Gilliam at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2017
November 5, 1968|
New York, U.S.
|Education||State University of New York at Purchase (1990)|
as Ellis Carver
The Walking Dead
as Gabriel Stokes
Seth Gilliam (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Ellis Carver on The Wire, Clayton Hughes on Oz, Dr. Alan Deaton on Teen Wolf, and Father Gabriel Stokes on The Walking Dead.
Gilliam graduated from State University of New York at Purchase in 1990.
Gilliam's film career has spanned from the early 90s to today. He has starred in award-winning films such as Still Alice. His other film credits include Private Sugar Watkins in the 1997 action film Starship Troopers and Sergeant Steven Altameyer in the 1996 film Courage Under Fire. Gilliam has had a number of recurring roles on television, including during the seventh season of The Cosby Show as Aaron Dexter, boyfriend of Erika Alexander's character, and as Alan Deaton on Teen Wolf. His most prominent role, however, has been on The Wire. In 2008, he attracted attention for criticizing the show being overlooked for Emmy nominations despite its critical success. He has also had a number of guest roles in other shows such as CSI: Miami, Nurse Jackie, Skins, Person of Interest, and The Good Wife. He played Clayton Hughes on Oz.
Gilliam has also acted on stage, playing Prince Edward in a 1993 production of Richard III, and as the lead in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 2010 and 2011 productions of Othello at the Houston Shakespeare Festival, directed by his wife Leah C. Gardiner. He also played Antony in Antony and Cleopatra for the Houston Shakespeare Festival, also directed by his wife. He has stated that he prefers acting on the stage although he loves his work in film and television: "Acting for the stage is a lot more fun to do. There is instant communication with the audience. An actor can tell whether or not he or she is connecting with an audience or whether they understand what's going on." In May 2014, Gilliam was cast as Father Gabriel Stokes in the fifth season of AMC's The Walking Dead. Along with Chad Coleman and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., he is the third The Wire alum to join the series. He also continues to play Dr. Deaton in Teen Wolf for MTV.
|1993||Joey Breaker||Jeremy Breaker|
|1993||Mr. Wonderful||ER Doctor|
|1994||The Hardest Part||Derek||Short film|
|1995||Jefferson in Paris||James Hemings|
|1996||Courage Under Fire||Altameyer|
|1997||Starship Troopers||Sugar Watkins|
|2002||Personal Velocity: Three Portraits||Vincent|
|2005||The Great Wonderful||Clayton||Segment: "Emme's Story"|
|2009||The People v. Leo Frank||Jim Conley|
|2009||Did You Hear About the Morgans?||U.S. Marshal Lasky|
|2010||Betrayed||Roger Waite||Short film|
|2011||Stake Out: Atlantic Salmon||Rivers||Short film|
|2014||Still Alice||Frederic Johnson|
|2015||Police State||Officer Grady|
|1990–91||The Cosby Show||Aaron Dexter||3 episodes|
|1992||Law & Order||Babatunde Amoda||Episode: "Consultation"|
|1992||In the Eyes of a Stranger||Television film|
|1994||Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker||Cadet Johnson C. Whittaker||Television film|
|1999–2001||Oz||Clayton Hughes||17 episodes|
|2002–08||The Wire||Ellis Carver||50 episodes|
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||A.D.A. Terence Wright||4 episodes|
|2007||The Bronx is Burning||Paul Blair||Episode: "Time for a Change?"|
|2007–08||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Detective Daniels||4 episodes|
|2009||Damages||Mark Waters||Episode: "I Knew Your Pig"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Aaron Nolan||Episode: "Flight Risk"|
|2009||Mercy||Police Officer||Episode: "Destiny, Meet My Daughter, Veronica"|
|2010||Nurse Jackie||Dr. Lindsey||Episode: "Candyland"|
|2010||Law & Order||Michael's Attorney||Episode: "Immortal"|
|2011||The Good Wife||Jacob Rickter||Episode: "Closing Arguments"|
|2011||Svetlana||Tomas||Episode: "Milking It"|
|2011–17||Teen Wolf||Dr. Alan Deaton||Recurring role; 43 episodes|
|2012||Person of Interest||Detective Des Franklin||Episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|2012||Homeland||Chapman||Episode: "A Gettysburg Address"|
|2013||Criminal Minds||Lyle Johnson||Episode: "Strange Fruit"|
|2014–present||The Walking Dead||Gabriel Stokes||Also Starring (seasons 5–7)|
Starring (Season 8-present)
|2016||Elementary||Dr. Ira Wallace||Episode: "Ready or Not"|
- "Cast & Crew - Seth Gilliam as Ellis Carver". HBO. 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
- Melloy, Kilian (2010-08-07). "Seth Gilliam :: From 'The Wire' to 'Othello'". EDGE Boston. Retrieved 2013-03-28.
- Marnell cla, Blair (2011-07-13). "TEEN WOLF 1.07 'Night School'". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2013-03-28.
- "The Wire star hits out at Emmys". BBC News. 2008-07-28. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
- Reeves, Marcus (2011-05-06). "Seth Gilliam Cast For "Good Wife" Season Finale | News". BET. Retrieved 2013-03-28.
- "Houston Shakespeare Festival Welcomes Seth Gilliam, Leah C. Gardiner". University of Houston News. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
- "The Walking Dead Q&A – Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel) - news_detail | FX". www.fxtv.com.au. Retrieved 7 October 2016.