Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
|Lawrence Gilliard Jr.|
Larry Gilliard Jr.
September 22, 1971 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Lawrence "Larry" Gilliard Jr. (born September 22, 1971) is an American character actor who has appeared in films, television series and theatre. He portrayed D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama series The Wire, a role which earned him much critical acclaim. He is also known for his role as Bob Stookey in the AMC horror drama The Walking Dead.
Early life and education
Gilliard was born in New York City. He and his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was 7. Gilliard studied classical music at Baltimore School for the Arts along with Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur but decided to pursue acting instead. He made his film debut as the lead in the independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991). He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Acting Studio-New York (formerly Inc.), and the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Often cast as a hoodlum, Gilliard has appeared on numerous television crime dramas such as Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, New York Undercover, and CSI: NY. Film roles include: a love-struck ghetto teen in LottoLand (1995), an earnest college football player in The Waterboy (1998), and a member of the Dead Rabbits in Gangs of New York (2002).
|1991||Straight Out of Brooklyn||Dennis Brown|
|1993||Fly By Night||Jed Lyte|
|The Pickle||Boy Who Stopped|
|The Associate||Thomas, Plaza Bellhop|
|1997||White Lies||Leon Turner / Leon Chame|
|1998||Next Stop Wonderland||Brett|
|A Soldier's Sweetheart||Shoeshine|
|One Tough Cop||Curtis Wilkins|
|The Waterboy||Derek Wallace|
|1999||Simply Irresistible||Nolan Traynor|
|2000||Cecil B. DeMented||Lewis|
|2002||Gangs of New York||Jimmy Spoils|
|2003||Kill the Poor||Spike|
|2004||Brother to Brother||Marcus|
|Woman Hollering Creek||Melvin||Short|
|The Highs & Lows of Milo Brown||Elliot||Short|
|2011||The Double||Agent Burton|
|2012||Junior||Det. Daniel Abrams Sr.||Short|
|The Wire: The Musical||D'Angelo Barksdale||Short|
|The Trial of Ben Barry||June||Short|
|Would You Rather||Dr. Barden|
|2013||Turnipseed: Second Chance||John Turnipseed|
|2014||Walk of Shame|
|1992||In the Line of Duty: Street War||Will||TV movie|
|1993||Homicide: Life on the Street||William Lyness||1 episode|
|ABC Afterschool Specials||1 episode|
|Survive the Night||TV movie|
|1993–94||George||Lathan Basmore||Season 1 (series regular; 9 episodes)|
|1994||New York Undercover||Quentin||1 episode|
|1995||Inflammable||Wesley Raines||TV movie|
|1998||The Substitute 2: School's Out||Dontae||TV movie|
|2000||Sally Hemings: An American Scandal||Henry Jackson||TV movie|
|2002||Less than Perfect||Chester||1 episode|
|2002–03||The Wire||D'Angelo Barksdale||Season 1-2 (series regular; 18 episodes)|
|2004||The Jury||Corey Hamilton||1 episode|
|2005||CSI: NY||Officer Omar Lilly||1 episode|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Eddie Roberts||1 episode|
|2006||Numb3rs||Amos Shabaz||1 episode|
|2008||Fear Itself||James||1 episode|
|2009||The Beast||Nick / Raymond Beaumont||Season 1 (recurring; 10 episodes)|
|2010||Friday Night Lights||Elden||1 episode|
|The Boondocks||2nd Prisoner||1 episode|
|Detroit 1-8-7||Lefty Reed||1 episode|
|Lie to Me||Marcus Weaver||1 episode|
|2011||Partners||Dr. J||TV movie|
|2012||Southland||John's Sponsor||2 episodes:
"Fallout" (season 4: episode 7)
"God's Work" (season 4: episode 8)
|Army Wives||Marcus Williams||Season 6 (recurring; 7 episodes)|
|2013–15||The Walking Dead||Bob Stookey||Season 4-5 (main role; 16 episodes)|
|2015||Graceland||Deputy Agent Sean Logan||Season 3 (guest starring role)|
|Elementary||Dr. Dwyer Kirk||Episode: "The Eternity Injection"|
|The Good Wife||Ken Boxer Jr.||Episode: "Winning Ugly"|
|2016||The Deuce||Chris Alston|
- "Larry Gilliard: Biography". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Goodman, Tim (2004-09-17). "Never mind who'll win the Emmys. Here's who deserves recognition.". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
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- "Alumni: Larry Gilliard - Actor". Baltimore School for the Arts. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- "The Acting Studio, Inc.: Alumni". Retrieved 2009-02-17.
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- Holder, Travis Michael (2004-02-19). "Topdog/Underdog". Back Stage West. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
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