Wade Williams

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Wade Williams
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Williams in October 2008.
Wade Andrew Williams

(1961-12-24) December 24, 1961 (age 57)
ResidenceDallas, Texas, U.S.
Years active1997–present

Wade Andrew Williams (born December 24, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his various character roles, and for his starring role as Brad Bellick on the Fox television series Prison Break.

Life and career[edit]

Williams was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied theatre at the University of Tulsa. He began his acting career at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman and Tracey Ullman. Williams also had a role with Denzel Washington in Richard III. Williams then continued with performances on and off Broadway and toured nationally in productions such as Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, and Show Boat.

His film credits include Flicka, Collateral, Ali and Erin Brockovich. Additionally, Williams has also appeared on television in series such as Charmed, Over There, Six Feet Under, 24, NYPD Blue, CSI and as Father Cronin on The Bernie Mac Show.

From 2005 to 2008, Williams starred as Brad Bellick, leader of the correctional officers at Fox River State Penitentiary in Prison Break.

He guest starred on an episode of the 8th and final season of Monk. He also took part in the music video "Welcome to My Truth" of American singer-songwriter Anastacia.

Williams appeared in The Dark Knight Rises as the warden of Blackgate Prison, an ode to his former role in Prison Break.

He and his wife, Emma, have a daughter and live in Dallas.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead Samuel Kraft Direct-to-video film
1999 K-911 Devon Lang Direct-to-video film
2000 What Planet Are You From?' Planet Man
2000 Erin Brockovich Ted Daniels
2000 Terror Tract Clay Hendricks Segment: "Nightmare"
2001 Ali Lieutenant Jerome Claridge
2002 Bark! Tom
2002 Local Boys Ray
2002 Bug Alicia's Dad
2002 Ken Park Claude's Father
2003 I Witness Roy Logan
2004 American Crime Mack Jones Direct-to-video film
2004 Collateral Fed #2
2006 Flicka Man with Clipboard
2009 The Hole Monster Dad Voice
2010 The Last Harbor Sheriff Ian
2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Roman Sionis / Black Mask (voice) Direct-to-video film
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Deegan (voice) Direct-to-video film
2011 The Good Doctor Mr. Nixon
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Warden at Blackgate
2012–2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Harvey Dent / Two-Face (voice) 2-part direct-to-video film
2012 That Guy... Who Was in That Thing Himself Documentary
2013 Gangster Squad Rourke
2013 Superman: Unbound Perry White (voice) Direct-to-video film
2014 Draft Day O'Reilly
2016 Spaceman Tom Fulton
2016 Message from the King Keegan
2018 The Darkest Minds The Captain
2018 Venom Prison Guard Mid-credits scene
2019 3 from Hell


