Actor, Musician, Songwriter
Harold Perrineau, Jr. is an American actor, musician and a songwriter, renowned for his roles of Michael Dawson in the cult television series “Lost,” Link in the Matrix film saga and video games, the unforgettable narrator Augustus Hill in the television series “Oz”, a character of such impact on popular culture that Harold was asked to make an appearance as Augustus on Saturday Night Live.
Collaborating with some of Hollywood’s finest, Harold played the role of Mercutio alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet”, the groundbreaking film version of William Shakespeare’s play, as well as that of Stephen alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins in “The Edge” penned by David Mamet.
Harold also never shied away from unconventional roles as he brilliantly portrayed Penelope Cruz’ character’s cross-dressing childhood friend Monica Jones.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Harold studied music and theatre at the prestigious Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia, before landing his first major role as the original Tyrone Jackson in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of the 1980 hit film “Fame”, which would also be the first of his many successful theatre appearances.
Harold’s various and versatile roles, as well as his unique portrayal of the characters he brings to both the screen and the stage have earned him critical praise and an enviable audience following.
In December 2007, Harold originated the idea and co-wrote the song STAY STRONG as a thank you card to the troops and their service to the country. It was a labor of love, and everyone involved in the making of the video volunteered his or her services, including its director, Daniel Dae Kim. Proceeds from the sale of the video and the cd are being donated to the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain injury. ITunes ” Stay Strong”.
Harold made an appearance in the star-studded music video “Yes We Can” produced by Will.I.Am for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
Harold has recently wrapped up Roger Donaldson’s latest feature “The Hungry Rabbit Jumps” alongside Nicolas Cage, January Jones and Guy Pearce. The film is slated for summer 2011 release.
Harold has been working tirelessly for the past few years on his other passion – music – and is actively collaborating with music producer Tomo J. in der Muhlen on his debut album which reflects the level of the level of creativity Harold has always pursued in his acting career. The first single off the album is titled “Movin On” and is set to be released summer 2010.
30 Days of Night: Dark Days (video)
Lost (TV series)
The Killing Jar
The Unusuals (TV series)
Detective Leo Banks
Your Name Here
Ball Don’t Lie
Gardens of the Night
Lost: Missing Pieces (TV mini-series)
Garfield Gets Real (video)
Demons (TV movie)
Oz (TV series)
Someone Like You…
Fantasy sequence tour guide (DVD deleted scenes) (uncredited)
Experienced PA (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
Woman on Top
Monica Jones (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
The Best Man
Macbeth in Manhattan
Lulu on the Bridge
Come to (short)
Blood and Wine
Men’s Room Man # (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
Thomas ‘Rashid’ Cole (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
Law & Order (TV series)
Jordan Hill / Kenny Rinker
I’ll Fly Away (TV series)
King of New York
Tommie (as Harold Perrineau Jr.)
Fame (TV series)