Best Characters of The Wire

by Brodanizer | created - 22 Sep 2014 | updated - 22 Sep 2014 | Public

1. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Emmy nominated actor and producer, Michael Kenneth Williams is one of this generation's most respected and acclaimed talents. By bringing complicated and charismatic characters to life-often with surprising tenderness-Williams has established himself as a gifted and versatile performer with a ...

Omar Little

2. Dominic West

Actor | The Wire

Dominic West was born on October 15, 1969 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Chicago (2002) and Punisher: War Zone (2008). He has been married to Catherine Fitzgerald since June 26, 2010. They have four ...

Jimmy McNulty

3. Clarke Peters

Actor | The Wire

Clarke Peters was born on April 7, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Clarke. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and John Wick (2014). He is married to Penny. They have one child.

Lester Freyman

4. Wendell Pierce

Actor | The Wire

Wendell Pierce was born on December 8, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Selma (2014) and Horrible Bosses (2011).

William 'Bunk' Moreland

5. Jim True-Frost

Actor | The Hudsucker Proxy

Jim True-Frost was born on July 31, 1966 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as James True. He is an actor, known for The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Singles (1992) and Affliction (1997). He has been married to Cora Frost since June 5, 1999. They have two children.

Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski

6. Sonja Sohn

Actress | The Wire

Sonja Sohn was born as Sonja Williams. She is an actress and director, known for The Wire (2002), Slam (1998) and Baltimore Rising (2017). She was previously married to Adam Plack.

Kima

7. Andre Royo

Actor | The Spectacular Now

Andre Royo was born on July 18, 1968 in Bronx, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), Super (2010) and Would You Rather (2012). He has been married to Jane Choi since November 21, 1997. They have one child.

Bubbles

8. Delaney Williams

Actor | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Delaney Williams is an American actor whose credits include his well known recurring roles as John Buchanan on NBC's Law & Order:SVU, Jay Landsman on HBO's The Wire, O'Connor on the Netflix Original: Marvel's The Punisher, & as Dennis Egan on CBS' Blue Bloods. He is set to recur in the upcoming 6th...

Jay Landsman

9. Michael Potts

Actor | Show Me a Hero

Michael Potts is an actor and assistant director, known for Show Me a Hero (2015), True Detective (2014) and Damages (2007).

Brother Mouzone

10. Lance Reddick

Actor | John Wick

Lance Reddick was born in 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) and White House Down (2013). He has been married to Stephanie Day since June 2011.

11. Aidan Gillen

Actor | Game of Thrones

Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk (1999), John Boy in the RTÉ Television series ...

Tommy Carcetti

12. Robert Wisdom

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Robert Wisdom graces each of his diverse screen roles with a powerful, profound and cool presence-- from his commercial hits to his bold and proactive performances in a variety of new features. He starred on HBO's The Wire, generating wide critical praise. Wisdom appeared in The Hawk is Dying at ...

Bunny Colvin

13. Clark Johnson

Actor | S.W.A.T.

Clark Johnson was born on September 10, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for S.W.A.T. (2003), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The Sentinel (2006). He was previously married to Heather Salmon.

Augustus 'Gus' Haynes

14. Domenick Lombardozzi

Actor | The Family

Domenick Lombardozzi was born on March 25, 1976 in Bronx, New York, USA as Domenico Lombardozzi. He is an actor, known for The Family (2013), Find Me Guilty (2006) and For Love of the Game (1999).

Thomas 'Herc' Hauk

15. Seth Gilliam

Actor | Starship Troopers

Seth Gilliam was born on November 5, 1968 in New York, USA. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) and Courage Under Fire (1996). He is married to Leah Gardiner. They have one child.

Carver

16. Wood Harris

Actor | Remember the Titans

Harris was born Sherwin David Harris in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Mattie Harris. However, he works under his nickname, "Wood". Attended New York University Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School. Has performed in many films and various stage productions including plays by August Wilson, ...

Avon Barksdale

17. Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Actor | Walk of Shame

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was born on September 22, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Walk of Shame (2014), The Waterboy (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is married to Michelle Paress.

