Darrell Britt-Gibson

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Darrell Britt-Gibson
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Britt-Gibson at the Miami International Film Festival in October 2016
Darrell Hadari Britt-Gibson

1985/1986 (age 33–34)[1]
Years active2006–present

Darrell Hadari Britt-Gibson is an American actor, known for his role as Darius "O-Dog" Hill on the HBO series The Wire. He has also appeared on the Showtime series Californication, the Starz series Power, and the FX series You're the Worst. He has also starred in the films Keanu (2016), 20th Century Women (2016), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

Early life[edit]

Britt-Gibson was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is the son of author and journalist Donna Britt and her first husband, Greg Gibson.[2] Britt-Gibson has one older brother, Justin Britt-Gibson, a screenwriter,[3][4] and one younger half-brother, Skye Merida, from his mother's remarriage to newspaper editor Kevin Merida. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he studied theater.[1]


Britt-Gibson at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2016

Britt-Gibson made his acting debut in the recurring role of Darius "O-Dog" Hill on HBO's crime drama television series The Wire, starring in 8 episodes from 2006 to 2008.[2] He then appeared in the film Toe to Toe (2009) as Leron, and 2 episodes of the web series Monday Wednesday Friday, also writing one of the episodes in which he starred.[5] He has also guest starred in episodes of many television series, such as Southland, Shameless, The Bridge, and Major Crimes.

In 2014, Britt-Gibson had recurring roles on the series Californication as Darrell, Power as Rolla, and You're the Worst as Shitstain. Britt-Gibson was cast in the pilot of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City in the role of Diver Hawkes, but was subsequently recast after the pilot was ordered to series.[6] In 2016, he co-starred in the comedy film Keanu, portraying the role of Trunk.[7] Darrell was voted one of the sexiest new talents in Hollywood in 2016 and is a prominent feature on the red carpet events.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Toe to Toe Leron
2012 Man vs. Automated Phone System Man Short film; also producer
2013 W.M.D. Other Guy
2014 Squatters Teen #2
2016 Soy Nero Private Compton
2016 Keanu Trunk
2016 20th Century Women Julian Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jerome Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2018 The Unicorn Charlie
2019 Just Mercy Darnell Houston
TBA Silk Road Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006–2008 The Wire Darius "O-Dog" Hill 8 episodes
2011 Monday Wednesday Friday Darrell 2 episodes; also writer
2012 Southland Kid Episode: "God's Work"
2013 Shameless Nick Episode: "Cascading Failures"
2013 Uproxx Video Lenny Bailor 3 episodes
2013 The Bridge Waiter Episode: "The Beetle"
2013 Major Crimes Shorty Wallace Episode: "Risk Assessment"
2014 Californication Darrell 6 episodes
2014 Power Rolla 4 episodes
2014–2017 You're the Worst Dale "Shitstain" 17 episodes
2017 Powerless Anton Episode: "Cold Season"
2018 Barry Jermaine 8 episodes


  1. ^ a b Smith, Jada F. (June 4, 2010). "Young Hustle: Up and Coming Gen Yers". The Root. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Britt, Donna (March 10, 2008). "My Son the Drug Enforcer". The Root. Archived from the original on May 24, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Inskeep, Steve (March 22, 2012). "A Mom's Advice To Her Young, Black Sons". NPR.
  4. ^ Shady, Justin (December 2, 2011). "Britt-Gibson: Tough guys inspire hard-edged screenplays". Variety.
  5. ^ Berron, Monica. "UMBC Magazine: Summer 2011 – Gag Reels". UMBC. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2015). "Taissa Farmiga & Darrell Britt-Gibson Cast In ABC Pilot 'L.A. Crime'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Pedersen, Erik (June 3, 2015). "Josh Harto Finds 'Gold'; Raul Castillo Joins 'Special Correspondents' – Film Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 7, 2015.

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