|First appearance||"Hot Shots" (episode 2.03)|
|Last appearance||"Not for Attribution" (episode 5.03)|
|Reason/Cause||Murdered by Chris Partlow|
|Occupation.||Bartender/Banker for Omar|
|Date of Death||January 20th 2008|
|Affiliations||Omar Little and associates|
|Episode Count||10 episodes|
|Portrayed by||S. Robert Morgan|
Butchie is a fictional blindman on HBO drama The Wire, portrayed by S. Robert Morgan.
"Mostly blind" Butchie is Omar Little's bank and advisor. He runs a West-Side Baltimore bar.
Butchie is first seen supplying Corrections Officer Tilghman with the narcotics he sells inside the prison, and later negotiating with Stringer Bell over supplying Tilghman with the poisoned drugs that killed several prisoners. Later in the season it became apparent that he was a connection to Omar, as Proposition Joe arranged a face-to-face meeting between Omar and Stringer by talking to him.
His connection to Omar was more apparent, as several scenes showed Omar getting advice from Butchie. Omar enlisted Butchie to find Officer Dozerman's missing gun, and returned it to Detective Bunk Moreland through Butchie. Butchie later provides Omar with Avon Barksdale's hideout location. Butchie had known the information all along but hoped to protect Omar by withholding it. In the end Avon is arrested before Omar can use Butchie's tip.
Proposition Joe again contacted Butchie to meet with Omar, this time pitting Omar against Marlo Stanfield by convincing him to rob a card game that Stanfield attended. When Stanfield contrived to have Omar framed for murder in response, Butchie was Omar's first phone call after he was arrested. Omar escaped the charge and stole an entire shipment of drugs from the New Day Co-Op, getting revenge on both Stanfield and Joe. Butchie suggested that Omar sell the shipment back to Joe, and Omar left Baltimore to retire on the profits.
Butchie was tortured and murdered in his bar by Stanfield enforcers Chris Partlow and Snoop to lure Omar from retirement. Butchie refused to give information as to Omar's whereabouts; Omar was notified of Butchie's death and returned to Baltimore for revenge.
Like his character, actor S. Robert Morgan is blind. He lost his sight to macular degeneration in his twenties.
|Omar Little & associates|