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Glenn Earl Plummer (born August 18, 1961) is an American film and television actor, best known for portraying the roles of Bobby Johnson in South Central, Johnny Beaugh in Ruby's Bucket of Blood and George 'Blue' Epps in The Corner.

He played Jonas Singer in Saw II.

Career

Glenn Plummer was born in Richmond, California. Throughout his acting career, he has starred in such feature films as: Saw 2, co-starring Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer and Beverley Mitchell; Dennis Hopper's Colors, co-starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall and Maria Conchita Alonso; Menace II Society, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Larenz Tate and Anthony Johnson; Showgirls, co-starring Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon; The Salton Sea, co-starring Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Anthony LaPaglia and Luiz Guzman; Poolhall Junkies,co-starring Christopher Walken, Chazz Palminteri and Alison Eastwood and the compelling drama South Central in the break out role of "O.G." Bobby Johnson, one of Plummer's most memorable performances.

It was largely this very moving role that helped solidify Plummer as a staple in the African-American film community. Experiencing much crossover success, Plummer took his abilities to cover a wide range of personas and delved into television. Appearing in such television movies and mini-series as ABC's The Women of Brewster Place with Oprah Winfrey, Lynn Whitfield and Cicely Tyson; TNT's Heat Wave, L.A.'s Watt's Riots of 1965, alongside Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, James Earl Jones and TNT's Reversible Errors with William H. Macy, Tom Selleck and Monica Potter, Glenn Plummer generated praise and accolades from critics alike for his performances in Showtime's Ruby's Bucket of Blood, co-starring Angela Bassett, as well as his deep, thought-provoking exhibition in HBO's The Corner, with T.K. Carter and Khandi Alexander.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
1987 Hands of a Stranger Willy Johnson
Who's That Girl Harlem Kid #1
The Father Clements Story
1988 Hearts of Stone Tigo Loc
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami M.P.
Colors High Top
Funny Farm Mickey
1989 84C MoPic Radio Voice
1990 Downtown Valentine
Heat Wave J.T. Turpin
Pastime Tyrone Debray
1991 Murderous Vision Detective Beau Galloway
Wedlock Teal
Frankie and Johnny Peter
1992 South Central Bobby
Trespass Luther
1993 Menace II Society Pernell
Snake Eyes Burns' Buddy
1994 There's No Place Like Homegirl Wesley
Speed Jaguar Owner
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Baby Sinister
Convict Cowboy Lattrell
Strange Days Jeriko One
Showgirls James Smith
Beyond the Edge Henry
1996 The Destiny of Marty Fine Mikie
Up Close & Personal Ned Jackson
The Substitute Mr. Darrell Sherman
Small Time Ben
Psalms from the Underground
1997 Pronto Robert Gee
Speed 2: Cruise Control Maurice
One Night Stand George
Tear It Down Nathan
1998 Bad Cop, Bad Cop
Heist Dipper
Thursday Ice
A House Divided William
1999 History Is Made at Night Dave Preston
Interceptors Russell
2000 Love Beat the Hell Outta Me Glenn
Rangers Shannon
2001 MacArthur Park Leo
Knight Club T-Dog
Deadly Rhapsody Roughneck
100 Kilos 'Freeway' Ricky Ross
Three Blind Mice Warren Chambers
Ruby's Bucket of Blood Johnny Beaugh
2002 The Salton Sea Bobby
Poolhall Junkies Chico
Go for Broke Ramses
2003 Last Night with Angel Jay Summers
Road Dogs Panther
Shade Attendant
How to Get the Man's Foot Outta Your Ass Angry Brother
Gang of Roses Johnny Handsome
2004 Lexie Norman
The Day After Tomorrow Luther
Reversible Errors Romeo 'Squirrel' Gandolf
Roscoe's House of Chicken n Waffles Clyde Coltrane
Sugar Valentine Cutty
2005 Constellation Man at Barbeque
Go for Broke 2 Ramses
Brothers in Arms Curly
Saw II Jonas Singer
2006 It Ain't Easy
VooDoo Curse: The Giddeh Professor Jenkins
El Cortez Jack Clay
2007 Vegas Vampires Eddie Patterson
2008 The Longshots Winston
2009 The Joshua's Soul Film Short James Evans
The Janky Promoters Officer Ronnie Stixx
2010 Ca$h Glenn the Plumber
2011 Measure of Faith Ronald
Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven James 'Jimmy' Smith
2012 Monsters in the Woods Jayson
Scandalous
2013 Winnerz Kirb
2014 Imperial Dreams Uncle Shrimp
The Other Side Simon
10 Minutes Samuel
2015 Teeth and Blood Vincent Augustine
Welcome to the Family Fordel
2016 The Sweet Life Earl
Home Todd
Muslimah's Guide to Marriage Bilal Ali
90 Minutes of the Fever Clarence McGee Sr.
2017 Frank Security Guard
Pope Big K
Gifted Greg Cullen
Men of God Pastor Ford
A Woman's Worth Kenny
Charlie Charlie Jamal's Attorney
LAbyrinth Psycho Mike

Television

Year Title Role
1987 Beauty and the Beast Curtis Jackson
1988-1989 L.A. Law Lyle Torrey
1988 Tour of Duty Duke Jackson
China Beach Omar
Vietnam War Story Hank Barr
1989 The Women of Brewster Place C.C. Baker
1990 Nasty Boys Russ Stanhope
Equal Justice Jake Burns
Cop Rock Byron B
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Marie
Dream On Andre Wilson
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Top Dog
1994-2007 ER Timmy Rawlins
1994 South Central Bobby Johnson
1997 Lawless Reggie
1998 The Jamie Foxx Show Dr. Maouff
1999 The Hunger Stephen Keller
2000 The Corner George 'Blue' Epps
2003 The Dead Zone Jimmy D.
2004 Medical Investigation Cooly
2006 Bones Harold Overmeyer
2007 Dexter Jimmy
2008-2009 Sons of Anarchy Sheriff Vic Trammel
2009 Raising the Bar Frank Lewis
2010 Cold Case A.C.
2012 Southland Darrell Miller
2014 Scorpion Agent Thomas Keeler
Major Crimes Joe Wyatt
2015 Battle Creek Clarence
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Derek Thompson
2016 Four Kings LeShaun
Suits Leonard Bailey
Family Time Herbie

Video Games

Year Title Role
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours

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