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      Seth Gilliam

      Seth Gilliam

      Highest Rated: 86% Courage Under Fire (1996)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Change in the Air (2018)

      Birthday: Nov 5, 1968

      Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA

      Best known for his portrayal of Sergeant Ellis Carver in the acclaimed crime drama "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), actor Seth Gilliam also had notable recurring roles in prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003), young adult series "Teen Wolf" (MTV, 2011-) and comic book adaptation "The Walking Dead" (AMC, 2010-). Born in 1968, Gilliam studied at the State University of New York at Purchase before making his on-screen debut as Pam's boyfriend Aaron for a three-episode stint in "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992). Following a cameo in Steven Starr's semi-autobiographical love story "Joey Breaker" (1993), Gilliam played two real-life characters in quick succession, firstly the titular late 19th Century cadet in docudrama "Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson C. Whittaker" (1994) and then James Hemings, the slave freed by the third American President in Merchant Ivory production "Jefferson in Paris" (1995). Roles as cancer-stricken Sergeant Stephen Altameyer in military drama "Courage Under Fire" (1996), kamikaze soldier Sugar Watkins in Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi satire "Starship Troopers" (1997) and reckless hustler Tyrone in urban indie "Tar" (1997) then followed before Gilliam returned to television to play correctional officer-turned-inmate Clayton Hughes in gritty prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). After taking the lead as lovelorn young professional Marcus in LGBT drama "Punks" (2000) and appearing in feminist anthology "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" (2002), Gilliam landed his signature role as Carver Ellis, the upstanding sergeant whose bickering relationship with simple-minded partner Herc provided most of the comic relief on gritty favorite "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08). During his five seasons on the show, Gilliam also had four-episode stints on legal spin-offs "Law and Order: Trial By Jury" (NBC, 2005-06), and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011), appeared in the "Emme's Story" segment of interweaving post-9/11 drama "The Great New Wonderful" (2005) and guested on the adaptation of Jonathan Mahler's best-seller, "The Bronx is Burning" (ESPN, 2007). Following one-off appearances in "Damages" (FX, 2007-2012), "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) and "Mercy" (NBC, 2009-2010), Gilliam portrayed Jim Conley, the factory janitor many historians believe to be responsible for teenager Mary Phagan's death, in docudrama "The People v. Leo Frank" (2009) and played US Marshal Lasky in romantic comedy "Did You Hear About The Morgans?" (2009). Gilliam then added "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009-2015), "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011-) and "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-) to his list of guest spots, took on the recurring role of veterinarian and Scott's mentor Dr. Alan Deakin in "Teen Wolf" (MTV, 2011-) and played Professor Frederic Johnson in heart-wrenching Alzheimer's tale "Still Alice" (2014). In 2014, Gilliam joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" as Father Gabriel Stokes, the Georgian Episcopal priest struggling with both the new world and his faith, and two years later appeared as Officer Grady in sci-fi adventure "Police State" (2016).

      Highest rated movies

      Courage Under Fire
      Still Alice
      Starship Troopers
      Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
      Punks
      Teen Wolf: The Movie
      Jefferson in Paris
      Change in the Air

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      Seth Gilliam COURAGE UNDER FIRE, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Seth Gilliam, Meg Ryan, 1996, sitting on helicopter The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Conquer', Season 5, Ep. #16, 03/29/2015, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Conquer', Season 5, Ep. #16, 03/29/2015, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'No Way Out', Season 6, Ep. #9, 02/14/2016, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Strangers', Season 5, Ep. #2, 10/19/2014, ©AMC The Walking Dead, from left: Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Chad L Coleman, Seth Gilliam, Lauren Cohan, Alanna Masterson, Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, 'Strangers', Season 5, Ep. #2, 10/19/2014, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Start to Finish', Season 6, Ep. #8, 11/29/2015, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam (L), Larry Gilliard Jr. (R), 'Strangers', Season 5, Ep. #2, 10/19/2014, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'No Way Out', Season 6, Ep. #9, 02/14/2016, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'First Time Again', Season 6, Ep. #1, 10/11/2015, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'The Distance', Season 5, Ep. #11, 02/22/2015, ©AMC The Walking Dead, from left: Lauren Cohan, Chad L Coleman, Seth Gilliam, Sonequa Martin, 'Strangers', Season 5, Ep. #2, 10/19/2014, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Episode 502', Season 5, Ep. #2, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Heads Up', Season 6, Ep. #7, 11/22/2015, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Crossed', Season 5, Ep. #7, 11/23/2014, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Strangers', Season 5, Ep. #2, 10/19/2014, ©KSITE The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira (L), Seth Gilliam (R), 'First Time Again', Season 6, Ep. #1, 10/11/2015, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Coda', Season 5, Ep. #8, 11/30/2014, ©AMC The Walking Dead, Seth Gilliam, 'Coda', Season 5, Ep. #8, 11/30/2014, ©AMC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      32% 66% Teen Wolf: The Movie Unknown (Character) - 2023
      13% 47% Change in the Air Officer Payne (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 100% Silver Lake Jeff (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 71% Police State Officer Grady (Character) - 2017
      85% 85% Still Alice Frederic Johnson (Character) $18.8M 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The People v. Leo Frank Jim Conley (Character) - 2009
      69% 62% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Vincent (Character) $763.2K 2002
      56% 80% Punks Marcus (Character) $155.2K 2000
      72% 70% Starship Troopers Sugar Watkins (Character) $54.7M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harlem River Drive Tyrone (Character) - 1996
      86% 66% Courage Under Fire Altameyer (Character) $59.0M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heading Home Unknown (Character) - 1995
      31% 35% Jefferson in Paris James Hemings (Character) $2.5M 1995
      No Score Yet 27% Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Cadet Johnson C. Whittaker (Character) - 1994

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Dead: Best of Rick Gabriel Stokes (Character) 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Dead: Best of Michonne Gabriel Stokes (Character) 2024
      91% 78% The Blacklist Larry Whitaker (Guest Star) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries Gabriel Stokes (Character) 2020-2022
      79% 78% The Walking Dead Gabriel Stokes (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2014-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet AMC+ Fan Experience Unknown (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 75% Talking Dead Guest 2017-2019 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 59% Bull Dr. Poulson (Guest Star) 2020
      95% 88% Elementary Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      81% 85% Teen Wolf Dr. Alan Deaton (Character) 2015
      93% 90% The Good Wife Jacob Rickter (Guest Star) 2011 2015
      No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      92% 78% Person of Interest Detective Des Franklin (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 2010
      81% 88% Nurse Jackie Dr. Lindsey (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Detective Daniels (Guest Star) 2007-2008
      94% 96% The Wire Sgt. Ellis Carver (Character) 2002-2004 2006 2008