The Wire Donut
First appearance "Boys of Summer" (episode 4.01)
Last appearance "Final Grades" (episode 4.13)
Reason/Cause End of Storyline
Occupation. Drug dealer/School student/Carjacker
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 13

Affiliations Michael Lee (formerly)
Namond Brice
Randy Wagstaff (formerly)
Spouse None
Children None
Relatives None
Kill Count None
Episode Count 9
Portrayed by Nathan Corbett

Donut is a fictional charcter on the HBO drama season The Wire, portrayed by Nathan Corbett.

Character storylineEdit

Season 4Edit

Donut (given name "Tyrell", as evidenced in the season four finale, "Final Grades") is a student at Edward Tilghman Middle School, and was in 6th grade during season 4. He is interested in cars and is an accomplished, compulsive auto thief. He is friends with Namond Brice, Michael Lee and Randy Wagstaff. He brings Sergeant Ellis Carver's attention to the group when he is spotted in a stolen Cadillac Escalade. Carver warns the boys that if he ties them to any further auto thefts he will organize alleyway beatings for each of them. Donut remains defiant or perhaps is simply unable to keep quiet with a car in the vicinity, quietly remarking that Carver has a nice car as he walks away. He carries a homemade slim jim that he keeps in his sock. On request, Donut breaks into math teacher Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski's car when he locks his keys in it, leaving Prez grateful but rather worried about having a kid at school who is evidently able to break into cars. When Randy is unexpectedly tasked with distributing Carcetti campaign literature on the day of the primary election, Donut steals an SUV to make the job go faster. Once Donut learns that Randy has already been paid upfront, he asks for his share of the "walk-around" money and leaves.

Donut works with Namond and their even younger friend Kenard selling drugs around their school hours. Donut's carjacking abilities however get him into trouble with corrupt patrolman Walker who breaks his fingers. Donut is a reckless driver, often speeding, ignoring traffic signs, and occasionally wrecking the cars he steals. In the final scene of the season four finale, as Namond is on the Colvins' porch getting ready for school, Donut drives by in a stolen SUV with the stereo blazing. Donut and Namond share a nod and then Donut speeds away, through a stop sign at the end of the corner, nearly running into another honking driver while Namond is left smiling at the spectacle.

The School

Michael Lee - Namond Brice - Randy Wagstaff - Dukie Weems - Donut - Marcia Donnelly - Claudell Withers - Darnell Tyson - David Parenti - Zenobia Dawson - Crystal Judkins - Albert Stokes - Karim Williams - Grace Sampson