• Born on 5th November 1968 in Long Island, New York
• Graduated from the State University of New York in 1990
• Career began with 3 episodes of The Cosby Show in 1990-1991
• Gained recognition with role as Sugar Watkins in 1997's Starship Troopers
• Had a recurring role in Oz from 1999-2001
• Played Sgt Ellis Carver in The Wire from 2002-2008
• Arrested for driving under the influence in 2015
• Married to theatre director Leah Gardiner with one child
• Estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2020
Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||November 5, 1968|
|Fact||Yet another SUNY Purchase graduate whose alum include Parker Posey (Party Girl (1995)), Sherry Stringfield (ER), Adam Trese (Laws of Gravity (1992)), producer Todd Baker, directors Hal Hartley and Nick Gomez, and Melissa Leo (Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)). Seth's classmate was Dwight Ewell (Flirt (1995)).|
Seth Gilliam is one of television’s easiest actors to recognise. Many would know him as Sgt Ellis Carver in “The Wire”, or from “The Walking Dead” as Father Gabriele Stokes, but the talented actor had played in numerous roles throughout his career. He’s appeared in several films, but his most noteworthy success has always been in television series. There is plenty to know about Seth, and if you are interested to learn more about the actor, please read on.
Early life and family
Not much is known about Seth’s childhood, or who his parents are. All that is known is that he was born on the 5th November 1968, in Long Island, New York, USA. If he has siblings, they have remained away of public notice, and Seth has successfully hidden the truth about his family and early life.
Seth’s earliest schooling career is also a mystery, as it has not been publicly announced where he finished high school. However, it is widely known that Seth is a graduate of the State University of New York.
It is publicly known that he was a classmate of the actor Dwight Ewell, but in what Seth graduated has been kept quiet and no records can be found. He finished University in 1990, and started his career in acting shortly afterwards.
Seth’s first role was in “The Cosby Show” as Aaron Dexter, appearing in three episodes between 1990 and 1991. In 1993, he appeared in two films in small roles before his break to stardom came around. These films were “Joey Breaker” in which he played as Jeremy Breaker and “Mr Wonderful”.
He gained several more roles in the following years, including a role in the film “Courage Under Fire” in 1996, starring alongside Denzel Washington. It wasn’t until 1997 that Seth gained true recognition on the silver screen, when he portrayed the character of Sugar Watkins in the acclaimed film “Starship Troopers”. He had a notable recurring role in the television series “Oz” which lasted from 1999 to 2001, and also appeared in “Law and Order”.
In 2002, he gained one of his most iconic roles in “The Wire”, which lasted for six years and 50 episodes.
During his time on the set of “The Wire”, Seth also made numerous appearances in other television series and films, including “The Bronx is Burning”, “Law and Order: Trial by Jury”, and the film “Punks”.
When his role ended on “The Wire” in 2008, Seth was already popular and a sought-after actor, and made appearances in the popular shows “CSI: Miami”, “Damages”, as well as “Mercy”.
That same year of 2009, Seth had a role in the iconic film “Did You Hear About The Morgans?”, starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant.
In the following years before gaining a recurring role again, Seth made appearances in shows such as “The Good Wife”, and “Svetlana”.
From 2011 to 2017, Seth appeared in the supernatural drama “Teen Wolf”, portraying the character Dr Alan Deaton in 43 episodes. During that time he also appeared in the films “Still Alice” and “Police State”, and also gained a role in the ever-popular “The Walking Dead”, starring in 52 episodes starting in 2014, and is still ongoing. His other most recent appearances have been in “Elementary”, “City on a Hill” and in the show “Bull”.
Hobbies, favourite things and interesting facts
Not much is known about Seth’s personal interests, and his Facebook account, though active, is not very insightful either. However, the actor did get into trouble with the law on one occasion not too long ago.
After being pulled over for exceeding the speed limit, Seth was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, but released after he was able to pay bail of just under $10,000.
This happened in May of 2015, but luckily the incident did not affect the filming of “The Walking Dead”.
