Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Bob Stookey
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. has appeared in many films since shooting onto the scene with his performance in the independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn. Since then, Gilliard has appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York; The Machinist, with Christian Bale; and The Waterboy, opposite Adam Sandler.
Gilliard has an extensive history of New York theater credits. His past stage work includes Zooman and the Sign at Second Stage Theatre, Police Boys at Playwrights Horizons, Life During Wartime at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and regional appearances in Topdog/Underdog at the Seattle Rep and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Gilliard was a series regular on HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire and appeared on the A&E network show The Beast, opposite Patrick Swayze. Some of his guest-starring performances include CSI: New York, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NUMB3RS, Friday Night Lights, Southland, Army Wives, and Longmire.
Gilliard is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. He also studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Actors Studio and the Baltimore School for the Arts.