Mike McArdle
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Mike on the phone to Sergei Malatov
First appearance "Collateral Damage" (episode 2.02)
Last appearance "Port in a Storm" (episode 2.12)
Reason/Cause End of Storyline
Occupation. Drug dealer/Confidential informant
Aliases White Mike
Gender Male
Age 30s

Affiliations Sergei Maltov & Nick Sobotka
Spouse None
Children None
Relatives None
Kill Count None
Episode Count 4 episodes
Portrayed by Brook Yeaton

Michael "White Mike" McArdle is a fictional character on HBO drama The Wire, portrayed by Brook Yeaton.

Character storylineEdit

Season 2Edit

White Mike is a mid-level South Baltimore drug dealer from Curtis Bay with his own territory. He supplied Ziggy Sobotka with packages of narcotics to distribute but their relationship soured when Ziggy failed to make adequate profit from the package. He is one of several characters in The Wire who are fond of strawberry soda. McArdle was supplied by The Greek's smuggling operation and was arrested as part of an investigation into that operation. He was quick to turn against his suppliers and gave up all the information he had.


McNulty's last name was originally McArdle, according to a draft of the pilot script. Brook Yeaton is also an on set dresser for the show.

Other Street-Level Characters

Omar Little - Brother Mouzone - Dennis Wise - Bubbles - Sherrod - Walon - Johnny Weeks - Lamar - Devar Manigault - Raylene Lee - The Deacon - Squeak - Dee-Dee - Hucklebuck - White Mike - Frog