Walking Dead actors who also star in the HBO series, The Wire

The Wire aired for five seasons, and during that time, several Walking Dead actors appeared in the series.
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The Wire is a crime drama that was created by American author and former police reporter David Simon. The series premiered on HBO on June 2, 2002, and ended with its 60th episode on March 9, 2009.

The series was set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland, as Simon is very familiar with the city. The story began loosely based on the experiences of Simon's writer partner and former homicide detective Ed Burns. Each season focused on a different city institution, the illegal drug trade, the port system, the city government, and bureaucracy, education and schools, and the print news medium.

Many impressive actors have starred throughout the series, including Dominic West, Idris Elba, John Doman, Frank Faison, Lance Reddick, Chris Bauer, Aiden Gillen, and many more.

Walking Dead actors who star in The Wire.

Seth Gilliam, Father Gabriel Stokes in TWD, portrayed Sergeant Ellis Carver in The Wire and appeared in all 60 episodes. He was vocal about the show not receiving the recognition it deserved in the way of Emmy nominations.

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. earned critical acclaim for his role in The Wire as D'Angelo Barksdale. He appeared in 18 episodes during seasons 1 and 2. He played the role of Bob Stookey in TWD.

Chad L. Coleman appeared in 26 episodes during seasons 3-5 of The Wire as Dennis "Cutty" Wise, a reformed criminal. He played Tyreese in TWD.

Merritt Wever portrayed Dr. Denise Clyod on TWD and played Prissy in two episodes of season 2 of The Wire, one of which was uncredited.

Michael James Shaw joined TWD in its final season as Michael Mercer. In an uncredited role he portrayed a homeless man in season 5 of The Wire.

Vincent M. Ward appeared in season 3 of TWD as a prison inmate named Oscar. In season 5 of The Wire he played Butchie's Bodyguard.

Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman is a big fan of The Wire and often hired actors from the series for The Walking Dead.

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