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'Walking Dead' Star

Arrest Vid Partly Released

Put Your Hands Where I Can See 'Em!

5/6/2015 7:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Walking Dead" star Seth Gilliam took police on a 4 minute high speed chase down a highway before they cuffed him and hauled away ... and the whole incident was captured on dash cam video.

Cops in Peachtree City, GA busted Gilliam early Sunday morning and said he was doing 107 mph when he blew past them -- and you can see in this video ... he was definitely flying low.

When officers finally pull him over ... one of the officers yells, "I need your hands where I can see 'em. Come back here." Gilliam steps out and immediately gets cuffed while the officer explain he's being arrested for reckless driving.

Now, the odd part -- the video cuts off right after the handcuffs go on Gilliam. Cops say they also found a joint in the car, and Gilliam said he'd had 3 beers and a shot. Seems strange that portion of the arrest video wasn't released.

Peachtree City PD tell us, "It's part of a criminal investigation and anything related to evidence that could prosecute him won't be given out until the investigation is over."

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'Walking Dead' Star

Arrested for DUI, Pot, and ...

Triple Digit Speeding

5/4/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Seth Gilliam Arrested For DUI

Seth Gilliam plays a priest on "The Walking Dead," but got busted for blazing like a bat out of hell down a highway, possession of marijuana, and DUI. Let us pray. 

Police in Peachtree City, GA arrested Gilliam -- who also played a cop on "The Wire" -- early Sunday morning after officers say they clocked him at 107 mph. Once he was pulled over ... cops smelled booze, and asked Gilliam if he'd been drinking. They say he admitted to having 3 beers and a shot.

According to the police report, the arresting officer also discovered a joint in a cigarette box, hidden in the arm rest.

Cops say Gilliam blew a .107 blood alcohol level. He was arrested and released after posting a $9,818 bond.

It's weird -- Seth's arrest came 2 days after his 'Wire' and 'Walking' co-star Chad L. Coleman freaked out on an NYC train. Something in the water?


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'The Wire' Star Anwan Glover

Rioters Disrespect Freddie Gray's Name

'We're Not Thugs'

4/29/2015 4:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Count Anwan Glover from "The Wire" among those who feel the rioting and looting in Baltimore is doing disservice to the memory of Freddie Gray, whose death while in police custody triggered the protests.

Glover -- who played Slim Charles in the iconic HBO series set in Baltimore -- said he believes President Obama needs to become even more involved than he has been, to provide leadership for the city.

He also says if Slim were in Baltimore right now, he'd be using his "power in the street" to organize the youth and put a stop to the violence. 

Slim did have a way with words ... 

'Wire' Star Idris Elba

I NEVER Really Watched the Show

10/17/2013 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"The Wire" star Idris Elba barely ever watched the show that made him famous -- and it's all because the guy was just too damn nervous.

Idris dropped the bomb while talking to Playboy this week -- and said he was forced to watch an episode or two during screenings ... but never once by choice.

Don't worry Stringer fans ... Idris doesn't have anything against the show, he just claims it's too hard to watch because he's critical of his own work.

Idris, if you decide to watch on HBO Go ... skip the last season (but it's still one of the best shows ever).

Robert F. Chew

'Wire' Star Found Dead

in His Apartment

1/18/2013 1:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0118_robert_f_chew_hbo_articleRobert F. Chew -- best known for playing Proposition Joe on "The Wire" -- was found dead yesterday in his apartment in Baltimore ... TMZ has learned. 

According to the coroner in Baltimore, Chew died of cardiovascular disease. "Morbid obesity" was listed as a contributing factor.

Chew had very little acting experience before "The Wire" or after. He was on the cult HBO show -- which took place in Baltimore -- for five seasons. 

Jamie Hector, who played Marlo on the show, tweeted this afternoon, "I didn't want to believe this #RIP Robert F Chew, Prop Joe will always be remembered Robert Chew will always be loved and missed!"

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