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The Corner is a 2000 HBO television miniseries based on the book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon and Ed Burns and adapted for television by Simon and David Mills.
The Corner chronicles the life of a family living in poverty amid the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore.
- Angel M. Wainwright plays Fran Boyd as a teenager in flashbacks in The Corner and plays Tywanda in the season 1 The Wire episode "The Pager". Khandi Alexander plays the character as an adult. The real Fran Boyd plays a detox clinic worker and appears as herself in non-fiction segments.
- Maria Broom plays Bunchie Boyd in The Corner and Marla Daniels in The Wire.
- Clayton LeBouef plays Stanley "Scoogie" Boyd in The Corner and Wendell "Orlando" Blocker in The Wire. The real Stanley Boyd plays Cherry in The Wire.
- Cyrus Farmer plays Stevie Boyd in The Corner and Devar Manigault in The Wire.
- J. Valenteen Gregg plays WM on The Corner and Moonshot on The Wire.
- Antonio D. Charity plays Ricardo "Cardy" McCullough on The Corner and corrections officer Dwight Tilghman on The Wire.
- Sheila Gaskins plays Aunt Jackie in The Corner and Mrs Anderson in The Wire.
- Clarke Peters plays Fat Curt in The Corner and Lester Freamon in The Wire.
- Reg E. Cathey plays Scalio in The Corner and Norman Wilson in The Wire.
- Donnell Rawlings plays Bread in The Corner and Damien Lavelle Price ("Day Day") in The Wire.
- Duane Chandler Rawlings plays Hungry in The Corner and Hungry Man in The Wire.
- Larry Hull plays Will in The Corner and William Gant in The Wire.
- R. Emery Bright plays Doug in The Corner and Community Relations Sergeant Richardson in The Wire.
- Lance Reddick plays Marvin in The Corner and Cedric Daniels in The Wire.
- Benay Berger plays a recovering addict in The Corner and FBI Supervisor Amanda Reese in The Wire.
- Bus Howard plays a recovering addict in The Corner and Vernon "Ott" Motley in The Wire.
- Corey Parker Robinson plays R.C. in The Corner and Leander Sydnor in The Wire.
- Neko Parham plays Dinky in The Corner and Troy Wiggins in The Wire.
- Eugene R. Little plays Gee Money in The Corner and the landscaping crew chief in The Wire.
- Thomas Fraser plays a drug dealer in The Corner and a hospital patient in The Wire.
- Travis Jacobs plays Deon in The Corner and plays a inmate in The Wire on season 2.
- Manuel Clark plays lil John The Wire season 2
- DeAndre McCullough plays a Officer Hurricane and appears as himself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and plays Lamar on The Wire. DeAndre is played by Sean Nelson in The Corner.
- Cleo Reginald Pizana plays Officer Stormin in The Corner and Chief of Staff Coleman Parker in The Wire.
- Derren Fuentes plays Officer Tucker in The Corner and the SWAT team commander in The Wire.
- Bobby J. Brown plays officer Ira Weiner on The Corner and officer Bob Brown in The Wire. Brian O'Neill plays an named Bob Brown in The Corner.
- Perry Blackmon plays Officer Sanders in The Corner and Perry in The Wire.
- Gary D'Addario plays a desk sergeant in The Corner and Grand Jury Prosecutor Gary DiPasquale on The Wire.
- Jay Landsman plays himself in The Corner and Dennis Mello in The Wire.
- Michael Ahl played a narcotics officer on both The Corner and The Wire.
- Fran Boyd played a detox clinic nurse and appears as herself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and an AIDS clinic nurse on The Wire. Fran is played by Khandi Alexander in The Corner.
- George "Blue" Epps plays a shelter worker and appears as himself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and has a cameo as a patron in Butchie's bar in The Wire. Blue is played by Glenn Plummer in The Corner.
- Tyreeka Freamon plays a cashier and appears as herself in a non-fiction segment in The Corner and plays a clerk and the school secretary in The Wire. Toy Connor plays Tyreeka Freamon in The Corner.
- Stanley Boyd plays a neighbor in The Corner and Cherry in The Wire. Stanley Boyd is played by Clayton LeBoeuf in The Corner.
- Mia Arnice Chambers plays Peaches in The Corner and Squeak in The Wire.
- Tootsie Duvall plays Miss Mary in The Corner and Marcia Donnelly in The Wire.
- Pete Burris plays a crab worker in The Corner and a judge in The Wire.
- Robert F. Colesberry played a judge in The Corner and Detective Ray Cole in The Wire.
- David Simon appears uncredited as a plainclothes officer in The Corner and again as a newspaper reporter in The Wire.
- Tony Head plays a school principal in The Corner and IAD Major Bobby Reed in The Wire.
- Shenia Hatchett plays Shanice in The Corner and guest stars in the fourth season of The Wire.
- Robert F. Chew plays a footlocker salesman in The Corner and Proposition Joe in The Wire.
- Frederick Strother plays a doctor in The Corner and Odell Watkins in The Wire.
- Delaney Williams plays the scale guy in The Corner and Jay Landsman in The Wire.
- Dave Trovato plays a construction foreman in The Corner and Lieutenant / Major Cantrell in The Wire.
- De'Rodd Hearns plays Ronald on The Corner and Puddin on The Wire. Sylvester Lee Kirk plays De'Rodd in The Corner.
- Denise Preddy plays Marzell in The Corner and Miss Ella in The Wire. Miss Ella is played by Tyra Ferrell in The Corner.
- Harold Able, Sr. plays a car owner in The Corner and Chess in The Wire.
- Dick Stilwell plays a steel worker in The Corner and police commissioner Warren Frazier in the season 1 The Wire episode "The Hunt".
- Brian Anthony Wilson plays Lanny in The Corner and has a recurring role as homicide detective Vernon Holley in all 5 seasons of The Wire.
- Norris Davis appears in The Corner and plays Vinson in The Wire.
- Jeffrey Lorenzo played a child in The Corner and Karim Williams in The Wire.
- Chuck Jeffreys played an A-rabber in The Corner and has done stunt work on The Wire.
- John Bobby does background work on both series according to IMDb.
- William Shipman appears uncredited as a gang member in The Corner and again as a police detective in The Wire.
- Chris Clanton was an extra playing basketball at the teams first practice on The Corner (according to his resume) and plays Savino Bratton on The Wire.
- David Simon was the creator, head writer and executive producer on both series.
- David Mills was Simon's co-writer and an executive producer on The Corner and a writer on the later seasons of The Wire.
- Robert F. Colesberry was an executive producer on both series.
- Ed Burns was Simon's co-author on the book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood and worked as a writer and producer on The Wire.
- Nina Kostroff Noble worked as a producer on The Corner and continued that role on The Wire before becoming an executive producer.
- Pat Moran was the casting director for The Corner and the Baltimore Casting Director for The Wire.
- Vincent Peranio was the production designer on both series.
- Frank Ferro worked as a first assistant director on both series.
- Anthony Hemingway worked as an assistant director on both series.
- Jeffrey Pratt Gordon worked as an assistant property manager on The Corner and as property manager on The Wire.
- De'Rodd Hearns worked as a production assistant on both series.