Actor Eugene Byrd

Eugene Byrd (born August 28, 1975) is an American actor. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Greene Street Friends School in 1989 and The Crefeld School in 1993. He began acting as a child, appearing as Arthur in the film My Little Girl in 1986. He is known for his portrayal of Dr. Clark Edison on the Fox series Bones.


Byrd’s film appearances include Dead Man, Demon Island, Sleepers, 8 Mile, Lift and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. He had the lead role in Confess, for which he won the Break-Out Performance Award at the 2006 Method Fest Independent Film Festival. He also collaborated with longtime friends Will Fuller, Jerry Della Salla and Clay Von Thomas for a film titled The Barracks.

Byrd had a guest spot on the Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark? in which he played a teenage prankster named Weeds in the episode “The Tale of the Super Specs”. He has also made appearances on The Cosby Show, Beverly Hills, 90210 as Robinson Ashe III, Touched by an Angel and its spinoff Promised Land as Lawrence “L.T.” Taggert, a troubled teen struggling with gang related drug and violence issues. He starred in the Disney film Perfect Harmony, which explores the racial tensions between African-American and white populations in South Carolina. His character, Landy Allen, is the grandson of an African-American caretaker at an all-white private academy. His character’s musical talent attracts the interest of a student named Taylor Bradshaw (played by Justin Whalin), who sets out to explore the music and lives of African-American residents, knowing his actions could result in expulsion from the academy and rejection by his fellow white students and friends.

In 1993, Byrd appeared as Walter Haines on Ghostwriter. He portrayed the comical but defiant Oliver Cross on Chris Cross, which won an award for “Best Children’s Series” in 1994. The series aired on the Showtime from 1994 to 1995. He guest starred on NYPD Blue, had a minor role on Heroes and a recurring role as Sidney on Crossing Jordan, which aired on NBC from 2001 to 2007. He has also made appearances on Two and a Half Men and the Syfy series Eureka as Dr. Michael Clark in the episode “Worst Case Scenario.” He played a detective on American Horror Story: Asylum.

Byrd had a recurring role as Dr. Clark Edison on Bones. Starting with season eight, his character is hired as a full-time staff forensic anthropologist by Jeffersonian Forensic Division head Dr. Camille Saroyan (played by Tamara Taylor). He was credited as a guest star during his tenure on the show. He also played Andy Diggle on The CW series Arrow.

In 2014, he was hired by video game company Electronic Arts to play Marcus “Boomer” Boone in Battlefield: Hardline.

He voiced Delmont “Del” Walker in Gears of War 4 and Zander Freemaker on Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures in 2016 and 2017.

Personal life

Legal troubles

On January 6, 2011, The Glendale News reported that Byrd was arrested in California by the Glendale Police Department for suspicion of domestic assault on January 1, 2011. The disposition of this case has not been made public.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 My Little Girl Arthur
1995 Dead Man Johnny ‘The Kid’ Pickett
1996 Sleepers Rizzo Robinson
1996 Twisted Willus Burns
1999 Whiteboyz Khalid
2002 Survival Island Doug
2002 8 Mile ‘Wink’
2004 Paranoia 1.0 Nila
2004 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Cole Burris
2005 Confess Terrell Lessor
2007 Rails & Ties Otis Higgs
2007 Light and the Sufferer Kaz
2008 Julia Leon
2009 Easier with Practice Aaron
2010 How to Make Love to a Woman Layne Wilson
2017 Kings Eddie
2018 A Million Little Pieces Matty
2020 Superman: Man of Tomorrow Ron Troupe (voice) Direct-to-video
2020 Definition Please Wayland Pines


