Wendell Pierce Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Wendell Pierce Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth December 8, 1963
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color Black

Wendell Pierce is an American businessman and actor who is best remembered for portraying popular characters like Detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire (2002-2008), James Greer in Jack Ryan (2018-Present), Robert Zane in Suits (2013-2019), etc. He has more than 300k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Wendell Edward Pierce

Nick Name

Saints Wendell

Wendell Pierce as seen in 2007
Wendell Pierce as seen in 2007 (Unnamed / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States





Wendell attended Benjamin Franklin High School and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts at the same time and graduated from both in 1981.

He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the illustrious Juilliard School in 1985.


Actor, Businessman




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Wendell has dated –

  1. He was reportedly in a relationship in 2016.
Wendell Pierce (right) and Stanley Nelson as seen together in 2010
Wendell Pierce (right) and Stanley Nelson as seen together in 2010 (HimmelrichPR / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


He has African-American ancestry.

Hair Color


However, he has specks of ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Gap between his front teeth

Wendell Pierce Favorite Things

  • Restaurants In New Orleans – Li’l Dizzy’s Cafe, Sassafras Creole Kitchen, Bourrée at Boucherie, Plum Street Snoballs, Doris Metropolitan, Martin Wine Cellar
  • TV ShowsThe First 48, The Gregory Hines Show
  • Season Of The Wire – Season 4
  • Character On The Wire – Omar Little (Played by Michael K. Williams)
  • Book – Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Source – Nola.Eater.com, HBO, TV.AVClub.com, NME

Wendell Pierce (left) as seen with Jesse Jackson in 2012
Wendell Pierce (left) as seen with Jesse Jackson in 2012 (Jamelle Bouie / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Wendell Pierce Facts

  1. He is a lifelong supporter of the New Orleans Saints and the Irish football club, St Patrick’s Athletic.
  2. He was one of the partners behind Sterling Farms, a chain of grocery stores that opened in his hometown of New Orleans.
  3. Wendell got involved in a physical altercation with a female supporter of Bernie Sanders which resulted in his arrest in May 2016. He was subsequently released on a $1,000 bond after completing mandatory community service.
  4. He lost his childhood home in the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Featured Image by Unnamed / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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