Method Man

Clifford Smith better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man. In 1996, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By", with American R&B singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige.

Method Man has appeared in films such asBelly, How High, Garden State, The Wackness, Venom, Red Tails, Keanu and The Cobbler. On television, he and frequent collaborator, fellow East Coast rapper Redman, co-starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom Method & Red. He also had a recurring role as Tug Daniels on HBO, Oz and Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff on the HBO, The Wire. In 2016, he had a cameo role in Luke Cage which aired on Netflix. In 2012, The Source magazine placed him on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

Known For


Cast Credits

Drop the Mic (2017)
Starring as Co-Host
The Deuce (2017)
Guest starring as Rodney (8 episodes)
Rebel (2017)
Starring as Terrance "TJ" Jenkins (5 episodes)
The Breaks (2017)
Starring as Darryl Van Puten, Sr.
Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
Guest starring as Method Man
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Method Man (2 episodes)
Scorpion (2014)
Guest starring as Lucky The King
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Guest starring as Method Man
Chozen (2014)
Starring as Phantasm
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)
Guest starring as Method Man
Comic Book Men (2012)
Guest starring as Method Man
Blue Bloods (2010)
Guest starring as Mario Hunt (3 episodes)
The Good Wife (2009)
Guest starring as Young Boxer
Burn Notice (2007)
Guest starring as Valentine
The Wire (2002)
Guest starring as Calvin "Cheese" Wagstaff (13 episodes)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Drops (4 episodes)
  • Episode 11x02: Pool Shark (Sep 30, 2010) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 8x14: Drops' Out (Apr 24, 2008) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 7x19: Big Shots (Apr 5, 2007) [Special Guest Star]
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Daniel King
  • Episode 9x10: Snitch (Dec 4, 2007)