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Larry Gilliard Jr.        

Actor Known for the HBO Series "The Wire" and AMC's "The Walking Dead"

Larry Gilliard, Jr. is an American character actor who has appeared in films, television series and theater. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama series "The Wire," a role which earned him much critical acclaim. He is also recently known for his role as Bob Stookey in the AMC horror drama "The Walking Dead."

Gilliard was born in New York City. He and his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was 7. Gilliard studied classical music at Baltimore School for the Arts and Juilliard School but decided to pursue acting instead. He made his film debut as the lead in the independent film "Straight Out of Brooklyn." He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Acting Studio, Inc. and the Stella Adler Conservatory.

Often cast as a hoodlum, Gilliard has appeared on numerous television crime dramas such as "Law & Order," "Homicide: Life on the Street," "New York Undercover" and "CSI: NY." His notable film roles include: a love-struck ghetto teen in "LottoLand," an earnest college football player in "The Waterboy" and a member of the Dead Rabbits in "Gangs of New York." Gilliard recently had a role on the television series "The Beast."

Gilliard is also a stage actor. He received positive reviews for his role of Booth in a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog.

He joined "The Walking Dead" television series cast as a regular, playing Bob Stookey, as of season 4.


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