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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), American Gangster (2006) and The Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert (2010). 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)
- 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.


This is not to mention those non-actor cast members brought from the real city of Baltimore into the fake one-for the HBO TV Series "The Wire," -- among them "Little Melvin" Williams, just out of prison on parole and cast as a wise, battle-scarred "Deacon." The Deacon, the HBO show character, is a West Side city church figure who is involved in many community projects. He also has many contacts ... See more »


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