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Herbert De'Rodd Johnson

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The Wire- Puddin'


Season one: "Sentencing" (uncredited)
Season two: "Ebb Tide"; "Stray Rounds" (uncredited); "Port in a Storm"; "Duck and Cover" (uncredited) and Mission Accomplished (uncredited).
Season three: "Time After Time"; "All Due Respect"; "Dead Soldiers"; "Back Burners" and "Mission Accomplished" (uncredited).

Herbert De'Rodd "Puddin'" Johnson is a drug dealer in Bodie Broadus' crew in the 221 Tower building for the Barksdale organization. Puddin handles the count for Bodie and also spends time with him and Poot Carr when they are not working. In season two, Puddin is involved in a shoot out that results in the death of a nine year old boy. Puddin stays with Bodie after the towers are demolished. Bodie is tasked with moving into Marlo Stanfield's territory and his crew get into a turf war with a Stanfield crew led by Fruit. Puddin and his fellow dealers are severely beaten with baseball bats by Fruit, Jamal and a group of Stanfield soldiers as a warning to the Barksdale organization. He is later convicted alongside Avon Barksdale.

Puddin is played by De'Rodd Hearns who also works in the post production department and is the half brother of DeAndre McCullough. DeAndre plays Lamar on The Wire and was the basis of a character in David Simon's The Corner.[1]


  1. Alvarez, Rafael (2004). The Wire: Truth Be Told. New York: Pocket Books, 202. 

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