Gary DiPasquale is an Assistant State's Attorny and serves as the Grand Jury Prosecutor.[1] He is played by Gary D'Addario.


DiPasquale is an associate of Bunk Moreland who assists the police in various Homicide cases. The Grand Jury first appear in an unsuccessful summons of Frank Sobotka's union in connection with the investigation of the deaths of thirteen Jane Does found DOA in a shipping container.[2][3] DiPasquale then appears in Season 4 involving a summons of Old Face Andre with a perjury threat[4][5] and with a court order to obtain DNA evidence from Stanfield Organization enforcers "Snoop" Pearson and Chris Partlow.[6][7][7] In Season 5, DiPasquale is prominent in obtaining depositions for the Clay Davis trial.[8][9]

DiPasquale is later revealed to be responsible for selling sealed grand jury indictments to defense attorneys including Maurice Levy. Lester Freamon suspects DiPasquale because a cursory investigation into his finances showed that he has a major gambling problem. Freamon convinces DiPasquale to cooperate as an informant, and has DiPasquale incriminate Levy in a single party consent telephone conversation. DiPasquale's actions are later covered up as part of a deal between Levy and prosecutor Rhonda Pearlman on charges against the Stanfield Organization.[10][11]


The character is played by the series technical advisor Gary D'Addario,[12][13] the shift lieutenant for the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit featured in David Simon's Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets book.[14]


Season 2 appearances
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"
Season 4 appearances
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"
Season 5 appearances
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "-30-"


  1. Character profile - Grand Jury Prosecutor Gary DiPasquale. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-02-12.
  2. "Undertow". David Simon, Ed Burns. The Wire. HBO. 2003-06-29. No. 5, season 2.
  3. The Wire episode guide - episode 18 Undertow. HBO (2004). Retrieved on 2006-08-24.
  4. "Corner Boys". Agnieszka Holand, Writ. Richard Price (teleplay), Ed Burns & Richard Price (story). The Wire. HBO. 2004-11-05. No. 08, season 4.
  5. Episode guide - episode 45 Corner Boys. HBO (2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-01.
  6. "Final Grades". Ernest Dickerson, Writ. David Simon (story and teleplay), Ed Burns (story). The Wire. HBO. 2004-12-10. No. 13, season 4.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Wire episode guide - episode 50 Final Grades. HBO (2006). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
  8. "Not for Attribution". Scott and Joy Kecken, Writ. Chris Collins (story and teleplay), David Simon (story). The Wire. HBO. 2008-01-20. No. 3, season 5.
  9. The Wire episode guide - episode 53 Not for Attribution. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-22.
  10. "-30-". Clark Johnson, Writ. David Simon (story and teleplay), Ed Burns (story). The Wire. HBO. 2008-03-09. No. 10, season 5.
  11. The Wire episode guide - episode 60 –30–. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-03-10.
  12. The Wire season 1 crew. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
  13. The Wire season 2 crew. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
  14. Simon, David (1991, 2006). Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. New York: Owl Books, photo insert section. 
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