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  • Real name : Harry Joseph Lennix
  • Date of birth : 16/11/1964

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Harry J. Lennix (1964)

Harry Joseph Lennix

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Harry Joseph Lennix III is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence "Dresser" Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats and as "Boyd Langton" in the Joss Whedon television show Dollhouse.

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 early life
Lennix, youngest of four siblings, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lillian Cleo, a laundress, and Harry Lennix, Jr., a machinist. Lennix's father was a Creole from Louisiana. Lennix attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary South and Northwestern University, majoring in Acting and Direction. He taught music and civics for several years in the Chicago Public School system and is a frequent lecturer.

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Lennix starred in the made-for-cable television film "Keep the Faith, Baby" starring as Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the legendary Harlem Congressman from 1944–72, debuting on Showtime Networks on February 17, 2002. Lennix has had supporting roles in films such as The Matrix series, The Five Heartbeats, the Spike Lee film Get on the Bus, Stomp the Yard, Ray, Love & Basketball, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and State of Play. In television he had a recurring role in Diagnosis: Murder as Agent Ron Wagner, as well as a voice-over role in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series. He starred in the ABC TV series Commander in Chief and the movie Titus (based on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus) as Aaron the Moor. He had a recurring role in the sixth season of 24 as fictional Muslim civil rights activist Walid Al-Rezani. He appeared on the show House MD as a paralyzed jazz trumpet player, and appeared in 6 episodes of ER as Dr. Greg Fischer. He also appeared in the episode "The Blame Game" of the first season of "Ally McBeal".

He played the part of Boyd Langton in Joss Whedon's series Dollhouse. and the President of the United States in the comedy sketch show Little Britain USA.

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