Lawrence Gilliard Jr. Height and Weight Stats

Lawrence “Larry” Gilliard, Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in films, television series and theatre. He portrayed D’Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama series The Wire, a role which earned him much critical acclaim. He is also known for his role as Bob Stookey in the AMC horror drama The Walking Dead.

Gilliard was born in New York City. He made his film debut as the lead in the independent film Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991).  Gilliard has appeared on numerous television crime dramas such as Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the StreetNew York Undercover, andCSI: NY. His notable film roles include: a love-struck ghetto teen in LottoLand (1995), an earnest college football player in The Waterboy(1998), and a member of the Dead Rabbits in Gangs of New York (2002). Gilliard recently had a role on the television series The Beast(2009).

Gilliard is also a stage actor. He received positive reviews for his role of Booth in a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play,Topdog/Underdog, as well as winning the “Best Ensemble” award from the NAACP with co-star Harold Perrineau. He joined The Walking Dead television series cast as a regular, playing Bob Stookey.


Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Name: Lawrence “Larry” Gilliard, Jr

Nickname: gilliardl

Date of Birth: September 22, 1971

Place of Birth:  New York City

Place of Residence: Los Angeles, USA

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts


Body Stats:

Height: 5′ 9″/ 176 cm

Weight: 149 lbs/ 68 kilo

Ethnicity:  Afro-American

Hair Color: Brown/Black

Eye Color:  Dark Brown

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Fun Facts:

Relationships: He is married to Michelle Paress.

Actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr. at The Walking Dead

Actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr. at The Walking Dead


Awards and Honors: 

  • 2013-Festival Prize, Best Lead Actor, Won

Hobbies and Interests: Sport, travels

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Book: Scary Stories, Stephen King

Favorite Sports: Box

Favorite Movie: The Shining (1980) , Day of the Dead

Interesting Facts:

  • He and his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was 7.
  • Studied classical music at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the Juilliard School before turning to acting.
  • He was a foil to Patrick SwayzeIn the A&E series The Beast, Patrick Swayze portrayed a veteran FBI agent that doesn’t play by the rules. Larry played the agent investigating Patrick’s character. It was Patrick’s last role before his death from pancreatic cancer in September 2009.
  • He’s married to a The Wire co-star. Larry’s wife is Michelle Paress, who played idealistic Baltimore Sun reporter Alma Gutierrez on Season 5 of the hit HBO show.
  • Before he made it as an actor, he worked in office administrationFor Larry to make his first-ever movie role work, the low-budget Straight Out of Baltimore, he took unpaid leave from his job as an office assistant at a law firm.
  • He went to high school with Tupac and Jada Pinkett. The Baltimore School for the Arts has launched the career of tons of stars, including not only Larry, but Tupac and Jada Pinkett. The three were all born within a few months of each other.
  • He can dance salsa.

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