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      Wendell Pierce

      Wendell Pierce

      Highest Rated: 98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 12% Love Ranch (2010)

      Birthday: Dec 8, 1963

      Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

      A fluid and protean character actor of the first order, Wendell Pierce brought palpable charm and presence to his vast array of film and television roles, which were capped by his five seasons as the cagey Detective Bunk Moreland on "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-07). A powerfully built man who could generate laughs and tension with equal ease, Pierce began his career in theater before moving into features and television in the late 1980s. His versatility earned him roles in films by such significant directors as Spike Lee with "Get on the Bus" (1996), Woody Allen with "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (1993) and Barry Levinson with "Sleepers" (1997), but it was his turn as a sweet if inept lover in Forest Whitaker's "Waiting to Exhale" (1995) that put him on the map. "The Wire" became one of his greatest showcases, with Bunk becoming an audience favorite by virtue of his old-school police principles and profane quips. The critically acclaimed series led to greater exposure for Pierce, who used some of his newfound fame to bring attention to his hometown of New Orleans after its devastation by Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, Pierce finally earned top billing in "Treme" (HBO, 2010- ), a drama series set in New Orleans that showed a new audience what Pierce's fans had been saying for over two decades: that he was among the best actors in the business, bar none.

      Highest rated movies

      Clemency Burning Cane The Gift
      Get on the Bus
      Confirmation
      Night Catches Us
      Ray Bulworth

