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Robert Wisdom - Overview

Date of Birth: N/A    
Place of Birth: Washington D.C., United States
Nationality: United States
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Character actor Robert Wisdom played imposing men of authority on both sides of the law in such celebrated television series as "The Wire" (HBO, 2003-08), "Prison Break" (Fox, 2005-09, 2017), "Supernatural" (The WB/CW, 2005- ) and "The Alienist" (TNT, 2018- ). Born Robert Ray Wisdom to Jamaican parents in Washington, D.C., on September 14, 1953, he developed an interest in acting as a senior at Columbia University, but earned a degree in economics and history in 1976 and worked in banking before shifting careers to serve as a producer with National Public Radio. In the 1980s, Wisdom worked as artistic director for an array of cultural projects before eventually settling into his role as Director of Performing Arts at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London. He moved solely into acting in the early 1990s, and made his screen debut in an episode of the long-running police drama "The Bill" (ITV 1984-2010). Wisdom returned to the United States in 1993 and worked steadily in character parts in features, including Tom Hanks' "That Thing You Do!" (1996) and John Wo... Read More
Appeared opposite Daniel Radcliffe in crime drama "Beast of Burden"
Co-starred as Daniel Bruhl's valet/advisor on "The Alienist"
2016 - 2017
Had the recurring role of Gerald Kelly on "Rosewood"
2015 - 2017
Played Dennis on HBO's "Ballers"
2012 - 2013
Starred as Coleman Carlisle on "Nashville"
2010 - 2011
Was cast as Vaughn Anderson on "Burn Notice"
Played Roger Hobbs on "Happy Town"