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Also Known As: Harold Williams Jr. Died:
Born: August 7, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor, dancer

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A theatrically trained actor, Harold Perrineau has appeared in a wide array of roles throughout his busy - but often unrecognized - career. Because of this variety of parts, Perrineau has been difficult to typecast - an accomplishment the actor not only appreciated, but worked hard to achieve. Though he broke in with a brief stint on "Fame" (NBC, 1981-87), Perrineau became more of a known commodity with a supporting role on HBO's grisly prison drama, "Oz" (1997-2003). But it was his role as Michael Dawson on the hit ABC series "Lost" (2004- ), a man struggling to be a father to his son (Malcolm David Kelly) after crash landing with 46 others on a mysterious island, that finally earned the actor the name recognition he long deserved.

A theatrically trained actor, Harold Perrineau has appeared in a wide array of roles throughout his busy - but often unrecognized - career. Because of this variety of parts, Perrineau has been difficult to typecast - an accomplishment the actor not only appreciated, but worked hard to achieve. Though he broke in with a brief stint on "Fame" (NBC, 1981-87), Perrineau became more of a known commodity with a supporting role on HBO's grisly prison drama, "Oz" (1997-2003). But it was his role as Michael Dawson on the hit ABC series "Lost" (2004- ), a man struggling to be a father to his son (Malcolm David Kelly) after crash landing with 46 others on a mysterious island, that finally earned the actor the name recognition he long deserved.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Go For Sisters (2013)
2.
3.
 Sexy Evil Genius (2013)
4.
 Snitch (2013)
5.
 Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
6.
 Killing Jar (2010)
7.
8.
 Felon (2008)
9.
 Ball Don't Lie (2008)
10.
 Your Name Here (2007)
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Danced with the Alvin Alley Company
1986:
Made TV debut as a dancer on episodes of ABC series "Fame"
1989:
Cast as the original Tyrone Jackson in stage adaptation of 1980 hit movie "Fame"
1995:
Made feature debut in drama "Smoke"
1996:
Portrayed the character Mercutio in "Romeo + Juliet," directed by Baz Luhrmann, and co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes
1997:
Cast as inmate and narrator Augustus Hill on HBO prison drama "Oz"
1999:
Co-starred in Malcolm Lee's first feature film "The Best Man"
2000:
Co-starred with Penelope Cruz as her drag queen friend in 'Woman on Top"
2003:
Appeared alongside Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne in "The Matrix Reloaded"
2003:
Reprised role in third part of trilogy "The Matrix Revolutions"
2004:
Played artist and construction worker Michael on first two seasons of ABC hit drama "Lost" (2004-2006); returned to series for fourth season
2007:
Co-starred in "28 Weeks Later," the sequel to Danny Boyle┬┐s 2002 film "28 Days Later"
2012:
Joined cast of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" during fifth season as villain Damon Pope
2012:
Featured opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden
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Education

Shenandoah Conservatory: Winchester , Virginia -
Shenandoah Conservatory: Winchester , Virginia -

Notes

Perrineau studied Kung Fu Wu-Su for five years

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wife:
Brittany Robinson. Aka Brittany Perrineau. Model/Actress. Married since August 2002; Mother of Aurora Robinson Perrineau.

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daughter:
Aurora Robinson Perrineau.

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