Basil Wallace

Actor

BIOGRAPHY

Basil Wallace (born January 15, 1951) is a Jamaica-born American actor. He was born in Kingston and immigrated to the United States as a child. He lived in Brooklyn, New York City with his parents and siblings. He and his family then moved to Long Island. He attended Hempstead High School and he knew for sure that he wanted a life in the theater. He auditioned for a Broadway Bound play. After graduated high school, he entered New York University (NYU). He attended NYU for two years and while there he got his first Off-Broadway play and began his life in the theatre. For the next 20 years he worked as an actor, director and writer in the theater. With La Mama, he was director in residence for a year. Wallace also taught theater aesthetics' for Lincoln Center Theater for ten years. He was the Director of Drama for school district 13 in Bronx, and Director of Mini-Mobile Theatre for two years. He was one of the founding members and artistic director for its first year of the Caribbean American Repertory Theatre. In 1990, he moved to Los Angeles, auditioned for the film Marked for Death, and was cast as the lead villain, Screwface. He appeared in several films such as Wedlock, Return of the Living Dead 3, Caught Up, Joy Ride and Blood Diamond, and guest starred in many television series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Born Free, ER, The West Wing, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Burn Notice.

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