The Wire
The Wire

Michael Kostroff, born May 22, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA, is an actor. He stars as Maurice Levy in the fifth season. He initially guest starred in the first, second, third, and fourth seasons. He has been active since 1980 and has also appeared in ER, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Damages, The West Wing, Cold Case, Party Down, General Hospital, and Port Charles. He has also had roles in the films Liar Liar (1997) and Eagle Eye (2008).


Kostroff portrays defence attorney Maurice Levy.[1][2] Kostroff starred in the fifth season of the series and appeared in all four earlier seasons as a guest star.[3]

In early 2008, he appeared in a commercial for Arby's fast food chain, advertising a reuben sandwich.


Guest star

Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2 credits
"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 3 credits
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4 credits
"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 credits
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" * "Not for Attribution" * "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" * "Took" * "Clarifications" * "Late Editions" "-30-"

* - credited but did not appear


  1. Cast & Crew - Michael Kostroff as Maurice "Maury" Levy. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
  2. Character profile - Maurice "Maury" Levy. HBO (2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-15.
  3. About the Show. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-12-12.

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