Jim True-Frost

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Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Frost Harvard University 1.jpg
True-Frost at Harvard University in 2011
BornJim True
(1966-07-31) July 31, 1966 (age 52)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Cora Frost (1999–present)

Jim True-Frost (born July 31, 1966), born Jim True, is an American stage, television and screen actor. He is most known for his portrayal of Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski on all five seasons of the HBO program The Wire.


True-Frost graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He has been an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago since 1989.[1] Prior to that, he was a member of Remains Theater, co-founded by actor William L. Petersen (To Live and Die in L.A., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). True-Frost appeared in the film Off the Map with fellow Steppenwolf ensemble member Joan Allen, directed by Singles co-star Campbell Scott. He has performed on Broadway and as far away as Sierra Leone.

When he married lawyer and legal scholar Cora Frost in 1999, both changed their last names to True-Frost. Jim and his wife now reside in Syracuse, New York and have two children.[2]

True-Frost appeared in 2008 as Brutus in the American Repertory Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, as well as Steppenwolf's Broadway run of August: Osage County, which won the Tony for Best Play.[citation needed]


Frost (center) with (from left to right) Donnie Andrews, Fran Boyd, Sonja Sohn, and Jamie Hector, (Andre Royo is in the bottom row)


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Conspirator Hartranft
2009 Company Retreat Perry McHugh
2008 Sympathetic Details Rogers
Diminished Capacity Donny Prine
2006 Slippery Slope Hugh Winston
2005 Winter Passing Doctor
2003 Off the Map William Gibbs
1997 Affliction Jack Hewitt
Joe Short film; special thanks
1996 Far Harbor Ryland
Normal Life Mike Anderson
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Buzz
Two Over Easy Jesse
1992 Singles David Bailey
1989 Fat Man and Little Boy Donald Hornig


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Manifest (TV series) Rector Dave Hynes Pilot
2015 American Odyssey Ron Ballard Series Regular
2014 Boardwalk Empire Eliot Ness The Good Listener (#5.2)
2014 Hostages Secret Service Agent Logan Season Regular
2013 Elementary Anson Samuels Déjà Vu All Over Again (#1.18)
2012 666 Park Avenue Peter Kramer 3 episodes
The Good Wife Seth Kleinberg The Penalty Box (#3.21)
2011 Blue Bloods Lyle Greene To Tell the Truth (#1.18)
2010–2012 Treme James Woodrow Various episodes
2010 Chase Curt Seaver The Longest Night (#1.8)"
Fringe Ted Pratchett Jacksonville (#2.15)
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Thomas Banks Hardwired (#11.5)
2007 CSI: Miami Dave Keppling Stand Your Ground (#6.9)
Medium Stephen Campbell The Boy Next Door (#3.15)
2005, 2008 Law & Order Various characters 2 episodes
2004 Anatomy of a Scene Himself Episode: Off the Map
2003 Karen Sisco Lestor Porter Nostalgia (#1.5)
2002 Benjamin Franklin William Franklin Mini-series
2002–2008 The Wire Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski Series regular
2002, 2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Various characters 2 episodes
1996 Early Edition Sam The Wrong Man (#1.10)
Homicide: Life on the Street George Buxton Stakeout (#4.15)
1995 W.E.I.R.D. World Noah Lane, Robotics TV movie
1986 Crime Story Jo Jo Sweeney Pilot (#1.1)


  1. ^ "Filmography for Jim True-Frost". IMDb.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Jim True-Frost welcomes daughter, celebritybabies.people.com, August 29, 2011; accessed December 8, 2014.

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