Darrell Hadari Britt-Gibson (born May 8, 1987) is an American actor, known for his role as Darius "O-Dog" Hill on the HBO series The Wire. He has also appeared on the Showtime series Californication, the Starz series Power, the FX series You're the Worst, and the HBO series Barry. He has also starred in the films Keanu (2016), 20th Century Women (2016), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).
Britt-Gibson at the Miami International Film Festival in October 2016
Darrell Hadari Britt-Gibson
May 8, 1985
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Britt-Gibson was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is the son of author and journalist Donna Britt and her first husband, Greg Gibson. Britt-Gibson has one older brother, Justin Britt-Gibson, a screenwriter, and one younger half-brother, Skye Merida, from his mother's remarriage to newspaper editor Kevin Merida. He attended Hampton University and thereafter transferred to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he studied theater.
Britt-Gibson made his acting debut in the recurring role of Darius "O-Dog" Hill on HBO's crime drama television series The Wire, starring in 8 episodes from 2006 to 2008. He then appeared in the film Toe to Toe (2009) as Leron, and 2 episodes of the web series Monday Wednesday Friday, also writing one of the episodes in which he starred. He has also guest starred in episodes of many television series, such as Southland, Shameless, The Bridge, and Major Crimes.
In 2014, Britt-Gibson had recurring roles on the series Californication as Darrell, Power as Rolla, and You're the Worst as Shitstain. Britt-Gibson was cast in the pilot of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City in the role of Diver Hawkes, but was subsequently recast after the pilot was ordered to series. In 2016, he co-starred in the comedy film Keanu, portraying the role of Trunk. Darrell was voted one of the sexiest new talents in Hollywood in 2016 and is a prominent feature on the red carpet events.
|2009||Toe to Toe||Leron|
|2012||Man vs. Automated Phone System||Man||Short film; also producer|
|2016||Soy Nero||Private Compton|
|20th Century Women||Julian||Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble|
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
|2017||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Jerome||Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble|
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
|2019||Just Mercy||Darnell Houston|
|2021||Judas and the Black Messiah||Bobby Rush|
|2006–2008||The Wire||Darius "O-Dog" Hill||8 episodes|
|2011||Monday Wednesday Friday||Darrell||2 episodes; also writer|
|2012||Southland||Kid||Episode: "God's Work"|
|2013||Shameless||Nick||Episode: "Cascading Failures"|
|2013||Uproxx Video||Lenny Bailor||3 episodes|
|2013||The Bridge||Waiter||Episode: "The Beetle"|
|2013||Major Crimes||Shorty Wallace||Episode: "Risk Assessment"|
|2014–2017||You're the Worst||Dale "Shitstain"||17 episodes|
|2017||Powerless||Anton||Episode: "Cold Season"|
- Britt, Donna (March 10, 2008). "My Son the Drug Enforcer". The Root. Archived from the original on May 24, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- Inskeep, Steve (March 22, 2012). "A Mom's Advice To Her Young, Black Sons". NPR.
- Shady, Justin (December 2, 2011). "Britt-Gibson: Tough guys inspire hard-edged screenplays". Variety.
- Smith, Jada F. (June 4, 2010). "Young Hustle: Up and Coming Gen Yers". The Root. Archived from the original on March 22, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- Berron, Monica. "UMBC Magazine: Summer 2011 – Gag Reels". UMBC. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2015). "Taissa Farmiga & Darrell Britt-Gibson Cast In ABC Pilot 'L.A. Crime'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
- Pedersen, Erik (June 3, 2015). "Josh Harto Finds 'Gold'; Raul Castillo Joins 'Special Correspondents' – Film Briefs". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
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