Johnny Weeks
The Wire Johnny
First appearance "The Target" (episode 1.01)
Last appearance "Mission Accomplished" (episode 3.12)
Reason/Cause Died of a drug overdose
Occupation. Scrap stealer
Aliases Johnny
Gender Male
Age 30s (deceased)
Date of Death December 19th 2004
Affiliations Bubbles & Hucklebuck
Spouse None
Children None
Relatives None
Kill Count None
Episode Count 13 episodes
Portrayed by Leo Fitzpatrick

Johnny Weeks is a fictional heroin addict on the HBO drama series The Wire, portrayed by Leo Fitzpatrick.

Character summaryEdit

Unlike Bubbles he shows no interest in giving up his addiction and continues thievery and various other scams with Bubbles, despite carrying a colostomy bag.

Season 1Edit

In season one Johnny is Bubbles' best friend and a drug addict with notoriously bad luck. He is naive and enthusiastic for "the game", allowing Bubbles to play the role of teacher. In the pilot episode he is badly beaten by Bodie Broadus, Poot Carr and other dealers after trying to pass counterfeit money to D'Angelo Barksdale's operation. This spurs Bubbles to become a police informant but Johnny disapproves and takes no part in it except when arrested by police.

While in the hospital for that beating, Johnny discovers he is HIV positive; he also undergoes a colostomy operation.

Season 2Edit

Johnny's first seen by Detective Jimmy McNulty, when they are stealing out of a shopping centre, McNulty catches them instead of arresting Johnny and Bubbles, McNulty asks them to find stick up artist Omar Little. At the end of Season 2 Officer Santangelo cathes Bubbles and Johnny stealing from a ambulance, they get arrested and released as Bubbles gives information about the projects with Proposition Joe's dealers, when Cheese is shot in the shoulder by Brother Mouzone.

Season 3Edit

Johnny and Bubbles continue to steal of scrapyards, but Bubbles would rather inform detectives McNulty and Greggs about the street dealers. In the season three finale he dies from an overdose and his body is discovered in a vacant house in the "Hamsterdam" free zone that Major Colvin had set up.


Johnny is based on a young white homeless addict that David Simon met while researching The Corner. This man would follow Simon's subject, drug addict Gary McCullough, around.

Other Street-Level Characters

Omar Little - Brother Mouzone - Dennis Wise - Bubbles - Sherrod - Walon - Johnny Weeks - Lamar - Devar Manigault - Raylene Lee - The Deacon - Squeak - Dee-Dee - Hucklebuck - White Mike - Frog