Students at Germantown High School got a pep talk on Tuesday from an actor who doesn't want them to emulate his most famous character.God, we miss The Wire.
As Omar on HBO series "The Wire," Michael Kenneth Williams (at left in top photo) cut a menacing figure as a robber and killer:
"Man, money ain't got no owners, only spenders."
Anyway, he was there at the behest of Jerry Mondesire.
Jerry Mondesire, head of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP, arranged the visit because he knew Williams' character resonated with teens:Hmm. Maybe it's the boots?
"A young man saw him outside and the first words out of his mouth were, 'Omar's here!' I've been around for ten or twelve years running the NAACP, nobody ever says, 'Jerry's here!' "
Actor From TV's ''The Wire'' Visits Germantown High School [ KYW 1060 ]