James Butler Hickok more commonly referred to as "Wild Bill" Hickok or just "Wild Bill" is a famous gunslinger,actor and former law-man.

Wild Bill has recently arrived in Deadwood with his travelling companions Charlie Utter and Jane Canary also known as Calamity Jane. Newly married he hopes to make his fortune in Deadwood and have his wife(who is residing in Cincinnati) join him upon doing so. Against his better nature he spends most of his time in Deadwood gambling at poker much to Charlie Utter's frustration who only wants to see his friend settle into a comfortable and quiet life in Deadwood