Harold Perrineau (born Harold Williams; August 7, 1963) is an American actor known for the roles of Michael Dawson in the U.S. television series Lost, Link in The Matrix films and games, Augustus Hill in the American television series Oz, and Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. He recently starred in ABC's comedy-drama television series The Unusuals, playing NYPD homicide detective Leo Banks and is currently cast as ruthless drug kingpin Damon Pope on the FX drama Sons of Anarchy. Perrineau was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Harold Williams and Sylvia Perrineau. His parents changed his name to Williams when he was seven. Harold later legally changed his name back to his birth name, after discovering there was already a Harold Williams in the Screen Actors Guild union. Perrineau attended Shenandoah University, but did not graduate. Perrineau and his wife, Brittany, have two daughters, Aurora Robinson Perrineau, born 1994 and Wynter Aria, born on May 7, 2008.
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