Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Lawrence 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 critical acclaim. He is also known for his role as Bob Stookey in the AMC horror drama The Walking Dead. He is in the cast of David Simon's HBO TV series, The Deuce, that premiered in September 2017.
Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Gilliard Jr. in 2014
Early life and education
After attending Juilliard School for three years as a clarinet performance student, Gilliard decided to pursue acting instead of music. He also studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts,The Acting Studio - New York, and the Stella Adler Conservatory.
Gilliard made his film debut playing the lead, Dennis Brown, in the 1991 independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn.
Gilliard has appeared on numerous television crime dramas such as Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire, 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).
He joined The Walking Dead cast as a regular, playing Bob Stookey, as of season 4, appearing in thirteen episodes up until he got another job on a new show, which led to his character's death in the fifth season's third episode.
|1991||Straight Out of Brooklyn||Dennis Brown|
|1993||Fly By Night||Jed Lyte|
|The Pickle||Boy Who Stopped|
|Money Train||Hood #3/Hood #1|
|The Associate||Thomas, Plaza Bellhop|
|1997||White Lies||Leon Turner / Leon Chame|
|1998||A Soldier's Sweetheart||Shoeshine|
|The Substitute 2: School's Out||Dontae|
|Next Stop Wonderland||Brett|
|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||Scrilla|
|1992||In the Line of Duty: Street War||Will||TV movie|
|1993||Homicide: Life on the Street||William Lyness||Episode: "A Dog and a Pony Show"|
|ABC Afterschool Specials||Episode: "Girlfriend"|
|Survive the Night||TV movie|
|1993–1994||George||Lathan Basmore||9 episodes|
|1994||New York Undercover||Quentin||Episode: "After Shakespeare"|
|1995||Inflammable||Wesley Raines||TV movie|
|2000||Sally Hemings: An American Scandal||Henry Jackson||TV movie|
|2002||Less than Perfect||Chester||Episode: "Kip Steadman's Guide to Dating"|
|2002–2003||The Wire||D'Angelo Barksdale||18 episodes|
|2004||The Jury||Corey Hamilton||Episode: "The Boxer"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Officer Omar Lilly||Episode: "Crime and Misdemeanor"|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Eddie Roberts||Episode: "Acts of Contrition"|
|2006||Numb3rs||Amos Shabaz||Episode: "Waste Not"|
|2008||Fear Itself||James||Episode: "Spooked"|
|2009||The Beast||Nick / Raymond Beaumont||10 episodes|
|Trauma||Duke||Episode: "Blue Balloon"|
|2010||Friday Night Lights||Elden||Episode: "The Lights in Carroll Park"|
|The Boondocks||2nd Prisoner||Episode: "A Date with the Booty Warrior"|
|Detroit 1-8-7||Lefty Reed||Episode: "Déjà Vu/All In"|
|Lie to Me||Marcus Weaver||Episode: "Smoked"|
|2011||Partners||Dr. J||TV movie|
|2012||Southland||John's Sponsor||2 episodes|
|Army Wives||Marcus Williams||7 episodes|
|2013||Longmire||Burke||Episode: "Unquiet Mind"|
|2013–2015||The Walking Dead||Bob Stookey||14 episodes|
|2015||Graceland||Deputy Agent Sean Logan||6 episodes|
|Elementary||Dr. Dwyer Kirk||Episode: "The Eternity Injection"|
|The Good Wife||Ken Boxer Jr.||Episode: "Winning Ugly"|
|2017–2019||The Deuce||Chris Alston||25 episodes|
|2018||God Friended Me||Aaron||Episode: "Coney Island Cyclone"|
- "Larry Gilliard: Biography". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Miller, Matt; Gondelman, Josh; Gilliard, Jr., Lawrence (18 September 2017). "Lawrence Gilliard Jr. of 'The Deuce' Explains the Tupac Connection on His Wikipedia Page". Esquire.
- Goodman, Tim (2004-09-17). "Never mind who'll win the Emmys. Here's who deserves recognition". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- "James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Star in HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, Debuting Sept. 10" (Press release). HBO. July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
- Charles, Nick (1996-04-07). "Hats Off to Larry: Granny Was Behind Actor Larry Gilliard All the Way from Military School to Movie Sets". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Woolever, Lydia; Souza, Gabriella (1 September 2015). "Kwame Kwei-Armah and Lawrence Gilliard Jr". Baltimore.
- Lawrence Gilliard Jr. takes on a new role in AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
- "Alumni: Larry Gilliard – Actor". Baltimore School for the Arts. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- "The Acting Studio, Inc.: Alumni". Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Roberts, Terri (2004-03-11). "Doing the Hustle". Back Stage West. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Holder, Travis Michael (2004-02-19). "Topdog/Underdog". Back Stage West. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Harmanci, Reyhan (2004-11-16). "Top Dog/Underdog: It's a dog eat dog world". SF Station. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- Ross, Dalton (4 September 2013). "'The Walking Dead': Lawrence Gilliard Jr. on how he landed the part of Bob Stookey". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- "The Wire: Interviews: Michelle Paress". HBO. 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
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