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      William Jackson Harper

      William Jackson Harper

      Highest Rated: 96% Paterson (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 46% Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

      Birthday: Feb 8, 1980

      Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

      Born in Dallas in 1980, William Jackson Harper was a thoughtful child, introduced to theater when his mother signed him up for some drama classes in middle school. He attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design, graduating in 2003, and in 2007 moved to New York City with the goal of being able to support himself as a New York actor. He succeeded. In addition to a number of theater productions, Harper appeared in several supporting roles onscreen in "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), the feature "All Good Things" (2010), and "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-13), with a series regular role on the reimagined "The Electric Company" (PBS, 2009-11). On the show, he played Danny Rebus, one of the antagonists, causing problems for the literacy-promoting superheroes. In 2014, Jackson played activist Stokely Carmichael in the original Broadway production of "All the Way," the historical drama starring Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson. He had a supporting role in in "True Story" (2015), about the killer Christian Longo, which starred Jonah Hill and James Franco. In 2016 he was set to get his most exposure to date, in a regular role on "The Good Place" (NBC, 2016-), starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. On the show, Harper appeared as Bell's soul mate as she navigates the afterlife.

      Highest rated movies

      Paterson Dark Waters Midsommar Landscape with Invisible Hand We Broke Up
      They Remain
      Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Lost Holiday

      Photos

      PATERSON, l-r: William Jackson Harper, Chasten Harmon, 2016. ph: Mary Cybulski/©Amazon Studios MIDSOMMAR, FIRST TWO FROM LEFT: WILL POULTER, WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER, 2019. © A24 THEY REMAIN, WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER, 2018. © PALADIN THEY REMAIN, 2018. © PALADIN THEY REMAIN, WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER, 2018. © PALADIN THEY REMAIN, WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER, 2018. © PALADIN THEY REMAIN, WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER, 2018. © PALADIN William Jackson Harper at arrivals for VH1'S THE BREAKS Series Premiere Party, Roxy Hotel, New York, NY February 15, 2017. Photo By: Jason Mendez/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      72% 50% Landscape with Invisible Hand Mr. Campbell (Character) $190.2K 2023
      46% 82% Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Quaz (Character) $214.5M 2023
      No Score Yet 33% Death to 2021 Unknown (Character) - 2021
      59% 51% We Broke Up Doug (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Woods Buster Heath (Character) - 2020
      46% 91% Lost Holiday Mark (Character) - 2019
      89% 95% Dark Waters James Ross (Character) $11.1M 2019
      83% 63% Midsommar Josh (Character) $27.4M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet David David (Character) - 2018
      55% 30% They Remain Keith (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 67% How to Tell You're a Douchebag Jake Brown (Character) - 2016
      96% 72% Paterson Everett (Character) $2.1M 2016

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 31% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021 2023
      No Score Yet 100% Dogs in Space Loaf (Voice) 2021-2022
      88% 61% The Resort Noah (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
      79% 74% Love Life Marcus Watkins (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2021
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2021
      97% 89% The Good Place Chidi (Character) 2016-2020
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 51% Busy Tonight Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breaks Stephen Jenkins (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 79% Deadbeat Adam (Character) 2016
      92% 78% Person of Interest Strobel (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 55% Unforgettable Andry Fotre aka Willis (Guest Star) 2013
      78% 92% 30 Rock Rioter (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Chayne Danforth (Guest Star) 2007