Harold is set to appear in four movies in 2007:
Your Name Here, Gardens of the Night, 28 Weeks Later..., and Random Acts of Kindness.
Harold originally turned down the audition for his Lost role of Michael Dawson, as it would have meant he had to leave the two-man play he was currently doing two weeks before it's end. Luckily for him, the auditions were changed and was able to audition for Lost after all.
Harold won an NAACP Image Award for his role in the play Topdog/Underdog.
Harold recieved an Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in The Best Man.
Harold has dark brown eyes and dark hair.
Harold has had roles in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions including hits such as Dream Girls, Godspell and Fame.
Harold received a dance scholarship to the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York.
Harold was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his role in Smoke.
Harold studied theater and music at the Shenandoah Conservatory.
Harold and his wife, Brittany Perrineau, have a daughter, Aurora Robinson Perrineau.
Perrineau is his mother's maiden name, and his father is Harold Williams Sr. His parents never married, so he used both names growing up, eventually settling on Williams.
However when he joined the Screen Actors Guild, because there was already a Harold Williams he changed his stage name to Harold Perrineau Jr. so that he had Perrineau from his mother, and Jr. from his father.
Harold's wife, Brittany Perrineau, is both a model and an actress.
Harold married his wife, Brittany Perrineau on August 27, 2002.
Harold is 5'10½" (179cm)
Harold did the voice of his Matrix character Link, in both games Enter The Matrix and The Matrix Online.
In 2003 Harold was in the following movies:
The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
In 2002 Harold was in the movie On_Line.
In 2001 Harold was in the movie Prison Song.
Harold was in the movie Someone Like You, but the scene he featured in got cut, but made it to the DVD release as an extra.
In 2000 Harold was in the following movies:
Woman on Top and Overnight Sensation.
In 1999 Harold was in the following movies:
A Day in Black and White, Macbeth in Manhattan, and The Best Man.
In 1998 Harold was in the following movies:
Come to and Lulu on the Bridge.
In 1997 Harold was in the movie The Edge.
In 1996 Harold was in the following movies:
Blood and Wine and Romeo + Juliet.
In 1995 Harold was in the following movies:
Smoke and Flirt.
In 1990 Harold was in the movie King of New York.
In 1988 Harold was in the movie Shakedown.
Harold's debut onto television was as a dancer in the early 80's TV show Fame.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on the twist to his character in the second season of Lost) He's been such an honest guy, just a good Joe kind of guy, just trying to get his son back. So, to throw this kind of twist really just comes out of nowhere, and I think that'll be exciting. I'm an actor who likes to have lots of weird, crazy things to play, and that seemed pretty weird and crazy. To be, like, the bringer of death.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros) Michelle brings this really great, energetic personality to the set, and it was really a lot of fun to have her around. And Cynthia's just the consummate professional, and she's an East Coast girl, so we click on that level.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on his Lost character, Michael Dawson) I have aspirations that not only does he come around but that he gets to be the hero and eventually gets to have some luck. A lot of what happens to Michael Dawson is that he's had a lot of bad luck. Bad things keep happening over and over and over. So, there's a part of me that hopes he has some good luck, that some good things happen to him. Then there's that other part of me that wants to explore what happens to people who have bad luck like that all the time.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (working on Lost) Well, we have more than a few hours, with the exception of the last episode. We literally got the lines for the scenes the night before we shot but normally we get about a week of preparation. And luckily for me, this year, there weren't huge sweeping stories that I had to prepare for. So, luckily for me, when it did come you had to wrap your mind around a bunch of stuff really really quickly. I'm not used to working that way, in that way that I like to try different things, but it was good for me. And it will be good for me this year to see how creative I can actually be.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on his co-star Matthew Fox, and his likeness to his Lost character Jack Sheperd) He's handsome, he's tall, he's running around saving people's lives. But Matt Fox, himself, is just a really interesting guy. He's got a lot of stuff in his background, and you can see it behind his eyes, that has nothing to do with any of that stuff. When you talk to him, you're like, 'Oh, I didn't expect that at all.' So I'd say he's least like his character.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on his co-star Jorge Garcia) Jorge's a really funny guy. Like Hurley, at those right moments he will say something that will crack you up.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on his co-star Terry O'Quinn) Terry O'Quinn is like Locke, because he is a mysterious, fascinating guy. He lives up on the north shore in this house in the woods. You'll see him, and he's always walking around like Locke does.
Harold Perrineau: (on shooting the season one finale of Lost) I don't swim, or at least I didn't swim when we shot last year's finale. So just being out on that raft was a little scary for me. Also, at the time we hadn't received the final pages of the script, so we didn't know how the second half of the episode ended. When I found out the night before that the raft was going to be destroyed and our characters would wind up floating in the water, I also got a call from the show's production office asking, 'Harold, is it true you can't swim?' I was like, 'Yes, it is'. Of course, we were going to be shooting in the ocean as opposed to a water tank in some nice safe soundstage. On the day we filmed the scene with the raft going up in flames I told myself, 'OK, be brave now, and just jump into the water.' Happily, everything turned out fine and I didn't drown.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on his Lost character, Michael Dawson) I was somewhat confused about him at first. Because the show's writers and producers don't give us much information ahead of time, I had no idea where the character was headed. I mean, I didn't know, for example, how Michael spoke, the sort of attention span he had, or even how passionate as well as compassionate he was.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on his plans for the Lost hiatus in the summer) A couple of things came up, but nothing that I really liked. With more people watching and with more acclaim for the show, I'm hoping this year a few things come up that are down my alley. I totally would love to do other things, because as much as I love the show, it's just part of my career. I don't want to give up my career [as if] this is the end. The hope is to actually do other stuff that I really connect with that's really good and really cool.
Harold Perrineau Jr.: (on how his hairstyle has lost him auditions) They actually have, a couple yeah. Not so much a role, but a couple auditions. This year I got to audition for Martin Luther King. I did my best, but they couldn't see past it.
Harrold Perrineau Jr.: (on his role in Oz) It's a good job. Can't complain about that. And it's such good writing. Tom Fontana is so smart. He's just got a really interesting point of view about stuff. It's odd -- he says when he writes (my part) he hears my voice. When I read it, I hear his.