Jamie Hector

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Jamie Hector
Self-portrait photograph of Jamie Hector
Born (1975-10-07) October 7, 1975 (age 46)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Years active1997–present
SpouseJennifer Amilia[citation needed]

Jamie Hector (born October 7, 1975) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield on the HBO drama series The Wire[1] and as Detective Jerry Edgar in the drama series Bosch.


Hector began acting immediately after high school when he auditioned for a community theater company. While in college he had roles on television shows such as New York Undercover, Third Watch, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Beat. After graduation, he enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.[2]

Hector appeared in the movie Paid in Full (2002). He attributes a defining moment in his career to the short film Five Deep Breaths (2003) 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.[citation needed]

From 2004 to 2008, Hector played Marlo Stanfield on the HBO television drama The Wire, the young, ambitious, intelligent and extremely ruthless head of the eponymous Stanfield Organization in the Baltimore drug trade. In 2016, Rolling Stone ranked him #2 of their "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time".[3]

Hector starred in the film Blackout (2007) with Melvin Van Peebles and Jeffrey Wright, and was featured as recurring villain Benjamin "Knox" Washington in the third season of Heroes. Hector appeared in the film Max Payne (2008), in which he plays the role of Lincoln DeNeuf, a Haitian crime boss. Hector also appeared in the television movie Just Another Day (2009), playing the up-and-coming rapper Young Eastie, who attempts to make it at all costs. His next film was Night Catches Us (2010), with Kerry Washington and Anthony Mackie.[4] He voiced Emile-A239 (Noble 4) in Halo: Reach.

In 2014, Hector began starring in the series Bosch as Jerry Edgar, a detective and partner to the titular character Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver. Hector remained a part of the series starring cast across its seven season run.

In 2017, Hector appeared on the USA drama Queen of The South as Devon Finch in six episodes of season 2.


In 2007, Hector founded Moving Mountains, Inc., a non-profit theater based organization that provides youth with year-round classes in drama, dance, vocal, and film.[5]

He helped in raising money for survivors of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 He Got Game 'I Love You' Leech
1999 Ghost Dog Gangsta In Red
2000 The Day the Ponies Come Back Darryl Boyd
2001 Prison Song Phone Kid
2002 Paid in Full Dunn
Central Park Jog Jogger #2 Short film
2003 Five Deep Breaths Banny Short film
2004 Brooklyn Bound Courtland
Everyday People Devon
Joy Road Dante
2007 Blackout Rasheed
2008 Max Payne Lincoln DeNeuf
2009 Just Another Day Young Eastie
2010 The Gift Darnell Powell
Night Catches Us 'DoRight' Miller
2012 8090 Felix Short film
A Feeling from Within Samuels
Life, Love, Soul Mr. Roundtree
2013 Blood Ties Detective Nick
Habeas Corpus Gary Short film
The Promise Keeper Yves
2014 Taking Chance Unknown Executive producer
Short film
The Start Up Ken Blackstone
Secrets of the Magic City 'Tru'
Real New York City Muggings Unknown Short film
2015 A Year and Change Todd
2017 All Eyez on Me Mutulu Shakur
2018 Doubting Thomas Ron
Canal Street Pastor Sam Billings
2022 The Listener (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Law & Order Jean Marchier Episode: "Burn Baby Burn" (#11.6)
The Beat Rasta Episode: "They Say It's Your Birthday" (#1.2)
2001 Third Watch Legros Episode: "...And Zeus Wept" (#2.22)
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 'Doc' Episode: "Justice" (#3.19)
2004–2008 The Wire Marlo Stanfield 32 episodes (seasons 3-5)
2008 Heroes Benjamin 'Knox' Washington 10 episodes
The Game Carnell Episode: "Before the Parade Passes By" (#2.17)
Jericho Corporal Adams Episode: "Patriots and Tyrants" (#2.7)
2009 Cold Case Ronde Brooks '70 Episode: "Soul" (#7.4)
2010 Lie to Me Henry Miller Episode: "In the Red" (#3.1)
Frederick Douglass: Pathway from Slavery to Freedom Frederick Douglass TV movie
Mercy The Robber 2 episodes
2011 CSI: Miami Jean Guiton Episode: "Hunting Ground" (#9.16)
2012 TRON: Uprising Moog (voice) Episode: "Tagged" (#1.14)
Common Law Bart, Security Guard Episode: "Hot for Teacher" (#1.11)
Are We There Yet? Arlo Episode: "The Thanksgiving Episode" (#3.43)
2014–2015 Power 'Drifty' 5 episodes
Person of Interest Lincoln 'Link' Cordell 4 episodes
2014–2017 The Strain Alonso Creem 10 episodes
2014–2021 Bosch Jerry Edgar 68 episodes
2016 Quarry Arthur Solomon 2 episodes[6]
2017–2021 Queen of The South Devon Finch 14 episodes
2018 Unsolved Duane Keith David's Lawyer Episode: "Wherever It Leads"
2019 Wu-Tang: An American Saga Andre D'Andre 4 episodes
2020 Prodigal Son Oso Episode: "Like Father..."
2022 Bosch: Legacy Jerry Edgar Episode: "Chain of Authenticity"
We Own This City Sean Suiter Main cast

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Pedestrian
The Warriors Additional Soldier
2010 Halo: Reach Emile-A239
2016 Dishonored 2 Vice Overseer Liam Byrne
2019 Gears 5 Emile-A239


  1. ^ "Jamie Hector as Marlo on The Wire". HBO. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  2. ^ Oliver Burkeman (May 24, 2008). "When pretend is real: exclusive interview with stars of The Wire". The Guardian. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Collins, Sean T. (February 9, 2016). "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "Jamie Hector Talks Acting to Activism; From Black Panthers to British Petroleum!". UrbLife.com. July 4, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Dove (July 4, 2010). "Jamie Hector Talks Acting to Activism; From Black Panthers to British Petroleum [ULx Exclusive]". URB Life.
  6. ^ Travers, Ben (September 8, 2016). "'Quarry' Review: Cinemax TV Series is Trapped Inside Its Vietnam Vet – IndieWire".

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