Where Are They Now? Our Favorite Good and Bad Guys From “The Wire”
Sgt. Ellis Carver and Det. Thomas “Herc” Hauk
These two had each other’s back throughout the entire show, even though they were very different people. Carver definitely started off as an a**, but as the show went on he definitely changed for the better, became a more compassionate law enforcer and just matured all around. Herc on the other hand was a bumbling fool, and by the time the show finished, we know he had made enough mistakes to warrant his removal from the force. But I can’t lie, I think I liked them both better when they were on screen together.
When the show ended, Seth Gilliam, who played Sgt. Carver, of course showed up in guest roles on the “Law & Order” shows, and appeared in some much ballyhooed TV shows and movies (“Skins,” “The Good Wife,” “Person of Interest” and Did You Hear About the Morgans?). He’s also had a recurring role as Dr. Deaton on the MTV show, “Teen Wolf,” and has decided to get back to doing some theatre work, as he is currently playing in “Othello” at the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Boston.
As for Domenico “Domenick” Lombardozzi, he’s had the chance to have a guest role on “Entourage,” and “24,” and even had large role in the movies How Do You Know and Public Enemies with Johnny Depp. He most recently has been starring in the show “Breakout Kings” alongside Laz Alonso and is currently filming the movie Blood Ties, slated for a 2013 release.
Detective Lester Freamon
Lester Freamon was what I’d like to call, silent but deadly. For the first season or so, he preferred to keep to himself, constructing his dollhouse furniture and staring up at people from his glasses. But he always knew where to look for the most important of clues, which is what made him one of the best detectives of all. In real life, Lester Feamon was played by Clarke Peters, who has been working and working hard ever since the show ended. He had a recurring role on the show “Damages,” as well as “Holby City” and appearing in the miniseries, “Dr Who: Dreamland.” But his biggest roles as of recent include his regular role as Albert “Big Chief” Lambreaux, a Mardi Gras Indian chief trying to move forward after Hurricane Katrina. He’s also done theatre work alongside Dominic West in the title role of “Othello,” and playing one of the lead characters, Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the controversial Spike Lee film, Red Hook Summer.
Andre Royo’s “Bubbles” was a heartbreaking character, and while people had the habit of overlooking his contributions to the police department, if he hadn’t stepped up in the very beginning and put the cops on to Avon Barksdale as their informant, the ball wouldn’t have ever got rolling. Love that he finally got clean and got close to his family again in the end. But anywho, after the show, Royo had a guest role on the old NBC show “Heroes,” as well as the shows “Fringe,” Memphis Beat,” “Party Down,” and “How To Make It In America.” But as of recent, he’s been showing up in a lot of big movies, and is working on many. He was Antwan ‘Coffee’ Coleman in Red Tails, and is working on/completed five films: The Collection, Hellbenders, The Miracle of Spanish Harlem, Remnants and Shoedog. He was also another cast member who appeared in the “The Wire: The Musical” short.
Det. Roland ‘Prezbo’ Pryzbylewski
He was another one who started off very sketch. His reputation was bad the minute he became part of the drug investigation detail, but sloppy mistakes and choices, including blinding a teenage boy and accidentally killing a fellow cop, tarnished it, and your boy had to be out of the Baltimore Police Department. But that might have been a blessing, because we got to see a whole new side of “Prezbo” when he decided to enter the school system as a math teacher. Though he started off badly, he definitely became one of my favorite characters. After the show ended, Jim True-Frost did continue to act here and there. He did theatre, including starring as Brutus in a run of “Julius Caesar” and having a role in “August: Osage County,” a Tony-winning play. He also had a recurring role on “Treme” in 2010, and guest starred on shows like “Blue Bloods” and “The Good Wife” in 2011 and 2012.