First appearance "Hot Shots" (episode 2.03)
Last appearance "Mission Accomplished" (episode 3.12)
Reason/Cause Dante split up with Omar
Occupation. Stick up artist
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 18
Date of Conviction Unknown
Affiliations Omar Little and associates
Spouse Omar Little (Ex boyfriend, deceased)
Children None
Relatives None
Kill Count One
Episode Count 9 episodes
Portrayed by Ernest Waddell

Dante is a character on HBO drama The Wire, portrayed by Ernest Waddell.

Character storylineEdit

Season 2Edit

Dante becomes Omar Little's new boyfriend in the year following Brandon's death and joins his stick-up operation. He is jealous when Omar adds Kimmy and Tosha Mitchell to the crew.

Season 3Edit

Dante accidentally kills Tosha while fleeing a heavily guarded Barksdale stash house after a failed attempt at a stick-up (confirmed by commentary from David Simon and further dialogue in Episode 7), exacerbating the rift between Dante and the surviving Kimmy. Dante is kidnapped by Brother Mouzone and his associate Lamar in an effort to locate Omar. Dante provides them with the necessary information after enduring a beating, notably less brutal than which Brandon was able to endure. He is released after the conclusion of Omar and Mouzone's successful conspiracy to kill Stringer Bell. Dante was then replaced by Renaldo in season four but no explanation was given for his departure after season three; however, Omar seems suspicious of him after his release, and it is implied that his feeding information to Mouzone is the reason for their break-up.

Murders committed by DanteEdit

  • Tosha Mitchell: Shot accidently during a failing drug robbery hiest (2004)
Omar Little & associates

Omar Little - Butchie - Brandon Wright - Dante - Reneldo - John Bailey - Tosha Mitchell - Kimmy - Donnie - Big Guy