Wednesday, June 18, 2008

"Omar" Makes Another Philly Cameo, This One At Germantown High

Hanging with the Mayor wasn’t enough for Michael Kenneth Williams, aka Omar on The Wire.
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.

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."
God, we miss The Wire.

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:

"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!' "
Hmm. Maybe it's the boots?

Related:
Actor From TV's ''The Wire'' Visits Germantown High School [ KYW 1060 ]

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