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. This burden has only increased upon the upload of Ptonomy’s consciousness into Division 3’s computer system. His abilities have been magnified tremendously, but has that come at the cost of his humanity?
Harris is a 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. He was named the “Next Big Thing” by The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to starring as “Ptonomy Wallace” in Legion, Harris had a recurring role on Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down.
On the film side, Harris was seen in the independent feature Crypto opposite Kurt Russell, Love Beats Rhymes, a Brooklyn-set film directed by Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA and the independent feature Bushwick, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. He will next be seen in Vampires vs. the Bronx, from producer Lorne Michaels.
His previous television and film credits include HBO’s Bessie, CBS’ Blue Bloods, God Friended Me and The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.
In the theater world, Harris performed in Fernanda Coppel's Off-Broadway play King Liz as part of Second Stage's Uptown summer season. He played "Freddie Luna," a high school basketball phenomenon from Brooklyn.
In 2014, Harris’ performance as “Homer” in Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning play Father Comes Home from War (Parts 1, 2 & 3) was praised by critics.
Acting is his passion, but Harris also enjoys writing poetry and has worked with some of the industry’s most revered jazz musicians. He collaborated with film composer and jazz pianist Kristopher Bowers on his 2014 album “Heroes and Misfits,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart. In addition, he collaborated with jazz composer Samora Pinderhughes on his 2016 album “The Transformation Suite.”
Harris currently resides in New York City.