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'The Wire' Vet Lawrence Gilliard Jr. Joins 'Walking Dead' Cast

'The Wire' Vet Lawrence Gilliard Jr. Joins 'Walking Dead' Cast'The Wire' Vet Lawrence Gilliard Jr. Joins 'Walking Dead' Cast

"The Walking Dead" is getting "Wire"-d once again.

Lawrence Gilliard Jr., who played drug-gang lieutenant D'Angelo Barksdale on the HBO drama "The Wire," has been cast as a regular on AMC's zombie hit "The Walking Dead," an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap on Friday.

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Gilliard will play Bob (at left), a former Army medic who who descends into alcoholism and joins the Governor's Woodbury settlement.

Gilliard recently had a run on the Lifetime drama "Army Wives."

The "Walking Dead" stint will re-team Gilliard with Chad Coleman, who played Dennis "Cutty" Wise on "The Wire" and signed on for the show's third season.