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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 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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    Dec. at 49 (1961-2010)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenNYPD Blue, Picket Fences, The Wire, ER, The Corner

    EpisodesElective Conduct, Innuendo, Corner Boy's Blues, Closing Time, Thick Stu

    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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    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenNYPD Blue, The Wire, Generation Kill, Law & Order, The Corner

    EpisodesThe Wire, Sideshow (2), The Detail, The Pager, Slapstick

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    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Wire

    EpisodesClarifications, 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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    Age: 74

    BirthplaceBaltimore, USA, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Wire, Generation Kill

    EpisodesGet Some, The Cradle of Civilization, The Pager, Screwby, Stay Frosty

    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 (HBO)....  more
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    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenCentral Park West, St. Elsewhere, The Wire, Law & Order, New York News

    EpisodesMeet 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

    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 & Order,...  more
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    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Wire, Treme, The Pacific

    EpisodesMe Donkey Want Water, Melbourne, Duck and Cover, Middle Ground, That's Got His Own

    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 and...  more
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    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 drama...  more
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    BirthplaceCumberland, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Wire

    EpisodesKnow Your Place

    Kia Corthron (born May 13, 1961) is an American playwright, activist, television writer, and novelist....  more
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    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Wire, Life, Thief, Homicide: Life on the Street

    EpisodesA Civil War, Backwash, All is Bright, One Arrest, No Direction Home

    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 department...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Series WrittenThe Wire, NYC 22

    EpisodesAll Due Respect, Pilot, Moral Midgetry, Took, Corner Boys

    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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    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 career. He has...  more