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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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The Wire
The Wire Deacon
Tapping the Wire
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 2004-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
- Late Editions (2008) ... Deacon
- That's Got His Own (2006) ... Deacon
- Margin of Error (2006) ... Deacon
- Refugees (2006) ... Deacon
- Home Rooms (2006) ... Deacon
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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)
- Melvin Williams (2007) ... Himself
 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.


Williams was born and raised in Baltimore. His father drove a cab; his mother was a nurse's aide. Williams dropped out of high school in the 11th grade. Federal prosecutors said Williams eventually presided over a drug trade that grossed $1 million a DAY! Known as "Little Melvin" -- or "Slim" or "Black" -- for his preference for dark clothing -- he once ruled the illegal drug trade along ... See more »


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