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Wendell Pierce (I)


Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Parker (2013) and Ray (2004). See full bio »

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 2014 Selma (filming)
Reverend Hosea Williams
 2015 The Runner (post-production)
Frank Legrand
 2015 Odd Couple (TV Series) (completed)
Teddy
- Felix's Birthday Party (2015) ... Teddy
- Pilot (2015) ... Teddy
 2014 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Ronald Keith
- Irish Spring (2014) ... Ronald Keith
- S U C K (2014) ... Ronald Keith
- Gem and Loan (2014) ... Ronald Keith
- Uber Ray (2014) ... Ronald Keith
 2013-2014 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series)
Harris Green
- Changes (2014) ... Harris Green
- Brandon (2014) ... Harris Green
- Biking (2014) ... Harris Green
- Co-Op (2014) ... Harris Green
- Surprise (2014) ... Harris Green
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Armande
 2013 Suits (TV Series)
Robert Zane
- Bad Faith (2013) ... Robert Zane
- He's Back (2013) ... Robert Zane
- Zane vs. Zane (2013) ... Robert Zane
 2013 Möbius
Bob
 2013 Parker
Carlson
 2012/I Four
Joe
 2012 Lay the Favorite
Dave the Rave
 2012 Foreclosure
 2011 Horrible Bosses
Detective Hagan
 2011/I The Mortician
Clinger
 2010 Love Ranch
Naasih Mohammed
 2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (TV Series)
Detective
- Re-Animated (2010) ... Detective
 2010 Night Catches Us
David Gordon
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Neal David
 2009 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Michael Schilling
 2009 Fear Itself (TV Series)
Wiilbur Orwell
- Something with Bite (2009) ... Wiilbur Orwell
 2007-2008 Numb3rs (TV Series)
William Bradford
- Scan Man (2008) ... William Bradford
- Money for Nothing (2007) ... William Bradford
- One Hour (2007) ... William Bradford
- Take Out (2007) ... William Bradford
 2008 House of Payne (TV Series)
Jeffrey Lucas
- We've Come This Far by Faith: Part 2 (2008) ... Jeffrey Lucas
- The Last Supper (2008) ... Jeffrey Lucas
 2008 Women's Murder Club (TV Series)
Bill Schroeder
- Father's Day (2008) ... Bill Schroeder
 2007 Pariah (Short)
Arthur
 2007 Life Support (TV Movie)
Slick
 2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Sam Carter
- Prodigal Son (2006) ... Sam Carter
 2006 Stay Alive
Detective Thibodeaux
 1992-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Roger Porter / Mr. Wade / Jerome Bryant / ...
- Gunplay (2004) ... Roger Porter
- Disciple (1999) ... Mr. Wade
- Rage (1995) ... Jerome Bryant
- Consultation (1992) ... Chief Ola-Gimju Nwaka
 2004 Land of Plenty
Henry
 2004 A Hole in One
Dan
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Harry Benton
- Sins of the Father (2004) ... Harry Benton
 2003 The Fighting Temptations
Reverend Lewis
 2002 Brown Sugar
Simon
 2002/II The Date (Short)
Naive Man
 2002 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Anthony Jackson
- Childs in Charge (2002) ... Anthony Jackson
 2000-2001 The Weber Show (TV Series)
Wendell Simms
- Dog Eat Dog (2001) ... Wendell Simms
- ...And Then He Got a Rash (2001) ... Wendell Simms
- ...And Then Everything Changed (2001) ... Wendell Simms
- ...And Then Jack Had Two Dates (2001) ... Wendell Simms
 2001 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Dr. Boucher
- Pilot (2001) ... Dr. Boucher
 2001 The Gilded Six Bits (Short)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Norbert Grimly
- Straight Flush (2000) ... Norbert Grimly
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Just Another Night at the Opera (2000) ... Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Men (2000) ... Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- This Band of Brothers (2000) ... Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Journey to the Himalayas (2000) ... Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
- Alone in a Crowd (2000) ... Officer Conrad 'Candyman' Jones
 2000 God, the Devil and Bob (TV Series)
- Date from Hell (2000) ... (voice)
- In the Beginning (2000) ... (voice)
 1998-2000 The Brian Benben Show (TV Series)
Kevin La Rue
- Of Mice and Benben (2000) ... Kevin La Rue
- Motivating Kevin (2000) ... Kevin La Rue
- Brian's Got Back: Part 2 (1998) ... Kevin La Rue
- House of Blues (1998) ... Kevin La Rue
- Pilot (1998) ... Kevin La Rue
 1999 Shadows of the Past
Reverend Tillis
 1999 The Expert (TV Series)
Dr. Worseley
- Pilot (1999) ... Dr. Worseley
 1998 Bulworth
Fred
 1997-1998 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Carl Stevenson
- Wahunthra (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
- Per Chance to Dance (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
- Carpe Diem (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
- James Stevenson Stands Alone (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
- Love Thy Neighbor (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
 1997 The Advocate's Devil (TV Movie)
Justin
 1997 413 Hope St. (TV Series)
Taffy
- Pilot (1997) ... Taffy
 1996-1997 Moloney (TV Series)
DA Cal Patterson / Calvin Patterson
- Herniated Nick (1997) ... DA Cal Patterson
- Damage Control (1997) ... DA Cal Patterson
- I'm Ambivalent About L.A. (1997) ... DA Cal Patterson
- Pilot (1996) ... DA Cal Patterson
- Hard Choices (1996) ... Calvin Patterson
 1996 Get on the Bus
Wendell
 1996 Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story (TV Movie)
John Saunders
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Dr. Anthony Fisher
- Bad Blood (1996) ... Dr. Anthony Fisher
 1995 Hackers
Agent Dick Gill
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Hector
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
- The Using Game (1995)
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Bo Williams
 1993 Strapped (TV Movie)
District Attorney
 1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery
Policeman
 1992 Unnatural Pursuits (TV Series)
Cabbie
- I Don't Do Cuddles (1992) ... Cabbie
 1992 Malcolm X
Ben Thomas
 1991 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
Charles
- Coming Home (1991) ... Charles
 1991 A Rage in Harlem
Louis
 1991 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series)
Sergeant Kelly
- Avenue Z Afternoon ... Sergeant Kelly
 1990 A Matter of Degrees
Wells Dennard
 1989 Casualties of War
MacIntire
 1988-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Dr. Wolff
- Starfire (1989) ... Dr. Wolff
- The Last Campaign (1988) ... Dr. Wolff
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Derrick West
- Never My Love (1989) ... Derrick West
 1987 Vietnam War Story (TV Series)
French
- The Pass (1987) ... French
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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There was a little disappointment last year because people here in New Orleans wanted the New Orleans version of The Wire (2002). But what's so different about _Treme_ is that it's trying really hard to capture culture, and show the impact culture has on people's lives. Culture is the intersection of people and life itself. It's how we deal with life, love, death, birth, disappointment... all of ... See more »

Trivia:

Wendell Pierce plays trombone player Antoine Batiste on the TV series Treme, but he is not really a trombonist. When he got the role he started taking lessons so that his handling of the instrument would look credible on-screen. An off-screen professional trombone player provides the actual music for Batiste's scenes of playing the instrument. Pierce told NPR that prior to accepting the role on ... See more »

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