HBO Films

Bessie

Available on HBO NOW

Tory Kittles

as Clarence

Bio

Tory Kittles made his feature film debut opposite Colin Farrell in Joel Schumacher's Tigerland. He was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for his work on Steel Magnolias opposite Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad and Alfre Woodard. His recent theatrical credits include The Sapphires for director Wayne Blair, Jim Sheridan's Get Rich or Die Tryin' opposite Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Kimberly Pierce's Stop-Loss, Lee Tamahori's Next, Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna and Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen. He stars in the upcoming American Heist opposite Adrien Brody.

On television, Tory starred as Detective Thomas Papania in the acclaimed HBO series True Detective opposite Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan. Recently, he starred in the BBC America series Intruders and will appear in the USA pilot, Colony, created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal. His other TV credits include gang leader Laroy Wayne in Sons of Anarchy, House M.D. and CSI: Miami.