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Get to Know LSTFI Alumnus Jamie Hector

From FX Network
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“He graduated college and enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute; he was determined to learn from the best.”

Jamie Hector stars as in “The Stream” as Alonso Creem- the leader of Nigerian gang involved in an international car theft ring. Vehicles, money and weapons — anything you need, Creem is a good source.

Jamie Hector is the 7th child born on the 7th day of October in Brooklyn, NY. His mother and father separated soon after he was born. His mother worked around the clock to care for Jamie and his siblings. His earliest memories are of the stories she would tell about growing up in Haiti. Jamie loved to hear the stories and the characters in them. He knew that acting would be his way of telling stories. He graduated college and enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute; he was determined to learn from the best.

Jamie Hector giving a StrasbergTALK at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City, with Method Acting teacher Geoffrey Horne

His career began to take off when he auditioned for the lead role in the short film Five Deep Breaths, directed by Seith Mann. The film was an official selection at Cannes, Sundance, and Tribeca Film Festivals, accumulating 17 awards with Jamie winning for Best Actor. Soon after, Jamie joined the cast of the critically acclaimed series The Wire. Variety named Jamie as “one of TV’s most terrifying villains” for his role of Marlo Stanfield. At the close of The Wire, Jamie joined the cast of Heroes. Breaking into film, Jamie appeared in Max Payne directed by John Moore, Blackout directed by Jerry LaMothe, and Night Catches Us directed by Tanya Hamilton. Jamie also won a Best Actor award for the film The Magic City. His role as Nick in Blood Ties, directed by Guillaume Canet, may have opened the door to his current role as Det. Jerry Edgar on Bosch.

Jamie believes that acting begins on stage, so he welcomed the challenge to play Othello directed by Geoffrey Horne. In reality he is a man of action and can’t wait to put his Martial Arts training to use on The Strain.

In 2007, Jamie returned to Brooklyn between shows and founded Moving Mountains Inc., a non-profit theater based organization, where inner-city youth from ages 10 to 21 can study the arts and develop their innate talents in a safe and creative environment.

Jamie Hector is an alumnus of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute®. Learn more about the programs and classes available here. Apply here.