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      Wendell Pierce The Michael J. Fox Show, Wendell Pierce (L), Ana Nogueira (R), 'Teammates', Season 1, Ep. #6, 10/24/2013, ©NBC The Michael J. Fox Show, Wendell Pierce (L), Ana Nogueira (R), 'Teammates', Season 1, Ep. #6, 10/24/2013, ©NBC Suits, Wendell Pierce (L), Patrick J Adams (R), 'Bad Faith', Season 3, Ep. #9, 09/10/2013, ©USA The Michael J. Fox Show, Wendell Pierce (L), Michael J. Fox (R), 'Teammates', Season 1, Ep. #6, 10/24/2013, ©NBC The Michael J. Fox Show, Wendell Pierce (L), Michael J. Fox (R), 'Teammates', Season 1, Ep. #6, 10/24/2013, ©NBC Treme, Wendell Pierce, 'Knock With Me - Rock With Me', Season 3, Ep. #1, 09/23/2012, ©HBO PARKER, l-r: Wendell Pierce, Michael Chiklis, Micah A. Hauptman, Clifton Collins Jr., 2013, ph: Jack English/©FilmDistrict PARKER, l-r: Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, 2013, ph: Jack English/©FilmDistrict PARKER, l-r: Micah A. Hauptman, Clifton Collins Jr., Wendell Pierce, Michael Chiklis, 2013, ph: Jack English/©FilmDistrict PARKER, l-r: Wendell Pierce, Clifton Collins Jr., 2013, ph: Jack English/©FilmDistrict PARKER, l-r: Wendell Pierce, Michael Chiklis, 2013, ph: Jack English/©FilmDistrict IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, Nicolas Cage, Wendell Pierce, 1994. ©TriStar SELMA, from left: Common, Tessa Thompson, Lorraine Toussaint, Andre Holland, Wendell Pierce, 2014. ph: Atsushi Nishijima/©Paramount Pictures SELMA, front, from left: Wendell Pierce, Stephan James, 2014. ph: Atsushi Nishijima/©Paramount Pictures SELMA, from left: Trai Byers, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, David Oyelowo, as Martin Luther King Jr., Colman Domingo, 2014. ph: Atsushi Nishijima/©Paramount Pictures SELMA, from left: Stephan James, Trai Byers, Wendell Pierce, David Oyelowo, as Martin Luther King Jr., 2014. ph: Atsushi Nishijima/©Paramount Pictures SELMA, Wendell Pierce, 2014. ph: Atsushi Nishijima/©Paramount Pictures The Michael J. Fox Show, Wendell Pierce, 'Neighbor', Season 1, Ep. #2, 09/26/2013, ©NBC The Michael J. Fox Show, Wendell Pierce (L), Michael J. Fox (R), 'Christmas', Season 1, Ep. #11, 12/12/2013, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellis Self - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Hang Up Chris Daniels (Character) - 2022
      92% 65% Clemency Jonathan Williams (Character) $361.7K 2019
      91% 35% Burning Cane Reverend Tillman (Character) - 2019
      73% 43% Piercing Doctor (Character) $14.2K 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Last Thing Dylan Derringer (Character) - 2018
      98% 91% Rodents of Unusual Size Narrator - 2017
      84% 73% Confirmation Clarence Thomas (Character) - 2016
      24% 23% The Runner Frank Legrand (Character) - 2015
      91% 75% The Gift Detective Mills (Character) $43.8M 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Foreclosure Unknown (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band Andy Kirk (Voice) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Hearts Paul (Character) - 2014
      33% 51% Elsa & Fred Armande (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 43% Möbius Bob (Character) - 2013
      40% 48% Parker Carlson (Character) $17.6M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Joe (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 30% The Mortician Clinger (Character) - 2011
      80% 66% Night Catches Us David Gordon (Character) $75.8K 2010
      12% 28% Love Ranch Naasih Mohammed (Character) $134.9K 2010
      No Score Yet 80% Life Support Slick (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mitchellville Unknown (Character) - 2004
      63% 62% Land of Plenty Henry (Character) - 2004
      17% No Score Yet A Hole in One Dan (Character) - 2004
      79% 87% Ray Wilbur Brassfield (Character) $75.3M 2004
      66% 90% Brown Sugar Simon (Character) $27.4M 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gilded Six Bits Unknown (Character) - 2001
      50% 33% The 24-Hour Woman Roy Labelle (Character) $109.1K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Abilene Reverend Tillis (Character) - 1999
      76% 68% Bulworth Fred (Character) $26.4M 1998
      No Score Yet 40% The Advocate's Devil Justin (Character) - 1997
      89% 71% Get on the Bus Wendell (Character) $5.7M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story John Saunders (Character) - 1996
      33% 68% Hackers S.S. Agent Richard Gill (Character) $6.9M 1995
      56% 79% Waiting to Exhale Michael Davenport (Character) $64.2M 1995
      71% 54% It Could Happen to You Bo Williams (Character) $37.8M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Degrees Wells Dennard (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vietnam War Story French (Character) - 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Elsbeth Captain C.W. Wagner (Character) 2024
      77% 73% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan James Greer (Character) 2018-2019 2022-2023
      61% 60% Accused Detective Trent Douglas (Guest Star) 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Black Box Self 2022
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 90% Chicago P.D. Ray Price (Guest Star) 2017 2019-2020
      91% 87% Suits Robert Zane (Guest Star) 2013-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2018
      91% 85% Archer Verl (Guest Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet 63% The Odd Couple Teddy (Character) 2015-2017
      100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2013-2015
      72% 85% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet 77% The Night Shift Walt (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014
      70% 61% The Michael J. Fox Show Harris Green (Character) 2013-2014
      97% 87% Treme Antoine Batiste (Character) 2010-2013
      78% 60% Drop Dead Diva Neal David (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet HawthoRNe Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Itself Wiilbur Orwell (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Dr. Warren McBride / Warren Morris (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Women's Murder Club Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      94% 96% The Wire Det. William "Bunk" Moreland (Character) 2002-2004 2006 2008
      65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1995 1999 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      8% No Score Yet The Weber Show Wendell Simms (Character) 2000-2001
      No Score Yet 73% My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian Benben Show Unknown (Character) 1998 2000
      No Score Yet 71% Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
      93% No Score Yet The Gregory Hines Show Carl Stevenson (Character) 1991 1997-1999
      17% No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Asst. D.A. Calvin Patterson (Character) 1996-1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Dr. Wolff (Guest Star) 1988-1989