Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau

Highest Rated: 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Aug 7, 1963

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

American actor Harold Perrineau rose to fame with parts in some of his generation's most iconic projects, including the television shows "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) and "Lost" (ABC, 2004-10). A native of Brooklyn, he began his career working as a dancer, making his screen debut performing dance moves on the television show "Fame" (1982-87). He moved into acting with small roles in the films "Shakedown" (1988) and Abel Ferrara's "King of New York" (1990), as well as a guest appearance on "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-92). His acting break came with a recurring role on the critically acclaimed television period drama "I'll Fly Away" (NBC, 1991-93). After moving through additional guest appearances on television, he began to find his footing in the film world. A sizable role in the Jack Nicholson drama "Blood and Wine" (1996) preceded the actor's true breakout in "Romeo + Juliet" (1996). Perrineau played Mercutio opposite Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's stylized retelling of the Shakespeare tragedy. A starring role alongside Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins followed in the David Mamet penned thriller "The Edge" (1997). He showed a softer side as part of the ensemble, alongside Taye Diggs and Terrence Howard, in the comedy "The Best Man" (1999). His strong run continued as he was cast in the landmark prison drama "Oz". His wheelchair bound former drug dealer Augustus Hill served as the show's narrator. He joined Keanu Reeves in the final two films of the Wachowski Siblings' "Matrix" trilogy, playing ship operator Link in "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003) and "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003). He then moved on to a role on J.J. Abrams' "Lost", becoming a part of that show's mind-bending mythology. His Michael Dawson was featured both on and off the mysterious island at the show's center. Perrineau's film career continued as well with a role in "28 Weeks Later" (2007), the sequel to Danny Boyle's hit zombie film "28 Days Later" (2003). He continued piling up credits on both film and television, including starring in the short-lived series "Blade" (Spike, 2006) and "Wedding Band" (TBS, 2012-13). He spent a memorable season on the hit gangland drama "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-15) playing a crime rival of Charlie Hunnam's Jax, before starring as a warrior angel looking after Matt Ryan's title character on "Constantine" (NBC, 2014-15). On film, he played a CIA analyst in Kathryn Bigelow's critically acclaimed "Zero Dark Thirty" (2012) and returned to one of his previous successes with the sequel "The Best Man Holiday" (2013). He also starred opposite former "Oz" costar J.K. Simmons in "The Bachelors" (2017) playing a psychiatrist trying to help a father overcome the loss of his wife. After another run of supporting roles and TV guest appearances, Perrineau joined the cast of "Claws" (TNT, 2017-) playing the autistic brother of Niecy Nash's nail salon owner.

Highest rated movies

Zero Dark Thirty
Dumplin' Cold Brook
Go for Sisters
The Matrix Reloaded William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
28 Weeks Later




No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Ward Lord Voraz Esquire (Character) - 2022
80% 83% Cold Brook Gil Le Deux (Character) - 2018
71% 76% Virginia Minnesota Mister (Voice) $15.5K 2018
87% 73% Dumplin' Lee Wayne/Rhea Ranged (Character) - 2018
33% 40% Stephanie Leader (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Me At a Funeral Jeffrey (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 39% Sabotage Jackson (Character) $10.5M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Hillywood Executive Producer - 2013
70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Julian Murch (Character) $70.5M 2013
74% 54% Go for Sisters Wiley (Character) $56.0K 2013
No Score Yet 50% Sexy Evil Genius Marvin Coolidge (Character) - 2013
57% 61% Snitch Jeffery Steele (Character) $42.9M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Championship Rounds Darryl (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 83% Sunset Stories Harold (Character) - 2012
91% 80% Zero Dark Thirty Jack (Character) $95.7M 2012
50% 30% Transit Losada (Character) - 2012
28% 39% Justice Jimmy (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Case 219 Franklyn Bonner (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2010
17% 14% 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Todd (Character) - 2010
0% 36% The Killing Jar Smith (Character) - 2009
63% 82% Felon Lt. Jackson (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 27% Your Name Here Rich (Character) - 2008
20% 64% Ball Don't Lie Jimmy (Character) - 2008
57% 65% Gardens of the Night Orlando (Character) - 2007
72% 66% 28 Weeks Later Flynn (Character) $28.6M 2007
34% 60% The Matrix Revolutions Link (Character) $139.3M 2003
73% 72% The Matrix Reloaded Link (Character) $281.5M 2003
38% 30% On-Line Moe Curley (Character) $166.0K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Overnight Sensation Experienced PA (Character) - 2000
35% 43% Woman on Top Monica Jones (Character) $5.0M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day in Black and White Unknown (Character) - 1999
72% 86% The Best Man Julian Murch (Character) $34.1M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Macbeth in Manhattan Chorus (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 40% Tempest Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tempest Ariel (Character) - 1998
63% 70% The Edge Stephen (Character) $27.8M 1997
61% 35% Blood and Wine Henry (Character) $1.1M 1996
73% 77% William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet Mercutio (Character) $46.4M 1996
90% 89% Smoke Thomas 'Rashid' Cole (Character) $8.3M 1995


No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Man: The Final Chapters Unknown (Character) 2022
95% 86% From Boyd Stevens (Character) 2022
90% 74% Claws Dean (Character) 2017-2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet 68% The Rookie Detective Armstrong (Guest Star) 2019-2021
No Score Yet 68% The Good Doctor Wes Keller (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 76% Lee Daniel's Star Bobby Brooks (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2019
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Smitty (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 75% Full Circle Damon Houserman (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 75% Full Circle Damon Houserman (Character) 2016
24% 76% The Mysteries of Laura Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
72% 76% Constantine Manny (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 67% Z Nation Mark Hammond (Character) 2014
35% 70% Growing Up Fisher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Brian Traymor (Guest Star) 2013
54% 62% Wedding Band Stevie (Character) 2012-2013
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Reggie Tifford (Guest Star) 2010
85% 91% Lost Michael Dawson (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2004-2006 2008 2010
72% 100% The Unusuals Detective Leo Banks (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
92% 97% Oz Augustus Hill (Character) 1997-2003
No Score Yet 84% ER Isaac Price (Guest Star) 1997
57% 50% The Whole Truth Unknown (Guest Star)