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Hobo Radio 326 – Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.

Bob from The Walking Dead and D'Angelo Barksdale from The Wire may not seem that similar on paper, but both characters have a vulnerability and a tragic quality that gets you instantly invested in them, even as you fear for the worst. That's because they are both

One on One with Lance Reddick

It’s been an interesting ride for Cedric Daniel on The Wire. He started out as a lieutenant in charge of a specialized police detail targeting high-end drug cases, and over the span of five seasons ultimately became the police commissioner, only to relinquish the post after the

One on One with Gbenga Akinnagbe

Change is the only constant on the streets. Just as the good folks of inner-city Baltimore got used to Avon Barksdale calling the shots, he was sent to jail and a soulless monster named Marlo Stanfield was suddenly the most powerful drug dealer on HBO’s hit series,

One on One with Michael Kostroff

When Maury Levy had Omar Little on the stand in court, he tried to discredit the witness by saying that Omar profited from the drug trade, making a living off of the suffering of others. Without missing a beat, Omar responded, “Just like you man. I got

One one One with Chad Coleman

From being fired as a stand-in on The Cosby Show to landing the role of Dennis “Cutty” Wise on The Wire, it’s been an interesting road for Chad Coleman. In a very candid interview, we recently talked to Coleman about the struggles of being a working actor

One on One with Hassan Johnson

Photo by Ideal PR, LLC From a soldier in Avon Barksdale’s army to concerned father who wants a better life for his son, we’ve seen several different sides of Roland “Wee-Bey” Brice. With season five underway, we caught up with Hassan Johnson, who plays Wee-Bey on The

One on One with Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Stringer Bell ruled the drug trade in West Baltimore, but when he tried to go legit, Senator Clay Davis showed him that politics aren’t that much different from the street. With the fifth and final season of The Wire underway, it seems like the slimy Senator Davis

One on One with Michael K. Williams

When HoboTrashcan launched in August of 2005, the first celebrity we interviewed was Michael K. Williams from The Wire. More than a year later, the interview continues to be one of the most popular on the site, which is no surprise given the fact that Omar Little

One on One with Delaney Williams

While the storylines may keep Sgt. Jay Landsman in the background, his surly demeanor and affection for porno magazines help him to steal most of the scenes he is in. Although entertaining, Delaney Williams, who plays Landsman on HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama The Wire, wants you to know

One on One with Robert Wisdom

It’s been an interesting road for Maj. Howard “Bunny” Colvin on HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama, The Wire. First, he legalized drugs in Western Baltimore in what became known as Hamsterdam. This season, he’s the man tasked with radically reforming the flawed Baltimore school system. So it’s fitting that