Wade Williams

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Wade Williams
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Williams in 2008
Born (1961-12-24) December 24, 1961 (age 60)
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Emma Williams

Wade Andrew Williams (born December 24, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his various character roles, and for a major supporting role as correctional officer Brad Bellick on the Fox television series Prison Break and Father Cronin on The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2004). Williams also voiced Two-Face in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012–2013).


Life and career

Williams was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He studied theatre at the University of Tulsa. He began his acting career at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman and Tracey Ullman. Williams also had a role with Denzel Washington in Richard III . Williams then continued with performances on and off Broadway and toured nationally in productions such as Guys and Dolls , Les Misérables , Kiss of the Spider Woman , Ragtime , and Show Boat .

His film credits include Flicka , Collateral , Ali and Erin Brockovich . Additionally, Williams has also appeared on television in series such as Charmed , Over There , Six Feet Under , 24 , NYPD Blue , CSI and as Father Cronin on The Bernie Mac Show .

From 2005 to 2008, Williams starred as Brad Bellick, leader of the correctional officers at Fox River State Penitentiary in Prison Break . He appeared in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as the warden of Blackgate Prison.

He guest starred on an episode of the 8th season of Monk . He also took part in the music video "Welcome to My Truth" of American singer-songwriter Anastacia.

He and his wife Emma have a daughter and live in Dallas.



1998 Route 9 Earl Whitney
1999 Candyman: Day of the Dead Samuel KraftDirect-to-video film
K-911 Devon LangDirect-to-video film
2000 What Planet Are You From? Planet Man
Erin Brockovich Ted Daniels
Terror Tract Clay HendricksSegment: "Nightmare"
2001 Ali Lieutenant Jerome Claridge
2002 Bark! Tom
Local Boys Ray
Bug Alicia's Dad
Ken Park Claude's Father
2003 I Witness Roy Logan
2004 American Crime Mack JonesDirect-to-video film
Collateral Fed #2
2006 Flicka Man with Clipboard
2009 The Hole Monster Dad Voice
2010The Last HarborSheriff Ian
Batman: Under the Red Hood Roman Sionis / Black Mask (voice)Direct-to-video film
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Deegan (voice)Direct-to-video film
The Good Doctor Mr. Nixon
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Warden at Blackgate
2012–2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Harvey Dent / Two-Face (voice)2-part direct-to-video film
2012 That Guy... Who Was in That Thing HimselfDocumentary
2013 Gangster Squad Rourke
Superman: Unbound Perry White (voice)Direct-to-video film
2014 Draft Day O'Reilly
2016 Spaceman Tom Fulton
Message from the King Keegan
2018 The Darkest Minds The Captain
Venom Prison GuardMid-credits scene
2019 3 from Hell Buford Tuttle
2020 Roe v. Wade William Rehnquist


