Father Gabriel has come a long way since his first encounter with Rick Grimes. The minister may be new to fighting, but that doesn't stop him from standing up to the Saviors. In a way, they represent everything that he's stood against his entire life. He's aware of the reality of war, and is prepared for whatever God has planned for him and those around him.
Seth Gilliam is best recognized for his role on HBO’s critically acclaimed series The Wire, opposite fellow The Walking Dead cast mates Chad L. Coleman and Lawrence Gilliard Jr.; Starship Troopers, with Casper Van Dien and Neil Patrick Harris; and Courage Under Fire, with Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, and Matt Damon.
Gilliam’s first recurring television role was as Aaron Dexter on the hit series The Cosby Show. Gilliam’s other television credits include Oz, Teen Wolf, Assault on West Point, The Bronx Is Burning, and The People vs. Leo Frank. His guest-starring roles include Homeland, Damages, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Miami, Person of Interest, Criminal Minds and The Good Wife.
Gilliam recently wrapped the feature film Silver Lake, written and directed by Sean McGinly. His additional feature 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 theatre, Gilliam has also appeared in numerous stage productions, including King Lear, Othello, Father Comes Home From the Wars, Top Dog/Under Dog, Romeo and Juliet, Girl Gone and Richard III, to name a few.
Gilliam is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Purchase.