William “Mac” Moore

Slick Up-And-Coming Gangster


Portrayed by
Isaiah Washington


Born September 9, 1973, in Richmond, Virginia, William Moore moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade. His aunt lived in the South Los Angeles district of Crenshaw, colloquially referred to as South Central. He became immersed in the street life of the inner-city and eventually became a member of the West Side Rollin 30s Original Harlem Crips. In 1992, Moore joined the Army after leaving Crenshaw High School, serving in the U.S. Army Rangers. But his 4-year hitch was enough for him, and he ETSed out of the service after his term was done.

William Moore arrived back in Richmond in the summer of 1996. People told him to be smart and get a decent job, but Moore saw how real money was made on the streets, through illegal gambling and drugs. With each ensuing crime, he became more bold and ruthless. He first robbed a local bar at gunpoint. Then he stole a tray of diamonds from a jewelry store, breaking a guard’s jaw with a slug from his brass knuckles. Feeling confident, he brazenly broke into a high-stakes crap game at local club and robbed all the players. Then, in the summer of 2002, on a crowded sidewalk, Lucas shot a local thug who reneged on a dope deal. His efforts caught the eye of Drexl Wallace, a long-time gangster who controlled gambling and extortion operations.

He became Wallace’s right hand man, staying a step ahead of the law at every turn by executing his boss’ plan’s meticulously. Then, inexplicably, there was a schism between Wallace and Moore. Rumors say that this schism was based around Wallace’s bids to take his enterprises straight, and the death of Wallace’s son, Colin. Whatever the truth of the matter was, Moore became the default day-to-day manager of all of the illegal operations that had fallen under Wallace’s purview. And he kept things not only efficient, but took them to the next level, going into ventures with people outside of the Charlottesville Metro area, and becoming involved with trafficking and distribution far outside of that small town. Though appearances are kept up in relation to Wallace’s involvement in the organization, make no mistake that this is only for appearances sake. Moore runs the show, and most people that know anything of the underworld know this.

William “Mac” Moore

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