The Wire was an American television drama series created and written by David Simon & Ed Burns. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by HBO. It aired for five seasons between 2002 and 2008. It shares several cast and crew members with Oz.

Shared cast membersEdit

The StreetsEdit

The LawEdit


  • Reg E. Cathey played political aide Norman Wilson on The Wire and played played Emerald City Unit Manager later Warden Martin Querns on Oz.


  • Curtis McLarin played a florist in The Wire episode "Transitions" and played played Officer Lawrence Smith on Oz.
  • Michael Rivera played a friend of Omar Little and Reneldo on The Wire episode "Not for Attribution" and played 18 year old Latino inmate Pablo Rosa on Oz.

Cast crew membersEdit


  • Derrick Simmons was a stunt on both The Wire & Oz and played Billie Keane on Season One on Oz.
  • Anthony Hemingway worked as first assistant director on Oz and later on The Wire eventually becoming an episodic director for The Wire.
  • Alex Zakrzewski was the director of photography on Ozand later became and episodic director for both Oz and The Wire.
  • Gloria Muzio directed an episode of both Oz and The Wire.
  • Leslie Libman directed an episode of both Oz and The Wire.

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