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The Corner is a 2000 HBO television miniseries based on the book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon and Ed Burns and adapted for television by Simon and David Mills.

The Corner chronicles the life of a family living in poverty amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore.

Shared cast members with The Wire

Family

Dope fiends

Corner boys

  • Corey Parker Robinson plays R.C. in The Corner and Leander Sydnor in The Wire.
  • Neko Parham plays Dinky in The Corner and Troy Wiggins in The Wire.
  • Eugene R. Little plays Gee Money in The Corner and the landscaping crew chief in The Wire.
  • Thomas Fraser plays a drug dealer in The Corner and a hospital patient in The Wire.
  • Travis Jacobs plays Deon in The Corner and plays a inmate in The Wire on season 2.
  • Manuel Clark plays lil John The Wire season 2

Police

  • DeAndre McCullough plays a Officer Hurricane and appears as himself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and plays Lamar on The Wire. DeAndre is played by Sean Nelson in The Corner.
  • Cleo Reginald Pizana plays Officer Stormin in The Corner and Chief of Staff Coleman Parker in The Wire.
  • Derren Fuentes plays Officer Tucker in The Corner and the SWAT team commander in The Wire.
  • Bobby J. Brown plays officer Ira Weiner on The Corner and officer Bob Brown in The Wire. Brian O'Neill plays an named Bob Brown in The Corner.
  • Perry Blackmon plays Officer Sanders in The Corner and Perry in The Wire.
  • Gary D'Addario plays a desk sergeant in The Corner and Grand Jury Prosecutor Gary DiPasquale on The Wire.
  • Jay Landsman plays himself in The Corner and Dennis Mello in The Wire.
  • Michael Ahl played a narcotics officer on both The Corner and The Wire.

Others

  • Fran Boyd played a detox clinic nurse and appears as herself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and an AIDS clinic nurse on The Wire. Fran is played by Khandi Alexander in The Corner.
  • George "Blue" Epps plays a shelter worker and appears as himself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and has a cameo as a patron in Butchie's bar in The Wire. Blue is played by Glenn Plummer in The Corner.
  • Tyreeka Freamon plays a cashier and appears as herself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and plays a clerk and the school secretary in The Wire. Toy Connor plays Tyreeka Freamon in The Corner.
  • Stanley Boyd plays a neighbor in The Corner and Cherry in The Wire. Stanley Boyd is played by Clayton LeBoeuf in The Corner.
  • Mia Arnice Chambers plays Peaches in The Corner and Squeak in The Wire.
  • Tootsie Duvall plays Miss Mary in The Corner and Marcia Donnelly in The Wire.
  • Pete Burris plays a crab worker in The Corner and a judge in The Wire.
  • Robert F. Colesberry played a judge in The Corner and Detective Ray Cole in The Wire.
  • David Simon appears uncredited as a plainclothes officer in The Corner and again as a newspaper reporter in The Wire.
  • Tony Head plays a school principal in The Corner and IAD Major Bobby Reed in The Wire.
  • Shenia Hatchett plays Shanice in The Corner and guest stars in the fourth season of The Wire.
  • Robert F. Chew plays a footlocker salesman in The Corner and Proposition Joe in The Wire.
  • Frederick Strother plays a doctor in The Corner and Odell Watkins in The Wire.
  • Delaney Williams plays the scale guy in The Corner and Jay Landsman in The Wire.
  • Dave Trovato plays a construction foreman in The Corner and Lieutenant / Major Cantrell in The Wire.
  • De'Rodd Hearns plays Ronald on The Corner and Puddin on The Wire. Sylvester Lee Kirk plays De'Rodd in The Corner.
  • Denise Preddy plays Marzell in The Corner and Miss Ella in The Wire. Miss Ella is played by Tyra Ferrell in The Corner.
  • Harold Able, Sr. plays a car owner in The Corner and Chess in The Wire.
  • Dick Stilwell plays a steel worker in The Corner and police commissioner Warren Frazier in the season 1 The Wire episode "The Hunt".
  • Brian Anthony Wilson plays Lanny in The Corner and has a recurring role as homicide detective Vernon Holley in all 5 seasons of The Wire.
  • Norris Davis appears in The Corner and plays Vinson in The Wire.
  • Jeffrey Lorenzo played a child in The Corner and Karim Williams in The Wire.
  • Chuck Jeffreys played an A-rabber in The Corner and has done stunt work on The Wire.
  • John Bobby does background work on both series according to IMDb.
  • William Shipman appears uncredited as a gang member in The Corner and again as a police detective in The Wire.
  • Chris Clanton was an extra playing basketball at the teams first practice on The Corner (according to his resume) and plays Savino Bratton on The Wire.

Shared crew members

  • David Simon was the creator, head writer and executive producer on both series.
  • David Mills was Simon's co-writer and an executive producer on The Corner and a writer on the later seasons of The Wire.
  • Robert F. Colesberry was an executive producer on both series.
  • Ed Burns was Simon's co-author on the book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood and worked as a writer and producer on The Wire.
  • Nina Kostroff Noble worked as a producer on The Corner and continued that role on The Wire before becoming an executive producer.
  • Pat Moran was the casting director for The Corner and the Baltimore Casting Director for The Wire.
  • Vincent Peranio was the production designer on both series.
  • Frank Ferro worked as a first assistant director on both series.
  • Anthony Hemingway worked as an assistant director on both series.
  • Jeffrey Pratt Gordon worked as an assistant property manager on The Corner and as property manager on The Wire.
  • De'Rodd Hearns worked as a production assistant on both series.
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