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"May I say, Dan, having resumed drinking alcohol, I cannot for the life of me remember why I ever gave it up."
―A.W. Merrick[src]

Albert Walter Merrick, better known as A.W. Merrick is a main character in HBO's Deadwood as well as a minor character in Deadwood: The Movie. He is the camp's journalist and the publisher of Black Hills Weekly Pioneer.

He is portrayed by Jeffrey Jones.



Behind the scenes[]

Actor Jeffrey Jones was was arrested in november 2002 and charged with violating California Penal Code Section 311.4 (c), Use of a Minor to Perform Prohibited Acts. He subsequently pled no contest to the charge of inducing a 14-year-old-boy to pose for sexually explicitly photos and was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender and undergo counseling. A misdemeanor charge of possession of child pornography was dropped as part of the deal. In 2009 he pled guilty to a felony charge of failing to update his information in the sex offender registry and was sentenced to 3 years of probation and 250 hours of community service. Nevertheless he returned in Deadwood: The Movie, albeit in a very small role.


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Season 1
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Season 3
The Movie
Appears Appears as a corpse Appears in a flashback