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Joe Hansard


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    Agency Contact Type Location
    Paradigm, A Talent & Literary Agency 212-703-7540 CO New York

    Physical Characteristics:

    Gender: Male
    Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 240 lbs.
    Hair: Blonde
    Eyes: Blue
    Waist: 46"
    Body Type(s): Large
    Portrayable Age: 43 years - 52 years
    Portrayable Ethnicities: Caucasian/White
    Disability Information:


    The Wire (season 5) Nathan Levi Boston (supporting) Michele Ziegler/HBO
    Homicide: Life On The Street Jimmy Lee Shields (supporting) Barry Levinson/NBC-TV
    America's Most Wanted (ep #2419) Paul Mouth (featured) Marty Nowak/FOX-TV
    Arrest & Trial The Informant (featured) Gabe Torres/Dick Wolf/UPN
    D.C. Newsstand Sam (featured) Rick Rosenthal/Dick Wolf/WB
    All My Children (12.14.1998) Courtroom Thug (under five) Conal O' Brien/ABC-TV
    Saturday Night Live (ep #448) Plank Sketch Pirate (under five) Beth McCarthy/NBC-TV
    Below The Beltway Cosgrove (featured) Dave Fraunces/21st Street Films
    Ghosts Don't Exist Travis Garner (supporting) Eric Espejo/19th and Wilson
    Hit and Run Quarantine Dude (featured) Edna McCallion/MGM-FOX
    Explicit Ills Bloody Towel Man (featured) Mark Webber/Jim Jarmusch
    Brainiac Detective Steven Danko (co-lead) Terry King/Flood City Productions
    Thread (with Garrett Morris) Jack (supporting) Bob Schick/Thinklightning Prods
    Soulmates Smitty (featured) Joan Sugerman/Gemini Pictures
    Jesus Beer "That's Good Beer" disciple Chip Nusbaum/See Spots Run
    Literary Asian Hard Of Hearing Screenwriter James Koya Jones/IKM Productions
    demo reel + official website
    Mike Lemon Casting
    Greer Lange Model & Talent
    Uptown Talent
    Joe Hansard IMDb profile
    Actor Bio
    Joe Hansard portrayed "Nathan Levi Boston" in season 5 of HBO's "The Wire" in the "React Quotes" episode February 3rd 2008.
    Recent feature film credits include Mark Webber's Explicit Ills (2008) produced by Jim Jarmusch, "Hit and Run" with Laura Breckenridge.
    Hansard is a fixture on the independent film scene, sporting years of experience as both lead and supporting player in television and film. Known for an eclectic screen persona, his characters span the gamut, from hillbillies to the homeless -- a mixed bag of lovable creeps, kooks, cops, etc.
    Barry Levinson cast Joe as "Jimmy Lee Shields" in the pilot episode of NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993).
    Hansard's film debut was alongside Oscar winner Adolph Caesar and Ron O' Neal in the feature film The Hitter (1979). Not a bad start for the kid from Baltimore, landing a speaking role as "Graveyard Redneck" and getting his SAG card to boot. The acting bug bit around age seven when Joe's mom Caroline brought him to an audition for "King Fluff" laundry detergent.

    Skills and Training:

    Special Skills
    Comedian (Stand-Up)
    Other Skills
    Handgun Firearms experience, Passport ready, Drivers License
    Professional Training/Education
    Doug Kesten - On Camera Commercials - American Comedy Institute, NYC
    Stephen Rosenfield - Stand-Up Comedy - American Comedy Institute, NYC
    Ann Beatts - Sketch & Improv Comedy - Humber Comedy Workshops, Toronto
    Sig DeMiguel, Jeremy Gold, Eli Tray - Film, TV, & Soap Opera Technique - Talent Ventures Inc. NY
    Actor In Residence, 2 seasons - The International Film+TV Workshops - Joe Warfield, Cherie Franklin
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