D'Angelo Barksdale

18. Robert F. Chew

Actor | The Wire

Robert F. Chew was born on December 28, 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Robert Francell Chew. He was an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Jamesy Boy (2014). He died on January 17, 2013 in Baltimore.

Proposition Joe

19. John Doman

Actor | Mercury Rising

John Doman was born on January 9, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for Mercury Rising (1998), Mystic River (2003) and You Were Never Really Here (2017). He has been married to Elizabeth Donnelly since July 12, 2019. He was previously married to Linda Lee Rudloff.

William A. Rawls

20. Felicia Pearson

Actress | The Wire

Felicia Pearson was born on May 18, 1980 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Guns and Grams (2016) and They Die by Dawn (2013).

Snoop

21. Deirdre Lovejoy

Actress | The Wire

Deirdre Lovejoy was born on June 30, 1962 in Abilene, Texas, USA as Deirdre Helen Lovejoy. She is an actress, known for The Wire (2002), The Blacklist (2013) and Bones (2005).

Rhonda Pearlman

22. Gbenga Akinnagbe

Actor | The Taking of Pelham 123

Gbenga Akinnagbe was born on December 12, 1978 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), Edge of Darkness (2010) and The Savages (2007).

Chris Partlow

23. Michelle Paress

Actress | The Wire

Michelle Paress is an actress, known for The Wire (2002), Hawthorne (2009) and Turnipseed: Legacy (2014). She is married to Lawrence Gilliard Jr..

Alma Gutierrez

24. Jamie Hector

Actor | Bosch

The Brooklyn-born actor Jamie Hector may be best known for his role as Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire". He now plays Detective Jerry Edgar on the Amazon hit series "BOSCH". Jamie studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. He is also the founder of ...

Marlo Stanfield

25. Donald Neal

Actor | The Wire

Donald Neal is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The Accidental Tourist (1988).

Jay Spry

26. Chad L. Coleman

Actor | Left 4 Dead 2

Delivered a fantastic performance of a reformed street 'hitter' on the HBO show 'The Wire' from Series 3 to Series 5 with varied screen time. The character reflected the possibility of reformed criminals into positive characters of society; as with Coleman's character starting a boxing gym for the ...

Dennis Wise

27. Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Actor | BlacKkKlansman

Isiah Whitlock Jr. was born on September 13, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), Cedar Rapids (2011) and 25th Hour (2002).

Senator Clay Davis - Sheeeeeeeeeeeeit

28. Hassan Johnson

Actor | Brooklyn's Finest

Hassan Johnson is an actor and producer, known for Brooklyn's Finest (2009), The Devil's Own (1997) and Top Five (2014).

Wee-Bay

29. Paul Ben-Victor

Actor | Daredevil

Paul Ben-Victor has built a career on the small and big screen appearing in over 60 films and TV series. A director's favorite, Paul has worked with some of the biggest names in film including Tony Scott, Steven Zallian, and Clint Eastwood. Paul Can be seen next opposite Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro ...

Spiros 'Vondas' Vondopoulos

30. J.D. Williams

Actor | Pootie Tang

J.D. Williams was born on May 22, 1978 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Darnell Williams. He is an actor, known for Pootie Tang (2001), Oz (1997) and The Kill Point (2007).

Bodie

31. Corey Parker Robinson

Actor | Unstoppable

Corey Parker Robinson was born on February 9, 1975 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Unstoppable (2010), The Wire (2002) and Guiding Light (1952).

Leander Sydnor

32. Al Brown

Actor | The Wire

Al Brown is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Commander in Chief (2005) and Fartcopter (2014).

Stanislaus Valchek

33. Pablo Schreiber

Actor | 13 Hours

Pablo Tell Schreiber was born in Ymir, British Columbia, Canada, to Lorraine Reaveley, a Canadian psychotherapist, and Tell Schreiber, an American actor. His paternal half-brother is actor Liev Schreiber. Pablo, who is named after Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, was raised in Ymir, and moved to Seattle,...

Nick Sobotka

34. Chris Bauer

Actor | The Wire

Chris Bauer was born on October 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mark Christopher Bauer. He is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), True Blood (2008) and The Deuce (2017). He has been married to Laura Bauer since May 12, 1997. They have two children.

Frank Sobotka

35. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

Russel Stringer Bell



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