Wood Harris

Highest Rated: 95% Creed (2015)
Lowest Rated: 8% The Babymakers (2012)
Birthday: Oct 17, 1969
Birthplace: Not Available
A tall, polished actor adept at a broad array of parts and types, Wood Harris grew up amid the impoverished and crime-ridden ghettos of Chicago's West Side -- and reportedly felt intrigued by the many contradictions of the surrounding environment. The young man also felt drawn to acting, and the two interests converged in his first cinematic assignment: a role in Jeff Pollack's urban-themed sports drama Above the Rim (1994), starring gangsta rap legend Tupac Shakur. Harris only had a bit part in the film, but his work continued, and 2000 marked his breakthrough year: the year that not only brought with it a highly visible role as a footballer in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced inspirational sports drama Remember the Titans (opposite screen heavyweight Denzel Washington) but -- more significantly for Harris -- a lead in the Showtime telemovie Hendrix, a biopic of rock demigod Jimi Hendrix. The drama paved the way for more prominent billings, and Harris continued to realize his potential with a regular role on HBO's The Wire (as Avon Barksdale) and a key supporting part as Dion Warner (aka Dion Element) in Richard Kelly's dystopian black comedy Southland Tales (2006). Meanwhile, at around the same time, Harris recorded his first rap album, K-Town -- its title a reference to the infamous Chicago neighborhood of the same name -- which chronicled his experiences growing up in the Windy City.

Highest Rated Movies



11% 9/11 Michael $0.2M 2017
No Score Yet The Breaks Barry Fouray 2016
95% Creed Tony "Little Duke" Burton $81.2M 2015
82% Ant-Man Gale $138.1M 2015
No Score Yet The Power of Love Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Watsons Go to Birmingham Daniel Watson 2013
79% Dredd Kay $13.5M 2012
8% The Babymakers Darrell $5.7K 2012
No Score Yet Joy Road Tony Smalls 2011
No Score Yet The Heart Specialist Dr. Sidney Zachary $1.1M 2011
21% Next Day Air Guch $10.1M 2009
22% Jazz in the Diamond District Gabe 2009
31% Not Easily Broken Darnell $10.6M 2009
No Score Yet Just Another Day A-Maze 2009
No Score Yet Dough Boys Julian France 2009
38% Southland Tales Dion Warner/Dion Element $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet 4 Life Dayvon 2007
No Score Yet 4 Life Actor 2007
21% Dirty Brax 2006
No Score Yet Train Ride Actor 2005
No Score Yet BET Four Play: Rhapsody Actor 2004
53% Paid in Full Ace $3.1M 2002
73% Remember the Titans Julius `Big Ju' Campbell $114.3M 2000
No Score Yet Hendrix Jimi Hendrix 2000
45% Committed Chicky 2000
No Score Yet Train Ride Actor 2000
No Score Yet Rhapsody Billy 2000
No Score Yet Small Vices Ellis Alves 1999
41% Celebrity Al Swayze 1998
44% The Siege Officer Henderson 1998
85% As Good as It Gets Cafe 24 Busboy 1997
53% Above the Rim Actor 1994


84% Empire
Damon Cross
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Breaks
Barry Fouray
  • 2017
100% The New Edition Story
Brooke Payne
  • 2017
97% Justified
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Russell Ellison
  • 2010
91% House
  • 2008
96% The Wire
Avon Barksdale
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Numb3rs
Murphy Fuentes
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
  • 2003
No Score Yet Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
  • 2002
84% NYPD Blue
  • 1996