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The Wire cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Wire main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The Wire stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Wire focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Wire that are on here as well.

This list features items like Lance Reddick and Idris Elba

If you are wondering, "Who are the actors from The Wire?" or "Who starred on The Wire?" then this list will help you answer those questions.

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Aidan Gillen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Wire Cast List
Game of Thrones, The Wire, Queer as Folk - Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying CIA Agent Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises, Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, John Boy in the ...more

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Amy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Office, The Wire, In Treatment - Amy Ryan is an American actress of stage and screen. A graduate of New York's High School of Performing Arts, she is an Academy Award nominee and two-time Tony Award nominee. Ryan began her ...more

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Andre Royo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Andre Royo is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for his role as Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins on the HBO crime drama series The Wire, and his appearances on ...more

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Anwan Glover is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Ralph Anwan Glover is an American actor, musician, model, and disc jockey.

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Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Being Bobby Brown, Gone Country - Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown is an American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actor. Brown started his career as one of the frontmen of the R&B/pop group New ...more

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Chad Coleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Walking Dead, The Wire, I Hate My Teenage Daughter - Chad L. Coleman is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Dennis "Cutty" Wise on the HBO crime drama series The Wire, voicing Coach in the video game Left 4 Dead 2, and ...more

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Chris Bauer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Wire Cast List
True Blood, The Wire, Third Watch - Mark Christopher "Chris" Bauer is an American film and television actor. Bauer's work includes roles in 8mm, The Devil's Advocate, The Conspirator, and Snow White: A Tale of Terror. ...more

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Bruce Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Wire Cast List
Bruce Kirkpatrick is an actor.

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Clarke Peters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Treme, The Corner - Clarke Peters is an American-British actor, singer, writer and director best known for his roles as detective Lester Freamon and Albert "Big Chief" Lambreaux on the HBO dramas The Wire ...more

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Clark Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Women of Brewster Place - Clark Johnson, sometimes credited as Clark "Slappy" Jackson, Clarque Johnson, and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film.

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Charley Scalies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Wire Cast List
Charley Scalies Charlie Scalies is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Thomas "Horseface" Pakusa, one of the stevedores and union members on the second season of HBO's The Wire. He has ...more

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Corey Parker Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, The Corner - Corey Parker Robinson is an American actor. He may be best known for appearing on the HBO program The Wire as Detective Leander Sydnor. He also appeared in The Wire creator David Simon's earlier ...more

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Deirdre Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Deirdre Lovejoy is an American actress.

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Domenick Lombardozzi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Breakout Kings, The Man - Domenico "Domenick" Lombardozzi is an American actor of Italian descent. He is best known for his roles as Thomas "Herc" Hauk on The Wire, Dominick on Entourage, Ray ...more

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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, The Affair, The Hour - Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire, and won the award for Leading Actor at the ...more

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Felicia Pearson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Felicia Pearson is an American actress, author, and rapper. She is best known for playing a character of the same name, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, on The Wire. She wrote a memoir titled ...more

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Frankie Faison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Banshee, The Langoliers - Frankie Russel Faison, often credited as Frankie R. Faison, is an American actor known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in HBO's TV series The Wire.

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Gbenga Akinnagbe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, 24: Live Another Day, Barbershop - Gbenga Akinnagbe is an Nigerian American actor and writer, best known for his role as Chris Partlow on the HBO series The Wire.

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Glynn Turman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, A Different World, House of Lies - Glynn Russell Turman is an American stage, television, and film actor as well as a writer, director, and producer. He is known for his roles as high school student Leroy "Preach" ...more

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Dan Deluca is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Wire Cast List
Dan Deluca is an actor, screenwriter and film producer.

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Hassan Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Hassan "Iniko" Johnson is an American actor and producer from Staten Island, New York. His most notable performance was in the HBO program The Wire as Roland "Wee-Bey"

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David Costabile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Wire Cast List
Suits, Flight of the Conchords, DIG - David Costabile is an American actor. He is best known for his television work, having appeared in supporting roles in several television series. He also acted on film and in Broadway theatre.

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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Luther, The Big C - Idrissa Akuna "Idris" Elba is a British actor, producer, singer, rapper, and DJ. Elba is best known for his portrayal of drug lord and aspiring businessman Russell "Stringer" ...more

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Isiah Whitlock, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Lucky 7 - Isiah Whitlock, Jr. is an American actor.

