Wade Williams

Wade Andrew Williams (born December 24, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his various character roles, and for his starring role as Brad Bellick on the Fox television series Prison Break.

Wade Williams
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Williams in 2008
Born (1961-12-24) December 24, 1961 (age 59)
Years active1997–present

Life and careerEdit

Williams was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied theatre at the University of Tulsa. He began his acting career at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman and Tracey Ullman. Williams also had a role with Denzel Washington in Richard III. Williams then continued with performances on and off Broadway and toured nationally in productions such as Guys and Dolls, Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, and Show Boat.

His film credits include Flicka, Collateral, Ali and Erin Brockovich. Additionally, Williams has also appeared on television in series such as Charmed, Over There, Six Feet Under, 24, NYPD Blue, CSI and as Father Cronin on The Bernie Mac Show.

From 2005 to 2008, Williams starred as Brad Bellick, leader of the correctional officers at Fox River State Penitentiary in Prison Break.

He guest starred on an episode of the 8th and final season of Monk. He also took part in the music video "Welcome to My Truth" of American singer-songwriter Anastacia.

Williams appeared in The Dark Knight Rises as the warden of Blackgate Prison, an ode to his former role in Prison Break.

He and his wife, Emma, have a daughter and live in Dallas.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Route 9 Earl Whitney
1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead Samuel Kraft Direct-to-video film
K-911 Devon Lang Direct-to-video film
2000 What Planet Are You From?' Planet Man
Erin Brockovich Ted Daniels
Terror Tract Clay Hendricks Segment: "Nightmare"
2001 Ali Lieutenant Jerome Claridge
2002 Bark! Tom
Local Boys Ray
Bug Alicia's Dad
Ken Park Claude's Father
2003 I Witness Roy Logan
2004 American Crime Mack Jones Direct-to-video film
Collateral Fed #2
2006 Flicka Man with Clipboard
2009 The Hole Monster Dad Voice
2010 The Last Harbor Sheriff Ian
Batman: Under the Red Hood Roman Sionis / Black Mask (voice) Direct-to-video film
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Deegan (voice) Direct-to-video film
The Good Doctor Mr. Nixon
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Warden at Blackgate
2012–2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Harvey Dent / Two-Face (voice) 2-part direct-to-video film
2012 That Guy... Who Was in That Thing Himself Documentary
2013 Gangster Squad Rourke
Superman: Unbound Perry White (voice) Direct-to-video film
2014 Draft Day O'Reilly
2016 Spaceman Tom Fulton
Message from the King Keegan
2018 The Darkest Minds The Captain
Venom Prison Guard Mid-credits scene
2019 3 from Hell
Roe v. Wade William Rehnquist


