Jeremie Harris stars as “Ptonomy Wallace,” a pragmatist with a dry sense of humor who is the kind of leader you’d follow out of your foxhole. However, his photographic memory coupled with the ability to read the memories of others means his gift is also a burden: the traumas of others become his traumas — ones he can never forget and don’t fade with time.
Harris is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School. He has extensive theater training, which led him to be awarded with the two-year Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship by The Public Theater. Harris’ talents are not only recognized by the theater community, but also by the film and television industry, as he was named the “Next Big Thing” by The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to starring as “Ptonomy Wallace” in Legion, Harris recently completed production on the second half of Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, where he has a recurring role.
On the film side, Harris has completed production on Coco, a Brooklyn-set film directed by Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA, and the independent features Bushwick and After-Party.
His previous television and film credits include HBO’s Bessie, CBS’ Blue Bloods, CBS’ Person of Interest and The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.
In the theater world, last summer Harris performed in Fernanda Coppel's Off-Broadway play King Liz, as part of Second Stage's Uptown summer season. Harris played "Freddie Luna," a high school basketball phenomenon from Brooklyn. The play was critically well received, and Charles Isherwood from The New York Times noted that "As Freddie, Mr. Harris makes his quick transformation from seemingly grateful rookie to volatile loose cannon convincing." Marilyn Stasio from Variety said he was "brilliant" in the role.
In 2014, Harris starred in Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Suzan-Lori Parks' critically-acclaimed play Father Comes Home from War: Parts 1, 2 & 3 at The Public Theater. His “heartfelt performance” (Variety) as “Homer” was praised by critics.
While acting is his passion, Harris enjoys writing poetry and has worked with some of the industry’s revered jazz musicians. He collaborated with film composer and jazz pianist Kristopher Bowers on his 2014 album “Heroes and Misfits,” which opened No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart. In addition, he recently collaborated with jazz composer Samora Pinderhughes on his upcoming album “The Transformation Suite.”
Harris currently resides in New York City.