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Harold Perrineau is an American actor, known for the roles of Michael Dawson in the U.S. television series Lost, Link in The Matrix films and games, Augustus Hill in the American television series Oz, Damon Pope in the FX bike gang drama Sons of Anarchy, and Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet.


Perrineau was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Harold Williams and Sylvia Perrineau.


Perrineau attended Shenandoah University, but did not graduate.


He starred in ABC's comedy-drama television series The Unusuals, playing NYPD homicide detective Leo Banks and has appeared in several high-profile films, including The Best Man, 28 Weeks Later, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, and Zero Dark Thirty. He also starred alongside Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin in the survival drama The Edge. In 1989, Perrineau was cast as the original Tyrone Jackson in the world premiere of the stage adaptation of the 1980 hit movie Fame (now known as Fame: The al) at the Walnut Street Theatre, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Perrineau took the role of Link in The Matrix series after the original operator Tank was written off the script when Marcus Chong was fired over money disputes. Lost co-star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje starred with Perrineau on the HBO series Oz. Perrineau played the character Michael Dawson on ABC's hit show Lost.

In July 2007, it was announced Perrineau would return to the main cast for the show's fourth season. However, this return was short lived, as the fourth season was his last as a regular cast member. Dawson died in the season finale.

He made one guest appearance in the sixth and final season. He stars also in 30 Days of Night: Dark Days along with Rhys Coiro, Mia Kirshner, Kiele Sanchez (also a Lost co-star), Diora Baird and Monique Ganderton. Perrineau appeared in the 2008 music video, "Yes We Can".

Perrineau voiced the title character from Marvel's Blade anime series on G4 January 2012. He was cast to play the character of Damon Pope the main antagonist of Season 5 of the hit show Sons of Anarchy. Perrineau starred as Stevie, the bass player, in the TBS comedy Wedding Band, which ran from 2012 to 2013.

He also appeared in the MKTO - Thank You Video.


  • Other Work

    • Actor: (films) Shakedown, 1988, King of New York, 1990, Smoke, 1995, Flirt, 1995, Blood and Wine, 1996, The Edge, 1997, Come To, 1998, Lulu On The Bridge, 1998, The Tempest, 1998, A Day in Black and White, 1998, The Best Man, 1999, Woman on Top, 2000, Overnight Sensation, 2000, Someone Like You, 2001, Prison Song, 2001, On Line, 2002, The Matrix Reloaded, 2003. (television series) Fame, 1982, Oz, 1997, Lost, 2004-2006 (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild award, 2006), since 2008.


Married Brittany Perrineau. Children: Aurora, Wynter Aria.

Harold Williams Perrineau

Brittany Perrineau

Aurora Perrineau

Wynter Aria Perrineau