Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. is an American actor best known for his role as drug dealer D'Angelo Barksdale on the television drama series The Wire, from 2002-2003.
He is also known for his starring role as Bob Tookey in the television horror series The Walking Dead.
Gilliard Jr. has appeared in many films including the blockbuster Gangs of New York, The Machinist, The Water Boy, Simply Irresistible, Cecil B. Demented, Brother to Brother, The associate, Money train, and Lotto Land, among others.
On television Gilliard has appeared as a series regular on HBO's The Wire, In the Line of Duty: Street Wars, and The Memoir of Sally Hemmings.
His New York theatre credits include Zooman and The Sign at Second stage, Police Boys at Playwrights Horizons, and Life During Wartime at Nuyorican Poets café, with regional appearances in Top Dog/Underdog at the Seattle Rep and the Mark Taper Forum in LA, Abstract Expression at the Long Wharf Theatre and Hey Momma at the National Black Theatre.
Larry Gilliard studied at the Baltimore school for the arts, the Julliard School, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Acting Studio and the Stella Adler Conservatory.
He played the role of Raymond Beaumont in the crime drama television series The Beast, in 2009.