Melvin Williams was born on December 14, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Melvin Douglas Williams. He was an actor, known for Duong Day (2002), The Walter Hawkins Tribute Concert (2010) and American Gangster (2006). He was married to Mary Williams. He died on December 3, 2015 in Baltimore.
Williams dropped out of high school in the 11th grade
Williams left prison in 2003 after attorney Michael E
Afterwards, Simon said, the pair offered Williams the role of "the Deacon" on "The Wire," which ran from 2002 to 2008
In his youth Melvin Williams was a real-life drug kingpin who was arrested by "The Wire" TV-series writer Ed Burns in 1984 when the latter was a Baltimore city police officer
Melvin Williams, whose life as a West Baltimore drug kingpin in the 1960s and post prison redemption earned him a recurring role in HBO's "The Wire,' died at the University of Maryland Medical Center
Melvin Williams was born on December 14, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Melvin Douglas Williams