Seth is married to the theatre director Leah Gardiner, and the couple has one child together but has successfully hidden their child’s identity from the public. Leah was previously married, but as of 24 August, 2005 she made her vows to Seth, and the couple has been together since.
- Date of Birth: 5 November 1968
- Hair colour: Brown, but he appears bald most of the time
- Eye colour: Brown
- Height: 5ft 8ins (1.74m)
- Weight: 165.5 lbs ( 75kgs)
- Shoe Size: Unknown
- Star Sign: Scorpio
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: African
With a successful career in show business as an actor, Seth has accumulated an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2020.
|Full Name||Seth Gilliam|
|Date Of Birth||November 5, 1968|
|Education||State University of New York at Purchase|
|Movies||Police State, Still Alice, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Punks, Starship Troopers, Courage Under Fire, Jefferson in Paris, Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker, Tar|
|TV Shows||The Wire, The Walking Dead|
|1||Yet another SUNY Purchase graduate whose alum include Parker Posey (Party Girl (1995)), Sherry Stringfield (ER), Adam Trese (Laws of Gravity (1992)), producer Todd Baker, directors Hal Hartley and Nick Gomez, and Melissa Leo (Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)). Seth's classmate was Dwight Ewell (Flirt (1995)).|
|Police State||2017||post-production||Officer Grady|
|Change in the Air||2016||post-production||Officer Payne|
|The Walking Dead||2014-2017||TV Series||Father Gabriel Stokes|
|Teen Wolf||2011-2017||TV Series||Dr. Alan Deaton|
|Elementary||2016||TV Series||Dr. Ira Wallace|
|The Good Wife||2011-2015||TV Series||Jacob Rickter|
|Still Alice||2014||Frederic Johnson|
|Criminal Minds||2013||TV Series||Lyle Johnson|
|Person of Interest||2012||TV Series||Detective Des Franklin|
|The Skinny||2012/I||Testing Van Doc|
|Stake Out: Atlantic Salmon||2011||Short||Rivers|
|Law & Order||1992-2010||TV Series||Michael's Attorney / Babatunde Amoda|
|Nurse Jackie||2010||TV Series||Dr. Lindsey|
|Did You Hear About the Morgans?||2009||U.S. Marshal Lasky|
|Mercy||2009||TV Series||Police Officer|
|The People v. Leo Frank||2009||Jim Conley|
|CSI: Miami||2009||TV Series||Aaron Nolan|
|Damages||2009||TV Series||Mark Waters|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||2007-2008||TV Series||Detective Daniels|
|The Wire||2002-2008||TV Series||Sgt. Ellis Carver Det. Ellis Carver|
|The Bronx Is Burning||2007||TV Mini-Series||Paul Blair|
|The Great New Wonderful||2005||Clayton (segment "Emme's Story")|
|Law & Order: Trial by Jury||2005||TV Series||A.D.A. Terence Wright|
|Oz||1999-2001||TV Series||Clayton Hughes Officer Clayton Hughes|
|Starship Troopers||1997||Sugar Watkins|
|Courage Under Fire||1996||Stephen Altameyer|
|Jefferson in Paris||1995||James Hemings|
|The Hardest Part||1994||Short||Derek|
|Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker||1994||TV Movie||Cadet Johnson C. Whittaker|
|Mr. Wonderful||1993||Emergency Room Doctor (unconfirmed)|
|Joey Breaker||1993||Jeremy Brasher|
|In the Eyes of a Stranger||1992||TV Movie|
|The Cosby Show||1990-1991||TV Series||Aaron Dexter|
|Mad Dog and Glory||1993||ADR loop group|
|The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far||2016||TV Movie documentary special thanks|
|Talking Dead||2015-2016||TV Series||Himself|
|The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far||2016||TV Movie documentary||Himself / Father Gabriel Stokes|
|Captain Kyle's Cosplay Spotlight||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|The Wire: The Last Word||2007||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The Wire Odyssey||2007||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|The Wire: It's All Connected||2006||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia