Ricardo Hendrix
Fat Face Rick in Bmore
Fat Face Rick as seen watching the drug bust
First appearance "Straight & True" (episode 3.05)
Last appearance "-30-" (episode 5.10)
Reason/Cause End of season
Occupation. Drug kingpin
Aliases Fat Face Rick, Ricky
Gender Male
Age 40s

Affiliations New Day Co-Op
Spouse Unseen Wife
Children None
Relatives Trina (Cousin)
Kill Count None
Episode Count 9 episodes
Portrayed by Troj Marquis Strickland
"You killed Joe? Hungry"
Fat Face Rick[src]

Ricardo "Fat Face Rick" Hendrix is a fictional character on HBO drama season The Wire, portrayed by Troj Marquis Strickland.


Ricardo "Fat Face Rick" Hendrix is a drug kingpin from Baltimore's Veronica Avenue, on the East Side. He is typically seen smoking (sometimes a cigar, sometimes a cigarette), and is among the first to join the New Day Co-Op.

Season ThreeEdit

He is a dissenting voice in the Co-Op for Stringer Bell when Avon Barksdale is warring with Marlo Stanfield. Rick and Phil Boy assist Proposition Joe when he gives Bell the ultimatum, to either end the war with Stanfield or lose access to the high-quality heroin.

Season FourEdit

Later, he is the first to bring up the idea that West Sider Marlo Stanfield should work with the Co-Op against the encroachment from New York dealers. In season four, episode 11 ("A New Day"), Omar and Reneldo are spying on the New-Day Co-Op and briefly discuss a time when they robbed Fat Face Rick, who "fell down on his knees, wept like a little baby." At the end of the fourth season, Rick leads the quorum confronting Joe, after Omar has stolen the shipment.

Season FiveEdit

Rick's full name is revealed as Ricardo Hendrix when The Baltimore Sun runs a story exposing a corrupt property deal. Rick owns a strip club named Desperado and the council wants to relocate him to redevelop the land. However, they are offering to pay Hendrix more than his club is worth and to sell him better council owned property elsewhere so that he will net a million dollars for moving. The paper exposes a history of campaign donations from Rick and people using the address of his club including several to city council president Nerese Campbellwho is sponsoring the property deal. Hendrix continues his involvement with the Co-Op and brags in a meeting about his property deal with his friend Hungry Man- drawing the ire of Stanfield. After Stanfield's arrest and sale of the connection to the Greeks, Hendrix, along with Slim Charles, is seen, in the series finale, meeting with Spiros Vondas and discussing the new business arrangement for importing the drugs into Baltimore.

Murders connected to Fat Face RickEdit

New Day Co-Op

Proposition Joe - Stringer Bell - Marlo Stanfield - Fat Face Rick - Slim Charles - Monk Metcalf - Ghost - Hungry Man - Phil Boy - Cheese Wagstaff - Clinton Buise