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Clayton LeBouef

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Clayton LeBouef
LeBouef in 2008
Born (1954-11-12) November 12, 1954 (age 69)
Years active1975–present

Clayton LeBouef (born November 12, 1954) is an American actor, best known for his recurring role as Colonel George Barnfather in Homicide: Life on the Street. He appeared in several episodes during each of the show's seven seasons on the air, from 1993 to 1999, and reprised his role in Homicide: The Movie, the epilogue movie, in 2000.



LeBouef was born in Yonkers, New York.[1] He performed as a theatre actor prior to his role as Captain Barnfather. He performs spoken-word pieces in addition to having authored several plays. His play Shero: The Livication of Henrietta Vinton Davis won an honorable mention at the 25th Annual Larry Neal Writers' Competition in Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2008.[2]

In 2000, he appeared in the award-winning miniseries The Corner. In 2002, he played Wendell "Orlando" Blocker in seven episodes of The Wire.

LeBouef appeared as Harold Thomas the brother of the main character, Vivien Thomas, in the 2004 HBO movie Something the Lord Made which starred Mos Def.

From 2003 to 2005, he appeared in three episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, two as the character Detective Edmunds.

His portrayal of barbershop owner Tom Taylor in the short film The Doll won him "Best Actor" honors at the San Diego Black Film Festival.




Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Meteor Man Junkie


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1999 Homicide: Life on the Street George Barnfather 38 episodes
2000 Homicide: The Movie Television film
2000 The Corner Scoogie 3 episodes
2001 Law & Order Lawyer #1 Episode: "Teenage Wasteland"
2002 The Wire Wendell 'Orlando' Blocker 7 episodes
2003, 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Edmunds / Reggie Karter 2 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Vernon Spiers Episode: "Brotherhood"
2004 Something the Lord Made Harold Thomas Television film
2015 Show Me a Hero Benjamin Hooks 2 episodes


  1. ^ "News Releases - University of Baltimore". www.ubalt.edu. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  2. ^ "The Balancing Act: A workshop with Clayton LeBouef". Actors Center.org. Retrieved 2020-12-15.