Wendell Pierce (Bunk Moreland)
Most Recent Projects: MĂ¶bius (2013), Suits (2013), Parker (2013), Treme (2010-2012).
The Prognosis: What if Bunk Moreland had traded in his badge and gun for a trombone and moved to New Orleans? He'd be Antoine Batiste, of David Simon's Treme, and that's a good thing. Much of the success of Simon's look at New Orleans is owed to Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters. Peters' Albert Lambreaux taps into pockets of talent that he didn't get to flex on The Wire, while Pierce's Batiste is Bunk 2.0 (now with extra tunes). But it works so damn well, that's not even a knock. Simon and Pierce knew what worked well, and they adapted it for a different environment. Kudos.