1997 Profiler Craig GentryEpisode: "Film at Eleven"
1998 The Larry Sanders Show MikeEpisode: "Beverly's Secret"
Star Trek: Voyager Trajis Lo-TarikEpisode: "One"
NYPD Blue Arnold StruelEpisode: "Brother's Keeper"
Chicago Hope Jerry PeruEpisode: "The Other Cheek"
Silk Stalkings Cliff Carpenter Episode: "Behind the Music"
Seven Days Capt. Marc GoldenEpisode: "Sleepers"
1999 Sons of Thunder Jack LesofskyEpisode: "Moment of Truth"
Promised Land Ed AngeloEpisode: "A Day in the Life"
L.A. Heat Johnny Claringer Jr.Episode: "In Harm's Way"
ER Migraine GuyEpisode: "Leave It to Weaver"
Touched by an Angel BumEpisode: "Voice of an Angel"
2000 Becker GeorgeEpisode: "Sight Unseen"
Good vs. Evil Jeremy the PainterEpisode: "Portrait of Evil"
Secret Agent Man GregEpisode: "Sleepers"
Nash Bridges Edward StrodeEpisode: "Rock and a Hard Place"
Walker, Texas Ranger Jerome CutterEpisode: "The Avenging Angel"
2001 The X-Files Ray PearceEpisode: "Salvage"
Charmed Seeker #2Episode: "Death Takes a Halliwell"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer General GregorEpisode: "Spiral"
Gideon's Crossing Dr. LarueEpisode: "The Race"
Six Feet Under Paul KovitchEpisode: "Brotherhood"
Star Trek: Enterprise GarosEpisode: "Civilization"
2001–2005 The Bernie Mac Show Father CroninRecurring role
2002 24 Robert Ellis2 episodes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mr. RestonEpisode: "The Execution of Catherine Willows"
Crossing Jordan FBI Criminologist BarkerEpisode: "One Twelve"
Robbery Homicide Division ATF Agent Frank WintersEpisode: "Life Is Dust"
MDs Big Thor AmundsenMain role
2003 Threat Matrix TeddyEpisode: "Veteran's Day"
Boomtown Paul BarnesEpisode: "Inadmissible"
JAG Sheriff Brad DriskellEpisode: "Posse Comitatus"
CSI: Miami Jack HawkinsEpisode: "Extreme"
2004 Las Vegas Richard Allen WesleyEpisode: "Nevada State"
Tru Calling Carl NeesanEpisode: "Daddy's Girl"
2005 Kojak Niko ManosEpisode: "All Bets Off: Part 2"
Over There Bo Rider Sr.2 episodes
2005–2008 Prison Break Brad Bellick Main role (seasons 1–4)
2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Warden (voice)2 episodes
2009 Criminal Minds Detective AndrewsEpisode: "Hopeless"
Monk Captain Frank WillisEpisode: "Mr. Monk Goes Camping"
2010 Leverage Nickolas KusenEpisode: "The Future Job"
Bones Sheriff Gus AbramsEpisode: "The Witch in the Wardrobe"
The Whole Truth Detective RazikEpisode: "True Confessions"
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Mantis, Supreme Chairman of Qward (voices)Episode: "Cry Freedom Fighters!"
2011 Chase Alvin HawkinsEpisode: "Annie"
Memphis Beat Ted CreskoeEpisode: "Lost"
Burn Notice CarterEpisode: "Mind Games"
The Mentalist Jack LaFleurEpisode: "Blood and Sand"
2012 Longmire Russell GrayEpisode: "The Worst Kind of Hunter"
Common Law Timothy MullenEpisode: "Hot for Teacher"
Touch BraedenEpisode: "The Road Not Taken"
Vegas Sam KovacsEpisode: "(Il)Legitimate"
Naughty or NiceBillTelevision film
2013 NCIS Larry PurcellEpisode: "Under the Radar"
The Legend of Korra Ship Captain (voice)Episode: "The Sting"
2014 Crisis Delman Birch2 episodes
The Night Shift Max LeonardEpisode: "Save Me"
The Bridge Mr. MercoEpisode: "Rakshasa"
Revenge Officer Jim Mostrowski2 episodes
Beware the Batman Waylon Jones / Killer Croc, Ernie Croskey (voices)3 episodes
2015 Scorpion Prison WardenEpisode: "Fish Filet"
Code Black Nick GablerEpisode: "Doctors with Borders"
The League RubenEpisode: "The Block"
Transparent Mr. IronsEpisode: "New World Coming"
2016 Grimm Mark HollowayEpisode: "Star-Crossed"
The Loud House Coach, Public Address Announcer (voices)Episode: "The Loudest Yard/Raw Deal"
Westworld Captain NorrisEpisode: "Contrapasso"
2016–2017 Mercy Street Silas BullenMain role, 10 episodes
2017 Elementary Ryan DeckerEpisode: "Be My Guest"
The Blacklist Edgar / The Debt CollectorEpisode: "The Debt Collector (No. 46)"
The Mick ZiggyEpisode: "The Visit"

In 2021 Williams played 'fad' Jet Black's partner in Netflix adaptation of Cowboy Bebop

Video games

YearTitleVoice role
2005 Gun Rudabaugh, Additional Voices
2006 Hitman: Blood Money John "Pappy" Leblanc
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Spinner
2010 Prison Break: The Conspiracy Capt. Brad Bellick

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