Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

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Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was born on September 22, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Walk of Shame (2014), The Waterboy (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is married to Michelle Paress. See full bio »

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Known For

Walk of Shame Scrilla
The Waterboy Derek Wallace
Gangs of New York Jimmy Spoils


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  One Night in Miami (post-production)
Bundini Brown
 2017-2019 The Deuce (TV Series)
Chris Alston
- Finish It (2019) ... Chris Alston
- That's a Wrap (2019) ... Chris Alston
- This Trust Thing (2019) ... Chris Alston
- You Only Get One (2019) ... Chris Alston
- They Can Never Go Home (2019) ... Chris Alston
 2018/II Peaches (Short)
 2018 God Friended Me (TV Series)
- Coney Island Cyclone (2018) ... Aaron
 2018 Hot Air
Earl (as Lawrence Gilliard)
 2015 Graceland (TV Series)
Agent Sean Logan
- No Old Tigers (2015) ... Agent Sean Logan (as Lawrence Gilliard)
- Hand of Glory (2015) ... Agent Sean Logan (as Lawrence Gilliard)
- Savior Complex (2015) ... Agent Sean Logan (as Lawrence Gilliard)
- Piñon Tree (2015) ... Agent Sean Logan (as Lawrence Gilliard)
- Chester Cheeto (2015) ... Agent Sean Logan (as Lawrence Gilliard)
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Ken Boxer Jr.
- Winning Ugly (2015) ... Ken Boxer Jr.
 2013-2015 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Bob Stookey
- What Happened and What's Going On (2015) ... Bob Stookey
- Four Walls and a Roof (2014) ... Bob Stookey
- Strangers (2014) ... Bob Stookey
- No Sanctuary (2014) ... Bob Stookey
- A (2014) ... Bob Stookey
 2015 Elementary (TV Series)
Dwyer Kirk
- The Eternity Injection (2015) ... Dwyer Kirk
 2014 Turnipseed: Legacy (Short)
John Turnipseed
 2014 Walk of Shame
 2013 The Championship Rounds (Short)
James Deacon, Sr.
 2013 Turnipseed: Second Chance (Short)
John Turnipseed
 2013 Longmire (TV Series)
- Unquiet Mind (2013) ... Burke
 2012 Would You Rather
Dr. Barden
 2012 Army Wives (TV Series)
Marcus Williams
- Domestic Maneuvers (2012) ... Marcus Williams
- Handicap (2012) ... Marcus Williams
- Tough Love (2012) ... Marcus Williams
- Fatal Reaction (2012) ... Marcus Williams
- General Complications (2012) ... Marcus Williams
 2012 The Trial of Ben Barry (Short)
 2012 The Wire: The Musical (Short)
D'Angelo Barksdale
 2012 Southland (TV Series)
John's Sponsor
- God's Work (2012) ... John's Sponsor
- Fallout (2012) ... John's Sponsor
 2012/I Junior (Short)
Det. Daniel Abrams Sr.
 2011 Partners (TV Movie)
Dr. J (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2011/I The Double
Agent Burton (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Marcus Weaver
- Smoked (2010) ... Marcus Weaver
 2010 Detroit 1-8-7 (TV Series)
Lefty Reed
- Déjà Vu/All In (2010) ... Lefty Reed
 2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
2nd Prisoner
- A Date with the Booty Warrior (2010) ... 2nd Prisoner (voice, as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2010 Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
- The Lights in Carroll Park (2010) ... Elden (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2009 Trauma (TV Series)
- Blue Balloon (2009) ... Duke (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
Raymond Beaumont / Raymond / Nick
- No Turning Back (2009) ... Raymond Beaumont (uncredited)
- Counterfeit (2009) ... Raymond Beaumont (uncredited)
- My Brother's Keeper (2009) ... Raymond Beaumont (uncredited)
- The Walk In (2009) ... Raymond Beaumont (uncredited)
- Hothead (2009) ... Raymond Beaumont (uncredited)
 2008 The Highs & Lows of Milo Brown (Short)
Elliot (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2008 Turnipseed
Johnny Turnipseed (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2008 Fear Itself (TV Series)
- Spooked (2008) ... James (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Amos Shabaz
- Waste Not (2006) ... Amos Shabaz (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Eddie Roberts
- Acts of Contrition (2005) ... Eddie Roberts (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Officer Omar Lilly
- Crime and Misdemeanor (2005) ... Officer Omar Lilly (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Corey Hamilton
- The Boxer (2004) ... Corey Hamilton (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2004 Woman Hollering Creek (Short)
Melvin (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2004 The Machinist
Jackson (as Larry Gilliard)
 2004 Brother to Brother
Marcus (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2002-2003 The Wire (TV Series)
D'Angelo Barksdale
- All Prologue (2003) ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
- Undertow (2003) ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
- Hard Cases (2003) ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
- Hot Shots (2003) ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
- Collateral Damage (2003) ... D'Angelo Barksdale (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2003 Kill the Poor
Spike (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2002 Gangs of New York
Jimmy Spoils (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2002 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
- Kip Steadman's Guide to Dating ... Chester (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2001 Trigger Happy
Ray (as Larry Gilliard)
 2001 Home Invaders (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2000 Cecil B. Demented
Lewis (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (TV Movie)
Henry Jackson (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1999 Loving Jezebel
Walter (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1999 Simply Irresistible
Nolan Traynor (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1998 The Waterboy
Derek Wallace (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1998 One Tough Cop
Curtis Wilkins (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1998 A Soldier's Sweetheart
Shoeshine (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1998 The Substitute 2: School's Out (TV Movie)
Dontae (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
Brett (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1997 White Lies
Leon Turner / Leon Chame (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1996 The Associate
Thomas, Plaza Bellhop (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1996 Trees Lounge
James (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1995 Inflammable (TV Movie)
Wesley Raines (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1995 Money Train
Hood (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1995 Lotto Land
Hank (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- After Shakespeare (1994) ... Quentin (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1993-1994 George (TV Series)
Lathan Basmore
- Man of the Year (1994) ... Lathan Basmore (as Larry Gilliard)
- Rapmasta Shasta (1994) ... Lathan Basmore (as Larry Gilliard)
- Homeboy Is Where the Heart Is (1994) ... Lathan Basmore (as Larry Gilliard)
- Society Girl (1993) ... Lathan Basmore (as Larry Gilliard)
- Nobody Up There Likes Me (1993) ... Lathan Basmore (as Larry Gilliard)
 1993 The Pickle
Boy Who Stopped
 1993 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Girlfriend (1993) ... (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
William Lyness
- A Dog and Pony Show (1993) ... William Lyness (as Larry Gillard Jr.)
 1993 Survive the Night (TV Movie) (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
 1992 Fly by Night
Jed-Lyte (as Larry Gilliard)
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War (TV Movie)
Will (as Larry Gilliard)
 1991 Straight Out of Brooklyn
Dennis Brown (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Played Booth in "Topdog/Underdog" by Suzan-Lori Parks (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA). See more »

Alternate Names:

Larry Gillard Jr. | Larry Gilliard Jr. | Larry Gilliard | Lawrence Gilliard


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Personal Quote:

I just got lucky with Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991). I just went out on an audition and got the role. Since then, I've done some stuff, but it's hard for African-American actors, period! There just isn't any material out there for us, and what there is, is the same: profanity, violence, etc. See more »


Studied classical music at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Juilliard School before turning to acting. See more »



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