AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Mini Spotlight edition, is a short form interview series featuring actors & artists discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Nick Mardi interviews Wayne Pere.
Wayne Pere has a supporting role as scientist, Dr. Emerson in the Sony/Marvel feature VENOM opposite Tom Hardy.
He’s also featured in the upcoming new DC HBO series Watchmen; the indie feature Trial by Fire starringLaura Dern, and Fonzo starring Tom Hardyand recently had roles in Billionaire Boys Club and director Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe.
Born in Houma, Louisiana, of French and Cajun ancestry, Péré attended Louisiana State University, where he studied drama and first worked with future filmmaker Steven Soderbergh who later made him a charter member of the director’s “Baton Rouge Mafia” – a stable of former LSU actors who regularly appear in Soderbergh’s films.
Péré considers his performance as Crow in the LSU stage production of Sam Shepherd’s The Tooth of Crime as a seminal experience that had led him to pursue character roles in Hollywood.
Arriving in Los Angeles, Péré starred alongside Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman and Carol Kane in the west-coast premiere of Beth Henley’s play Control Freaks. He later portrayed the title character in Soundman, an independent film that was inspired by Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Since then, Péré has been busy, moving easily from series regular and guest-starring roles to important character parts in the movies.
His television series credits include: Cloak and Dagger, Roots, Underground,South of Hell, Nip/Tuck, Treme, American Horror Story, Banshee, Ghost Whisperer, Dead Last, NYPD Blue, The Flash, Star Trek: Voyager, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Friends, That 70s Show, Brimstone, Tracey Takes On…, The Practice, Las Vegas, and NCIS.
His feature film credits include: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House (as John Ehrlichman), Spider-man: Homecoming, The Beguiled, Free State of Jones, The Case for Christ, Heart Baby, The Big Short, Out of Sight, The Limey, Galaxy Quest (as the extraterrestrial Lt. Lathe), Ocean’s Thirteen, The Informant!, 99 Homes, Fantastic Four,American Ultra, I Saw the Light, King of Herrings and Trumbo.
When he isn’t on a soundstage, you can find Péré in the great outdoors – hiking, rock climbing, backpacking, exploring the wilderness. He’s also an accomplished director with the feature film Extreme Walking, the award winning short Kink, and several other shorts and music videosunder his belt.