Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale)
Most Recent Projects: Dredd (2012), The Babymakers (2012), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Southland (2010)
The Prognosis: A Chicago native who did his graduate work in acting at NYU, Wood Harris will forever be remembered as Avon Barksdaleâ€”especially if his career continues to move in its current direction. Alternating between short stints on network cop 'n murder shows and lesser parts in forgettable movies (The Babymakers-anybody still got their ticket stub from that one?), Harris hasn't found a juicy role. Perhaps the upcoming Sweetwater, a biopic about Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, the first African-American to play in the NBA, will change that. Unfortunately, the director Martin Guigui doesn't have much to indicate that it'll rise beyond cloying sentiment, but we can still hope.