|First appearance||"The Wire" (episode 1.06)|
|Last appearance||"-30-" (episode 5.10)|
|Reason/Cause||End of Season|
|Occupation.||Narcotics Anonymous meeting leader/Crab chef|
|Episode Count||8 episodes|
|Portrayed by||Steve Earle|
Walon is a fictional character on HBO drama The Wire, portrayed by singer Steve Earle.
Walon is an HIV positive recovering drug addict.
He first appears in season one when Bubbles and Johnny see him speaking at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Bubbles is moved by the strength Walon conveys in his speech. They see Walon again in the projects trying to get his nephew to give up drugs. Bubbles' conversations with Walon help him realise that he wants to get clean. When he makes a serious attempt, Walon gives him advice on keeping clean, which Bubbles is unable to stick with.
Years later, when Bubbles is locked in a medical rehab facility, Walon visits him to again help him with his sobriety and grief.
In season five he acts as Bubbles' sponsor, pushing him to be more open about his struggles and the death of Sherrod.
Walon is played by singer/songwriter and recovering heroin addict Steve Earle. Earle also performs the theme song for Season 5, and his track "I Feel Alright" is featured in the montage at the end of Season 2.
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