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Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Body Type(s): Large
Portrayable Age: 43 years - 52 years
Portrayable Ethnicities: Caucasian/White
|The Wire (season 5)
||Nathan Levi Boston (supporting)
|Homicide: Life On The Street
||Jimmy Lee Shields (supporting)
|America's Most Wanted (ep #2419)
||Paul Mouth (featured)
|Arrest & Trial
||The Informant (featured)
||Gabe Torres/Dick Wolf/UPN
||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)
|Below The Beltway
||Dave Fraunces/21st Street Films
|Ghosts Don't Exist
||Travis Garner (supporting)
||Eric Espejo/19th and Wilson
|Hit and Run
||Quarantine Dude (featured)
||Bloody Towel Man (featured)
||Mark Webber/Jim Jarmusch
||Detective Steven Danko (co-lead)
||Terry King/Flood City Productions
|Thread (with Garrett Morris)
||Bob Schick/Thinklightning Prods
||Joan Sugerman/Gemini Pictures
||"That's Good Beer" disciple
||Chip Nusbaum/See Spots Run
||Hard Of Hearing Screenwriter
||James Koya Jones/IKM Productions
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:
Handgun Firearms experience, Passport ready, Drivers License
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