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List of The Wire Writers

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List of every famous television writer who has written for The Wire, listed alphabetically with photos when available. List includes anyone who was or is on the writing staff for The Wire. Staff writers as well as guest writers for The Wire are included when available, along with more information about each The Wire writer. If you're an aspiring writer and a fan of The Wire, then this writing staff from The Wire should be studied closely.

List features writers like Dennis Lehane and David Mills.

This list helps answer the question, “Who wrote for The Wire?”
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Chris Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Chris Collins

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Episodes: The Soft War, Caregiver, Booster, Hands, Toad's Wild Ride, + more

Chris Collins is an American television writer and producer. He has worked on the HBO dramas The Sopranos and The Wire. He was an executive story editor for the Starz drama series Crash. He is a ...more
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David H. Melnick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of The Wire Writers
David H. Melnick

Series Written: The Wire

Episodes: Game Day

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David Mills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Dec. at 49 (1961-2010)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: NYPD Blue, Picket Fences, The Wire, ER, The Corner, + more

Episodes: Elective Conduct, Innuendo, Corner Boy's Blues, Closing Time, Thick Stu, + more

David Eugene Mills (November 20, 1961 – March 30, 2010) was an American journalist, writer and producer of television programs. He was an executive producer and writer of the HBO miniseries The ...more
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David Simon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 59

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: NYPD Blue, The Wire, Generation Kill, Law & Order, The Corner, + more

Episodes: The Wire, Sideshow (2), The Detail, The Pager, Slapstick, + more

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Dennis Lehane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 54

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire

Episodes: Clarifications, Dead Soldiers, Refugees

Dennis Lehane (born August 4, 1965) is an American author. He has published more than a dozen novels; the first several were a series of mysteries featuring a couple of protagonists and other ...more
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Ed Burns is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 73

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire, Generation Kill

Episodes: Get Some, The Cradle of Civilization, The Pager, Screwby, Stay Frosty, + more

Ed Burns (born January 29, 1946) is an American producer, screenwriter, and novelist. He has worked closely with writing partner David Simon. They have collaborated on The Corner and The Wire ...more
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Eric Overmyer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 68

Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: Central Park West, St. Elsewhere, The Wire, Law & Order, New York News, + more

Episodes: Meet De Boys on the Battlefront, Here's why you should order from the Spanish side of the menu, Here's the groovy piano bar episode, They Say It's Your Birthday, Mercy, + more

Eric Ellis Overmyer (born September 25, 1951) is an American writer and producer. He has written and/or produced numerous TV shows, including St. Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law ...more
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George Pelecanos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 62

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire, Treme, The Pacific

Episodes: Me Donkey Want Water, Melbourne, Duck and Cover, Middle Ground, That's Got His Own, + more

George P. Pelecanos (born 18 Feb 1957) is an American author. Many of his 20 books are in the genre of detective fiction and set primarily in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He is also a film ...more
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Joy Lusco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of The Wire Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire, The Division, Homicide: Life on the Street

Episodes: Hard Cases, Back Burners, Fallen Heroes (2), The Hunt, The Fear Factor, + more

Joy Lusco, also known as Joy Kecken and Joy Lusco Kecken, is an American film and television director and writer. She often works with her husband, Scott Kecken. They have worked on the HBO ...more
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Kia Corthron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 58

Birthplace: Cumberland, Maryland

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire

Episodes: Know Your Place

Kia Corthron (born May 13, 1961) is an American playwright, activist, television writer, and novelist.
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Rafael Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 61

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire, Life, Thief, Homicide: Life on the Street

Episodes: A Civil War, Backwash, All is Bright, One Arrest, No Direction Home, + more

Rafael Alvarez (born May 24, 1958) is an American author based in Baltimore and Los Angeles. Alvarez went to work for the Sunpapers of Baltimore as a teenager - first in the circulation ...more
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Richard Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire, NYC 22

Episodes: All Due Respect, Pilot, Moral Midgetry, Took, Corner Boys, + more

Richard Price (born October 12, 1949) is an American novelist and screenwriter, known for the books The Wanderers (1974), Clockers (1992) and Lush Life (2008). Price's novels explore late-20th ...more
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Shamit Choksey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of The Wire Writers
Shamit Choksey

Series Written: The Wire

Episodes: Game Day

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William F. Zorzi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of The Wire Writers

Nationality: United States of America

Series Written: The Wire

Episodes: Unconfirmed Reports, Unto Others

William "Bill" F. Zorzi Jr. (born 1954) is an American journalist and screenwriter. He worked at The Baltimore Sun for almost twenty years and covered politics for the majority of his ...more