person image

Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Born: 1954

Biography

Isiah Whitlock Jr. (born September 13, 1954) is an American actor. He is most famous for his role on the HBO television series, The Wire as corrupt state senator Clay Davis. In 2011, Whitlock played an insurance agent named Ronald Wilkes in the film Cedar Rapids. Wilkes is a self-described fan of The Wire and does an impersonation of character Omar Little. Whitlock has said that the references to the series were written in before he became involved in Cedar Rapids. He is also notable for appearing in Spike Lee films She Hate Me and 25th Hour as Agent Amos Flood. In all three projects, Whitlock established a catchphrase from his characters' distinct pronunciation of the word "shit" ("sheee-it"). He appeared as Eugine, a supporting role, in the 2003 film Pieces of April. He had a bit part in Goodfellas as a doctor who gives Henry Hill a Valium while attending to his brother. In 2007, he played Ethan Banks in Enchanted. Whitlock has made appearances on Chappelle's Show and has played various characters on Law & Order and its' spinoff, Law & Order: SVU. He also appears in promotional spots for the Wii video game Punch-Out!! portraying the character Doc Louis.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth South Bend, Indiana, USA

Resources

Movies

Sloan Hearts Neckface

Lester in Sloan Hearts Neckface

Kettle of Fish

Freddie in Kettle of Fish

Cedar Rapids

Ronald Wilkes in Cedar Rapids

Why Stop Now?

Black in Why Stop Now?

Newlyweeds

Philly in Newlyweeds

All Square

Scotty in All Square

Triggered

Ohio in Triggered

Gun Hill Road

Officer Thompson in Gun Hill Road

Da 5 Bloods

Melvin in Da 5 Bloods

Jerome's Bouquet

Jack in Jerome's Bouquet

Cocaine Bear

Bob in Cocaine Bear

Home

Samuel in Home

Pete's Dragon

Sheriff Gene Dentler in Pete's Dragon

Corporate Animals

Derek in Corporate Animals

I Care a Lot

Judge Lomax in I Care a Lot

The Lost Husband

Russ McAllen in The Lost Husband

Run with the Hunted

Lester in Run with the Hunted

WW 3

in WW 3

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Yates in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

25th Hour

Agent Flood in 25th Hour

Duane Hopwood

William in Duane Hopwood

Person to Person

Buster in Person to Person

Not Fade Away

Landers in Not Fade Away

Lost Holiday

Officer Matthews in Lost Holiday

Pieces of April

Eugene in Pieces of April

Europa Report

Dr. Pamuk in Europa Report

Lightyear

Commander Burnside (voice) in Lightyear

Main Street

Mayor in Main Street

Harlem Aria

Manny in Harlem Aria

Thanks for Sharing

Charles in Thanks for Sharing

BlacKkKlansman

Mr. Turrentine in BlacKkKlansman

Beautiful Ohio

Mr. Lebreaux in Beautiful Ohio

Seneca

Michael in Seneca

Red Hook Summer

Detective Flood in Red Hook Summer

23 Blast

Dr. Connelly in 23 Blast

Detachment

Mr. Mathias in Detachment

Jump Tomorrow

George's Uncle in Jump Tomorrow

A Jersey Tale

Mr. Stubbs in A Jersey Tale

Eddie

Rick in Eddie

Choke

Detective Palmer in Choke

Twelve

Detective Dumont in Twelve

The Old Man & the Gun

Detective Gene Dentler in The Old Man & the Gun

She Hate Me

Amos Flood in She Hate Me

1408

Hotel Engineer in 1408

Everyone Says I Love You

Cop in Everyone Says I Love You

Enchanted

Ethan Banks in Enchanted

The Spanish Prisoner

Trooper in The Spanish Prisoner

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Fireman in Gremlins 2: The New Batch

A Fish in the Bathtub

Rudy in A Fish in the Bathtub

Lying and Stealing

Lyman in Lying and Stealing

A Christmas Carol

Second Charitable Gentleman / Party Guest in A Christmas Carol

Brooklyn's Finest

Investigator #3 (as Isiah Whitlock) in Brooklyn's Finest

CHiPS

Peterson in CHiPS

The Wire Odyssey

Himself in The Wire Odyssey

Chi-Raq

Bacchos in Chi-Raq

Cars 3

River Scott (voice) in Cars 3

Cadillac Records

Mississippi DJ in Cadillac Records

GoodFellas

Doctor in GoodFellas

TV Shows