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Wood Harris

Highest Rated:   95% Creed (2015)
Lowest Rated:   8% The Babymakers (2012)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Going under
  • Prince
2017
No Score Yet The Breaks
  • Barry Fouray
2016
95% Creed
  • Tony "Little Duke" Burton
2015
81% Ant-Man
  • Gale
2015
No Score Yet The Watsons Go to Birmingham
  • Daniel Watson
2013
No Score Yet The Power of Love
  • Actor
2013
78% Dredd
  • Kay
2012
8% The Babymakers
  • Darrell
2012
No Score Yet Joy Road
  • Tony Smalls
2011
No Score Yet The Heart Specialist
  • Dr. Sidney Zachary
2011
21% Next Day Air
  • Guch
2009
22% Jazz in the Diamond District
  • Gabe
2009
33% Not Easily Broken
  • Darnell
2009
No Score Yet Just Another Day
  • A-Maze
2009
No Score Yet Pinkville
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Dough Boys
  • Julian France
2009
36% Southland Tales
  • Dion Warner/Dion Element
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
No Score Yet From the Outside Looking In
  • Actor
2003
51% Paid in Full
  • Ace
2002
73% Remember the Titans
  • Julius `Big Ju' Campbell
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
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Cafe 24 Busboy
1997
53% Above the Rim
  • Actor
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Bowman
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Jay
The Breaks
2017
  • Barry Fouray
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Murphy Fuentes
100% The New Edition Story
2017
  • Brooke Payne
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Russell Ellison
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • Avon Barksdale
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Marvin

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