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.
- J.D. Williams played Preston "Bodie Broadus on The Wire and played Kenny "Bricks" Wangler on Oz.
- Wood Harris played Kingpin Avon Barksdale on The Wire and played Correctional Officer Gordon Wood on episode "Plan B" on Oz.
- Method Man played Eastside Liuetenant Calvin "Cheese" Wagstaff on The Wire and played Carlton "Tug" Daniels on Oz.
- Michael Potts played Brother Mouzone on The Wire and played a newspaper reporter Reinhardt on episode "Medium Rare" on Oz.
- Cyrus Farmer played Devar Manigult in 3 episodes on season 4 on The Wire and played Correctional Officer Adrian Johnson
- Michael Hyatt played Briana Barksdale on The Wire and played Sadiyo Khan on episode "Out o' Time" on Oz.
- Perry Blackmon played Barksdale Enforcer Perry on The Wire and was a stunt on Oz.
- Domenick Lombardozzi played Detective "Thomas "Herc" Hauk on The Wire and played Ralph Galino on Oz.
- Seth Gilliam played Detective, later Sergent Ellis Carver on The Wire and played former C.O Clayton Hughes later a prisoner on Oz.
- Lance Reddick played Lieutenant, later Major Cedric Daniels on The Wire and played Detective Johnny Basil with undercover name Desmond Mobay on Oz.
- John Doman played Police Commander William Rawls on The Wire and played Edward Galson on Oz.
- Tom Mardirosian played FBI Agent Kristos Koutris on The Wire and played Agamemnon Busmalis on Oz.
- Clarke Peters played Detective Lester Freamon on The Wire and played Afsana on episode "Bill of Wrongs" on Oz.
- Frankie Faison played Police Commisioner Ervin Burrell on The Wire and played Cornelius Keane on Oz.
- Toni Lewis played an FBI agent in The Wire and played played dog trainer Alicia Hinden on Oz.
- Lawrence Cameron Steele played a Western district shift lieutenant in the third season of The Wire and played an Aryan in the Oz finale "Exuent Omnes".
- 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
- Alexa L. Fogel was the casting director for both Oz and The Wire.
- 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.