Fat Face Rick as seen watching the drug bust
|First appearance||"Straight & True" (episode 3.05)|
|Last appearance||"-30-" (episode 5.10)|
|Reason/Cause||End of season|
|Aliases||Fat Face Rick, Ricky|
|Affiliations||New Day Co-Op|
|Episode Count||9 episodes|
|Portrayed by||Troj Marquis Strickland|
- "You killed Joe? Hungry"
- ―Fat Face Rick[src]
Ricardo "Fat Face Rick" Hendrix is a fictional character on HBO drama season The Wire, portrayed by Troj Marquis Strickland.
Ricardo "Fat Face Rick" Hendrix is a drug kingpin from Baltimore's Veronica Avenue, on the East Side. He is typically seen smoking (sometimes a cigar, sometimes a cigarette), and is among the first to join the New Day Co-Op.
He is a dissenting voice in the Co-Op for Stringer Bell when Avon Barksdale is warring with Marlo Stanfield. Rick and Phil Boy assist Proposition Joe when he gives Bell the ultimatum, to either end the war with Stanfield or lose access to the high-quality heroin.
Later, he is the first to bring up the idea that West Sider Marlo Stanfield should work with the Co-Op against the encroachment from New York dealers. In season four, episode 11 ("A New Day"), Omar and Reneldo are spying on the New-Day Co-Op and briefly discuss a time when they robbed Fat Face Rick, who "fell down on his knees, wept like a little baby." At the end of the fourth season, Rick leads the quorum confronting Joe, after Omar has stolen the shipment.
Rick's full name is revealed as Ricardo Hendrix when The Baltimore Sun runs a story exposing a corrupt property deal. Rick owns a strip club named Desperado and the council wants to relocate him to redevelop the land. However, they are offering to pay Hendrix more than his club is worth and to sell him better council owned property elsewhere so that he will net a million dollars for moving. The paper exposes a history of campaign donations from Rick and people using the address of his club including several to city council president Nerese Campbellwho is sponsoring the property deal. Hendrix continues his involvement with the Co-Op and brags in a meeting about his property deal with his friend Hungry Man- drawing the ire of Stanfield. After Stanfield's arrest and sale of the connection to the Greeks, Hendrix, along with Slim Charles, is seen, in the series finale, meeting with Spiros Vondas and discussing the new business arrangement for importing the drugs into Baltimore.
Murders connected to Fat Face RickEdit
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