Laurence Mason

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Laurence Mason
Sammy Norino (Prison Break).jpg
Born (1964-10-02) October 2, 1964 (age 55)

Laurence Mason is an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known as Sammy Norino on the Fox drama Prison Break, Luis Sarria in the film Ali, Halpern White on the FX crime drama The Shield, and Earl, the chauffeur in the film The Lincoln Lawyer.

Early life[edit]

Mason was born in the Bronx, New York in 1964. He was recruited by All Children's Theatre at age 10, taking on roles in Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. He enrolled in the Performing Arts High School (Fame) in NYC and later college at State University of New York at Purchase.[citation needed]


Mason performed in a number of productions at the Harold Clurman Theatre and the Nuyerican Poets Café, including appearing in commercials, hip hop music videos, voice over work and a stint on One Life to Live. His first feature film was True Romance (under Tony Scott). Soon after, he landed a role in The Crow with the late Brandon Lee and Hackers along with Angelina Jolie. He has had recurring roles on The Shield and Prison Break.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Joey Breaker Lester White
1993 New York Cop Danny Boy
1993 True Romance Floyd 'D'
1994 The Crow Tin Tin
1995 Parallel Sons Knowledge Johnson
1995 The Keeper Jordi
1995 Hackers Lord Nikon
1998 Side Streets Dennis
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Tech Director
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Captain Glen Brandon
2001 Ali Luis Sarria
2004 Fronterz
2007 The Take Curtis Fellows
2009 JoJo JoJo Short
2009 Public Enemies Porter at Union Station
2010 Detention Officer Straw Short
2011 The Lincoln Lawyer Earl
2011 Killer on the Loose Short
2013 Runner Runner Governor Uncredited
2014 Stitch Pirino
2014 Red Butterfly Dutch Fred
2018 City of Lies Dunton


Year Title Role Note
1992 Hardcore TV Rastaman
1993 Law & Order Roach Episode: "Born Bad"
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Sergio Episode: "POWER:The Eddie Matos Story"
1996 New York Undercover Cornell Walker Episode: "Kill the Noise"
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Dennis Rigby Episode: "Sins of the Father"
2000 Profiler Billy Episode: "House of Cards"
2000 Judging Amy Johnson Episode: "Zero Tolerance"
2000 The District James


Episode: "Dirty Laundry"
2002 JAG Lt. Flavin Episode: "Odd Man Out"
2002 First Monday Episode: "Crime and




NYPD Blue Gordo / Crow


Episode: "Bad Rap"

Episode "Bottoms Up"

2004 CSI: Miami Maurice


Episode: "Invasion"
2005 Threshold (TV series) Sheriff Fogel Episode: " The Burning"
2005–06 The Shield Halpern White 8 episodes
2007 In Case of Emergency Bill 2 episodes
2007 Burn Notice Andre Dekker Episode: "Unpaid Debts"
2007–08 Prison Break Sammy Norino 10 episodes
2011 Breakout Kings Born Again


Episode: "Queen of Hearts"
2012 Prime Suspect Frank Episode: "Stuck in the Middle with


2012 The Good Wife Jeremy Levitas Episode: "Long Way Home"
2012 Person of Interest Doctor Episode: "Matsya Nyaya"
2015 Gotham Detective Ben


Episode: "Under the Knife"
2016 Daredevil Star Episode: "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel"

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Shadow Watch Archer Voice
2006 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Voice

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