The Wire
The Wire

Richard DeAngelis, born 1932, died 28 December 2005, was an American actor. He guest starred as Raymond Foerster in first, third, & fourth seasons. DeAngelis also appeared in Homicide: The Movie, which was based on a book by The Wire creator David Simon.


Born in Boston, Richard De Angelis served in the Navy during the Korean conflict and worked as an accountant for 14 years. At 38, he quit smoking, became a vegetarian and enrolled in acting school. He received a master's degree in 1983 from the University of Maryland's theater arts program.

He played Baltimore police Colonel Raymond Foerster on the The Wire until his December 2005 death from prostate cancer.

DeAngelis also appeared in plays, TV commercials, radio spots and print advertisements in an acting career that spanned four decades. He performed stand-up comedy for many years under the name Ricky Roach.

In addition to his recurring role on The Wire, De Angelis appeared in Homicide: The Movie (as Witness #1) and the John Waters films A Dirty Shame and Cecil B. Demented.


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 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"


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