Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1975
MarkFacial scar
FactFounded a 501(c)(3) in Brooklyn called Moving Mountains Inc. that works to serve inner city youth by developing their innate talents and expanding their creative opportunities.


Who is Jamie Hector?

Jamie Hector was born on 7 October 1975, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an actor, best known for his work in the HBO television series “The Wire” in which he played the character Marlo Stanfield who is a drug lord. He also worked on the series “Bosch”, in the role of Detective Jerry Edgar.

The Riches of Jamie Hector

As of early-2020, Jamie Hector’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the entertainment industry since 1998, and has gained numerous lucrative contracts. He’s also worked in the video game industry, lending his voice to several projects.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Jamie is of American and Haitian descent. He grew up in Brooklyn, and at a young age, developed an interest in pursuing an acting career. After matriculating from high school, he began developing his skills by joining a community theatre company. There he participated in numerous productions, while also working on his college education. Eventually, he started gaining support roles in notable television programs, including “Law & Order”, “New York Undercover”, and “Third Watch”.

After completing his undergraduate degree, he then furthered his acting studies by enrolling at New York City’s Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

The school is known to teach Lee Strasberg’s popularized acting style called method acting, in which actors fully immerse themselves in their role as if they are actually the characters they are portraying. In 2002, after several minor roles in films, he gained his first major role in “Paid in Full”. The film is inspired by the song of the same name by Eric B. & Rakim, and tells the story of a group of three friends who are drug dealers.

Acting Breakthrough

The following year, Hector made his breakthrough in the short film “Five Deep Breaths”, which won numerous awards, and was showcased in several independent film festival circuits, such as Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, and IFP.

Jamie Hector

The short tells the story of a group of friends who are motivated to take revenge after a woman is physically assaulted by her boyfriend. The film won 16 awards, and was praised for its morally ambiguous take on the story, that not everyone is right or wrong.

In 2004, he then got his biggest role as he was cast in the television series “The Wire”, playing the leader of the criminal drug trade ring the Stanfield Organization, portrayed as ruthless, intelligent and ambitious. The show follows the story of law enforcement as they try to tackle big issues such as the distribution of illegal drugs. The show has been praised for its realistic depiction though, despite that, it never won any big awards during its run.

For his performance, Jamie was named one of the greatest television villains of all time by the magazine “Rolling Stone”.

Work after The Wire

In 2007, Jamie had a starring role in “Blackout”, working alongside Zoe Saldana and Michael B. Jordan in the film which premiered at the Zurich Film Festival. Afterwards, he returned to another villainous role in the third season of “Heroes”, one of the most popular shows of its time, telling the story of people who discover they have superpowers akin to comic book superheroes. While it was highly acclaimed early in its run, the show eventually declined in popularity as seasons progressed, leading to its cancellation.

In 2008, he appeared once more as a crime boss in the film “Max Payne”, which is an adaptation of the video game of the same name. It stars Mark Wahlberg in the titular role, and was developed with the help of the video game developers Remedy Entertainment and Rockstar Games. The film received negative reviews, but was successful commercially due to the established popularity of the “Max Payne” video games. The following year, he portrayed a rapper in the television movie “Just Another Day” which aired on BET. He also worked on the film “Night Catches Us”, alongside Anthony Mackie.

Recent Projects

In 2010, Hector lent his voice to the video game “Halo: Reach”, in which he voices Noble 4 or Emile-A239. The game is a part of the “Halo” franchise, and takes place before the first game “Halo: Combat Evolved”. It follows a team of super soldiers who must fight in a war with an alien race known as Covenant. The game was very successful, and attracted a lot of positive reviews from reputable publications.

In 2014 he was cast in another notable project, establishing himself back in a regular television role in “Bosch”, playing the partner of the titular character. The show aired through Amazon’s streaming service, and is inspired by several Michael Connelly novels, including “The Concrete Blonde”, “Echo Park”, and “City of Bones”.

He’s been with the show for its entire run, with its seventh season announced as its final season to be completed in 2020. While working on the show, he also appeared as the character Devon Finch during the second season of “Queen of the South”, an American adaptation of the Spanish telenovela “La Reina del Sur”, which in turn, is an adaptation of the Arturo Perez-Reverte novel of the same name.

Personal Life

It is known that Jamie married longtime partner Jennifer Amelia in 2005, and they have two children together. They were in the news on one occasion, as a gun battle erupted just outside of a baby shower party they were hosting. The party had lasted through the night into the early morning, and the battle occurred at around that time.

