Jeorge Bennett Watson*


Grateful to be making his Pioneer Theatre Company debut, Watson was most recently seen in Fences at Triad Stages in Greensboro, N.C., playing Troy Maxson, and in Lifetime Movie Network’s upcoming untitled affair project as Det. John Ahern. Watson has trained at Washington D.C.’s Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory with Serge Seiden and Joy Zinoman, with Reed Birney at ESPA/Primary Stages and with Terry Knickerbocker at William Esper Studios and TK Acting Studios. Other theatre highlights include Zooman in Zooman & the Sign with Arena Players, (Baltimore), George in Stopkiss, Woolly Mammoth Theatre (DC), Lincoln in Topdog/Underdog, Studio Theatre (DC), Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson, Arena Stage (DC), Det. Burrows in The Glory of Living, Athena Theatre (Los Angeles), Francis/Scott in Three Sisters After Chekhov, Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles), and Dutch in New Orleans, Moving Arts (Los Angeles). Television and film credits include NBC’s Homicide: Life in the Streets, HBO’s The Wire, FX’s Justified, Showtime’s Shameless, CBS’s Cold Case and Red Wall Productions’ upcoming film Saving Father. Watson will next be seen as Enobarbus in Orlando Shakespeare Company’s 2017 production of Antony & Cleopatra.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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