CLARK JOHNSON. With over 100 acting credits and 40 directing credits to his name, Johnson has directed the pilot, and subsequent episodes, of HBO's hit series THE WIRE, including the series finale. Now in its fifth season, Clark Johnson is also lead actor on THE WIRE. After earning acting nominations for RUDE (Genie) and E.N.G. (Gemini), he became a household face as Det. Meldrick Lewis on HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET. In past years his attention has turned to directing (S.W.A.T., THE SENTINEL), garnering him an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Directing on THE SHIELD (pilot).