Born in October 1975, the versatile actor Jamie Hector has Haitian descent. The 45-year-old rose to prominence for his role as a drug kingpin in the HBO TV series ‘The Wire’. He is also known for his role as a detective in the drama series ‘Bosch’. He has been a part of the entertainment industry since 24 years. He is also a social activist. The actor has achieved so much in his career life and is known for his excellence in acting. He is considered the most talented star in the film industry and praised by many. This doesn’t end here as you will know more about your favorite star celebrity by digging out the lesser facts we have compiled for you. So, let us have a look!
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Jamie Hector
Jamie Hector is the youngest of seven siblings and grew up in Brooklyn. His mother was a nursing assistant and was very hard working. His family had no idea initially that he had taken up acting as a career.
2- Career Beginning
Jamie started off right after high school when he was only 17 and went to a theatre company called tomorrow’s future with his friend where he was offered to sing and people were blown away by it. Eventually, he started getting different roles in stage plays. His screen debut included short roles in films and TV series at first such as; ‘He Got Game’ and ‘New York Undercover’.
3- Hid his career from his family
It is quite funny how Jamie didn’t tell his family about his acting. In fact, his family found out when he was filming The Wire and they sent a limousine to his house and he took his family to the premiere in it.
After realizing his dream, Jamie took admission to a small acting school called Weist-Barron-Ryan Acting. Later on, he graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
5- Rose to fame
Jamie got recognition when he got chosen as the lead role in ‘Five Deep Breaths’ but it was his role in The Wire that he shot to heights of fame. The wire received many award nominations including NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series and many more.
6- Personal Life
Even though he didn’t declare it officially, Jamie is known to have married Jennifer Amelia in 2005. They have two kids together. In fact, his wife threw a before the birth of their first child and unfortunately, an unknown man came and fired around 50 bullets in the party causing the death of a teenager and injuring many guests.
Jamie also founded a non-profit organization called the Moving Mountain which supports young talents and provides them classes in drama, film, music, etc. the organization also raised money for the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
8- Voiceover for Video Games
Here you will be amazed to know that your most favorite celebrity, Jamie Hector also lent his voice to various video games, such as; GTA, Gears, Warriors, etc.