Larry Gilliard Jr.

Actor
As a young leading man who made a strong debut as the teen whose family poverty leads him to rob a drug dealer with tragic consequences in "Straight Out of Brooklyn" (1991). Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. -- who was billed as ... Read more »
Born: 09/21/1971 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Elementary 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Walking Dead 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

St. Sebastian's 2014 (Movie)

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Walk of Shame 2014 (Movie)

Scrilla (Actor)

Longmire 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Would You Rather 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Barden (Actor)

Army Wives 2012 (Tv Show)

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Southland 2012 (Tv Show)

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Friday Night Lights 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Beast 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Trauma 2009 (Tv Show)

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Fear Itself 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Kill the Poor 2006 (Movie)

Spike (Actor)

Numb3rs 2006 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 (Tv Show)

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Brother to Brother 2004 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Machinist 2004 (Movie)

Jackson (Actor)

The Wire 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

Jimmy Spoils (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Cecil B. Demented 2000 (Movie)

Lewis (Actor)

Loving Jezebel 2000 (Movie)

Walter (Actor)

Simply Irresistible 1999 (Movie)

Nolan Traynor (Actor)

Next Stop Wonderland 1998 (Movie)

Brett (Actor)

One Tough Cop 1998 (Movie)

Curtis Wilkins (Actor)

The Waterboy 1998 (Movie)

Derek Wallace (Actor)

Trigger Happy 1998 (Movie)

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The Associate 1996 (Movie)

Plaza Bellhop Thomas (Actor)

Trees Lounge 1996 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Lotto Land 1995 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Money Train 1995 (Movie)

Hood (Actor)

White Lies 1995 (Movie)

Leon Turner (Actor)

Fly By Night 1994 (Movie)

Jed Lyte (Actor)

George 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Girlfriend 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

Boy Who Stopped (Actor)

Straight Out of Brooklyn 1991 (Movie)

Dennis Brown (Actor)

A Soldier's Sweetheart (TV Show)

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Inflammable (TV Show)

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Survive the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As a young leading man who made a strong debut as the teen whose family poverty leads him to rob a drug dealer with tragic consequences in "Straight Out of Brooklyn" (1991). Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. -- who was billed as Larry Gilliard, Jr. in many credits -- then began to carve out a career working as leads in independent productions and in supporting and small roles in more mainstream films and TV projects. In 1993, he had a bit in Paul Mazursky's "The Pickle" and he played an unnamed hoodlum in "Money Train" (1995). Yet, in "Lotto Land" (made in 1993, released aside from festivals, 1996), Gilliard gave a sweet and taut performance as a young man who is walking the straight and narrow while his peers are selling drugs. He decides, instead, the invest all his money in lotto tickets in anticipation of winning the big score. On TV, Gilliard has oft been cast as street hoods, as he was in his first TV effort, "In the Line of Duty: Street Wars" (1992). In 1993's "Survive the Night" (USA), he was a gang leader terrorizing Stefanie Powers. That same year, Gilliard was a regular on the short-lived ABC series "George," starring George Foreman and his sons. Gilliard was Foreman's all-purpose support.

Relationships

Lawrence Gilliard Sr

Father

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Baltimore School For the Arts

Baltimore , Maryland

Milestones

1993

Starred in low-budget "Lotto Land" (theatrical release delayed until 1996)

1993

Was regular on short-lived "George" series

1992

Appeared in first TV movie, "In the Line of Duty: Street Wars"

1991

Made auspicious screen debut in "Straight Out of Brooklyn"

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