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

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 ...

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), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and John Wick (2014). 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 Francis Eagleton West. He is an actor and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Chicago (2002) and 300 (2006). He has been married to Catherine Fitzgerald since June 26, 2010. They have four children.

as Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty

5. 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 ...

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), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Jamesy Boy (2014). 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). He has been married to Leah Gardiner since August 24, 2005. They have one child.

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), The Kill Point (2007) and Oz (1997).

as Preston 'Bodie' Broadus

13. Andre Royo

Actor | Super

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

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), Singles (1992) 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 | The Wire

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

as Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

20. 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...

as Sgt. Jay Landsman

21. 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).

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 | God Bless You

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 | 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).

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). He has been married to Tamika Smith since March 3, 2001.

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 For Love of the Game (1999).

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 | Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan, the middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of Donna (Davis), a high school counselor, and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name, Bakari, means "noble promise" in Swahili. (He is not related to, or named after, ...

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), White Chicks (2004) and Do the Right Thing (1989). 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 as a young teenager, 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 ...

as Mayor Clarence V. Royce

35. 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.

as City Editor Augustus 'Gus' Haynes



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