Jamie Hector

Active - 2000 - 2017  |   Born - Oct 7, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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Known to many fans as Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed series The Wire, actor Jamie Hector began learning his craft in high school, performing with a community theater group. Later, in college, Hector began scoring paid gigs, like minor appearances on Law & Order and New York Undercover. Soon he was picking up more prominent roles in films like Ghost Dog and was cast in The Wire. A short time later, he took up a recurring role on the series Heroes, and in the 2008 film Max Payne.

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  • Youngest of seven siblings born to Haitian parents in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.
  • Trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City.
  • Discovered by The Wire creator David Simon after seeing his performance in the movie Five Deep Breaths.
  • Founded the non-profit Moving Mountains with co-star Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, dedicated to fostering the arts and improving connections to creative industries for disadvantaged urban youth.