A veteran television actor, Cyrus Farmer began his career with mid-1990s bit parts on the sitcom "The Sinbad Show" and the superhero series "M. A.N.T.I.S.", before landing small roles in films such as the crime drama "City of Industry". Before long, Farmer managed to win more substantial parts, appearing in recurring roles on the gritty 2000 miniseries "The Corner" and the prison drama "Oz". Sticking largely to crime-oriented fare, he also had featured parts on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire". Farmer later settled back into a steady stream of guest spots, with one-off appearances on 2011 episodes of "CSI: Miami" and "NCIS: Los Angeles".