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No one sneaks up on me anymore, thanks to you. I am all-seeing and all-knowing.
~ The Bowery King in John Wick: Chapter 2

Bowery King is a side character in John Wick 2 and 3 and seem will be a major ally in John Wick 4. He is the head of the bowery an underworld intelligent network disguised to look like a homeless shelter.

He was portrayed by Laurence Fishburne, who also portrayed Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy and Bill Foster in Ant-Man and the Wasp.


Much like many characters in the John Wick series there isn't much information about the Bowery King's past. At some point when he first saw John Wick the Bowery King was a target for John to kill. Wick cut him two times and gave him a choice to keep pressure on his cut and live or the try to shot him and then bleed ou and die. After that the Bowery King never let anyone else sneak up on him again and went from a pawn to a king.

At some point he formed his own group and took over a homeless shelter as his hideout. He recruited beggars as the eyes and ears of the streets, allies of the city. He trained pigeons as massagers he created a large network across New York with out the internet. No internet makes the Bowery King and his crew anonymous and untraceable.

When he didn't resignation, he got sliced 7 times and almost die. In the end of Parabellum, he met John Wick who is injured after got shoot by Winston and fell of the roof. Bowery King said he is very angry at The High Table and he will stand up and fight. He asked John does he feel like him and John agree.



  • Chapter 2 and Parabellum are the first films in which Lawrence Fishburne and Keanu Reeeves co-starred together since The Matrix trilogy.
  • Fishburne himself asked Reeves for a chance to receive a role in the film after seeing and enjoying the first film, and immediately accepted the role upon reading the script.
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