Robert Wisdom

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For the 19th century politician in colonial Australia, see Robert Wisdom (New South Wales politician).
Robert Wisdom
Wisdom in 2008
Born (1953-09-14) September 14, 1953 (age 61)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present

Robert Ray Wisdom (born September 14, 1953) is an American actor who was appeared in many different TV shows and movies throughout his career. He is arguably most well-known for his roles in The Wire and Prison Break.

Life and career[edit]

Wisdom was born in Washington, D.C. to Jamaican parents. Wisdom is a graduate of Columbia University.[1] He appeared in four of the five seasons (primarily seasons three and four) of HBO program The Wire as Howard "Bunny" Colvin.[2] He has also starred in the 2004 films Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Ray, and the 2007 film Freedom Writers. He landed a regular role on season 3 of Prison Break playing the role of a Panamanian drug kingpin named Lechero.[3] He also had a recurring roles in television series Supernatural, Happy Town, and Burn Notice.[4]

From 2012 to 2013, Wisdom was series regular in season one of ABC drama series Nashville, as Coleman Carlisle.[5]



  1. ^ "Robert Wisdom Biography". 1953-09-14. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Character profile - Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin". HBO. 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  3. ^ Wisdom was once a producer for NPR's All Things Considered"Exclusive Interview: 'Prison Break' Star Robert Wisdom". Buddy TV. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Robert Wisdom Cast on Burn Notice." March 18, 2010
  5. ^ Michael Ausiello (2013-09-16). "‘Nashville’ Season 2: Powers Boothe Leaving as a Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 

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