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Melvin Williams (II) (1941–2015)

Melvin Williams was born on December 14, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Melvin Douglas Williams. He was an actor, known for The Wire (2002), The Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert (2010) and Tapping the Wire (2007). He was married to Mary Williams. He died on December 3, 2015 in Baltimore. See full bio »

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 2004-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
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 2010 The Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert (TV Movie)
 2009 Life in the Game (Video documentary)
 2007 The Wire Odyssey (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 American Gangster (TV Series documentary)
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 2007 Tapping the Wire (TV Movie documentary)

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[Explaining the reason for his transformation from drug dealer, prison convict, and gangster to motivational speaker urging young men to avoid drug use and stay away from gangs.] Sometime in my fifties, I became aware that there was a God in charge, and not a Melvin.


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