Jim True-Frost was born on July 31, 1966 in Greenwich, Connecticut. A graduate of New Trier High School in Illinois, the New York-based Jim has an extensive film, television and theater experience on his resume. Since 1989, he has been a part of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company as an ensemble member. Before that, he became a member of the Remains Theater, where he worked with actors such as Gary Cole and Amy Morton. He also appeared in films such as Off the Map, Singles, and Far Harbor. He is currently starring in HBO's police drama, The Wire.
Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski used to be an incompetent, frightened policer officer with a history of blunders on duty. He was clueless when it comes to carrying out police work, and had no natural street instincts. He was first assigned to the Barksdale drug case under the supervision of Cedric Daniels, who soon recommended him to desk duties because of his carelessness. But his father-in-law, Major Stan Valchek, intervened on his behalf to make him stay in the department. It was under the tutelage of the systematic Lester Freamon that he improved his work.