Performed the role of Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire, that was a tv program about police force detectives in Baltimore. He also performed a trombonist in Treme. He made an appearance in the dilemma, Can get on the Bus, which starred Richard Belzer in 1996. He performed a band supervisor in the Oscar earning movie, Ray, that was based on the life span of Ray Charles. He grew up by his mom, who instilled in him a like for meals that later resulted in him to open up a supermarket in New Orleans. A indigenous of New Orleans, he continues to be praised for offering back to the town, very much like Brad Pitt provides.