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Profiler Craig Gentry Episode: "Film at Eleven"
1998 The Larry Sanders Show Mike Episode: "Beverly's Secret"
Star Trek: Voyager Trajis Lo-Tarik Episode: "One"
NYPD Blue Arnold Struel Episode: "Brother's Keeper"
Chicago Hope Jerry Peru Episode: "The Other Cheek"
Silk Stalkings Cliff Carpenter Episode: "Behind the Music"
Seven Days Capt. Marc Golden Episode: "Sleepers"
1999 Sons of Thunder Jack Lesofsky Episode: "Moment of Truth"
Promised Land Ed Angelo Episode: "A Day in the Life"
L.A. Heat Johnny Claringer Jr. Episode: "In Harm's Way"
ER Migraine Guy Episode: "Leave It to Weaver"
Touched by an Angel Bum Episode: "Voice of an Angel"
2000 Becker George Episode: "Sight Unseen"
Good vs. Evil Jeremy the Painter Episode: "Portrait of Evil"
Secret Agent Man Greg Episode: "Sleepers"
Nash Bridges Edward Strode Episode: "Rock and a Hard Place"
Walker, Texas Ranger Jerome Cutter Episode: "The Avenging Angel"
2001 The X-Files Ray Pearce Episode: "Salvage"
Charmed Seeker #2 Episode: "Death Takes a Halliwell"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer General Gregor Episode: "Spiral"
Gideon's Crossing Dr. Larue Episode: "The Race"
Six Feet Under Paul Kovitch Episode: "Brotherhood"
Star Trek: Enterprise Garos Episode: "Civilization"
2001–2005 The Bernie Mac Show Father Cronin Recurring role
2002 24 Robert Ellis 2 episodes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mr. Reston Episode: "The Execution of Catherine Willows"
Crossing Jordan FBI Criminologist Barker Episode: "One Twelve"
Robbery Homicide Division ATF Agent Frank Winters Episode: "Life Is Dust"
MDs Big Thor Amundsen Main role
2003 Threat Matrix Teddy Episode: "Veteran's Day"
Boomtown Paul Barnes Episode: "Inadmissible"
JAG Sheriff Brad Driskell Episode: "Posse Comitatus"
CSI: Miami Jack Hawkins Episode: "Extreme"
2004 Las Vegas Richard Allen Wesley Episode: "Nevada State"
Tru Calling Carl Neesan Episode: "Daddy's Girl"
2005 Kojak Niko Manos Episode: "All Bets Off: Part 2"
Over There Bo Rider Sr. 2 episodes
2005–2008 Prison Break Brad Bellick Main role (seasons 1–4)
2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Warden (voice) 2 episodes
2009 Criminal Minds Detective Andrews Episode: "Hopeless"
Monk Captain Frank Willis Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes Camping"
2010 Leverage Nickolas Kusen Episode: "The Future Job"
Bones Sheriff Gus Abrams Episode: "The Witch in the Wardrobe"
The Whole Truth Detective Razik Episode: "True Confessions"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Mantis, Supreme Chairman of Qward (voices) Episode: "Cry Freedom Fighters!"
2011 Chase Alvin Hawkins Episode: "Annie"
Memphis Beat Ted Creskoe Episode: "Lost"
Burn Notice Carter Episode: "Mind Games"
The Mentalist Jack LaFleur Episode: "Blood and Sand"
2012 Longmire Russell Gray Episode: "The Worst Kind of Hunter"
Common Law Timothy Mullen Episode: "Hot for Teacher"
Touch Braeden Episode: "The Road Not Taken"
Vegas Sam Kovacs Episode: "(Il)Legitimate"
Naughty or Nice Bill Television film
2013 NCIS Larry Purcell Episode: "Under the Radar"
The Legend of Korra Ship Captain (voice) Episode: "The Sting"
2014 Crisis Delman Birch 2 episodes
The Night Shift Max Leonard Episode: "Save Me"
The Bridge Mr. Merco Episode: "Rakshasa"
Revenge Officer Jim Mostrowski 2 episodes
Beware the Batman Waylon Jones / Killer Croc, Ernie Croskey (voices) 3 episodes
2015 Scorpion Prison Warden Episode: "Fish Filet"
Code Black Nick Gabler Episode: "Doctors with Borders"
The League Ruben Episode: "The Block"
Transparent Mr. Irons Episode: "New World Coming"
2016 Grimm Mark Holloway Episode: "Star-Crossed"
The Loud House Coach, Public Address Announcer (voices) Episode: "The Loudest Yard/Raw Deal"
Westworld Captain Norris Episode: "Contrapasso"
2016–2017 Mercy Street Silas Bullen Main role, 10 episodes
2017 Elementary Ryan Decker Episode: "Be My Guest"mamaka
The Blacklist Edgar / The Debt Collector Episode: "The Debt Collector (No. 46)"
The Mick Ziggy Episode: "The Visit"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role
2005 Gun Rudabaugh, Additional Voices
2006 Hitman: Blood Money John "Pappy" Leblanc
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Spinner
2010 Prison Break: The Conspiracy Capt. Brad Bellick

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