The Wire Characters

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Can you name the Characters from HBO's The Wire?

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Character InfoCharacter Name
White Detective known for drinking, having affairs & aggresive attitude
Older black detective known for intellectual apporach; whittles small furniture on the side
Female cop at the docks; works cases of 12 dead women; single mother who starts relationship with another cop
High ranking white detective; constanly feuds w/ other cops; possible homosexual
Black homicide detective; drinks, has affiars & always smokes cigar; played lacrosse
Older Black cop who creates 'Hamsterdam'; leaves force and works security at hotel but then works in special school program; brings a corner boy into house
Black Mayor who get beaten in re-election; caught getting a BJ in his office
Renowned stick up man who constantly robs drug dealers; although homosexual everyone is scared of him
Head of smuggling operation who keeps his identity hidden; despite his nickname he is not actually of that descent
White detective gets kicked out of force; teaches elementary school
Top soldier of Barksdale Orginzation; goes to jail for multiples murders; son becomes dealer; loves his fish tank
Corner boy; loves the ladies; kills friend in season one
Smart student from poor family; eventually turns to drugs
Druge Kingpin who runs the Organization; goes to jail several times
Nephew of Barksdale Organization leader; killed in jail in fake suicide
Son of dock head; helps smuggle but is a clown; bring duck to a bar; kills a man in store and breaks down before being arrested
Young black cop who constantly works undercover; when unit shutdown investigates political corruption
Tall black drug soldier originally with Barksdale org; when given chance to be a leader in Co-op says he isn't meant for that; nearly killed
Student who is son of former Barksdale soldier who starts to sell drugs; stops dealing & moves in with former cop
White supervisor of homicide division; extremely fat & always reads porno mags
Drug dealer of Stanfield crew who does the large buys for Co-op & is eventually arrested; notices camera that police planted
Lesbian detective who gets shot while undercover
Black Politician known for saying 'shhiiiiitttt'
Nephew of dock union head who helps smuggle items which eventually leads to drug smuggling; has a girlfriend and kid
Blind black man who holds money for criminals; is tortured and killed but does not rat
Character InfoCharacter Name
Corner boy who starts using drugs; moves to the country then gets killed by friends for snitching
#2 of smuggling operation at the docks; often holds meetings at diner; major drug supplier for Co-op
Female State Attorney; has affair with 2 cops
Head soldier of Stanfield org who commits many murders and hides bodies in empty rowhouses; is eventually arrested
Drug soldier who gets released from prison; runs boxing gym for kids
Student who starts dealing & works his way up in Stanfield crew; when betrayed he breaks off on his own as a stick up boy; has his mothers boyfriend killed
Female soldier of Stanfield org who commits rowhouse murders; is eventually killed in a car
Big white cop who works main case, catches mayor getting BJ; eventually fired & works for lawyer
Drug Kingpin of Eastside; runs pawn shop where he fixes items; very fat
Polish American Head of Dock workers union; smuggles items to help raise money to promote dock; is going to snitch but gets killed and dumped in water
Young corner boy with bad mouth; kills major criminal in store
Nephew of drug kingping; is involved in dog fighting; betrays uncle and is eventually killed
Old Polish American Police Captain;son-in-law fired from force; fights for stain glass window in church
#2 in drug Barksdale Organization; strong business mind as seen in side businesses and college classes
Student known for selling junk food; gets labeled a snitch and sent to halfway house
Black detective who scales the ranks despite questionable past; gets divorced but keeps it private to help wife's political career
Black deputy Commish who becomes commishioner; believes in chain of command
Leader of Stanfield crew; feuds with several rivals; gets robbed at Poker game & swears revenge
Dealer w/ violent temper known for spitting & wearing untied do-rag; eventaully killed while defending his corner
Ukranian not Russian truck driver for smuggling;kills people & leaves no face or finerprints; approached while in jail to arrange drug deals
Hitman from New York; despite nerdy appearance is ruthless; gets shot but does not die
Crack addict informant; creative schemes to score drugs; fights to get clean in sisters basement
White lawyer who represents most criminals
White councilman who eventually becomes Mayor
Black cop who works street for years including 'Hamsterdam'; matures & helps kids

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