Robert Wisdom

Biography

Date of Birth 14 September 1953, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Nickname Bobby Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography Born and raised in Washington, DC. The middle child of three, born to Jamaican parents. Attended St. Alban's School in DC, then graduated from Columbia University in New York. Mini Biography Robert Wisdom graces each of his diverse screen roles with a powerful, profound and cool presence-- from his commercial hits to his bold and proactive performances in a variety of new features. Currently he is starring in HBO's The Wire whose generated wide critical praise. Wisdom recently appeared in The Hawk is Dying at the Sundance Film Festival, starring Paul Giamatti, Michelle Williams and Michael Pitt. In addition, Wisdom had a pivotal role in the Oscar-Award winning film Ray starring Jamie Foxx. Wisdom's versatility can be seen in films such as Storytelling opposite Selma Blair, Duplex opposite Drew Barrymore and Ben Stiller, Barbershop 2: Back in Business with Cedric the Entertainer and The Forgotten starring Julianne Moore. Wisdom has also appeared in the independent feature, Coastlines, directed by Victor Nunez. He also spent five months doing improvisation work to shape his character for director Michael Radford's Dancing at the Blue Iguana co-starring Daryl Hannah and Jennifer Tilly. Wisdom's success can also be seen on the television, including the critically acclaimed series Cracker, opposite Robert Pastorelli. His other credits include If These Walls Could Talk with Demi Moore and Sahara. His guest appearances include ER, NYPD Blue, Dharma and Greg, Judging Amy, and Boomtown. Wisdom was raised in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Columbia University with a degree in history and economics. Wisdom's passion is world music and he plays several percussion instruments, including Cuban drums, and has traveled the world following his passion.

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Birth Place

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Birth Date

9/14/1953
Known For
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The Collector

Roy

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Sex and Death 101

Alpha

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Storytelling

Mr. Scott (segment "Fiction")

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Beast of Burden

Mallory

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Three Businessmen

Leroy Jasper

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Cracker

Detective Danny Watlington (15 episodes, 1997-1999)

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The Hawk Is Dying

Billy Bob

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Vacation Friends

Harold

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Hollywood Palms

The Dutchman

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Killer Diller

Moker

Starring In
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A Journal for Jordan

Sgt. T.J. Canedy / Dad

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Vacation Friends

Harold

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Motherless Brooklyn

Billy Rose

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Beast of Burden

Mallory

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The Loft

Detective Cohagan

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Freelancers

Terrence Burke

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The Dark Knight Rises

Army Captain at Bridge

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Rampart

Captain

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Sympathy For Delicious

Prendell

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The Collector

Roy

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Prison Break Season 3

Lechero (13 episodes, 2007-2008)

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Sex and Death 101

Alpha

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Freedom Writers

Dr. Carl Cohn

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Subject Two

Dr. Carl Cohn

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Mozart and the Whale

Blume

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Mr. Scott (archive footage)

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The Hawk Is Dying

Billy Bob

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Haven

Mr. Sterling

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The Forgotten

Carl Dayton

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Killer Diller

Moker

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Alderman Lalowe Brown

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Ray

Jack Lauderdale

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Duplex

Officer Dan

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Kingpin (Producer's Cut)

Rolando (2 episodes, 2003)

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Live from Baghdad

Bernard Shaw

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Coastlines

Bob Johnson

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Storytelling

Mr. Scott (segment "Fiction")

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Osmosis Jones

Additional Character Voice (voice)

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Haven

Mr. Sterling

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Hollywood Palms

The Dutchman

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana

Eddie

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The Heist

Slim

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Mighty Joe Young

Kweli

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Three Businessmen

Leroy Jasper

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Face/Off

Tito Biondi

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Volcano

O.E.M. Staffer #2

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Cracker

Detective Danny Watlington (15 episodes, 1997-1999)

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If These Walls Could Talk

Policeman (segment "1996")

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That Thing You Do!

Bobby Washington

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Hellraiser: Bloodline

Gambler Cenobite - Corbuiser (uncredited)

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Sahara

Tambul

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Clean Slate

Mort

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The Blue Iguana

Eddie

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