• Played by: DeAndre McCullough
  • Appears in:
Season two: "Storm Warnings" (uncredited); "Bad Dreams" (uncredited) and "Port in a Storm" (uncredited)
Season three: "Reformation" and "Mission Accomplished"

Lamar is the assistant and inept bodyguard of New York mercenary Brother Mouzone. He has accompanied Mouzone on both trips they worked at the Franklin Terrace high rises for Avon Barksdale – guarding his territory against East Side drug dealers. Lamar failed to protect his charge against Omar Little on this trip. He was distracted by a dog and knocked unconscious by Omar’s associates while guarding a motel room door. His failure allowed Omar to enter the room and shoot Brother Mouzone.

Brother Mouzone recovered and returned to Baltimore for revenge. He had Lamar seek out Omar in various gay bars having learned that he was homosexual. Lamar resented the task and his visceral homophobia made him confrontational with those he came across while searching for Omar. Eventually Lamar was approached by Omar’s boyfriend Dante allowing Mouzone to capture him and find Omar.

DeAndre McCullough, the actor who plays Lamar was, at the age of sixteen, the primary journalistic focus of "true-life novel" Simon and Burns' The Corner.


Alvarez, Rafael (2004). The Wire: Truth Be Told. New York: Pocket Books, 202. 

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