Johnny Post
First appearance "The Routine" (episode 1.01)
Last appearance "Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise" (episode 1.02)
"A Game of Checkers" (episode 1.08) (Hallucination)
Reason/Cause Murdered by The Italians
Prisoner No. 94P238
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 30s (Deceased)
Date of Conviction c. 1994
Date of Death July 16, 1997
Affiliations The Homeboys
Spouse Unspecified
Relatives Unspecified
Kill Count 1
Episode Count 4 Episodes
Portrayed by Tim McAdams
"You ever wonder what it's like to burn somebody's eye out?"
Johnny Post[src]

Johnny Post was an African American inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Tim McAdams.

Character Summary[edit | edit source]

Post is a hitman for the Homeboys, Oz's African American drug dealers. Post is the killer of Dino Ortolani. He is told to kill Ortolani for beating his brother Billie Keane, by Homeboy leader Jefferson Keane.

He is heavily racist towards the Italians, an attitude he displays up until his death when they are about to murder him.

Plot Summary[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Post is Keane's right hand man in the kitchen and all other operations in Oz. He, Keane, Simon Adebisi, and new inmate Paul Markstrom are the main Homeboys present in Emerald City. When an Italian inmate named Dino Ortolani puts Jefferson's gay brother Billie in the hospital, Keane and Ryan O'Reily see to it that Ortolani dies at the hands of Post. O'Reily works with the COs led by Mike Healy to transfer Post to the AIDS ward where Ortolani is currently working.

When Ortolani gets sedated and beaten down by the COs and put into solitary, Post pays one of them off and goes in killing Ortolani by pouring lighter fluid on him and lighting him on fire with a match. Through an investigation led by Italian staff and "family" member Lenny Burrano, Burrano and Italian leader Nino Schibetta convince Ryan O'Reily to give up Post as a means of getting in the good graces of the Italians in the drug distribution throughout Oz.

When Post is given up to Schibetta, he is tied up and the Italians give him one last chance to give up the man who ordered him to kill Ortolani. Instead he mouths off epithets to the Italian inmates and even states "Before I did it, I fucked him up the ass." From there he was mutilated and Schibetta delivers his penis to Jefferson Keane as a warning over what will happen to the next Homeboy who crosses the Italians' path.

Later, during the riot of Em City, Post appears in a hallucination had by Tim McManus.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season 1

Kill Count[edit | edit source]


  • Dino Ortolani: Burned him to death while he was in the hole. (1997)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Its clear that Johnny didn't care about being dead as spending life in prison it was all he ever had and also he was very loyal to Jefferson Keane.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

The Homeboys

Simon Adebisi - Burr Redding - Jefferson Keane - Kenny Wangler - Poet - Junior Pierce - Supreme Allah - Tug Daniels - Leroy Tidd - Mondo Browne - Reggie Rawls - Malcolm Coyle - Paul Markstrom - Desmond Mobay - Johnny Post - Curtis Bennett

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