The last time we saw Strand was in the rear view mirror as Travis, Madison and Alicia fled the destruction they wrought at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Recuperating from a stab wound, he’s not ready to hit the road yet and stays behind where there is food, water and relative safety. Calculating his next moves amongst the community of hotel refugees, Strand remains true to his word to Madison when they parted: He is going to survive. He has always been swift to analyze any situation and adapt to his circumstances. But his loss of Thomas Abigail is different. It’s left Strand reeling – the departure of Madison with Travis and Alicia didn’t help matters. As Alicia must find a reason to survive, Strand has to find a reason to live. He needs a new compass to plot a destination and a new currency to finance the trip. What has value in this world now?
Colman Domingo is an award-winning actor, playwright, and director. Domingo will reprise his role as Victor Strand on Season 3 of AMC’s hit show, Fear The Walking Dead. Den Of Geek wrote, “A lot of Strand’s appeal stems from Colman Domingo himself. He’s a compelling actor with an incredible screen presence.”
On the big screen, Domingo can be seen with an all-star cast in Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, opposite Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King and Nate Parker. The film is a biopic of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner and premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival where it broke records as Fox Searchlight picked it up in a multi-million-dollar deal. Domingo also recently completed filming Netflix’s First Match, directed by Olivia Newman.
As an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominee and OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award winner, Domingo has solidified himself as a veteran.
As a director, Domingo could most recently be seen at the helm of the West Coast production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Domingo recently staged the Off Broadway Alliance Award-winning production of A Band of Angels and helmed August Wilson’s Seven Guitars for the Actors Theater of Louisville in the fall of 2015. He also directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway productions of Exit Cuckoo and Single Black Female.
Domingo’s play Dot premiered at the Humana Festival in Louisville in 2015 and was also produced Off Broadway at the Vineyard Theater and directed by Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The New York Times wrote, “Colman Domingo’s thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama Dot… is an impressive advance for Mr. Domingo, also a gifted musical-theater performer… While conventional in form, it’s uproariously funny, if naturally streaked with sadness (and at times, a pinch or two of sentimentality).”
Domingo’s theater career took off when he starred in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange. The Off-Broadway ensemble cast received an OBIE Award in 2008, and Domingo reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange, directed by Spike Lee, in 2009. He made his British and Australian debuts with his self-penned solo play, A Boy and His Soul. This production originated at New York City’s Vineyard Theater and won him GLAAD and Lucille Lortel awards in 2010.
In 2010, Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest revival on Broadway, and in the award-winning The Scottsboro Boys, a role that he originated on and off Broadway. Domingo was nominated for a Tony Award, Olivier Award, and a Fred Astaire Award for his role in The Scottsboro Boys. Additional theater credits the Off-Broadway revival of Blood Knot and Wild With Happy.
Additional film credits include Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Joe Roth’s Freedomland and Clint Eastwood’s True Crime, Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Ana and Red Hook Summer, and the first ever screen adaptation of a Ralph Ellison story, King of the Bingo Game, among others. His TV credits include: Timeless, Horace & Pete, The Knick, Lucifer, Law & Order, The Big Gay Sketch Show, and Nash Bridges.
Domingo is on the Board of the Directors of the Vineyard Theater in New York City. He is also on faculty at The National Theater Institute (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center) and guest-lectured and mentored in many colleges and universities around the country. Domingo has directed for Berkeley Rep, as well as Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.