Isiah Whitlock Jr.’s career in Hollywood spans four decades, with over 100 IMDB credits including roles in Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, HBO’s Veep, Chappelle’s Show, and playing 11 different characters across the Law & Order franchise. But he’s undeniably most recognized for portraying Clay Davis in The Wire and his signature catchphrase, “Sheeeeeeeeeit.” As Whitlock tells us, fans constantly accost him on the street, beg him to say it, or just yell it at him. But he’s always accommodating. At the SXSW premiere of his new film All Square, we talked to Whitlock about the enduring legacy of “Sheeeeeeeeeit” and his new talking bobblehead for fans who want to hear him say it all the time.

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