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William Jackson Harper


William Jackson Harper was born on February 8, 1980 in Dallas, Texas, USA as William Fitzgerald Harper. He is an actor, known for The Good Place (2016), Paterson (2016) and High Maintenance (2012). See full bio »
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Known For

The Good Place
The Good Place Chidi Anagonye
(2016-2018)
Paterson
Paterson Everett
(2016)
High Maintenance
(2014)
The Breaks
The Breaks Stephen Jenkins
(2016)

Filmography

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 2019 The Man in the Woods (post-production)
Buster Heath
 2018 We Win (Short)
Ben
 2016-2018 The Good Place (TV Series)
Chidi Anagonye
- Somewhere Else (2018) ... Chidi Anagonye
- The Burrito (2018) ... Chidi Anagonye
- Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent (2018) ... Chidi Anagonye
- Best Self (2018) ... Chidi Anagonye
- Leap to Faith (2018) ... Chidi Anagonye
 2018 They Remain
Keith
 2017 The Root of Happiness (Short)
Will
 2017 The Breaks (TV Series)
Stephen Jenkins
- Amen, Brother (2017) ... Stephen Jenkins
- Substitution (2017) ... Stephen Jenkins
- It's Just Begun (2017) ... Stephen Jenkins
 2016 Paterson
Everett
 2016 Deadbeat (TV Series)
Adam
- Death List Three (2016) ... Adam
 2016 How to Tell You're a Douchebag
Jake Brown
 2016 The Breaks (TV Movie)
Stephen Jenkins
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Security
- Tom Connolly (No. 11) (2015) ... Security
 2015/I True Story
Zak Rausch
 2015 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Strobel
- Control-Alt-Delete (2015) ... Strobel
 2014 High Maintenance (TV Series)
Andrew
- Geiger (2014) ... Andrew
 2014 Untitled Jerrod Carmichael Pilot (TV Series)
Alex
- Pilot (2014) ... Alex
 2013 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Andry Fotre aka Willis
- Incognito (2013) ... Andry Fotre aka Willis
 2012 The Share (TV Movie)
Lincoln
 2012/I That's What She Said
Harry
 2009-2011 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Danny Rebus
- The Junior Assistant (2011) ... Danny Rebus
- Tip It or Dip It (2011) ... Danny Rebus
- Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk! (2011) ... Danny Rebus
- Wiki Wiki Walter (2011) ... Danny Rebus
- The Incredible Return-a-Ball (2011) ... Danny Rebus
 2011 30 Rock (TV Series)
Rioter
- Plan B (2011) ... Rioter
 2010 All Good Things
Moynihan's Assistant
 2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Officer Derek Waldron
- Boy on Fire (2010) ... Officer Derek Waldron
 2009 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Video Game)
The People of Liberty City (voice)
 2009 Mercy (TV Series)
David Green
- I Believe You Conrad (2009) ... David Green (as William J. Harper)
 2009 Great Performances (TV Series)
Melville
 2008 Transferants (Short)
The guy
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Chayne Danforth
- Self-made (2007) ... Chayne Danforth
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Alternate Names:

William J. Harper

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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There's so much control of the audience's experience when you're on stage doing a play, whereas when working on camera, there's a lot of people that have to do a lot of things exactly right for anything that I do to matter at all. See more »

Trivia:

He had seriously considered quitting acting before he was cast in The Good Place (2016 - ). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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