:
"Fallout" (season 4: episode 7)
"God's Work" (season 4: episode 8)
|Army Wives||Marcus Williams||Recurring role, 7 episodes:
"Fallout" (season 6: episode 11)
"Blood Relative" (season 6: episode 12)
"General Complications" (season 6: episode 13)
"Fatal Reaction" (season 6: episode 14)
"Tough Love" (season 6: episode 15)
"Handicap" (season 6: episode 21)
"Domestic Maneuvers" (season 6: episode 22)
|2013-present||The Walking Dead||Bob Stookey||Season 4-present (series regular, 10 episodes)|
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- Goodman, Tim (2004-09-17). "Never mind who'll win the Emmys. Here's who deserves recognition.". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
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- "Alumni: Larry Gilliard - Actor". Baltimore School for the Arts. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- "The Acting Studio, Inc.: Alumni". Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Roberts, Terri (2004-03-11). "Doing the Hustle". Back Stage West. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Holder, Travis Michael (2004-02-19). "Topdog/Underdog". Back Stage West. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
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