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Delaney Williams

Full / Real Name: William Delaney
Born: 12 December 1962 (57 years old)
Gender: Male

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Delaney Williams is an American actor best known for his recurring role as Sergeant Jay Landsman in the police drama series The Wire, from 2002-2008.

Born in Washington, D.C., Williams acquired a love of acting as a child by attending a small community theatre with his father. He auditioned for a small part, got it and fell in love with acting.

He did mostly stage work for the first 20 years of his career, until he started getting regular film and television roles.

He was a stand-in for the 1997 film Murder At 1600 and his first film role was as Believer #1 in 1997's Contact, starring Jody Foster. His role went uncredited.

His first credited film role came the following year when he played the small part of Sebastian Carter in A Case Against Karen. Later that year he appeared in the film Pecker and had a guest starring role on an episode of the crime procedural Homicide: Life on the Street entitled "La Famiglia" (Season 7, Episode 1).

In 2000 he had a small part on the HBO mini-series The Corner, which performed well for the broadcaster. As a result, he was remembered by producers of The Wire, who asked him to audition for the part of Jay Landsman in 2001.

He made a mess of his audition, but begged and pleaded to be allowed to audition again. There was no need to - the producers were impressed with his pleas, and hired him on that basis.

Since Homicide, he has made guest appearances on the television shows Young Americans, The District, The West Wing, law & Order: Criminal Intent and Cold Case.

Other films he has acted in include Cecil B. DeMented (2000), Head of State (2003), Ladder 49 (2004), Shattered Imperfection (2006), and Push (2007).

He was married to Susanne M. Delaney from 22 June 1991 - 22 November 2005. The couple had two children.


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