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Profiler Craig Gentry Episode: "Film at Eleven"
1998 The Larry Sanders Show Mike Episode: "Beverly's Secret"
1998 Star Trek: Voyager Trajis Lo-Tarik Episode: "One"
1998 NYPD Blue Arnold Struel Episode: "Brother's Keeper"
1998 Chicago Hope Jerry Peru Episode: "The Other Cheek"
1998 Silk Stalkings Cliff Carpenter Episode: "Behind the Music"
1998 Seven Days Capt. Marc Golden Episode: "Sleepers"
1999 Sons of Thunder Jack Lesofsky Episode: "Moment of Truth"
1999 Promised Land Ed Angelo Episode: "A Day in the Life"
1999 L.A. Heat Johnny Claringer Jr. Episode: "In Harm's Way"
1999 ER Migraine Guy Episode: "Leave It to Weaver"
1999 Touched by an Angel Bum Episode: "Voice of an Angel"
2000 Becker George Episode: "Sight Unseen"
2000 Good vs. Evil Jeremy the Painter Episode: "Portrait of Evil"
2000 Secret Agent Man Greg Episode: "Sleepers"
2000 Nash Bridges Edward Strode Episode: "Rock and a Hard Place"
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Jerome Cutter Episode: "The Avenging Angel"
2001 The X-Files Ray Pearce Episode: "Salvage"
2001 Charmed Seeker #2 Episode: "Death Takes a Halliwell"
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer General Gregor Episode: "Spiral"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Dr. Larue Episode: "The Race"
2001 Six Feet Under Paul Kovitch Episode: "Brotherhood"
2001 Star Trek: Enterprise Garos Episode: "Civilization"
2001–2005 The Bernie Mac Show Father Cronin Recurring role
2002 24 Robert Ellis 2 episodes
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mr. Reston Episode: "The Execution of Catherine Willows"
2002 Crossing Jordan FBI Criminologist Barker Episode: "One Twelve"
2002 Robbery Homicide Division ATF Agent Frank Winters Episode: "Life Is Dust"
2002 MDs Big Thor Amundsen Main role
2003 Threat Matrix Teddy Episode: "Veteran's Day"
2003 Boomtown Paul Barnes Episode: "Inadmissible"
2003 JAG Sheriff Brad Driskell Episode: "Posse Comitatus"
2003 CSI: Miami Jack Hawkins Episode: "Extreme"
2004 Las Vegas Richard Allen Wesley Episode: "Nevada State"
2004 Tru Calling Carl Neesan Episode: "Daddy's Girl"
2005 Kojak Niko Manos Episode: "All Bets Off: Part 2"
2005 Over There Bo Rider Sr. 2 episodes
2005–2008 Prison Break Brad Bellick Main role (seasons 1–4)
2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Warden (voice) 2 episodes
2009 Criminal Minds Detective Andrews Episode: "Hopeless"
2009 Monk Captain Frank Willis Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes Camping"
2010 Leverage Nickolas Kusen Episode: "The Future Job"
2010 Bones Sheriff Gus Abrams Episode: "The Witch in the Wardrobe"
2010 The Whole Truth Detective Razik Episode: "True Confessions"
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Mantis, Supreme Chairman of Qward Voice role; episode: "Cry Freedom Fighters!"
2011 Chase Alvin Hawkins Episode: "Annie"
2011 Memphis Beat Ted Creskoe Episode: "Lost"
2011 Burn Notice Carter Episode: "Mind Games"
2011 The Mentalist Jack LaFleur Episode: "Blood and Sand"
2012 Longmire Russell Gray Episode: "The Worst Kind of Hunter"
2012 Common Law Timothy Mullen Episode: "Hot for Teacher"
2012 Touch Braeden Episode: "The Road Not Taken"
2012 Vegas Sam Kovacs Episode: "(Il)Legitimate"
2012 Naughty or Nice Bill Television film
2013 NCIS Larry Purcell Episode: "Under the Radar"
2013 The Legend of Korra Ship Captain Voice role; episode: "The Sting"
2014 Crisis Delman Birch 2 episodes
2014 The Night Shift Max Leonard Episode: "Save Me"
2014 The Bridge Mr. Merco Episode: "Rakshasa"
2014 Revenge Officer Jim Mostrowski 2 episodes
2014 Beware the Batman Waylon Jones / Killer Croc, Ernie Croskey Voices role, 3 episodes
2015 Scorpion Prison Warden Episode: "Fish Filet"
2015 Code Black Nick Gabler Episode: "Doctors with Borders"
2015 The League Ruben Episode: "The Block"
2015 Transparent Mr. Irons Episode: "New World Coming"
2016 Grimm Mark Holloway Episode: "Star-Crossed"
2016 The Loud House Coach, Public Address Announcer Voice role; Episode: "The Loudest Yard/Raw Deal"
2016 Westworld Captain Norris Episode: "Contrapasso"
2016–2017 Mercy Street Silas Bullen Main role, 10 episodes
2017 Elementary Ryan Decker Episode: "Be My Guest"
2017 The Blacklist Edgar / The Debt Collector Episode: "The Debt Collector (No. 46)"
2017 The Mick Ziggy Episode: "The Visit"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role
2005 Gun Rudabaugh, Additional Voices
2006 Hitman: Blood Money John "Pappy" Leblanc
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Spinner
2010 Prison Break: The Conspiracy Capt. Brad Bellick

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