Chad Coleman’s Street Cred Busted
If you’ve followed this blog for a bit, you’ll know that I love The Wire. Heck, I was in the Toronto Star on account of my passion for it. All the characters were so badass and amazing, that you simply can’t picture them doing anything after the show that is not equally as awesome.
Imagine my disappointment when, in an attempt to work on Saturday night while watching something on the telly that I could just sort of ignore, I saw Chad Coleman, otherwise known as Dennis “Cutty” Wise from The Wire acting in what may be one of the worst television shows to be put on the air in a while, I Hate My Teenage Daughter.
While the actor who played Omar Little (Michael K. Williams) is now in an almost-as-good (not really but at least in the same playing field) program, Boardwalk Empire, still kicking ass and taking names, Chad is wearing argyle sweater vests and making cheesy one-liners that set off a recorded laughing machine.
It’s a shame really. His co-star is Jamie Pressley who is pretty successful but has never been in anything that touches The Wire, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter is a step down, even for her.
Poor Chad. I really feel bad for him. I hope this gig pays well at least, because his street cred is totally busted in my books. Adding salt to the wound, I’m sure, is the successes other actors in The Wire have found. From Shakespeare plays and Broadway, to rapping with Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes the majority of the acting talent from The Wire are still making lasting impressions. Check out the article Where Are They Now? from the Huffington Post.