Top 35 characters from The Wire

by DeusJ35 | created - 20 Aug 2011 | updated - 03 Jan 2014 | Public

This is not a list of most likeable characters. This is the list of characters that left the biggest impression on me in good, bad or in both ways. To sum this is like it says in the title LIST OF THE BEST CHARACTERS FROM THE WIRE(in my opinion and in order).

Check out this link: http://www.imdb.com/list/hHNMXpERAtM/

1. Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor | The Wire

Michael Kenneth Williams was born in Brooklyn, to an African-American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau. He was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City, and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School....

as Omar Little

One of the best characters ever created for a TV show.

2. 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), John Wick (2014) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). He is married to Penny. They have one child.

as Det. Lester Freamon

3. 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).

as Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland

4. Dominic West

Actor | The Wire

Dominic West was born on October 15, 1969 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Dominic Gerard Fe 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 children.

as Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty

5. Jamie Hector

Actor | Max Payne

Jamie Hector (born October 7, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.) is an American actor of Haitian descent who is known for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire. Jamie Hector began acting immediately after high school when he auditioned for a community ...

as Marlo Stanfield

6. 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...

as Russell 'Stringer' Bell

7. 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.

as D'Angelo Barksdale

8. 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, ...

as Avon Barksdale

9. 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), Jamesy Boy (2014) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). He died on January 17, 2013 in Baltimore.

as 'Proposition Joe'

10. 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).

as Sgt. Ellis Carver

11. 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.

as Lt. Cedric Daniels

12. 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).

as Preston 'Bodie' Broadus

13. 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 The Collection (2012).

as Bubbles

14. 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).

as Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson

15. 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).

as Chris Partlow

16. 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 ...

as Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti

17. 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 Ovum (2015).

as Roland 'Wee-Bey' Brice

18. 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), Off the Map (2003) and Affliction (1997). He has been married to Cora Frost since June 5, 1999. They have two children.

as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski

19. Sonja Sohn

Actress | Slam

Sonja Sohn was born as Sonja Williams. She is an actress and director, known for Slam (1998), The Wire (2002) and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). She was previously married to Adam Plack.

as Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

20. Delaney Williams

Actor | The Wire

Delaney Williams is an American actor whose credits include his well known roles as John Buchanan on NBC's Law & Order:SVU and Jay Landsman on HBO's The Wire. He has also been seen in recent episodes of CBS' Bull, Elementary, & Blue Bloods, as well as, HBO's VEEP. It has recently been announced ...

as Sgt. Jay Landsman

21. Michael Potts

Actor | The Wire

Michael Potts is an actor and assistant director, known for The Wire (2002) and True Detective (2014).

as Brother Mouzone

22. Tristan Mack Wilds

Actor | Half Nelson

Tristan Wilds was born in Staten Island, New York. In 2005, at the age of 15, Tristan made his television debut as AJ in the mini-series Miracle Boys. After that, he took his talents to a different venue and tried his hand in theater. He worked with Phylicia Rashad and the Roundabout Theater ...

as Michael Lee

23. Julito McCullum

Actor | Akeelah and the Bee

Uriel McCullum was born on December 16, 1990 in Brooklyn, New York. Before his debut into the cinematic world Julito was a dancer for the New York Knicks and Liberty. Born to Colombian and American parents Glynis and Uriel Almanza his mom decided after his fathers murder in a robbery gone bad, to ...

as Namond Brice

24. Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Actor | Cedar Rapids

Isiah Whitlock Jr. was born on September 13, 1954 in South Bend, Indiana, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Cedar Rapids (2011), Pete's Dragon (2016) and 25th Hour (2002).

as State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis

25. Method Man

Actor | How High

Method Man was born on April 1, 1971 in Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA as Clifford Smith. He is an actor, known for How High (2001), Garden State (2004) and Method & Red (2004).

as 'Cheese' Wagstaff

26. 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).

as Det. Leander Sydnor

27. 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 ...

as Howard 'Bunny' Colvin

28. 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 S.W.A.T. (2003).

as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk

29. 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 ...

as Dennis 'Cutty' Wise

30. S. Robert Morgan

Actor | The Wire

S. Robert Morgan is an actor, known for The Wire (2002), Luke Cage (2016) and Literary Visions (1992).

as Butchie

31. Michael B. Jordan

Actor | Fruitvale Station

Michael B. Jordan, middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey by Donna (Davis), and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name Bakari means "noble promise" in Swahili.

Jordan has starred in three of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of the past...

as Wallace

32. Frankie Faison

Actor | Coming to America

Frankie Faison was born on June 10, 1949 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Coming to America (1988), Adam (2009) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999). He has been married to Jane Mandel since December 26, 1988. They have three children.

as Ervin H. Burrell

33. Anwan Glover

Actor | The Wire

Anwan "Big G" Glover was not bit by the acting bug. He was born with the acting gene. From his days in elementary school, Anwan has been in front of audiences acting, playing instruments, performing and modeling. He credits his love of film to time spent with his sister watching classic Black ...

as Slim Charles

34. Glynn Turman

Actor | Super 8

New York City-born African-American actor Glynn Turman enjoyed his first real taste of acting success at the age of 13 originating the role of Travis Younger on Broadway in Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959 opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and Diana ...

as Mayor Clarence V. Royce

35. Clark Johnson

Actor | Homicide: Life on the Street

Clark Johnson was born on September 10, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), The Wire (2002) and Alpha House (2013). He was previously married to Heather Salmon.

as City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes