WorldCat Identities

Pierce, Wendell

Overview
Works: 365 works in 696 publications in 4 languages and 23,740 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Television programs  Television cop shows  Television series  Historical films  Detective and mystery television programs  Musical films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Narrator, Author, Producer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wendell Pierce
Selma by Ava DuVernay( Visual )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history."--Written by Miss W J Mcdermott on IMDb.com
The wire( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
Parker by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parker is a thief who has an unusual code. He doesn't steal from the poor or hurt innocent people. He is asked to join four other guys, one of whom is related to a known mobster. They pull off the job flawlessly and Parker wants to part ways with them. When he refuses to join them for another job, they try to kill him. They dispose of his body, but someone finds him-- still alive. After recovering, he sets out to get back at the ones who tried to kill him, another one of his codes
The wire( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
The wire( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
The Fighting Temptations by Paramount Pictures Corporation( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darren is a New York ad executive who travels to a small town in the deep south after receiving word that his aunt has left him a sizable inheritance. Darren is informed that he will only receive the money if he successfully leads a local gospel choir to victory at an upcoming competition. Darren takes on the task of finding the best singers in town and forming the group. There, he meets Lilly, a single mother who not only possesses an incredible voice but also the ability to warm Darren's cold heart
The wire( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the fall of the Barksdale empire, and the ascent of a new young drug king in Baltimore, McNulty, Bunk and the rest of the detail continue to "follow the money" up the political ladder amidst a hotly contested mayoral campaign. Prez witnesses first-hand the role of inner-city education in the formation of youth as four students, Michael, Namond, Randy and Dukie, face dangerous decisions and adolescent angst in a city rife with the temptations of crime and easy money. This season continues to blur the lines between good and evil and incite the fires of urban unrest
Elsa & Fred by Michael Radford( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love. After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred's life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live, be it more or less, is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan by John Krasinski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies
Treme( Visual )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the ruins of New Orleans, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future
Ray Donovan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even Ray Donovan's actions have consequences and he soon learns that clean slates are a dirty business. Ray has taken some hits that would leave lesser men down for the count, but what doesn't kill a Donovan only makes him stronger. One thing's for sure, whether you're with him or against him, it may be a new day, but it's the same Ray
Ray by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
Treme( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a year has passed since Katrina, but residents are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives, much less hold on to their special cultural identity. So why bother to stay? Because it's New Orleans. And New Orleans must go on
Treme( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city
Treme( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme, New Orleans' protagonists strive to build their own legacy in this most iconic of American cities
Confirmation by Rick Famuyiwa( Visual )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings where Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. The hearings brought the country to a standstill and became a pivotal moment in American culture forever changing how people perceive and experience workplace equality and gender politics
Night catches us( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement
Life support by Henry Singer( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana is an HIV-positive woman and recovering junkie, taking care of a 9-year-old daughter and a husband who is also HIV-positive. While making the most of a local social services program in order to regain stability in her life, she also attempts to reunite with her estranged teenage daughter, living with Ana's mother
The runner by Austin Stark( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal
It could happen to you by Adelson/Baumgarten( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charlie Lang is a neighborhood cop with a heart of gold - and a money-hungry wife Muriel who's always looking for a way to cash in. When she asks Charlie to buy a Lottery ticket, he agrees, then impulsively promises half the winnings to a waitress, Yvonne. When their numbers hit, the real fun begins, as Muriel learns to live large while Charlie and Yvonne learn to love again."--Container
 
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Wendell Pierce acteur américain

Wendell Pierce Actor estadounidense

Wendell Pierce aktor amerykański

Wendell Pierce Amerikaans filmacteur

Wendell Pierce attore statunitense

Wendell Pierce pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Wendell Pierce US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Wendell Pierce yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Пирс Уенделл

Уенделл Пирс

וונדל פירס

ונדל פירס שחקן אמריקאי

وندل بيرس

وندل پیرس بازیگر و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

웬델 피어스

ウェンデル・ピアース

温德·皮尔斯

溫德爾·皮爾斯

Languages
English (208)

French (4)

German (2)

Spanish (1)