Wednesday 23 January 2013

Robert Chew: 1960-2013

Robert F. Chew passed away Thursday at the age of 52. The actor and teacher died of heart failure while asleep in his Baltimore home.

He was best known for portraying Proposition Joe on The Wire, and was one of the few characters from the drug world who appeared in all five seasons. Like many in the Wire company, Chew was a born-and-bred Baltimore resident.

Chew also appeared on Homicide: Life on the Street and The Corner, both written by The Wire creator David Simon. In addition to acting, Chew was a teacher of young-adult actors at Baltimore's Arena Players, through which he helped twenty-two of his students land parts on the HBO hit, most notably the four young leads who were called upon to carry its fourth season, which focused on the Baltimore City School System.

Chew is survived by his mother and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 24.

The many voices of Robert F. Chew:

   Baltimore Sun    IMDb    Wikipedia   

1 comment:

Unknown said...

How generous of him to share his good fortune and help other actors like that.