Wood Harris

Wood Harris

Highest Rated: 95% Creed (2015)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Babymakers (2012)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1969

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Wood Harris landed his most well-known role playing drug kingpin Avon Barksdale in the critically acclaimed crime series "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08). It was hardly his first major performance, however. In 1994 Harris made his feature film debut playing Motaw in "Above the Rim," starring Tupac Shakur. He subsequently picked up small parts in several television programs such as the cop show "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) and the prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). He also starred as groundbreaking guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the Showtime movie "Hendrix" (2000) and appeared in a dramatically meaty role opposite Denzel Washington in the football drama "Remember the Titans" (2000). Both performances brought him considerable attention, leading to his major part on "The Wire." Although none of Harris' post-"Wire" work managed to capitalize on that breakthrough performance in terms of visibility, he nevertheless continued to star in small features like "Dough Boys" (2009), "Next Day Air" (2009) and "Just Another Day" (2009), and popped up in several high-profile television series.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 20% Always and Forever Danny (Character) $196.3K 2020
83% 79% Creed II Tony "Little Duke" Burton (Character) $115.7M 2018
21% 28% Once Upon a Time in Venice Prince (Character) - 2017
11% 43% 9/11 Michael (Character) $172K 2017
88% 81% Blade Runner 2049 Nandez (Character) $91.5M 2017
No Score Yet 56% The Breaks Barry Fouray (Character) - 2016
82% 86% Ant-Man Gale (Character) $180.2M 2015
95% 89% Creed Tony "Little Duke" Burton (Character) $109.7M 2015
No Score Yet 76% The Watsons Go to Birmingham Daniel (Character) - 2013
79% 72% Dredd Kay (Character) $13.3M 2012
8% 22% The Babymakers Darrell (Character) $5.2K 2012
31% 67% Not Easily Broken Darnell Gooden (Character) $10.6M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweetwater Sweetwater (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 83% Just Another Day A-Maze (Character),
- 2009
21% 31% Next Day Air Guch (Character) $10M 2009
No Score Yet 22% Dough Boys Julian France (Character) - 2009
22% 56% Jazz in the Diamond District Gabriel Marx (Character) $5.1K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 4 Life Dayvon (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 37% The Heart Specialist Dr. Sidney Zachary (Character) $1.1M 2006
39% 41% Southland Tales Dion Warner/Dion Element (Character) $273.4K 2006
21% 42% Dirty Brax (Character) $271.1K 2005
No Score Yet 61% Joy Road Tony Smalls (Character) - 2004
53% 93% Paid in Full Ace (Character) $3M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Train Ride Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gold Cup Clayton (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% Rhapsody Billy Dixon (Character) - 2000
73% 93% Remember the Titans Big Ju (Character) $115.8M 2000
No Score Yet 46% Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Vices Ellis Alves (Character) - 1999


84% 48% Empire Damon Cross (Character),
Damon (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The DL Hughley Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Akil the Fugitive Hunter Narrator 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breaks Barry Fouray (Character) 2017
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
90% 97% Southland Trinney Day (Guest Star) 2010
90% 96% House Bowman (Guest Star) 2008
94% 97% The Wire Avon Barksdale (Character) 2008 2006 2002-2004
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
67% No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Hector (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: The Wire HD Avon Barksdale (Character)


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