William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper

Highest Rated: 96% Paterson (2016)

Lowest Rated: 42% Lost Holiday (2019)

Birthday: Feb 8, 1980

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Born in Dallas in 1980, William Jackson Harper was a thoughtful child, introduced to theater when his mother signed him up for some drama classes in middle school. He attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design, graduating in 2003, and in 2007 moved to New York City with the goal of being able to support himself as a New York actor. He succeeded. In addition to a number of theater productions, Harper appeared in several supporting roles onscreen in "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), the feature "All Good Things" (2010), and "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-13), with a series regular role on the reimagined "The Electric Company" (PBS, 2009-11). On the show, he played Danny Rebus, one of the antagonists, causing problems for the literacy-promoting superheroes. In 2014, Jackson played activist Stokely Carmichael in the original Broadway production of "All the Way," the historical drama starring Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson. He had a supporting role in in "True Story" (2015), about the killer Christian Longo, which starred Jonah Hill and James Franco. In 2016 he was set to get his most exposure to date, in a regular role on "The Good Place" (NBC, 2016-), starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. On the show, Harper appeared as Bell's soul mate as she navigates the afterlife.

Highest rated movies

Paterson Dark Waters Midsommar We Broke Up
They Remain
Lost Holiday




59% 57% We Broke Up Doug (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Woods Buster Heath (Character) - 2020
42% 94% Lost Holiday Mark (Character) - 2019
89% 95% Dark Waters James Ross (Character) $11.1M 2019
83% 63% Midsommar Josh (Character) $27.4M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet David David (Character) - 2018
57% 29% They Remain Keith (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 57% How to Tell You're a Douchebag Jake Brown (Character) - 2016
96% 72% Paterson Everett (Character) $2.1M 2016


No Score Yet No Score Yet Dogs in Space Loaf (Voice) 2021
79% 80% Love Life Marcus Watkins (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 23% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019-2020
97% 89% The Good Place Chidi (Character) 2016-2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2019
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Cheddar Guest 2019
No Score Yet 50% Busy Tonight Guest 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Breaks Stephen Jenkins (Character) 2017
92% 76% Person of Interest Strobel (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Maintenance Web Series Andrew (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 70% Unforgettable Andry Fotre aka Willis (Guest Star) 2013
78% 93% 30 Rock Rioter (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Chayne Danforth (Guest Star) 2007