Jermaine Crawford (born October 28, 1992) is an actor best known for appearing on the HBO original series The Wire as Duquan “Dukie” Weems. He is a second cousin to fellow The Wire cast member and actor Tristan Wilds.
Crawford started performing at the age of three. His experience includes various professional projects. He has had prominent roles in the theatrical productions of Children of Eden at the Ford Theatre directed by David Bell; Carousel and The Miracle Worker at the Olney Theatre, as directed by Bill Pasquanti; and, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the historic Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, as directed by Mark Lamos. Jermaine was a youth spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. He has won many singing competitions throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. Recently, Jermaine attended Ernest Everett Just Middle School in Mitchellville, Maryland.
Crawford starred in the 2009 film adaptation of the Alvin Moore Jr. stage play A Mother’s Prayer, which also features Johnny Gill, Robin Givens and Shirley Murdock, and more recently in the 2010 Joel Schumacher film Twelve.