Steve Knight sent this in:

Not sure if this has been reported on before, but I was watching an episode of the HBO crime drama The Wire on BBC Two here in England last night. It’s the first time the show has aired on terrestrial TV, so imagine my surprise when I saw Vladimir Kozlov playing the part of a Russian mobster! He must be as good an actor as he is a wrestler, as he was given no lines and was simply there to play a ?hired muscle? role.