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Seth Gilliam
Seth Gilliam
Personal details
Date of birth November 5, 1968
Birth place USA
Years active 1990 to present
The Wire
Character Ellis Carver
Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
First episode "The Target"
Last episode "-30-"
Credits 60 episodes (see below)
Seth Gilliam, born November 5, 1968, is an American actor. He stars as Ellis Carver in third, fourth, & fifth seasons. He initially appeared as a guest star in the first and second seasons. He has appeared in the films Courage Under Fire (1996), Starship Troopers (1997), and Punks (2000).



Gilliam portrays Ellis Carver on all five seasons of The Wire. He initially appeared as a guest star and then joined the starring cast in the third season.

He is most notable for appearances on the HBO programs Oz (as Clayton Hughes) and The Wire as Ellis Carver. On both of these appearances, he co-starred with Lance Reddick and J.D. Williams. He was directly cast alongside both of these actors. His feature film credits include Private Sugar Watkins in the 1997 action movie Starship Troopers.

He went on to appear in The Walking Dead as Father Gabriel. He appeared alongside Chad Coleman and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. in the series.


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Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2 credits
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"


Season 3 credits
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4 credits
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"
Season 5 credits
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "–30–"


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