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RIP Robert Chew (AKA Proposition Joe from The Wire)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    According to Michael K. Williams (AKA Omar) on Instagram:


    Chew was one of my favorite Wire actors, but he was primarily an acting coach. A lot of the bit-part kids in that show came out of his program, and he helped smooth out the rough edges on the four kids who were the main storyline characters in Season 4.

    Favorite Prop Joe line, to Nick Sobotka in Season 2:

    "If it wasn't for Serge here, you and your cuz both would be cadaverous muthafuckas."

  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Hope he closed his eyes and it didn't hurt. RIP.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Confirmed by The Sun:

  4. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Very sad. Chew was a good actor, but an even better man.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I didn't "get" The Wire nearly as much as most here, but I always liked Prop Joe. From his suits on the sidelines of the street courts to his delivery, I always liked him.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    As well as his great acting skills, this distinguishes him:

    Through his work at the Arena Players Youth Theatre, he brought new talent to the attention of casting directors and coached the team of young actors who played students in the Baltimore City School system in Season 4 of “The Wire.”

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