Sean McNulty is Elena and James McNulty's eldest son.



Sean was born on June 22, 1992. ("Hot Shots")

Season 1

In the wake of his parents' separation, Sean lives with his mother and his brother Michael but still visits with his father.

Season 2

Season 3

Jimmy made a point to train his sons in the "Front-and-Follow" technique, and, upon spotting Stringer Bell in a market, has them follow him. Michael and Sean manage to record Stringer's number plate, which aids their father's investigation.

Season 4

Sean says he wants to be a rock star.

Season 5



Season 1
"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
"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
"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
"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
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "-30-"

*Uncredited appearance.


  • Sean's birthday on McNulty's separation agreement reads June 22, 1994. ("Hot Shots") However, McNulty informed Greggs earlier that Sean was 10. ("The Buys") The stated age aligns with Sean's appearance. Sean would have to been born in 1992 to be 10 at the time of his claim, which was in fall of 2002.
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