‘The Wire’ alum Larry Gilliard Jr. Joins ‘The Walking Dead’ Cast

Larry Gilliard Jr

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The Walking Dead has found another black actor from HBO’s The Wire to join it’s upcoming fourth season cast.

Larry Gilliard Jr has been cast as a series regular in AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead.

Gilliard will play Bob Stookie, a former Army medic who is “deeply haunted by his past (both before and after the zombie apocalypse).” Described as the town drunk in the comic book, his character has a charming and self-deprecating facade despite his troubled past.

Gilliard, best known as small time drug dealer D’Angelo Barksdale on HBO’s The Wire, has also starred in hit shows such as Southland and Army Wives.

The actor joins previously announced Chad Coleman (a fellow “Wire” alum) and Sonequa Martin-Green as regulars on Season 4.

Lets hope the revolving door on black characters will come to an end and the series will allow more than one black male to shine at the same time.

The Walking Dead Season 4 will premiere in October on AMC.