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Wendell Pierce

Highest Rated:   99% Selma (2015)
Lowest Rated:   9% Stay Alive (2006)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
59% Bad Moms
  • Principal Burr
2016
80% Confirmation
  • Clarence Thomas
2016
26% The Runner
  • Frank Legrand
2015
93% The Gift
  • Detective Mills
2015
99% Selma
  • Reverend Hosea Williams
2015
No Score Yet Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Runaway Hearts
  • Actor
2015
32% Elsa & Fred
  • Armande
2014
41% Parker
  • Carlson
2013
No Score Yet Möbius
  • Bob
2013
19% Lay the Favorite
  • Dave the Rave
2012
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
  • J. Jenks
2012
No Score Yet Foreclosure
  • Actor
2012
93% Pariah
  • Arthur
2011
68% Horrible Bosses
  • Suspicious Cop
2011
No Score Yet The Mortician
  • Actor
2011
81% Night Catches Us
  • David Gordon
2010
12% Love Ranch
  • Naasih Mohammed
2010
No Score Yet Renaissance Village
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Morgan Lacrosse Story
  • Actor
2008
18% I Think I Love My Wife
  • Sean
2007
No Score Yet Life Support
  • Slick
2006
9% Stay Alive
  • Detective Thibodeaux
2006
81% Ray
  • Wilbur Brassfield
2004
17% A Hole in One
  • Dan
2004
62% Land of Plenty
  • Henry
2004
42% The Fighting Temptations
  • Reverend Lewis
2003
66% Brown Sugar
  • Simom
2002
47% Twenty-Four Hour Woman
  • Roy Labelle
1999
75% Bulworth
  • Fred
1998
No Score Yet The Advocate's Devil
  • Justin
1997
74% Sleepers
  • Little Caesar
1996
88% Get on the Bus
  • Wendell
1996
52% Waiting to Exhale
  • Michael
1995
32% 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
91% Malcolm X
  • Ben Thomas
1992
No Score Yet A Matter Of Degrees
  • Wells Dennard
1991
64% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • Guest
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Actor
98% Treme
2010-2013
  • Antoine Batiste
Treme
  • Antoine Batiste
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Wade Tribal Chief Roger Porter Chief Ola-Gimju Nwaka Jerome Bryant
86% Suits
2011
  • Robert Zane
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015
  • Teddy
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • William "Bunk" Moreland Bunk Moreland Det. William `Bunk' Moreland
No Score Yet Meet the Press
1947
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hawthorne
2009-2011
  • Michael Schilling
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • William Bradford
70% The Michael J. Fox Show
2013-2014
  • Harris Green
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Reports
2010-2013
  • Appearing

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