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”, playing the character Marlo Stanfield, a drug kingpin. He also worked on the series “Bosch”, playing the role of Detective Jerry Edgar.
The Wealth of Jamie Hector
As of the beginning of 2020, Jamie Hector’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million earned through a successful acting career. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998 and has landed numerous lucrative contracts. He has also worked in the video game industry, providing his voice to various projects.
Early life and career beginnings
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. Eventually, he started landing supporting roles in notable television shows including ‘Law & Order’, ‘New York Undercover’ and ‘Third Watch’.
After completing his undergraduate 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 called method acting, in which actors fully immerse themselves in their roles as if they were actually the characters they are portraying. In 2002, after several minor roles in films, he landed his first major role in “Paid in Full”. The film is inspired by Eric B. & Rakim’s song of the same name and tells the story of a group of three friends who are drug dealers.
The following year, Hector made his breakthrough in the short film “Five deep breaths”, which won numerous awards and was screened in various 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 get 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 landed his biggest role when he was cast in the television series “The Wire”, playing the leader of the criminal drug trade, the Stanfield Organization, portrayed as ruthless, intelligent and ambitious. The show follows the story of law enforcement officers as they try to tackle big problems such as the distribution of illegal drugs. The performance is over praised because of its realistic depiction, but despite that, it never won any major awards during its run.
For his performance, Jamie was named one of the greatest TV villains of all time by “Rolling Stone” magazine.
Work after The Wire
In 2007, Jamie starred in “Blackout” alongside Zoe Saldana and Michael B. Jordan in the film which 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, in which he tells the story of people who discover they have super powers similar to comic book superheroes. While highly acclaimed early in its run, the show eventually declined in popularity as the seasons progressed, leading to its cancellation.
In 2008, he appeared again 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 portrayed a rapper in the television movie “Just Another Day”, which aired on BET. He also worked on the movie “Night Catches Us” along with Anthony Mackie.
In 2010, Hector lent his voice to the video game “Halo: Reach”, portraying 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 reputable publications.
In 2014, he was cast in another notable project, landing another regular television role in “Bosch”, playing the partner of the titular character. The show aired through Amazon’s streaming service and was inspired by several of Michael Connelly’s novels, including “The Concrete Blonde,” “Echo Park,” and “City of Bones.”
He’s been with the show for its entire run, the seventh season of which has been announced 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 right outside a baby shower party they were throwing. The party had lasted all night into the early morning and the battle took place around that time.
A teenager was killed in the process firefight which also injured two men. One of the injured victims who was driven to the hospital was followed by the gunmen who then tried to shoot him close to the hospital grounds. Even after the second attack, the man managed to survive. The media tried to reach Jamie for comment on the events, but he made no statements indicating that the event was accidental and had nothing to do with him or the party. About 50 bullet casings were found at the scene.
While continuing his acting work, he also devotes much of his spare time to philanthropic work. He is the founder of the non-profit Moving Mountains, a theater organization that helps young people by teaching film, dance and drama.