Known from movies
Seth Gilliam is one of the most easily recognized actors on television. Many would know him as Sergeant Ellis Carver in “The Wire,” or from “The Walking Dead” as Father Gabriele Stokes, but the talented actor had played in countless roles throughout his career. He has appeared in several movies, but his most notable success has always been in television series. There’s plenty to know about Seth, and if you’re interested in learning more about the actor, read on.
Early life and family
Not much is known about Seth’s childhood, or who his parents are. All that is known is that he was born on the November 5, 1968, in Long Island, New York, USA. If he has siblings, they have remained out of the public eye and Seth has successfully concealed the truth about his family and early life.
Seth’s earliest school career is also a mystery as it has not been publicly announced where he graduated from high school. However, it is common knowledge that Seth graduated from the State University of New York.
It is well known that he was a classmate of the actor Dwight Ewell, but what Seth graduated from has been kept quiet and no record can be found. He completed college in 1990 and started his acting career soon after.
Seth’s first role was on “The Cosby Show” as Aaron Dexter, appearing in three episodes between 1990 and 1991. In 1993, he appeared in two films in small roles before breaking through to stardom. These movies were “Joey Breaker” where he starred as Jeremy Breaker and “Mr Wonderful”.
Over the next few years, he landed several more roles, including a role in the 1996 movie “Courage Under Fire,” starring alongside Denzel Washington. It wasn’t until 1997 that Seth received real recognition on the silver screen when he played the character of Sugar Watkins in the critically acclaimed movie “Starship Troopers”. He had a notable recurring role in the television series “Oz” which lasted from 1999 to 2001, and also appeared in “Law and Order”.
In 2002, he landed one of his most iconic roles in “The Wire,” which ran for six years and 50 episodes.
During his time on the set of “The Wire,” Seth also appeared in numerous other television series and movies, including “The Bronx is Burning,” “Law and Order: Trial by Jury,” and the movie “Punks.”
When his role in “The Wire” ended in 2008, Seth was already popular and in demand as an actor, appearing in the popular shows “CSI: Miami”, “Damages” and “Mercy”.
In the same year 2009, Seth landed a role in the iconic movie “Did You Hear About The Morgans?” starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant.
In the following years before getting another recurring role, Seth appeared on shows like “The Good Wife” and “Svetlana”.
From 2011 to 2017, Seth appeared in the supernatural drama “Teen Wolf”, playing the character Dr. Alan Deaton starred in 43 episodes. During that time, he also appeared in the movies “Still Alice” and “Police State”, and also landed a role in the ever-popular “The Walking Dead”, starring in 52 episodes as of 2014, and is still on the hallway. His other most recent appearances were in “Elementary”, “City on a Hill” and on the show “Bull”.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Not much is known about Seth’s personal interests, and his Facebook account, while active, isn’t very insightful either. However, the actor had a run-in with the law not so long ago.
After being pulled over for exceeding the speed limit, Seth was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, but was released after he was able to post bail of just under $10,000.
This happened in May 2015, but fortunately the incident did not affect the shooting of “The Walking Dead”.
Seth is married to the theater director Leah Gardiner, and the couple have one child together, but have successfully hidden their child’s identity from the public. Leah was married before, but from August 24, 2005 she made her vows to Seth, and the couple have been together ever since.
- Date of birth: November 5, 1968
- Hair Color: Brown, but he usually appears bald
- Eye Color: Brown
- Height: 5ft 8ins (1.74m)
- Weight: 165.5lbs (75kg)
- Shoe size: unknown
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: African
With a successful career in show business as an actor, Seth has built up an estimation net value of $1.5 million as of 2020.
|First and last name||Set Gilliam|
|Date of birth||November 5, 1968|
|Education||New York State University at Purchase|
|Movies||Police State, Still Alice, Have You Heard of the Morgans?, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Punks, Starship Troopers, Courage Under Fire, Jefferson in Paris, Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker, Tar|
|TV shows||The wire, the walking dead|
|Police state||2017||after-production||Officer Grady|
|Change in the air||2016||after-production||Officer Payne|
|The living Dead||2014-2017||TV serials||Father Gabriel Stokes|
|teenage wolf||2011-2017||TV serials||Dr. Alan Deaton|
|Elementary||2016||TV serials||Dr Ira Wallace|
|The good woman||2011-2015||TV serials||Jacob Ricker|
|Still Alice||2014||Frederick Johnson|
|Criminal ghosts||2013||TV serials||Lyle Johnson|
|Native country||2012||TV serials||Chaplin|
|Suspect||2012||TV serials||Detective Des Franklin|
|The skinny||2012/i||Testing from Doc|
|Stocking: Atlantic Salmon||2011||Short||Rivers|
|Law & authority||1992-2010||TV serials||Michael’s Lawyer / Babatunde Amoda|
|Nurse Jackie||2010||TV serials||Dr. Lindsey|
|Have you heard from the Morgans?||2009||US Marshal Lasky|
|The people against Leo Frank||2009||Jim Conley|
|CSI: Miami||2009||TV serials||Aaron Nolan|
|Injury||2009||TV serials||Mark Waters|
|Law & Order: criminal intent||2007-2008||TV serials||Detective Daniels|
|The wire||2002-2008||TV serials||Sergeant Ellis Carver Det. Elis Carver|
|The Bronx is burning||2007||TV Miniseries||Paul Blair|
|The great new miracle||2005||Clayton (segment “Emme’s Story”)|
|Law & Order: Jury Trials||2005||TV serials||ADA Terence Wright|
|Oz||1999-2001||TV serials||Clayton Hughes Officer Clayton Hughes|
|Starship Troopers||1997||Sugar Watkins|
|Courage under fire||1996||Stephen Altameyer|
|Jefferson in Paris||1995||James Hemings|
|The hardest part||1994||Short||Dirk|
|Attack on West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker||1994||TV movie||Cadet Johnson C. Whittaker|
|Sir great||1993||Emergency Department Doctor (unconfirmed)|
|Joe Breaker||1993||Jeremy Brasher|
|In the eyes of a stranger||1992||TV movie|
|The Cosby Show||1990-1991||TV serials||Aaron Dexter|
|Mad Dog and Glory||1993||ADR loop group|
|The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far||2016||Special thanks for TV movie documentary|
|Talk dead||2015-2016||TV serials||Himself|
|The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far||2016||Documentary about TV movies||Himself / Father Gabriel Stokes|
|Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight||2015||TV serials||Himself|
|The wire: the last word||2007||Documentary about TV movies||Himself|
|The thread odyssey||2007||Documentary about TV movies||Himself|
|Frankly with Stephen A. Smith||2006||TV serials||Himself|
|The wire: It’s all connected||2006||Documentary about TV movies||Himself|