Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Highest Rated: 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% Run With the Hunted (2020)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1954

Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA

Prolific character actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. worked with everyone from Martin Scorsese to Woody Allen to Spike Lee during his gradual career ascent but first caught the public's attention when he was cast as the foul-mouthed bribe-taking senator Clay Davis in "The Wire" (HBO 2002-08). After that, he combined supporting big-screen parts in the likes of "Pieces Of April" (2003), "Cedar Rapids" (2011) and "Thanks For Sharing" (2013) with more substantial small-screen roles in "Rubicon" (AMC 2010), "Lucky 7" (ABC 2013) and "Veep" (HBO 2012-), while also earning critical acclaim for his theatre work both on and off Broadway.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 54% Da 5 Bloods Melvin (Character) - 2020
55% 65% The Lost Husband Russ McAllen (Character) - 2020
0% No Score Yet Run With the Hunted Lester (Character) - 2020
25% 15% Corporate Animals Derek (Character) - 2019
42% 94% Lost Holiday Matthews (Character) - 2019
62% 17% Lying and Stealing Lyman Wilkers (Character) - 2019
93% 62% The Old Man & the Gun Detective Gene Dentler (Character) $11.1M 2018
91% 79% All Square Scotty (Character) - 2018
18% 45% CHIPS Peterson (Character) $18.6M 2017
88% 72% Pete's Dragon Sheriff Gene Dentler (Character) $555 2016
9% 30% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Yates (Character) - 2014
36% 66% 23 Blast Dr. Connelly (Character) $485.1K 2014
88% 82% Home Samuel (Character) - 2013
81% 57% Europa Report Dr. Pamuk (Character) $125.5K 2013
71% 71% Newlyweeds Philly (Character) - 2013
25% 28% Why Stop Now? Black (Character) $1.6K 2012
58% 34% Red Hook Summer Det. Flood (Character) $334.7K 2012
70% 42% Not Fade Away Landers (Character) $607.3K 2012
65% 68% Gun Hill Road Thompson (Character) $149K 2011
86% 59% Cedar Rapids Ronald Wilkes (Character) $6.9M 2011
13% 11% Main Street Mayor (Character) $1.6K 2010
80% 61% 1408 Engineer (Character) $72M 2007
18% 23% Kettle of Fish Freddie (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bought & Sold Mr. Stubbs (Character) - 2003
84% 73% Pieces of April Eugene (Character) $2.4M 2003
78% 85% 25th Hour Agent Flood (Character) $13.1M 2002
81% 88% Jump Tomorrow George's Uncle (Character) $187.5K 2001

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 89% Apple & Onion Mayor Naise (Guest Voice) 2020
63% 65% FBI Richard Talmage (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Hervé Dupont (Guest Star) 2018
50% 85% The Good Cop Burt Loomis (Character) 2018
28% 41% Kevin Can Wait Jerry (Guest Star) 2017
61% 48% The Mist Gus Redman (Character) 2017
95% 89% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
97% 89% Atlanta Raleigh Marks (Guest Star) 2016
86% 82% Lucifer Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Todd Smythe (Guest Star) 2015 2012-2013 2005 2000-2001
87% 91% The Carmichael Show Reverend Carlson (Guest Star) 2015
93% 89% Veep George Maddox (Guest Star) 2013-2015
77% 66% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
91% 86% The Blacklist Danny (Guest Star) 2014
29% 0% Lucky 7 Bob Harris (Character) 2013
94% 95% Louie Alphonse (Guest Star) 2012
94% 92% The Good Wife Ira Protopapas (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2011 2001
47% No Score Yet CHAOS Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
69% 86% Rubicon Unknown (Character) 2010
72% 100% The Unusuals Captain Leslie Morgan (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 87% New Amsterdam Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
94% 97% The Wire State Sen. R. Clayton "Clay" Davis (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2008 2006 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2000 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Anton Emery (Guest Star) 2002
45% No Score Yet Madigan Men Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: The Wire State Sen. R. Clayton "Clay" Davis (Character)

QUOTES FROM Isiah Whitlock Jr. CHARACTERS

Ronald Wilkes says: Of course I have my guilty pleasures....like antiquing.

Ronald Wilkes says: Of course I have my guilty pleasures... like antiquing.

Ronald Wilkes says: NTS, that's Not Too Shabby