Lawrence Gilliard Jr Biography
Lawrence Gilliard Jr is an American actor best known for his performance on The Wire. He was born on September 22nd, 1971 in New York City.
He also played the role of Bob Stookey in The Walking Dead. When he was 7 years old, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he attended Baltimore School for the Arts. He also attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts to study acting.
He has also studied in The Acting Studio in New York City and also the Stella Adler Conservatory. He made his debut into film with a role in Straight Out of Brooklyn in 1991 as Dennis Brown. He is married to Michelle Paress, a cast member of The Wire.
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Age
He was born on September 22nd, 1971 in New York City. He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Wife
He has been married to Michelle Paress. She starred in the HBO program The Wire as reporter Alma Gutierrez.
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Height
He is 1.76 M tall.
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Movies | Lawrence Gilliard Movies And TV Shows
- Straight Out of Brooklyn
- Fly By Night
- The Pickle
- Lotto Land
- Money Train
- Trees Lounge
- The Associate
- White Lies
- A Soldier’s Sweetheart
- The Substitute 2: School’s Out
- Next Stop Wonderland
- One Tough Cop
- The Waterboy
- Simply Irresistible
- Loving Jezebel
- Cecil B. DeMented
- Home Invaders
- Trigger Happy
- Gangs of New York
- Kill the Poor
- Brother to Brother
- The Machinist
- Woman Hollering Creek
- The Highs & Lows of Milo Brown
- The Double
- The Wire: The Musical
- The Trial of Ben Barry
- Would You Rather
- Turnipseed: Second Chance
- Walk of Shame
- In the Line of Duty: Street War
- Homicide: Life on the Street
- ABC Afterschool Specials
- Survive the Night
- New York Undercover
- Sally Hemings: An American Scandal
- Less than Perfect
- The Wire
- The Jury
- CSI: NY
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent
- Fear Itself
- The Beast
- Friday Night Lights
- The Boondocks
- Detroit 1-8-7
- Lie to Me
- Army Wives
- The Walking Dead
- The Good Wife
- The Deuce
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Walking Dead
He plays the role of Bob Stookey for 14 episodes through 2013-2015. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the months and years that follow a zombie apocalypse.
Led by former police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors find themselves constantly on the move in search of a safe and secure home. But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and Rick discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them.
First episode date: 31 October 2010
Theme song: The Walking Dead theme song
Based on: The Walking Dead; by: Robert Kirkman; Tony Moore; Charlie Adlard
No. of episodes: 123 (list of episodes)
Lawrence Gilliard Jr The Deuce
Since 2017, he has been in the TV series, The Deuce, playing the role of Chris Alston for 8 episodes and counting. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who also collaborated on HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme,” the semifictional drama series “The Deuce” tells of the germination of the sex-trade industry in the heart of New York’s Times Square.
It’s the early 1970s, and the porn business begins a shift from organized crime-backed parlors to a legitimate, culturally accepted enterprise. A cast of barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police and nightlife seekers centers around twins Vincent and Frankie Martino (James Franco, in a dual role), who navigate the sex business after meeting well-connected mobster Rudy Pipilo. Their storyline, among others, merges with that of prostitute Candy, whose ambition and intelligence lead her to a more prominent role in the industry.
No. of episodes: 17 (list of episodes)
Production location: New York City
Executive producer(s): David Simon; Richard Price; James Franco; Michelle MacLaren; George Pelecanos; Nina Kostroff Noble
Lawrence Gilliard Jr The Wire
He appeared in 18 episodes between 2002 and 2003 of The Wire playing the character role of D’Angelo Barksdale. This series looks at the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the eyes of law enforcers as well as the drug dealers and users.
Other facets of the city that are explored in the series are the government and bureaucracy, schools and the news media. The show was created by former police reporter David Simon, who also wrote many of the episodes.
First episode date: 2 June 2002
Program creator: David Simon
Writers: David Simon, Ed Burns, George Pelecanos, David Mills
Awards: Peabody Award
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Waterboy
He was in this 1998 movie where he played the role of Derek Wallace. Raised by his overprotective mother, Helen (Kathy Bates), Bobby Boucher Jr. (Adam Sandler) is the water boy for a successful college football team coached by Red Beaulieu (Jerry Reed).
When Beaulieu fires Bobby, he takes up the same position for a losing rival team, led by despairing Coach Klein (Henry Winkler). After witnessing Bobby beat up a player who teased him too much, Klein adds him to the roster as a linebacker. Soon, Klein’s players are championship contenders.
Initial release: 6 November 1998 (USA)
Director: Frank Coraci
Box office: 186 million USD
Budget: 23 million USD
Screenplay: Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Would You Rather
He was in this 2012 movie playing the role of Dr. Barden. Iris (Brittany Snow) and seven other desperate people become trapped in Shepard’s (Jeffrey Combs) mansion. Shepard forces them to play a sadistic game for a large sum of money — but the dilemmas become increasingly deadly.
Initial release: 8 February 2013 (USA)
Director: David Guy Levy
Screenplay: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Language: English Language
Producers: David Guy Levy, Zak Kilberg, Maura Anderson
Lawrence Gilliard Jr Friday Night Lights
He was in this 2010 TV series playing the role of Elden in the episode, The Lights in Carroll Park. After being ousted as Dillon High’s football coach, Coach Eric Taylor must build a team from the ground up at East Dillon.
Eric’s wife, Tami, also is challenged in her role as principal at West Dillon, as the parents of students who were zoned out of the district blame her for their kids being thrust into a less-than-desirable situation at East Dillon. While dealing with issues at their respective jobs, Eric and Tami also face challenges in their family life with teenage daughter Julie.