One teenager was killed in the gunfight with two men also injured. One of the wounded victims who was driven to the hospital was followed by the gunmen who then tried to shoot him just near the hospital premises. The man was able to survive even after the second attack. The media tried to reach Jamie for a comment on the events, but he didn’t make any statements indicating that the event that occurred was just coincidental and had nothing to do with him or the party. Around 50 bullet shells were found on the scene.

While he continues his work in acting, he also spends a lot of his free time doing philanthropic work. He is the founder of the non-profit organization Moving Mountains, a theater organization that helps youth through providing classes in film, dance, and drama.

General Info

Full NameJamie Hector
Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1975
Height1.83 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Actor, Teacher
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

MoviesAll Eyez on Me, The Magic City, Blood Ties, Just Another Day, Night Catches Us, Max Payne, Brooklyn Bound, Paid in Full, He Got Game, Five Deep Breaths, The Day the Ponies Come Back
TV ShowsThe Wire

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Calm monotone voice
2Facial scar

Facts

#Fact
1Founded a 501(c)(3) in Brooklyn called Moving Mountains Inc. that works to serve inner city youth by developing their innate talents and expanding their creative opportunities.
2He opened a store for his clothing line "Royal Addiction" in Brooklyn, New York. (2007).

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Canal Street2017pre-productionPastor Sam Billings (rumored)
All Eyez on Me2017completedMutulu Shakur
Doubting Thomas2016completedRon
Dishonored 22016Video GameVice Overseer Liam Byrne (voice)
Quarry2016TV SeriesArthur Solomon / Arthur
Bosch2014-2016TV SeriesJerry Edgar
The Strain2014-2015TV SeriesAlonso Creem
Michael Raymond-James for BulliesKeepOut.com2015Video short
Power2014-2015TV SeriesDrifty
A Year and Change2015Todd
Person of Interest2014-2015TV SeriesLink Cordell
Real New York City Muggings2014Short
Secrets of the Magic City2014Tru
Habeas Corpus2013ShortGary
Blood Ties2013/INick
Grow2013TV MovieSosa
The Start Up2013TV MovieKeith Blackstone
80902012ShortFelix
TRON: Uprising2012TV SeriesMoog
A Feeling from Within2012Samuels
Common Law2012TV SeriesBart the Security Guard
Life, Love, Soul2012Mr. Roundtree
CSI: Miami2011TV SeriesJean Guiton
Lens on Talent2010TV Series
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesHenry Miller
Halo: Reach2010Video GameEmile (voice)
Mercy2010TV SeriesTrae Adams (Robber)
The Gift2010/IIDarnell Powell
Frederick Douglass: Pathway from Slavery to Freedom2010TV MovieFrederick Douglass
Night Catches Us2010Dwayne 'DoRight' Miller
Cold Case2009TV SeriesRonde Brooks '70
Just Another Day2009/IVYoung Eastie
Heroes: Hard Knox2008TV Mini-SeriesBenjamin 'Knox' Washington
Heroes2006-2008TV SeriesBenjamin 'Knox' Washington
Max Payne2008Lincoln Deneuf
The Game2008TV SeriesCarnell
Jericho2008TV SeriesCorporal Adams
The Wire2004-2008TV SeriesMarlo Stanfield
Blackout2007/IIIRasheed
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Video GameMiguel (voice)
The Warriors2005Video GameAdditional Soldiers (voice)
Joy Road2004Dante
Brooklyn Bound2004Courtland
Everyday People2004Devon
The Fast Life2003Danny
Five Deep Breaths2003ShortBanny
Paid in Full2002Dunn
Central Park Jog2002ShortJogger 2
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002TV SeriesDoc
Third Watch2001TV SeriesLegros
Prison Song2001Phone Kid
Law & Order2000TV SeriesJean Marchier
The Day the Ponies Come Back2000Darryl Boyd
The Beat2000TV SeriesRasta
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai1999Gangsta in Red
He Got Game1998'I Love You' Leech
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesTony sands

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taking Chance2014Short executive producer
Grow2013TV Movie executive producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis2006Video Game motion capture talent

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IMDb: What to Watch2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Crime Thriller Club2014TV Series documentaryHimself / Jerry Edgar
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Huff Post's BV 3652012TV SeriesHimself
A Hip Hop Hustle: The Making of 'Just Another Day'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Life After Death: The Movie2007Video documentaryNarrator (voice)
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
How We Live: The Reality of 'Brooklyn Bound'2005Video documentary shortAs Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryBenjamin 'Knox' Washington

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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