Father Gabriel has gone to great lengths to make amends and prove himself trustworthy to the group. Last season, Rick’s first words to Father Gabriel were “no,” and Rick’s last words to Father Gabriel were “yes.” Judith is Father Gabriel’s priority. He does not have a plan, but he has patience and faith, grounded in the understanding that bad people have to die. Father Gabriel is one-part priest and one-part soldier.
Seth Gilliam is best recognized for his role as Ellis Carver on HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire, with Dominic West and Idris Elba; Starship Troopers, with Casper Van Dien and Neil Patrick Harris; and Courage Under Fire, with Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, and Matt Damon.
Gilliam landed his first recurring television role portraying Aaron Dexter on the classic hit series The Cosby Show. Gilliam’s additional television credits include Oz, Teen Wolf, Assault at West Point, The Bronx Is Burning, The People v. Leo Frank; and guest-starring roles on Homeland, Damages, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, Elementary, and Law & Order: SVU.
Gilliam’s other feature film credits include Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Punks, Jefferson in Paris, and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film Personal Velocity: Three Portraits.
No stranger to theater, Gilliam has also appeared in numerous stage productions, including King Lear, Othello, Father Comes Home from the Wars, Topdog/Underdog, Romeo and Juliet, Girl Gone, and Richard III, to name a few.
Gilliam is a graduate of SUNY Purchase.