No. of episodes: 76 (list of episodes)
Theme song: Friday Night Lights Theme Song
Production locations: Austin, Pflugerville
Networks: NBC, Audience
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Lawrence Gilliard Jr Interview | Meet Lawrence Gilliard Jr. aka Chris Alston | The Deuce | HBO
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‘The Deuce’ Star Lawrence Gilliard Jr. on Working with David Simon & His Experiences on ‘The Wire’
From show creators David Simon and George Pelecanos, the HBO series The Deuce, named after the local slang for New York’s 42nd Street, chronicles the time when the sex industry went from back alleys to a billion dollar business. As twin brothers Vincent (James Franco) and Frankie Martino (also Franco) navigate their way through Times Square in 1971, the earliest pioneers of the flesh trade, including pornographers, hookers, pimps and adult bookstore owners, have to dodge the law while figuring out how to make the most of their situation.
During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actor Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. (who plays Chris Alston, a police officer who patrols the Deuce) talked about the appeal of this series, why he enjoys collaborating with David Simon, not knowing which side of the law his character might end up on, where his character could go, his experience on The Wire (where he played D’Angelo Barksdale) and why it’s such a special TV series, and how spoiled he is, by getting to do such quality material.
Collider: Did you know anything about how the porn and sex industry started, before this?
LAWRENCE GILLIARD, JR: No, I was very young during that time, when it was all happening. I never knew how it all started and turned into that, and that it wasn’t always that. When I was a kid, that was my normal. Whenever we went through Times Square, that’s what it was. I was more curious about how it all disappeared. I thought it was just gonna be that way forever, and it all disappeared. It’s fascinating to me, to learn during this show, how it became that. What I love about David [Simon] and George [Pelecanos] and the way that they write is that the characters are so full and there are so many layers, dimensions and levels, and when you get down to the bottom line, they’re just all people who are trying to get by. These are the cards they were dealt, and they’ve gotta make a living somehow.
You previously worked with David Simon on The Wire and you know the quality level of his work, so were you immediately excited to sign on for The Deuce?
GILLIARD: I was really excited when I found out about the show and when I found out I was gonna be a part of it because I knew it was gonna be quality material and I knew the characters were gonna have layers. I know the kind of content that they like to do, and it’s right up my alley. I’ve always been looking for a Quentin Tarantino to my Sam Jackson. If David wants to be my Quentin Tarantino, I’ll take it.
If you’re going to play a cop on a TV series, playing one during this time period must be really interesting.
GILLIARD: This is one of the most corrupt periods in NYPD history. It was so corrupt and so dirty, but you were forced to play a little bit. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t have the trust of the other officers in your precinct, which is basically a death wish. You’ve gotta watch your back, all the time. It’s a very interesting time and a very interesting character because you’re walking a line and you have to decide if you’re gonna cross that line or not. I’m curious to find out which side of the line Chris Alston is gonna fall, at the end of the day. We’ll see how strong Chris is.
This season doesn’t necessarily give you a sense of everything being wrapped up. It really feels more like life is going to continue to go on, for all of these people.
GILLIARD: It absolutely does, and I love that about the way that they write. First of all, they’re genius prose writers. For me, watching a David Simon and George Pelecanos show feels like it’s playing out in real time, but because the characters are so full, it makes it exciting and interesting.
Have you been told about where your character could go, in future seasons?
GILLIARD: I’m waiting to find out. I have sort of an idea. I know that Chris moves up the ranks, but I don’t know what he gives up or sacrifices to get there. We’ll see where we go.
When you worked on The Wire, did you know that show could have the impact that it’s had?
GILLIARD: When I got the part and I read the pilot, and then we shot the pilot, I was like, “There’s no way this show is getting picked up!” There had been nothing else like it. I was like, “They’re making this?!” I read it and was like, “What is this?!” But at a certain point, during the first season, we did interviews and I started to feel like it was something that was so special. The fact that it hadn’t been done or seen before, these characters hasn’t been seen, and the story hadn’t been told in this way. So, when we did interviews and a reporter asked me, “Where do you think this show will be in 20 years?,” I said, “In 20 years, I feel like this is gonna be the show that nobody watched, but it was one of the best shows on television.” It definitely impact television, across the board, and I feel blessed and fortunate that I got the opportunity to be a part of it. I feel the same about The Deuce, too. I feel like this show is also special.
When you do work like The Deuce and The Wire, and you really get to dig into a complex and layered character, does it make it difficult to find projects that get you as excited, creatively?
GILLIARD: Absolutely! After The Wire, there were a lot of things I passed on because it just wasn’t the same standard. It just wasn’t good. But then, I had to step back and go, “Oh, wait, this is sort of the norm.” You get spoiled when you do a great show. Breaking Bad was a great show. Better Call Saul is a great show. Game of Thrones is a great show. There are a lot of great shows, and once you work on a great show, at the highest level and of the best quality, you get spoiled and you forget that that’s so rare. It’s a gem. All the stars have to align, to make that happen. It’s great, but when it’s all over, it’s challenging.
One of the things that David Simon does so well is strip away the stereotypes and get to the realness of who people are.
GILLIARD: Absolutely! He leaves it up to the viewers. The best way for the viewer to relate to a character is to strip away all of that and make them humans with everyday problems and issues. They just happen to be in this other world, but they have everyday issues. It’s not glamorized, in any way. It’s just real. That’s what’s appealing to viewers, and exciting for actors.
The Deuce airs on Sunday nights on HBO.