Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Frost
Personal details
Date of birth July 31, 1966
Birth place Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Years active 1986 to present
Character James Woodrow
Seasons 1, 2, & 3
First episode "At the Foot of Canal Street"
Last episode "Knock with Me - Rock with Me"
Credits 6 episodes (see below)
Jim True-Frost, born July 31, 1966 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, is an actor. He plays James Woodrow (Delmond Lambreaux's agent) in Treme. He guest stars in the first, second, and third seasons. He also worked with Treme co-creator David Simon on his earlier series Homicide: Life on the Street and The Wire. He guest starred as George Buxton in Homicide: Life on the Street and starred as Roland Pryzbylewski across all five seasons of The Wire. He has been active since 1986 and has also appeared in the films Singles (1992), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), and Affliction (1997).


Early lifeEdit

Jim graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois.


He is most notable for his portrayal of Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski for five seasons of The Wire. He also also appeared in an episode of David Simon's Homicide: Life on the Street.

A New York-based actor, True-Frost has been an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago since 1989. Prior to that, he was a member of Remains Theater, co-founded by actor William L. Peterson (To Live and Die in L.A., CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), where he worked with such performers as Amy Morton, Gary Cole, and D. W. Moffett. True-Frost appeared in the film Off the Map — with fellow Steppenwolf ensemble member, Joan Allen, directed by Singles co-star Campbell Scott — Affliction, The Hudsucker Proxy, Singles, Normal Life and Far Harbor. He has performed on Broadway and as far away as Sierra Leone.

True-Frost appeared as Brutus in the American Repertory Theatre's production of Julius Caesar in 2008.

Personal lifeEdit

When Jim married lawyer and legal scholar Cora Frost in 1999, both changed their last names to True-Frost.


Guest starEdit

Season one credits
"Do You Know What It Means" "Meet De Boys on the Battlefront" "Right Place, Wrong Time" "At the Foot of Canal Street"
"Shame, Shame, Shame" Shallow Water, Oh Mama "Smoke My Peace Pipe" "All On a Mardi Gras Day"
"Wish Someone Would Care" "I'll Fly Away"
Season two credits
"Accentuate the Positive" "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky" "On Your Way Down" "Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues?"
"Slip Away" "Feels Like Rain" "Carnival Time" "Can I Change My Mind?"
"What Is New Orleans?" "That's What Lovers Do" "Do Watcha Wanna"
Season three credits
"Knock with Me – Rock with Me" "Saints" "Me Donkey Want Water" "The Greatest Love"
"I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say" "Careless Love" "Promised Land" "Don't You Leave Me Here"
"Poor Man's Paradise" "Tipitina"

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