Wendell Pierce

Highest Rated: 100% Clemency (2019)
Lowest Rated: 9% Stay Alive (2006)
Birthday: Dec 8, 1962
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Actor Wendell Pierce spent the first 20 years or so of his career predominantly essaying character roles as authority figures, with many bit parts as cops, attorneys, government agents, and ministers to his credit. Pierce devoted the majority of his first decade to big-screen work (including such projects as The Money Pit, Family Business, and Get on the Bus); by 1995, he began to accept occasional bit parts on television, and indeed, this venue ultimately brought Pierce higher billing, when he was tapped to play two roles: Conrad "Candyman" Jones on Third Watch and Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on HBO's police drama The Wire. Pierce remained most active on-stage, however, where his powerhouse presence illuminated an impressive array of classical dramas, among them Cymbeline (1989), Antigone (1993), and Tartuffe (1999). Over the coming years, Pierce would find additional success on a series about his hometown, Treme.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
71% Piercing Doctor 2019
93% Burning Cane Reverend Tillman 2019
100% Clemency Jonathan Williams 2019
98% Rodents of Unusual Size Narrator 2018
No Score Yet One Last Thing - A Chicken Soup for the Soul Event Dylan Derringer 2018
58% Bad Moms Principal Burr $113.3M 2016
82% Confirmation Clarence Thomas 2016
24% The Runner Frank Legrand 2015
92% The Gift Detective Mills $33.1M 2015
No Score Yet Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band Actor 2015
No Score Yet Runaway Hearts Actor 2015
99% Selma Reverend Hosea Williams 2014
33% Elsa & Fred Armande 2014
41% Parker Carlson $17.7M 2013
No Score Yet Möbius Bob 2013
18% Lay the Favorite Dave the Rave $21.5K 2012
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 J. Jenks $292.3M 2012
No Score Yet Foreclosure Actor 2012
95% Pariah Arthur $0.8M 2011
69% Horrible Bosses Suspicious Cop $117M 2011
No Score Yet The Mortician Actor 2011
80% Night Catches Us David Gordon $75.8K 2010
13% Love Ranch Naasih Mohammed $0.2M 2010
No Score Yet Renaissance Village Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Morgan Lacrosse Story Actor 2008
19% I Think I Love My Wife Sean $12.5M 2007
No Score Yet Life Support Slick 2006
9% Stay Alive Detective Thibodeaux $23M 2006
80% Ray Wilbur Brassfield $75.1M 2004
17% A Hole in One Dan 2004
62% Land of Plenty Henry 2004
42% The Fighting Temptations Reverend Lewis $30.3M 2003
66% Brown Sugar Simom $27.2M 2002
47% Twenty-Four Hour Woman Roy Labelle 1999
76% Bulworth Fred 1998
No Score Yet The Advocate's Devil Justin 1997
73% Sleepers Little Caesar 1996
88% Get on the Bus Wendell 1996
56% Waiting to Exhale Michael 1995
33% Hackers Agent Dick Gill 1995
71% It Could Happen to You Bo Williams 1994
19% Bye Bye, Love Hector 1994
93% Manhattan Murder Mystery Policeman 1993
88% Malcolm X Ben Thomas 1992
No Score Yet A Matter Of Degrees Wells Dennard 1991
65% A Rage in Harlem Louis 1991
No Score Yet The 10 Million Dollar Getaway Actor 1991
38% Family Business Prosecutor 1989
84% Casualties of War MacIntire 1989
No Score Yet Vietnam War Story 1 Actor 1988
47% The Money Pit Paramedic 1986

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
Ray Price
  • 2019
  • 2017
91% Suits
2011
Guest Robert Zane
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
74% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
2018
  • 2018
73% Unsolved
2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015-2017
Teddy
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2014
70% The Michael J. Fox Show
2013-2014
Harris Green
  • 2014
  • 2013
96% Treme
2010-2013
Antoine Batiste
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
2005-2012
Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Reports
2010-2013
Appearing
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
Michael Schilling
  • 2009
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • 2008
69% The Women's Murder Club
2007-2008
Captain Bill Schroeder
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
William Bradford
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
96% The Wire
2002-2008
William "Bunk" Moreland Bunk Moreland Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Close to Home
2005-2007
Sam Carter
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Wade Tribal Chief Roger Porter Chief Ola-Gimju Nwaka Jerome Bryant
  • 2004
  • 1999
  • 1995
  • 1992
No Score Yet My Wife and Kids
2001-2005
Dr. Boucher
  • 2001
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Candyman
  • 2000
20% Capital News
1990
Conrad White
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Dr. Wolff
  • 1989
No Score Yet Treme
Antoine Batiste

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