While the question of which cast member won’t be returning for the next season of Heroes remains unanswered, the addition of at least one new actor to the series can now be confirmed. Fans can look forward to the newest addition to NBC’s science fiction series in the form of Jamie Hector, who is best known for his role on the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire.
Not much has been disclosed about Hector’s Heroes stint or how his character fits into the upcoming season, but it has been reported by New York Magazine that the African-American actor already shot a couple of episodes for the series, which have yet to be seen because of the writers’ strike. What he reveals, however, is his character’s name and his experience in shooting his scenes so far.
“My character’s name on Heroes is Benjamin Knox Washington. I can’t really disclose much about him, but I can tell you it’s a lot of fun. So many special effects — and it all winds up looking so real. The set is different — it’s warmer outside, obviously — and in Baltimore, since most of us are not from Baltimore, we all hang out and go to dinner after shooting. We’re like a family,” Hector told New York Magazine.
Hector’s film work dates back to Spike Lee’s 1995 film, Clockers. From there, he has been cast in He Got Game, Ghost Dog, Prison Song, Everyday People and Paid in Full. Marking a defining moment in his career is the short film Five Deep Breaths, which was directed by Seith Mann. On television, he is credited for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Third Watch, Law & Order, and The Beat.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Hector as the West-side drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield on the fifth season of The Wire every Sunday at 9pm on HBO.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Magazine
(Image courtesy of EW)