The Cast in Other Roles: Beyond Baltimore
Posted Apr 6, 2007 @ 10:24 AM
If you want to talk about anyThe Wire actors, lead, supporting or guest star, other roles, do it here.
Posted Apr 8, 2007 @ 4:12 AM
And, of course, when I saw Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale) playing the title character, I had a difficult time reconciling him to his good-boy character in Remember the Titans.
Of course it goes without saying that David Simon loves to reuse actors. So many people from The Wire had previously appeared in Homicide: Life on the Street as well as Oz: Lance Reddic (Maj. Daniels), Jim True-Frost (Prez), Seth Gilliam (Carver), J. D. Williams (Bodie), and probably many, many more.
Posted Apr 8, 2007 @ 11:30 AM
Posted Apr 8, 2007 @ 2:04 PM
Posted Apr 8, 2007 @ 6:17 PM
I've also noticed that it seems like almost everyone from show this season has played on this season's Numb3rs. Deirdre Lovejoy (Pearlman), Larry Gilliard, Jr (D'Angelo) [they were actually in the same episode, but never seen a scene together], Lance Reddick (Daniels), Wendell Pierce (Bunk), Grenga Akinngbe (Chris Partlow) and the one the only Wood Harris (Avon) is slated to be on April 27th.
So many people from The Wire had previously appeared in Homicide: Life on the Street
Ha ha, this makes me remember the scene in Season 7 where Amy Ryan (Beadie) is being interviewed by Callie Thorne (Elena) while sitting on some stairs. All I could picture when I re-watched it was McNulty, standing at the top of the stairs saying his famous line.
Posted Apr 8, 2007 @ 10:47 PM
Posted Apr 9, 2007 @ 8:22 AM
Also, I loved Omar when he had a two-episode arc on Alias. Good stuff.
Edited by pomme de terre, Apr 10, 2007 @ 3:51 PM.
Posted Apr 10, 2007 @ 2:40 PM
someone mentioned any number of cast members were on Oz - they include
- Lombardozzi (played a contractor who got killed by the bikers and O'Reilly cuz of his cell in s4)
- Reg E. Cathey (mercifully replaced McManus for half a season)
- Frankie Faison (played Jeff Keane's dad)
- JD Williams (a major role, as Kenny Wangler)
- John Doman (the "Colonel")
the best part, though, is not only that both Lance Reddick (undercover cop gone bad Johnny Basil) and Seth Gilliam (prison guard gone psycho Clayton Hughes) regulars on the show for a while, but Gilliam's character actually killed Reddick's. And yet he's still ranked far below him.
Edited by Gob, Apr 16, 2007 @ 11:55 AM.
Posted Apr 11, 2007 @ 2:43 PM
Posted Apr 11, 2007 @ 3:28 PM
Louisiana native Wendell Pierce is in When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, the best Spike Lee documentary I've seen in years.
Wendell Pierce's scenes really made me weep. I had a hard time keeping a dry eye throughout the entire documentary anyway - I had to break up the viewing into sequences because it was so upsetting. There is a rumor that Simon's next project will be set in NOLA.
Posted Apr 13, 2007 @ 8:39 AM
Posted Apr 13, 2007 @ 9:58 PM
the best part, though, is not only that both Lance Reddick (undercover cop gone bad Johnny Basil) and Seth Gilliam (prison guard gone psycho Clayton Hughes) regulars on the show for a while, but Gilliam's character actually killed Reddick's.
Because of that scene, anytime Reddick has a scene with Gilliam I totally want him to say something about how it's wrong to stab people.
Posted Apr 14, 2007 @ 8:20 AM
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Posted Apr 15, 2007 @ 10:49 AM
Hurricane Katrina survivors IVY CHITTY (Taryn Manning, “Hustle & Flow”), LEIGH BARNTHOUSE (Rochelle Aytes) and SUSAN CHAMBLEE (Michael Hyatt) are determined to start their lives over and help rebuild their fallen city with The Race’s winnings.
Edited by Arabesque, Apr 15, 2007 @ 10:47 AM.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 @ 4:07 PM
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Posted Apr 15, 2007 @ 11:57 PM
Michael Hyatt (Brianna Barksdale) is a cast member of Fox's Drive, which premieres tonight.
She's not the only one. The guy who played Spiros is in the second ep, playing a truck driver.
Posted Apr 16, 2007 @ 12:27 AM
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Posted Apr 16, 2007 @ 11:46 PM
Watching the film Goodfellas, I saw Sen. Clay Davis as a hospital doctor. He is at the end when Henry picks up Michael. Clay wants to admit Henry because he looks so bad.
Sheeeit, I've seen Goodfellas about 35 times, and never put the two together. I so have to rewatch it just for that now.
Weirdly, Deirdre Lovejoy was listed as being on Two and a Half Men tonight on about 10 websites (including her own), but when it aired it was Tammy Lauren (Homefront). Too bad because that role was pretty funny.
Posted Apr 20, 2007 @ 10:03 PM
Posted Apr 20, 2007 @ 10:30 PM
Oh and it is Wood Harris, at least that's what it says on thefutoncritic has listed.
Apparently, Robert Wisdom (Bunny Colvin) will be on the season (possibly series finale) of Close to Home on May 11th.
Edited by RoxieVelma, Apr 20, 2007 @ 10:41 PM.
Posted Apr 20, 2007 @ 11:41 PM
I forgot to post about Larry Gilliard, Jr. also being in the episode. I saw his name in the credits, but it took a minute for me to recognize him when he appeared. Just that difference in seeing him as mild-mannered dad vs. mild-mannered drug slinger.
That Numb3rs episode always makes me laugh because earlier in it one D'Angelo Barksdale appears and has about 3 lines. Plus I like to ponder how drunk McNulty would compete with drunk Rhonda.
That's a dangerous combination no matter how you look at it. Hee.
Plus I like to ponder how drunk McNulty would compete with drunk Rhonda.
Posted Apr 21, 2007 @ 3:43 AM
Posted Apr 22, 2007 @ 12:35 AM
Just checked out the link above and see that Wee Bay (Hassan Johnson) was also in that ep of L&O.
While watching this episode of Law & Order last night and was surprised to see both Wendell Pierce (Bunk) and Isiah Whitlock (Sen. Clay Davis) in the episode.
I half expected Bunk to turn to McCoy at the end and say "Happy now, bitch?" :P
By the way, I never watched "When the Levees Broke" but did tape it, and now am not sure I feel like watching. Is Wendell Pierce in a particular part of the documentary, or does he show up throughout the 4.5 hours? If he's sort of concentrated, can anyone tell me approximately where to look for him on my tape? Thanks.