Who is Jamie Hector?
Born on October 7, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, Jamie Hector is an actor, best known for his work on the HBO television series “The Wire”, in which he played the character Marlo Stanfield, a drug lord. He also worked on the series “Bosch”, playing the role of detective Jerry Edgar.
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The Riches of Jamie Hector
As of early 2020, Jamie Hector’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million earned through a successful acting career. He has been in the entertainment industry since 1998 and has landed numerous lucrative contracts. He has also worked in the video game industry and lent his voice to several projects.
Early life and the beginning of a career
Jamie is of American and Haitian descent. Growing up in Brooklyn, he developed an interest in pursuing an acting career at a young age. After graduating from high school, he began developing his skills by joining a community theater company. There he took part in numerous productions, while also working on his college education. He eventually began landing supporting roles on notable television shows, including “Law & Order,” “New York Undercover,” and “Third Watch.”
After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he continued his acting studies by enrolling at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in New York City.
The school is known to teach Lee Strasberg’s popular acting style, method acting, in which actors immerse themselves completely in their roles as if they were the characters they are portraying. In 2002, after several small roles in films, he got his first major role in “Paid in Full”. Inspired by the Eric B. & Rakim song of the same name, the film tells the story of a group of three friends who are drug dealers.
The following year, Hector broke through in the short film “Five deep breaths”, which won numerous awards and was screened in several independent film festival circuits, such as Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance and IFP.
The short film tells the story of a group of friends who are motivated to exact revenge after a woman is physically assaulted by her boyfriend. The film won 16 awards and was praised for its morally ambiguous take on the story that not everyone is right or wrong.
In 2004, he got his biggest role when he was cast in the television series “The Wire”, in which he played the leader of the criminal drug trafficking ring the Stanfield Organization, portrayed as ruthless, intelligent and ambitious. The show follows the story of law enforcement officers as they attempt to tackle major problems such as the distribution of illegal drugs. The show has been praised however, for its realistic portrayal, it never won major awards during its run.
For his performance, Jamie was named one of the greatest television villains of all time by “Rolling Stone” magazine.
Work after The Wire
In 2007, Jamie starred in “Blackout” where he teamed up with Zoe Saldana and Michael B. Jordan in the film that premiered at the Zurich Film Festival. He then returned to another villainous role in the third season of “Heroes”, one of the most popular shows of its time, telling the story of people who discover they have superpowers that resemble comic book superheroes. While it was highly acclaimed early on in the series, its popularity eventually waned as the seasons progressed, leading to its cancellation.
In 2008, he again appeared as a crime boss in the movie “Max Payne”, an adaptation of the video game of the same name. It stars Mark Wahlberg in the titular role, and was developed with the help of video game developers Remedy Entertainment and Rockstar Games. The film received negative reviews but was commercially successful due to the established popularity of the “Max Payne” video games. The following year, he played a rapper in the television movie “Just Another Day”, which aired on BET. He also worked on the movie “Night Catches Us” with Anthony Mackie.
In 2010, Hector lent his voice to the video game “Halo: Reach”, in which he plays Noble 4 of Emile-A239. The game is part of the “Halo” franchise and takes place before the first game “Halo: Combat Evolved”. It follows a team of super soldiers who must fight in a war with an alien race known as Covenant. The game was very successfuland attracted many positive reviews from renowned publications.
In 2014, he was cast in another notable project and re-established himself in a regular television role in “Bosch,” playing the titular character’s partner. The show aired on Amazon’s streaming service and is inspired by several of Michael Connelly’s novels, including “The Concrete Blonde,” “Echo Park” and “City of Bones.”
He has been with the show for the entire series, with the seventh season billed as his last season to be completed in 2020. While working on the show, he also appeared as the character Devon Finch during the second season of “Queen of the South”, an American adaptation of the Spanish telenovela “La Reina del Sur”, which in turn is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Arturo Perez-Reverte.
It is known that Jamie married her longtime partner Jennifer Amelia in 2005 and they have two children together. They were in the news once, when a gunfight broke out just outside a baby shower party they were hosting. The party had lasted all night until the early morning, and the battle was taking place about that time.
A teenager was killed in the gunfight with two men also injured. One of the injured victims who was driven to hospital was followed by the gunmen who then tried to shoot him near the hospital grounds. The man was able to survive even after the second attack. The media tried to reach Jamie for comment on the events, but he made no statements indicating that the event that took place was purely coincidental and had nothing to do with him or the party. About 50 shell casings were found on the spot.
While continuing his acting career, he also devotes much of his spare time to philanthropic work. He is the founder of the non-profit organization Moving Mountains, a theater organization that helps young people through film, dance and drama classes.