Robert Wisdom

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For the 19th century politician in colonial Australia, see Robert Wisdom (New South Wales politician).
Robert Wisdom
Wisdom in 2008
Born (1953-09-14) September 14, 1953 (age 60)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present

Robert Ray Wisdom (born September 14, 1953) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Wisdom was born in Washington, D.C. to Jamaican parents. Wisdom is a graduate of Columbia University.[1] He appeared in four of the five seasons (primarily seasons three and four) of HBO program The Wire as Howard "Bunny" Colvin.[2] He has also starred in the 2004 films Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Ray, and the 2007 film Freedom Writers. He landed a regular role on season 3 of Prison Break playing the role of a Panamanian drug kingpin named Lechero.[3] He also had a recurring roles in television series Supernatural, Happy Town, and Burn Notice.[4]

From 2012 to 2013, Wisdom was series regular in season one of ABC drama series Nashville, as Coleman Carlisle.[5]



  1. ^ "Robert Wisdom Biography". 1953-09-14. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Character profile - Major Howard "Bunny" Colvin". HBO. 2006. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  3. ^ Wisdom was once a producer for NPR's All Things Considered"Exclusive Interview: 'Prison Break' Star Robert Wisdom". Buddy TV. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Robert Wisdom Cast on Burn Notice." March 18, 2010
  5. ^ Michael Ausiello (2013-09-16). "‘Nashville’ Season 2: Powers Boothe Leaving as a Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 

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