Jamie Hector (born October 7, 1975) is an American actor of Haitian descent who is known for his portrayal of drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield on the HBO drama series The Wire and as Detective Jerry Edgar in the drama series Bosch.
Hector began acting immediately after high school when he auditioned for a community theatre company. While in college he had roles on television shows such as New York Undercover, Third Watch, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Beat. After graduation, he enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.
Hector appeared in the movie Paid in Full (2002). He attributes a defining moment in his career to the short film Five Deep Breaths (2003) directed by Seith Mann. With Hector in the lead role, Five Deep Breaths was an Official Selection of the Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and IFP Film Festivals; it went on to accumulate 16 awards.
From 2004 to 2008, Hector played Marlo Stanfield on the HBO television drama The Wire, the young, ambitious, intelligent and extremely ruthless head of the eponymous Stanfield Organization in the Baltimore drug trade. In 2016, Rolling Stone ranked him #2 of their "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time".
Hector starred in the film Blackout (2007) with Melvin Van Peebles and Jeffrey Wright, and was featured as recurring villain Benjamin "Knox" Washington in the third season of Heroes. Hector appeared in the film Max Payne (2008), in which he plays the role of Lincoln DeNeuf, a Haitian crime boss. Hector also appeared in the television movie Just Another Day (2009), playing the up-and-coming rapper Young Eastie, who attempts to make it at all costs. His next film was Night Catches Us (2010), with Kerri Washington and Anthony Mackey. He voiced Emile-A239 (Noble 4) in Halo: Reach.
In 2017, Hector appeared on the USA drama Queen of The South as Devon Finch, in six episodes of season 2.
In 2007, Hector founded Moving Mountains, Inc., a non-profit theatre based organization that provides youth with year-round classes in drama, dance, vocal, and film classes.
|2017||All Eyez on Me||Mutulu Shakur|
|2015||A Year and Change||Todd|
|2014||Taking Chance||Executive Producer|
|The Start Up||Ken Blackstone|
|The Magic City||Tru|
|Real New York City Muggings||Short film|
|Habeas Corpus||Gary||Short film|
|The Promise Keeper||Yves|
|A Feeling from Within||Samuels|
|Life, Love, Soul||Mr. Roundtree|
|2010||The Gift||Darnell Powell|
|Night Catches Us||'DoRight' Miller|
|2009||Just Another Day||Young Eastie|
|2008||Max Payne||Lincoln Deneuf|
|2003||Five Deep Breaths||Banny||Short film|
|2002||Paid in Full||Dunn|
|Central Park Jog||Jogger #2||Short film|
|2001||Prison Song||Phone Kid|
|2000||The Day the Ponies Come Back||Darryl Boyd|
|1999||Ghost Dog||Gangsta in Red|
|1998||He Got Game||'I Love You' Leech|
|2018||Unsolved||Keefe D’s Lawyer||Wherever It Leads (#1.1)|
|2017–2018||Queen of The South||Devon Finch||11 episodes|
|2016||Quarry||Arthur Solomon||2 episodes|
|2014–present||Bosch||Jerry Edgar||50 episodes|
|2014–2017||The Strain||Alonso Creem||10 episodes|
|Person of Interest||Link Cordell||4 episodes|
|2012||TRON: Uprising||Moog (voice)||Tagged (#1.14)|
|Common Law||Bart the Security Guard||Hot for Teacher (#1.11)|
|Are We There Yet?||The Thanksgiving Episode (#3.43)|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Jean Guiton||Hunting Ground (#9.16)|
|2010||Lie to Me||Henry Miller||In the Red (#3.1)|
|Frederick Douglass: Pathway from Slavery to Freedom||Frederick Douglass||TV Movie|
|Mercy||The Robber||2 episodes|
|2009||Cold Case||Ronde Brooks '70||Soul (#7.4)|
|2008||Heroes||Benjamin 'Knox' Washington||10 episodes|
|The Game||Carnell||Before the Parade Passes By (#2.17)|
|Jericho||Corporal Adams||Patriots and Tyrants (#2.7)|
|2004–2008||The Wire||Marlo Stanfield||32 episodes (Seasons 3-5)|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Doc||Justice (#3.19)|
|2001||Third Watch||Legros||...And Zeus Wept (#2.22)|
|2000||Law & Order||Jean Marchier||Burn Baby Burn (#11.6)|
|The Beat||Rasta||They Say It's Your Birthday (#1.2)|
|2016||Dishonored 2||Vice Overseer Liam Byrne|
|2005||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||Pedestrian|
|The Warriors||Additional Soldier|
- "Baby shower for The Wire actor Jamie Hector ends in deadly gun battle". The Telegraph. July 13, 2009.
- "Jamie Hector as Marlo on The Wire". HBO. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
- Oliver Burkeman (May 24, 2008). "When pretend is real: exclusive interview with stars of The Wire". The Guardian. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
- Collins, Sean T. (February 9, 2016). "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
- "Jamie Hector Talks Acting to Activism; From Black Panthers to British Petroleum!". UrbLife.com. July 4, 2010.
- Dove (July 4, 2010). "Jamie Hector Talks Acting to Activism; From Black Panthers to British Petroleum [ULx Exclusive]". URB Life.
- Travers, Ben. "'Quarry' Review: Cinemax TV Series is Trapped Inside Its Vietnam Vet - IndieWire".