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Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Born: 1954


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



Pieces of April

Eugene in Pieces of April

Kettle of Fish

Freddie in Kettle of Fish

Gun Hill Road

Officer Thompson in Gun Hill Road

Cedar Rapids

Ronald Wilkes in Cedar Rapids


Mr. Mathias in Detachment

Harlem Aria

Manny in Harlem Aria

Thanks for Sharing

Charles in Thanks for Sharing

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Yates in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Why Stop Now?

Black in Why Stop Now?


Philly in Newlyweeds


Samuel in Home


Rick in Eddie

25th Hour

Agent Flood in 25th Hour

Europa Report

Dr. Pamuk in Europa Report

Pete's Dragon

Sheriff Gene Dentler in Pete's Dragon


Doctor in GoodFellas


Bacchos in Chi-Raq

Red Hook Summer

Detective Flood in Red Hook Summer

The Wire Odyssey

Self in The Wire Odyssey

Everyone Says I Love You

Cop in Everyone Says I Love You

Beautiful Ohio

Mr. Lebreaux in Beautiful Ohio


Peterson in CHiPS

Duane Hopwood

William in Duane Hopwood


Hotel Engineer in 1408


Detective Dumont in Twelve

The Old Man & the Gun

Detective Gene Dentler in The Old Man & the Gun

Not Fade Away

Landers in Not Fade Away


Detective Palmer in Choke

23 Blast

Dr. Connelly in 23 Blast

Person to Person

Buster in Person to Person

All Square

Scotty in All Square

She Hate Me

Amos Flood in She Hate Me


Mr. Turrentine in BlacKkKlansman

The Spanish Prisoner

Trooper in The Spanish Prisoner

Corporate Animals

Derek in Corporate Animals

A Christmas Carol

Second Charitable Gentleman / Party Guest in A Christmas Carol

Da 5 Bloods

Melvin in Da 5 Bloods

I Care a Lot

Judge Lomax in I Care a Lot

Lying and Stealing

Lyman in Lying and Stealing

Cars 3

River Scott (voice) in Cars 3

The Lost Husband

Russ McAllen in The Lost Husband

Brooklyn's Finest

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

A Fish in the Bathtub

Rudy in A Fish in the Bathtub


Ethan Banks in Enchanted

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Fireman in Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Jerome's Bouquet

Jack in Jerome's Bouquet

Sloan Hearts Neckface

Lester in Sloan Hearts Neckface

Run with the Hunted

Lester in Run with the Hunted


Commander Burnside (voice) in Lightyear


Ohio in Triggered

Cocaine Bear

Bob in Cocaine Bear


Michael in Seneca

A Jersey Tale

Mr. Stubbs in A Jersey Tale

Main Street

Mayor in Main Street

Cadillac Records

Mississippi DJ in Cadillac Records

Jump Tomorrow

George's Uncle in Jump Tomorrow

WW 3

in WW 3

Lost Holiday

Officer Matthews in Lost Holiday

TV Shows