Boardwalk Empire Star Michael Kenneth Williams Gets Dapper in GQ After a legendary five-season run as Omar Little on HBO's 'The Wire,' Michael Kenneth Williams is gunning to become HBO's "It" guy all over again with 'Boardwalk Empire.'

The much-buzzed-about new series set in 1920s New Jersey sticks close to its history. "Twenty percent of the vote in Atlantic City back then was black. And if you wanted it, you had to deal with Chalky White," says Williams, who plays the powerful gangster with the catchy name. "This dude was a businessman. He did it for the love of the money, not the thrill of the hunt like Omar [on 'The Wire']."

For his GQ photo shoot, which extols the virtues of the finely-tailored three-piece suit (shot in real-life, modern day Atlantic City), Williams brought along his pal Brooklyn, a miniature Doberman pinscher named after the spot the actor grew up in.