Method Man, born Cliff Smith on April 1, 1971 in Richmond, New York City, New York, USA, is an actor and musician. He has a starring role as Rodney in HBO's The Deuce. He is a founding member of the rap group Wu Tang Clan.
He appeared in the films One Eight Seven (1997), Cop Land (1997), and Belly (1998). He worked with HBO on the series Oz. He had a recurring role as incarcerated criminal Carlton "Tug" Daniels in the fourth season in 2001. In 2002 he had a featured guest starring role in the NBC police drama Third Watch as a drug kingpin known as C-Note.
He previously worked with The Deuce creators David Simon and George Pelecanos on their earlier series The Wire. He had a starring role as drug organisation lieutenant Melvin "Cheese" Wagstaff in The Wire. He joined the cast for the second season in 2003. He reprised his role for third season in 2004. He returned for the fourth season in 2006 and again for the fifth and final season in 2008. He shared several scenes with fellow The Deuce starring cast members Gbenga Akinnagbe] and Anwan Glover on the show.
He had a recurring role in CSI as Drops, an organised crime figure. He appeared in four episodes between 2006 and 2010.