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Robert Wisdom

Robert Wisdom

American actor
Robert Wisdom
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Intro American actor
A.K.A. Robert Ray Wisdom
Is Actor Television actor Film actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 14 September 1953, Washington, D.C., New York City
Age 67 years
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American actor

Robert Ray Wisdom (born September 14, 1953) is an American actor best known for his roles as Howard "Bunny" Colvin in The Wire and Norman "Lechero" St. John in Prison Break.

Life and career

Wisdom was born in Washington, D.C., to Jamaican parents. He is a graduate of Columbia University. He appeared in four of the five seasons (primarily seasons three and four) of the HBO program The Wire as Howard "Bunny" Colvin. Wisdom had initially auditioned for the role of Stringer Bell. He has also starred in the 2004 films Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Ray, and the 2007 film Freedom Writers. He landed a regular role on season 3 of Prison Break playing the role of a Panamanian drug kingpin named Lechero. He also had recurring roles in the television series Supernatural, Happy Town, and Burn Notice. Wisdom was once a producer for NPR's All Things Considered.

From 2012 to 2013, Wisdom was a series regular in season one of the ABC drama series Nashville, as Coleman Carlisle.


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Clean Slate Mort
1996 That Thing You Do! Bobby Washington
1996 Invader Colonel Jessie Pratt
1996 No Easy Way Motel Manager
1997 Face/Off Tito Biondi
1997 Volcano O.E.M. Staffer #2
1997 Stir Detective Williams
1997 Jamaica Beat Inspector Sterling
1998 Mighty Joe Young Kwell
1998 Three Businessmen Leroy Jasper
1999 How to Get Laid at the End of the World Quonset Jones
2000 The Heist Slim Video
2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana Eddie
2001 Hollywood Palms The Dutchman
2001 Rocky Road Michael Jones Credited as Bob Wisdom
2001 Storytelling Mr. Scott
2001 Osmosis Jones Additional voices
2002 Coastlines Bob Johnson
2003 Masked and Anonymous Lucius
2003 Duplex Officer Dan
2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Alderman Lalowe Brown
2004 Killer Diller Moker
2004 Haven Mr. Sterling
2004 Ray Jack Lauderdale
2004 The Forgotten Carl Dayton
2004 Crazy like a Fox Roy Fowler
2005 Mozart and the Whale Blume
2006 The Hawk Is Dying Billy Bob
2007 Freedom Writers Dr. Carl Cohn
2007 Sex and Death 101 Alpha
2007 Saw IV Officer Peter
2008 Ball Don't Lie Officer Perkins
2009 The Collector Roy
2010 Sympathy for Delicious Prendell
2010 Passion Play Malcolm
2011 Rampart Captain
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Army Captain at Bridge
2012 Freelancers Terrence Burke
2014 The Loft Detective Cohagan
2016 Live Cargo Roy
2017 Unforgettable Detective Pope
2018 Beast of Burden Mallory
2019 Motherless Brooklyn Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Bill Johnny Olina-Olu Episode: "Street Smart"
1993 Agatha Christie's Poirot Waiter Episode: "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb"
1995 Sahara Sergeant Major Tambul Television film
1996 The Sentinel Lieutenant Williams Episode: "The Debt"
1996 If These Walls Could Talk Policeman Television film
1997–99 Cracker Detective Danny Watlington 15 episodes
1997–99 Poltergeist: The Legacy Daniel Euwara 3 episodes
1998 Arli$$ Episode: "His Name Is Arliss Michaels"
1998 Dharma & Greg Prospero Episode: "It Takes a Village"
1999 Wasteland Professor James Episode: "Pilot"
2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Oscar Valdez Television film
2001 ER Dr. Hammond Episode: "Piece of Mind"
2001 The District Mr. Broyles Episode: "To Serve and Protect"
2002 NYPD Blue Eric Green Episode: "Safari, So Good"
2002 Live from Baghdad Bernard Shaw Television film
2003 The Agency Mr. Banga Episode: "Absolute Bastard"
2003 Kingpin Rolando 2 episodes
2003 Boomtown Chronic / Daryl C. Norcott Episode: "Execution"
2003 Judging Amy D.A. Matthews Episode: "Tricks of the Trade"
2003–08 The Wire Howard "Bunny" Colvin 25 episodes
2005 Inconceivable Earl Godcheaux Episode: "Balls in Your Court"
2007 Close to Home Reverend Scofield Episode: "Eminent Domain"
2007 The Nine Clarence Jones Episode: "Man of the Year"
2007–08 Prison Break Norman "Lechero" St. John 13 episodes
2008–09 Supernatural Uriel 4 episodes
2009 NCIS Warden Gene Halsey Episode: "Caged"
2009 Lie to Me Bonds Episode: "Pilot"
2009 How I Met Your Mother McCracken Episode: "Murtaugh"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Father Theo Episode: "Hell"
2010 Happy Town Roger Hobbs 8 episodes
2010–11 Burn Notice Vaughn Anderson 8 episodes
2010 Hawthorne Calvin Jenkins Episode: "Afterglow"
2011 Nikita CIA Director Abbott Episode: "Pandora"
2011 Prime Suspect Chuck Reingold Episode: "Shame"
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Cop Actor Episode: "Paul Rudd Wears a Red Lumberjack Flannel Shirt"
2012–13 Nashville Coleman Carlisle 15 episodes
2013 Grey's Anatomy Mr. Hamilton Episode: "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"
2014 Legends Conrad Tomlin 2 episodes
2014–15 Chicago P.D. Commander Ron Perry 9 episodes
2015 12 Monkeys Jeremy Episode: "Pilot"
2015–18 Ballers Dennis 16 episodes
2016–17 Rosewood Gerald Kelly 7 episodes
2016–17 Flaked George Flack 13 episodes
2018 The Alienist Cyrus Montrose 10 episodes
2019 Blue Bloods Inspector Andre Clifford Episode: "Blues"
2019 The Fix Buck Neal 7 episodes
2019 The Hot Zone Col. Vernon Tucker
Video games
Year Title Role
2008 Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Luke Cage
2009 The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Uruk-Hai Officer #2
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Jonas Savimbi
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