There’s a few cameo roles in the Wire, here’s a few as mentioned in the book The Wire: Truth Be Told:
Detective Ray Cole
Played by The Wire‘s late executive producer, Robert F. Colesberry, Detective Cole was a low-key piece of work, better suited, perhaps to teaching high school history.
“It was a brave move on Bob’s part to get out there on the floor with the actors,” said Pat Moran. “And he had that handsome, beleaguered look of a homicide cop.”
English teacher in prison library during discussion of The Great Gatsby
Richard Price, author of the novels Clockers, Samaritan, and The Wanderers, as well as the screenplay for The Color of Money. Price led the study group where D’Angelo Barksdale, having seen the truth about his Uncle Avon, sees beyond Gatsby’s glitter as well.
The obnoxious, bald-headed newspaper reporter shouting questions at Frank Sobotka in the media scrum that follows his arrest by the FBI at the union hall
David Simon, executive producer and creator of The Wire…
Of this performance, Moran said, “He should stick to what he knows best.”
I really enjoy cameo roles, it’s a bit of an inside joke which is there to be discovered only by insiders and fans. Do you know any more camoes on the wire?