The Wire
The Wire

Jim True-Frost, born July 31, 1966 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, is an actor. He stars as Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski in the third & fourth, seasons. He also appeared as a recurring guest star in the first, second, & fifth seasons. He has appeared in The Wire creator David Simon's other series Homicide: Life on the Street and Treme. He has been active since 1986 and has also appeared in the films Singles (1992), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), and Affliction (1997).


Early life

Jim graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.


He is most notable for his portrayal of Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski for five seasons of The Wire. He also also appeared in an episode of David Simon's Homicide: Life on the Street.

A New York-based actor, True-Frost has been an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago since 1989. Prior to that, he was a member of Remains Theater, co-founded by actor William L. Peterson (To Live and Die in L.A., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), where he worked with such performers as Amy Morton, Gary Cole, and D. W. Moffett. True-Frost appeared in the film Off the Map — with fellow Steppenwolf ensemble member, Joan Allen, directed by Singles co-star Campbell Scott — Affliction, The Hudsucker Proxy, Singles, Normal Life and Far Harbor. He has performed on Broadway and as far away as Sierra Leone.

True-Frost appeared as Brutus in the American Repertory Theatre's production of Julius Caesar in 2008.

Personal life

When Jim married lawyer and legal scholar Cora Frost in 1999, both changed their last names to True-Frost.


Guest star

Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2 credits
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"
Season 5 credits
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "-30-"


Season 3 credits
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4 credits
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"


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