The Wire Tommy Carcetti Aidan GillenThe Wire Tommy Carcetti Aidan Gillen

Thomas "Tommy" Carcetti

Played by Aidan Gillen

The politically astute Valchek once said of Councilman Carcetti: "He's an asspain when he wants something, but mostly good people." Having aspirations besides warming the backbench, this self-described proud son of the Fighting First District harbors a genuine idealism and a desire to improve the life of the city's diverse population. But those ideals are harnessed to naked political ambitions.