Jamie Hector is an actor of Haitian descent who is best known for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire.
Jamie began acting immediately after high school when he auditioned for a community theater company. Jamie then enrolled in college while he continued to audition and book roles on New York Undercover
, Third Watch
, Law & Order
, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
, The Beat
, and Oz
. His film work dates back to Spike Lee
. From there he went on to appear in He Got Game
, Ghost Dog
, Prison Song
, Everyday People
and Paid in Full
. Jamie attributes a defining moment in his career to the short film Five Deep Breaths
directed by Seith Mann
. With Jamie in the lead role Five Deep Breaths
was an Official Selection of the Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and IFP Film Festivals; it went on to accumulate 16 awards. He is currently working in the film Blackout
with Melvin Van Peebles
and Jeffrey Wright
, and will feature as recurring villain Benjamin "Knox" Washington
in the third season of Heroes
. He's also been cast to play a prominent role in Notorious (2009 film)
the biographical film
about rapper Notorious B.I.G.
. He is also featured in the trailer for the upcoming film Max Payne
, in which he will play the role of Lincoln DeNeuf, a Haitian crime boss.
According to the "Q&A with the Cast and Creative Team of The Wire" Special Feature from Disc Five of the Season 3 DVD Boxset of The Wire.' (approximately 40 to 42 minutes in) Jamie mentors children. He teaches them martial arts and drama, counsels them and checks whether they attend school.