Domenick Lombardozzi is an American actor best known for his starring role as Detective Thomas 'Herc' Hauk in the police drama television series The Wire, from 2002-2008.
He also starred as Ray Zancanelli in the action crime thriller television drama series Breakout Kings, from 2011-2012.
Discovered in his Bronx, NY neighbourhood, Lombardozzi first gained fame after attending an open casting call and winning the role of Nicky Zero in Robert De Niro's directing debut, A Bronx Tale.
Soon after, Lombardozzi was landing pivotal roles in such acclaimed films as For the Love of the Game, The Yards, Phone Booth, S.W.A.T. and the Emmy Award-winning HBO movie 61*.
But it wasn't until he portrayed the flawed Baltimore police detective, Herc, in the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire that seminal filmmakers like Sidney Lumet, Joe Roth and Michael Mann took notice and cast Lombardozzi in their films.
He starred in Miami Vice, Public Enemies, and in 2008 was cast in a recurring role on Entourage, followed by a guest-starring appearance on Bored to Death.
Lombardozzi can also be seen in Academy Award-winning director James L. Brooks' romantic comedy, How Do You Know.