49

Idris Elba

as Russell 'Stringer' Bell

32

Tristan Wilds

as Michael Lee

1966-2021

Michael Kenneth Williams

as Omar Little

53

Seth Gilliam

as Sgt. Ellis Carver

52

Dominic West

as Det. James 'Jimmy' McNulty

54

Aidan Gillen

as Councilman Thomas 'Tommy' Carc

47

Chad Coleman

as Dennis 'Cutty' Wise

52

Wood Harris

as Avon Barksdale

58

Wendell Pierce

as Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland

59

Lance Reddick

as Lt. Cedric Daniels

50

Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

as D'Angelo Barksdale

70

Clarke Peters

as Det. Lester Freamon

72

Frankie Faison

as Acting Commissioner Ervin H. B

68

Robert Wisdom

as Howard 'Bunny' Colvin

43

Gbenga Akinnagbe

as Chris Partlow

67

Isiah Whitlock Jr.

as State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' D

59

Deirdre Lovejoy

as Asst. State's Atty. Rhonda Pea

53

Andre Royo

as Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins

77

John Doman

as Dep. Comm. for Operations WIll

46

Jamie Hector

as Marlo Stanfield

46

Domenick Lombardozzi

as Det. Thomas 'Herc' Hauk

44

JD Williams

as Preston 'Bodie' Broadus

About The Wire

About

Set in Baltimore, the lives of cops, drug dealers, government officials, and those in the media are explored.

Trivia

Creator David Simon worked as a journalist for the Baltimore Sun before working for the show. The show won no awards while on air.