Erik LaRay Harvey

Inside Biography

Erik LaRay Harvey is a famous American actor who is widely known for appearing in the role of Dunn Purnsley in the crime drama television series Boardwalk Empire. Similarly, the actor grabbed international attention for appearing in series like Luke Cage and The Charnel House.

Where Is Erik LaRay Harvey From? Age & Height?

Born in 1972 in Bainbridge, Georgia, the United States, LaRay Harvey is an American by nationality & comes from a black ethnic background. Although the exact date of his birthday remains a mystery, the Luke Cage is 49-50 as of 2022.

He has brown eyes & black hair with a height of 6 feet (183 cm).

Reportedly, while growing up, he traveled to different countries with his family- Togo, Senegal, Kenya, and Tanzania. Later, upon his return to the USA, he enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts & graduated with an MFA degree.

Aspired To Be A Dentist; Would Be A Chef

During his youth days, Erik aspired to be a dentist. However, he grew interested in acting after he saw a theatrical performance of The Wiz.

Erik made his acting debut in 1996. He made his movie debut in 1996, appearing as Eric in the movie Twister. He then went on to appear in movies like Friends and Romans, Proud Mary, Rounders, K-PAX, The Charnel House, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Proud Mary, Bolden, The United States Vs. Billie Holiday, Proud, Crazy for Love, and many others.

Similarly, Erik has worked in television series like Law & Order, Now and Again, Clubhouse, NYPD Blue, Brotherhood, NYC 22, Boardwalk Empire, Third Watch, Queens Supreme, The Blacklist, Sneaky Pete, Chicago P.D., Godless, Believe, among others.

Most notably, the American actor saw fanbase & TV attention after portraying Willis 'Diamondback' Stryker in the Marvel hero-based TV series Luke Cage (2016). It saw him a nomination for SAG Award.

The TV series starred Mike Colter as the title character Luke Cage, while other casts included Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Rosario Dawson, Alfre Woodard & Gabrielle Dennis.

Moreover, from 2019 to 2021, LaRay Harvey was a series regular Del Chance in Godfather of Harlem; it starred Forest Whitaker, Nigel Thatch, Lucy Fry, Rafi Gavron, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Chazz Palminteri, Paul Sorvino, Katherine Narducci, Roslyn Ruff, and many others.

During an interview, when asked what he would be doing after he was not into acting, Erik said that he is interested in cooking and culinary arts, thinking of being a chef.

How Much Is Erik LaRay Harvey’s Net Worth?

Since his TV debut in the early 90s, LaRay Harvey made his way up to prominence, having worked in notable TV series including Chicago PD, Law & Order, The Blacklist, One Dollar, and Luke Cage. Not to mention, the blooming active venture showered him with fame along with earnings.

Online sources estimate that Erik LaRay Harvey has $1 million net worth in 2022. Back in 2017, his net worth was $700 thousand. As per the tabloids, he earns $200 thousand per year from his on-screen career.

While appearing in the events, Erik is often seen wearing a tuxedo, which might be expensive.

Is Erik LaRay Harvey Dating or Married?

Whether it is a villainous, comedic, or series role, Harvey expresses himself open to justify the character. But ricochet while moving on to his personal life- most specifically about his relationship.

Erik LaRay never disclosed his love life or dating story despite a 2-decade long cruise into the acting- the world of cameras & flashes. No confirmed report on the actor's married life or wife ever came up. In addition to that, he never had any romantic links with his co-stars or has a publicly disclosed girlfriend so far.

The Godfather of Harlem actor is also not active in social media accounts either. Allegedly, he is single at the moment.


by ab-krijana, 23 Apr, 2021

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