Jermaine Crawford is an actor best known for appearing on the HBO original series The Wire as Duquan "Dukie" Weems. He is a second cousin to fellow Wire castmember and actor Tristan Wilds.Crawford started performing at the age of three. His experience includes various professional projects. He has had prominent roles in the theatrical productions of Children of Eden at the Ford Theatre directed by David Bell; Carousel and The Miracle Worker at the Olney Theatre, as directed by Bill Pasquanti; and, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the historic Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, as directed by Mark Lamos. Jermaine was a youth spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. He has won many singing competitions throughout Maryland and Washington, DC. Recently, Jermaine attended Ernest Everett Just Middle School in Mitchellville, Maryland.Crawford appeared in the 2009 stage play A Mother's Prayer, which also stars Johnny Gill, Robin Givens and Shirley Murdock, and most recently in the 2010 Joel Schumacher film Twelve.