Wood Harris


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Harris was born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, "Wood". Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by August Wilson, William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. He is ... See full bio »

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Known For

Remember the Titans Julius Campbell
(2000)
Ant-Man Gale
(2015)
Dredd Kay
(2012)
The Wire Avon Barksdale
(2002-2008)

Filmography

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 2022 Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (TV Series)
Spencer Haywood
- Promised Land (2022) ... Spencer Haywood
- Acceptable Loss (2022) ... Spencer Haywood
- California Dreaming (2022) ... Spencer Haywood
- Invisible Man (2022) ... Spencer Haywood
- Memento Mori (2022) ... Spencer Haywood
 2021 The Last O.G. (TV Series)
Percy
- The Payback (2021) ... Percy
- If You Can't Buy, Rent (2021) ... Percy
 2021 BMF (TV Series)
Pat
- Secrets and Lies (2021) ... Pat
- Heroes (2021) ... Pat
- Love All, Trust Few (2021) ... Pat
 2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy
Coach C
 2017-2021 Bronzeville (Podcast Series short)
Everett Copeland
- 3,5,11,29 (2021) ... Everett Copeland
- 7, 18 (2017) ... Everett Copeland
- 2, 12, 22 (2017) ... Everett Copeland
- 8, 45, 51 (2017) ... Everett Copeland
- 7, 27 (2017) ... Everett Copeland
 2021 Ransum Games
Henchman #1
 2020 Always and Forever
Danny
 2018-2020 Empire (TV Series)
Damon Cross
- Home Is on the Way (2020) ... Damon Cross
- Over Everything (2020) ... Damon Cross
- We Got Us (2020) ... Damon Cross (credit only)
- Love Me Still (2020) ... Damon Cross
- I Am Who I Am (2020) ... Damon Cross (credit only)
 2019 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (TV Series)
Vince Vincente
- The Office Party (2019) ... Vince Vincente
- I'm Sorry, She Classpassed (2019) ... Vince Vincente
- Execution Dependant (2019) ... Vince Vincente
- The Rhy Chromosome (2019) ... Vince Vincente
- Like and Subscribe (2019) ... Vince Vincente
 2018 Gangland: The Musical
Reeby
 2018/I The Mission (TV Movie)
Frank Griffith
 2018 Creed II
Tony 'Little Duke' Burton
 2017 Blade Runner 2049
Nandez
 2017 9/11
Michael
 2017 The Breaks (TV Series)
Barry Fouray
- N.T. (2017) ... Barry Fouray
- Under Pressure (2017) ... Barry Fouray
- Runaway (2017) ... Barry Fouray
- Amen, Brother (2017) ... Barry Fouray
- Substitution (2017) ... Barry Fouray
 2017 The New Edition Story (TV Mini Series)
Brooke Payne
- Part 3 (2017) ... Brooke Payne
- Part 2 (2017) ... Brooke Payne
- Part 1 (2017) ... Brooke Payne
 2016 The Breaks (TV Movie)
Barry Fouray
 2015/II Creed
Tony 'Little Duke' Burton
 2015 Ant-Man
Gale
 2014 Rick Ross Feat. Lil Wayne: Thug Cry (Music Video)
Prisoner
 2014 Justified (TV Series)
Jay
- Wrong Roads (2014) ... Jay
- Raw Deal (2014) ... Jay
- Shot All to Hell (2014) ... Jay
- The Kids Aren't All Right (2014) ... Jay
 2013 The Watsons Go to Birmingham (TV Movie)
Daniel
 2012 Dredd
Kay
 2012 The Babymakers
Darrell
 2010 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Russell Ellison
- Nalowale (2010) ... Russell Ellison
 2010 Southland (TV Series)
Trinney Day
- What Makes Sammy Run? (2010) ... Trinney Day
- Butch & Sundance (2010) ... Trinney Day
- Phase Three (2010) ... Trinney Day
 2009/IV Just Another Day
A-Maze
 2009 Next Day Air
Guch
 2009 Played by Fame (TV Series)
 2009 Dough Boys
Julian France
 2009 Not Easily Broken
Darnell Gooden
 2008 Jazz in the Diamond District
Gabriel Marx
 2008 House (TV Series)
Bowman
- Last Resort (2008) ... Bowman
 2002-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
Avon Barksdale
- Unconfirmed Reports (2008) ... Avon Barksdale
- Mission Accomplished (2004) ... Avon Barksdale
- Middle Ground (2004) ... Avon Barksdale
- Reformation (2004) ... Avon Barksdale
- Slapstick (2004) ... Avon Barksdale
 2007 4 Life (Video)
Dayvon
 2007 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Murphy 'Pony' Fuñez
- The Art of Reckoning (2007) ... Murphy 'Pony' Fuñez
 2006 The Heart Specialist
Dr. Sidney Zachary
 2006 Southland Tales
Dion Element
 2005 Dirty
Brax
 2005 Common: Testify (Music Video)
Wood Harris
 2004 Joy Road
Tony Smalls
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Marvin Gardens / Dwayne Grant
- Another Life (2003) ... Marvin Gardens / Dwayne Grant
 2002 Paid in Full
Ace
 2000 Rhapsody (TV Movie)
Billy Dixon
 2000 Train Ride
Will
 2000 Remember the Titans
Julius Campbell
 2000 Hendrix (TV Movie)
Jimi Hendrix
 2000 Are You Cinderella? (Short)
 2000 The Gold Cup
Clayton
 2000/I Committed
Chicky
 1999 Spenser: Small Vices (TV Movie)
Ellis Alves
 1998 The Siege
Officer Henderson
 1998 Celebrity
Al Swayze
 1998 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Shadow
- Going Native (1998) ... Shadow
 1997 As Good as It Gets
Cafe 24 Busboy
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Tony
- The Rules (1997) ... Tony
 1997 Oz (TV Series)
Officer Gordon Wood
- Plan B (1997) ... Officer Gordon Wood
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Hector
- Moby Greg (1996) ... Hector
 1994 Above the Rim
Motaw (as Sherwin David Harris)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in a Black History Month commercial on BET (2007). See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Sherwin David Harris

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Rebekah Harris  (2 children)

Parents:

Harris, Mattie | Harris, John

Relatives:

Steve Harris (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

If you overdo something, you end up typecast. You always have to expand. See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from St Joseph High School in Chicago where he played on the Basketball team. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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