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Monsters Brad Episode: “My Zombie Lover”
1989 True Blue Timmy Powers Episode: “Pilot: Part 1”
1990 Murder in Mississippi Ben Jr. Television film
1991 Law & Order Tonel Otten Episode: “Mushrooms”
1991 Big Bird’s Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake Jelani Television film
1991 Perfect Harmony Landy Allen Television film
1991 Bad Attitudes James Television film
1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 Robinson ‘Ronny’ Ashe III Episode: “Ashes to Ashes”
1991 The Young Riders Quinn Ellis Episode: “Between Rock Creek and a Hard Place”
1991–1992 Sesame Street Jelani 2 episodes
1991–1992 The Cosby Show Eugene 4 episodes
1992 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Weeds Episode: “The Tale of the Super Specs”
1993 Tribeca Carl Jr. Episode: “The Rainmaker”
1993 Ghostwriter Walter Haines 4 episodes
1993 Chris Cross Oliver Cross 13 episodes
1995 New York Undercover Tiandre Episode: “Manchild”
1998 The Substitute 2: School’s Out Mase Television film
1998 Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five Teenage Friend Television film
1998–1999 Promised Land Lawrence ‘L.T.’ Taggert 16 episodes
1999 The Outer Limits Ronnie Dell Episode: “Fathers & Sons”
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carlos Medina Episode: “The Third Guy”
2000 D.C. Tyrell Episode: “Justice”
2000 Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble Jack Television film
2000 Third Watch Nathaniel ‘Puppet’ Ryder 2 episodes
2001 NYPD Blue Andre Cutler Episode: “Franco, My Dear, I Don’t Give a Damn”
2001 The Education of Max Bickford Ryan Episode: “Who Is Breckenridge Long?”
2002 For Your Love Uncle Omar 8 episodes
2003 The Lyon’s Den Damon Moss Episode: “Blood”
2003-2006 Two and a Half Men Lenny 2 episodes
2004 ER James Connor Episode: “Just a Touch”
2004 Half & Half Derek Episode: “The Parent Trap Episode”
2004–2005 Crossing Jordan Sidney 13 episodes
2005 Ghost Whisperer Derrik Lee Episode: “Hope and Mercy”
2005–2006 Night Stalker Alex Nyby 4 episodes
2006 Without a Trace Cole Warren Episode: “Blood Out”
2006 Robot Chicken Various Voices 2 episodes
2006 Shark Kurt Bellows Episode: “Sins of the Mother”
2006–2007 Heroes Campaign Manager 4 episodes
2007–2017 Bones Dr. Clark Edison 36 episodes
2008 Life Ben Mosby Episode: “Jackpot”
2009 Numbers Vic Mortiz Episode: “Sneakerhead”
2009 Raising the Bar Andre Jackman Episode: “Trust Me”
2010 Amish Grace Danny Television film
2010 The Mentalist Russell Bigelow Episode: “Red Letter”
2012 Eureka Dr. Michael Clark Episode: “Worst Case Scenario”
2012 Daybreak Charles 5 episodes
2012 Wilfred James 2 episodes
2012 American Horror Story: Asylum Greyson’s Partner Episode: “The Origins of Monstrosity”
2012 Suburgatory Cyrus Episode: “Friendship Fish”
2014 True Blood Jerome 3 episodes
2015–2016 Arrow Andy Diggle 8 episodes
2016–2017 Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Zander Freemaker, Additional Voices 31 episodes
2017 Training Day Detective Windowski Episode: “Code of Honor”
2017 Still the King Courtney Hitch 4 episodes
2018–2020 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Jase / Sam / Cortex (voices) 5 episodes
2019 The Rookie Man In Apartment 101 Episode: “Standoff”
2019 American Dad! Ship Captain (voice) Episode: “An Irish Goodbye”
2019 Family Guy UPS Deliveryman (voice) Episode: “Bri-Da”
2019 Get Shorty Jordan Parr Episode: “Dark Roast, Oat Milk, Two Splendas”
2019 All Rise Detective Bert Taylor Episode: “Marciela and the Desert”
2019 It’s Pony Balloonist, Game Voice (voices) 2 episodes
2019–2020 The Rocketeer Mr. Coleman (voice) 2 episodes
2019–2020 L.A.’s Finest Mikey ‘Big Mikey’ 2 episodes
2020 One Day at a Time Salesman Episode: “Penny Pinching”
2020 The Loud House Roger (voice) Episode: “A Star is Scorned/Senior Moment”
2021 All American Dr. Dameon Spears 3 episodes
2021 Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! Matt Ross Episode: “#BlackPeopleDontGoToTherapy”

Video games

Year Title Role
2004 Call of Duty: Finest Hour Additional Voices
2006 Driver: Parallel Lines
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours
2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two Basketball Announcer
2015 Battlefield: Hardline Marcus “Boomer” Boone
2016 Gears of War 4 Delmont “Del” Walker
2019 Gears 5

External Links

Actor Eugene Byrd – Wikipedia

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