Method Man

Clifford Smith - a. k.a. Method Man - attained lasting fame as a founding member of one of hip-hop's most celebrated acts and as a solo artist, prior to entering a prolific second career as a film and television actor ... Read more »
Born: 03/02/1971 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Blue Bloods 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seasons of Love 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Trainwreck 2015 (Movie)

Temembe (Actor)

#Lucky Number 2014 (Movie)

Tyson 'The Saint' St. James (Actor)

Chozen 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Scorpion 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Sticks (Actor)

Sinners and Saints 2011 (Movie)

Weddo (Actor)

The Heart Specialist 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

Jacolby (Actor)

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mortician 2010 (Movie)

The Mortician (Actor)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Black to the Future 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet the Spartans 2008 (Movie)

Persian Emissary (Actor)

Oz 1998 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Chris Rock Show 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1998 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

Percy (Actor)

The Wire 2004, 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The Bronx Bunny Show 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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25 Strong! The BET Silver Anniversary Special 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Blowin' Up 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Method & Red 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Venom 2005 (Movie)

Deputy Turner (Actor)

Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Garden State 2004 (Movie)

Diego (Actor)

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

No Good (Actor)

Playa's Guide to Scarface 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

Muggsy (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Volcano High 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Shameless: MTV's Greatest Pranks 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Method Man & Redman's Stung 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Basebrawl: MTV Rock N' Jock 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Def Jam Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

How High 2001 (Movie)

Silas P Silas (Actor)

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Grab the Mic -- A Hip-Hop History 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV20: Live and Almost Legal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Source All Access TV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

World Stunt Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

BTM2 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstage 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's New Year's Eve Live 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hard Knock Life Tour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Belly 1998 (Movie)

Shameek (Actor)

The Brit Awards '98 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

187 1997 (Movie)

Dennis Broadway (Actor)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

Shondel (Actor)

Rhyme & Reason 1997 (Movie)

Participating Artist (Actor)

10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great White Hype 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Music (40)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

("C.R.E.A.M.") (Song)

Step Up All In 2014 (Movie)

("Judgement Day") (Song Performer)

Step Up All In 2014 (Movie)

("Judgement Day") (Song)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

("Shame On A Nigga") (Song)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

"Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F'Wit" (Song)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

("Da Rockwilder") (Song Performer)

It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010 (Movie)

("Da Rockwilder") (Song)

Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

"Release Yo' Self (Prodigy Mix)" (Song Performer)

Repo Men 2010 (Movie)

"Release Yo' Self (Prodigy Mix)" (Song)

Lakeview Terrace 2008 (Movie)

("Gravel Pit") (Song)

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

("Protect Ya Neck") (Song)

The Wackness 2008 (Movie)

("The What") (Song)

Stick It 2006 (Movie)

("Fire Fire") (Song)

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

("Uh, Huh") (Song Performer)

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

("Uh, Huh") (Song)

Honey 2003 (Movie)

("Thugman") (Song)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Bring The Pain") (Song Performer)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Bring The Pain") (Song)

How High 2001 (Movie)

("Round & Round" "Cisco Kid" "How High" "All I Need" "Let's Do It" "How High II (contains 'You're Making Me High')" "Bring the Pain" "Big Dogs" "Da Rockwilder") (Song Performer)

How High 2001 (Movie)

songs("Round & Round" "How High" "All I Need" "Let's Do It" "How High II (contains 'You're Making Me High')" "Bring the Pain" "Big Dogs" "Da Rockwilder") (Song)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

("Da Rockwilder" (featuring Redman)) (Song Performer)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

("Da Rockwilder") (Song)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

("Rollin' (Urban assault Vehicle)") (Song)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

("Rollin' (Urban assault Vehicle)" (featuring Limp Bizkit DMX & Redman)) (Song Performer)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

("Big Dogs" (featuring 'Redman')) (Song Performer)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

("Da Rockwilder") (Song Performer)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

("Da Rockwilder") (Song)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

("Hot Gal Today (Krotches remix)") (Song)

Belly 1998 (Movie)

("Grand Finale") (Song Performer)

Belly 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

("Bulworth (They Talk About It While We Live It)") (Song Performer)

Hav Plenty 1998 (Movie)

("Whatcha Gonna Do") (Song Performer)

Hav Plenty 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Orgazmo 1998 (Movie)

("CREAM") (Song)

187 1997 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

("Wu Weare: the Garment Renaissance" (RZA)) (Song Performer)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

("Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)") (Song Performer)

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

("Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)") (Song)

The Jerky Boys 1995 (Movie)

("Dirty Dancing") (Song)

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

("Whiskey Fever") (Song)
Director (1)
Writer (1)

How High 2001 (Movie)

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Biography

Clifford Smith - a. k.a. Method Man - attained lasting fame as a founding member of one of hip-hop's most celebrated acts and as a solo artist, prior to entering a prolific second career as a film and television actor. Exploding onto the N.Y. hip-hop scene in the early 1990s as part of the seminal rap group the Wu-Tang Clan, Smith went on to release both solo efforts and collaborate with other well-known artists, such as Mary J. Blige. As more music industry triumphs followed, the rapper also made early forays into the world of acting, appearing in projects like the Wayans Brothers' comedy "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996) and the hip-hop/crime thriller "Belly" (1998). The neophyte actor also earned high marks for his recurring roles on acclaimed TV dramas like "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) and "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), in addition to partnering up with fellow rapper Redman for such comedic offerings as "How High" (2001) and the short-lived sitcom "Method and Red" (Fox, 2004). As he moved into the next decade, Smith recorded with members of his old Wu-Tang crew on 2010's Wu-Massacre and appeared in the George Lucas-produced World War II adventure "Red Tails" (2012). While never forgetting his urban hip-hop roots as an artist, Smith increasingly courted mainstream respectability in the studios of Hollywood.

Milestones

2012

Cast in the WWII drama "Red Tails," about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program; executive produced by George Lucas

2011

Landed a minor role in the comedy "The Sitter" opposite Jonah Hill

2008

Appeared in the coming of age drama film "The Wackness," starring Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck

2004

Made a cameo in the indie hit "Garden State"

2003

Acted in the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire"

2001

Landed a recurring role on prison drama "Oz" (HBO) as the ambitious and deadly Carlton 'Tug' Daniels

2001

Co-starred with frequent collaborator Redman as a duo of slackers in "How High"

1999

Released the collaboration album Blackout! with Redman

1998

Cast in first prominent film role in "Belly" alongside fellow rappers Nas and DMX

1997

Reunited with the Wu-Tang Clan for Wu-Tang Forever

1997

Made feature acting debut with supporting roles in James Mangold's critically lauded "Cop Land" and opposite Samuel L. Jackson in "One Eight Seven"

1994

Released debut solo album Tical, featuring collaborations with R&B singer Mary J. Blige and fellow solo artist Redman

1993

Group released debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

1992

Formed the rap collective the Wu-Tang Clan with several Staten Island-based friends; members included RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard

Spent childhood shuttling between the homes of his separated parents in Hempstead, Long Island, and the Staten Island Park Hill Projects

Bonus Trivia

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On June 28, 2010, Method Man pleaded guilty in a Staten Island, NY courtroom to a misdemeanor charge of attempted failure to pay taxes.

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