Top 35 characters from The Wire

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).


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1.
Michael Kenneth Williams
Born in Brooklyn, to an African American father from South Carolina and a Bahamian mother from Nassau, Michael K. Williams was raised in the Vandaveer housing projects in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City and attended George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School. According to a DNA analysis, he is descended partly from the Mende people of Sierra Leone...
“ as Omar Little

One of the best characters ever created for a TV show. ” - DeusJ35
 
2.
“ as Det. Lester Freamon ” - DeusJ35
 
3.
“ as Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland ” - DeusJ35
 
4.
Dominic West
Actor, 300
“ as Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty ” - DeusJ35
 
5.
Jamie Hector
Actor, Bosch
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 theater company...
“ as Marlo Stanfield ” - DeusJ35
 
6.
Idris Elba
Actor, Prometheus
An only child, Idris Elba was born and raised in Hackney, London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at a Ford motor factory. His mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting. He gained a place in the National Youth Music Theatre - thanks to a £1,500 Prince's Trust grant...
“ as Russell 'Stringer' Bell ” - DeusJ35
 
7.
“ as D'Angelo Barksdale ” - DeusJ35
 
8.
Wood Harris
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, William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams...
“ as Avon Barksdale ” - DeusJ35
 
9.
“ as 'Proposition Joe' ” - DeusJ35
 
10.
“ as Sgt. Ellis Carver ” - DeusJ35
 
11.
“ as Lt. Cedric Daniels ” - DeusJ35
 
12.
“ as Preston 'Bodie' Broadus ” - DeusJ35
 
13.
“ as Bubbles ” - DeusJ35
 
14.
“ as Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson ” - DeusJ35
 
15.
“ as Chris Partlow ” - DeusJ35
 
16.
Aidan Gillen
Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises, Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, John Boy in the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate, and Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire...
“ as Thomas 'Tommy' Carcetti ” - DeusJ35
 
17.
“ as Roland 'Wee-Bey' Brice ” - DeusJ35
 
18.
“ as Det. Roland 'Prez' Pryzbylewski ” - DeusJ35
 
19.
Sonja Sohn
Actress, The Wire
“ as Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs ” - DeusJ35
 
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 that he has joined the casts of Netflix' 'Marvel's The Punisher' & 'Godless' coming in 2017.
“ as Sgt. Jay Landsman ” - DeusJ35
 
21.
“ as Brother Mouzone ” - DeusJ35
 
22.
Tristan Mack Wilds
Actor, 90210
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 Company in the workshops Wool and Stockholm Brooklyn as Bryce for the Cherry Lane Theater...
“ as Michael Lee ” - DeusJ35
 
23.
Julito McCullum
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 show her child a different life from growing up in the projects...
“ as Namond Brice ” - DeusJ35
 
24.
“ as State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis ” - DeusJ35
 
25.
“ as 'Cheese' Wagstaff ” - DeusJ35
 
26.
“ as Det. Leander Sydnor ” - DeusJ35
 
27.
Robert Wisdom
Actor, Face/Off
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. Currently he is starring in HBO's The Wire whose generated wide critical praise. Wisdom recently appeared in The Hawk is Dying at the Sundance Film Festival...
“ as Howard 'Bunny' Colvin ” - DeusJ35
 
28.
“ as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk ” - DeusJ35
 
29.
Chad L. Coleman
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 young children/men to stay off the streets and learn a sport.
“ as Dennis 'Cutty' Wise ” - DeusJ35
 
30.
“ as Butchie ” - DeusJ35
 
31.
Michael B. Jordan
Actor, Creed
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 decade...
“ as Wallace ” - DeusJ35
 
32.
“ as Ervin H. Burrell ” - DeusJ35
 
33.
Anwan Glover
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 television show reruns and films-Sanford & Son; Good Times; Dolomite-any thing with Sidney Poitier...
“ as Slim Charles ” - DeusJ35
 
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 Sands as his various family members...
“ as Mayor Clarence V. Royce ” - DeusJ35
 
35.
“ as City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes ” - DeusJ35