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James Ransone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Generation Kill - James Finley Ransone III is an American actor. He is best known for his acting roles as Ziggy Sobotka in the second season of HBO's The Wire, as U.S. Marine Corporal Josh Ray Person in the Iraq ...more

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Jamie Hector is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Jamie Hector is an American actor of Haitian descent who is known for his portrayal of Marlo Stanfield on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire.

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Jay Landsman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Wire Cast List
Jay Landsman The Wire - Jay Landsman is a retired homicide detective and actor. He was featured in David Simon's 1991 book about the Baltimore homicide unit Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. According to the ...more

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Jermaine Crawford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Jermaine Crawford Born is an actor best known for appearing on the HBO original series The Wire as Duquan "Dukie" Weems. He is a second cousin to fellow Wire castmember and actor ...more

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Donald Neal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Wire Cast List
Donald Neal Donald Neal is an actor.

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Jim True-Frost is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, American Odyssey - Jim True-Frost is an American stage, television and screen actor. He is most known for his portrayal of Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski on all five seasons of the HBO program The Wire.

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John Doman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Gotham, Borgia - John Doman is an American actor best known for playing Deputy Police Commissioner/ Major William Rawls on HBO series The Wire from 2002 to 2008 and Colonel Edward Galson on Oz in 2001. John ...more

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Julito McCullum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Miracle's Boys -

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J. D. Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Oz - Darnell "J.D." Williams is an American actor best known for his starring roles in the HBO television programs Oz, The Wire and "Pootie Tang"

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Lance Reddick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Wire Cast List
Fringe, The Wire, The Corner - Lance Reddick is an American actor and musician. He is best known for portraying Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for playing Detective Johnny Basil on ...more

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Lawrence Gilliard Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, The Beast, George - Lawrence "Larry" Gilliard, Jr. is an American character actor who has appeared in films, television series and theatre. He portrayed D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama series The ...more

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Leo Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, The Kill Point, Totally for Teens - Leonardo Aurellio Randy "Leo" Fitzpatrick is an American actor.

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Maestro Harrell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Guys Like Us - Maestro Harrell is an American singer, recording artist, dancer and actor who starred on the HBO original series The Wire as Randy Wagstaff, and as Malik on the ABC comedy Suburgatory.

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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Method & Red - Clifford Smith, better known by the stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man. He is perhaps best known as a ...more

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Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Friday Night Lights, All My Children - Michael Bakari Jordan is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as East Dillon High School quarterback Vince Howard in Friday Night Lights, teenage drug dealer Wallace in The Wire, ...more

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Michael K. Williams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, The Philanthropist - Michael Kenneth Williams is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and Albert "Chalky" White on the HBO series Boardwalk

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Neal Huff is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Neal Huff is an American actor.

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Pablo Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Weeds - Pablo Tell Schreiber is an American actor known for his dramatic stage work and for his portrayals of the Polish-American character Nick Sobotka on HBO's Baltimore drug-related crime drama The ...more

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Paul Ben-Victor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, In Plain Sight, John from Cincinnati - Paul Ben-Victor is an American actor. He is best known for playing Greek mobster Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos on the HBO drama series The Wire.

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Peter Gerety is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, Prime Suspect - Peter Gerety is an American actor.

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Kara Quick is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Wire Cast List

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Reg E. Cathey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, House of Cards, Square One Television - Reginald "Reg" E. Cathey is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Norman Wilson in The Wire, Martin Querns in Oz, and Freddy Hayes in House of Cards.

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Robert Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Prison Break, Nashville - Robert Ray Wisdom is an American actor who has appeared in many different TV shows and movies throughout his career. He is arguably most well known for his roles in The Wire and Prison Break.

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Seth Gilliam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire - Seth Gilliam is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Ellis Carver on The Wire, Clayton Hughes on Oz, and Gabriel Stokes on The Walking Dead.

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Sonja Sohn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Body of Proof - Sonja Sohn is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Detective Kima Greggs on the HBO drama The Wire and Detective Samantha Baker on the ABC series Body of Proof. She is also ...more

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Thomas McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Wire Cast List
The Wire, Boston Public - Thomas Joseph McCarthy is an American actor, writer, and film director who has appeared in several movies, including Meet the Parents and Good Night, and Good Luck, and television shows such as ...more