Jamie Hector, the actor best known as cold-blooded crime lord Marlo Stanfield in “The Wire,” will host a paintball tournament this weekend to raise money for Moving Mountains, a non-profit organization founded by Hector and dedicated to the creative development of inner-city kids. But here’s the awesome part (besides, uh, helping children): he got some of his cohorts from “The Wire” to participate:
On Saturday June 12, 2010, Jamie Hector, Sonya Sohn (Kima), Michael K Williams (Omar), J.D. Williams (Bodie), Felicia Pearson (Snoop), Anwan Glover (Slim Charles), and many others will form The Wire team and play against the winners of the tournament. The list of celebrity friends that are joining Jamie to raise awareness is rapidly growing. [Hip Hop Press via Bobby Fresh]
Oh, excuse me. I seem to have crapped my pants out of fear and excitement at the mere thought of being in a street battle — even if it’s just paintball — with Omar, Bodie, Marlo, and Snoop. If you’ve seen “The Wire,” take a second look at that list of names, and count which characters died and how. It’s a surprisingly high number of memorable head shots, right? Anyway, if you’re in New York and have money to burn, sign up here and don’t get got.
(Side note: I saw the actor who played Namond on the Q train last night. He still has the poofy ‘fro-ponytail that made me like Namond less than Dukie, Michael, or Randy. WHY COULDN’T BUNNY ADOPT MICHAEL INSTEAD????)