The Wire Withers

Claudell Withers played by Richard Hildebird

Claudell Withers, played by Richard Hildebird, is the Principal of Edward J. Tilghman middle school and has held the post for eleven years.


Withers is regarded as something of a renegade. He entrusts much of the operation of the school to Assistant Principal Marcia Donnelly. Withers goes out on a limb to allow Dr. David Parenti and Howard "Bunny" Colvin to launch a controversial pilot study at his school. Withers holds the education department’s administrators in low regard and refers to their headquarters on North Avenue as the puzzle palace.[1]


Season 4