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Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Selma (2014) and Horrible Bosses (2011). See full bio »

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Known For

The Wire Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
(2002-2008)
Selma Rev. Hosea Williams
(2014)
Horrible Bosses Detective Hagan
(2011)
The Money Pit Paramedic
(1986)

Filmography

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  The Thrill Is On (announced)
B.B. King
  Clemency (post-production)
Jonathan Williams
 2019 Burning Cane (post-production)
Reverend Tillman
 2018-2019 Jack Ryan (TV Series)
James Greer
- Episode #2.6 (2019) ... James Greer
- Episode #2.8 (2019) ... James Greer
- Episode #2.7 (2019) ... James Greer
- Episode #2.5 (2019) ... James Greer
- Episode #2.4 (2019) ... James Greer
 2013-2018 Suits (TV Series)
Robert Zane
- Managing Partner (2018) ... Robert Zane
- Motion to Delay (2018) ... Robert Zane
- Sour Grapes (2018) ... Robert Zane
- Revenue Per Square Foot (2018) ... Robert Zane
- Promises, Promises (2018) ... Robert Zane
 2018/II One Last Thing
Dylan
 2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Series)
Detective Lee Tucker
- Half the Job (2018) ... Detective Lee Tucker
- East Coast, West Coast (2018) ... Detective Lee Tucker
- Take Your Best Shot (2018) ... Detective Lee Tucker
- The Mack (2018) ... Detective Lee Tucker
- Nobody Talks (2018) ... Detective Lee Tucker
 2018 Piercing
 2017 The Forever Tree (Short)
Dr. Willow
 2017 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Ray Price
- Politics (2017) ... Ray Price
- Fallen (2017) ... Ray Price
- Reform (2017) ... Ray Price
 2017 Archer (TV Series)
Verl
- Archer Dreamland: Jane Doe (2017) ... Verl (voice)
 2015-2017 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Teddy
- The God Couple (2017) ... Teddy
- Conscious Odd Coupling (2017) ... Teddy
- Batman vs. The Penguin (2017) ... Teddy
- My Best Friend's Girl (2017) ... Teddy
 2016 Bad Moms
Principal Burr
 2016 Pickle and Peanut (TV Series)
Dr. Craig
- Night Shift/Scalped (2016) ... Dr. Craig (voice)
 2016 Confirmation (TV Movie)
Clarence Thomas
 2016 Grease Live! (TV Movie)
Coach Calhoun
 2015/I The Runner
Frank Legrand
 2015/VI The Gift
Detective Mills
 2014-2015 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Ronald Keith
- Come and Knock on Our Door (2015) ... Ronald Keith
- The Captain (2014) ... Ronald Keith
- Rodef (2014) ... Ronald Keith
- Volcheck (2014) ... Ronald Keith
- Snowflake (2014) ... Ronald Keith
 2015 The Night Shift (TV Series)
Walt
- Moving On (2015) ... Walt
 2015 Runaway Hearts
Paul
 2014 Selma
Rev. Hosea Williams
 2013-2014 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series)
Harris Green
- Changes (2014) ... Harris Green
- Dinner (2014) ... Harris Green
- Brandon (2014) ... Harris Green
- Health (2014) ... Harris Green
- Biking (2014) ... Harris Green
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Armande
 2014 Foreclosure
Virgil
 2010-2013 Treme (TV Series)
Antoine Batiste
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... Antoine Batiste
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) ... Antoine Batiste
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... Antoine Batiste
- This City (2013) ... Antoine Batiste
- Yes We Can Can (2013) ... Antoine Batiste
 2013 Möbius
Bob
 2013 Parker
Carlson
 2012/I Four
Joe
 2012 Lay the Favorite
Dave the Rave
 2011 Horrible Bosses
Detective Hagan
 2011 Treme Musical Performances: Got to Get You Off My Mind (Video short)
Antoine Batiste
 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 Beyond All Boundaries (Short)
Sgt. Thomas McPhatter (voice)
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Neal David
- Grayson's Anatomy (2009) ... Neal David
 2009 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Dr. Michael Schilling
- Trust Me (2009) ... Dr. 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
- We've Come This Far by Faith: Part 1 (2008) ... Jeffrey Lucas
- The Last Supper (2008) ... Jeffrey Lucas
- Meet the Lucases (2008) ... Jeffrey Lucas
 2008 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Dr. Warren McBride / Warren Morris
- Iris Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2008) ... Dr. Warren McBride / Warren Morris
 2008 Women's Murder Club (TV Series)
Bill Schroeder
- Father's Day (2008) ... Bill Schroeder
 2002-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
- -30- (2008) ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Late Editions (2008) ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Clarifications (2008) ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
- Took (2008) ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
 2007 The Wire: The Chronicles (TV Series)
Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
- 2000: Bunk and McNulty (2007) ... Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland
 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
 2005-2006 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Link
- Eros in the Upper Eighties (2006) ... Dr. Richard Link
- The Line (2005) ... Dr. Richard Link
 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/I Ray
Wilbur Brassfield
 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)
Otis D. Slimmons
 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
- Have One for the Show (1999) ... Kevin La Rue
- Chad Dates Julie (1999) ... Kevin La Rue
- Brian's Got Back: Part 2 (1998) ... Kevin La Rue
 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)
 1999 The Expert (TV Series)
Dr. Worseley
- Pilot (1999) ... Dr. Worseley
 1999 Shadows of the Past
Reverend Tillis
 1997-1999 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Carl Stevenson
- Anita the Hun (1999) ... Carl Stevenson
- Get Smarter (1999) ... Carl Stevenson
- Mug the One You're With (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
- Wahunthra (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
- Per Chance to Dance (1998) ... Carl Stevenson
 1999 The 24 Hour Woman
Roy Labelle
 1998 Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (TV Series)
Assistant Coach
- Scrubs (1998) ... Assistant Coach
 1998 Bulworth
Fred
 1997 The Advocate's Devil (TV Movie)
Justin
 1997 413 Hope St. (TV Series)
Taffy
- Fatherhood (1997)
- 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 Sleepers
Little Caesar
 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 New York News (TV Series)
- The Using Game (1995)
 1995 Waiting to Exhale
Michael Davenport
 1995 Hackers
Agent Dick Gill
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Hector
 1994 Last Days of Russell (TV Movie)
Walter
 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 10 Million Dollar Getaway (TV Movie)
Parnell "Stacks" Edwards
 1991 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series)
Sergeant Kelly
- Avenue Z Afternoon ... Sergeant Kelly
 1990 Capital News (TV Series)
Conrad White
- Tapes of Wrath (1990) ... Conrad White
- King for a Day (1990) ... Conrad White
- Here Comes the Sun (1990) ... Conrad White
- D.C. Tree (1990) ... Conrad White
- Best Little Whorehouse in Virginia (1990) ... Conrad White
 1990 A Matter of Degrees
Wells Dennard
 1989 Family Business
Prosecutor
 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
 1986 The Money Pit
Paramedic
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(9/06) Stage: Appeared (as "Jim Bono") in "Fences" by August Wilson, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

The Wire (2002) really is an American classic, and I think that's something to be very proud of. If you see me on the street, feel free for the rest of my life to call me Bunk. 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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