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Ray Donovan

the series philosopher Ray Donovan wikiRay Donovan is an American television crime drama series created by Ann Biderman (Southland, NYPD Blue) for Showtime. The twelve-episode first season aired its premiere episode on June 30, 2013. The pilot episode broke records of viewership, becoming the biggest premiere of all time on Showtime.

The show takes place in Los Angeles, California, where Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber, 24/7, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), who is originally from South Boston, is a “fixer” for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler that represents the rich and famous. Ray experiences his own problems when his father, Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight, 24), is unexpectedly released from prison and FBI agents try to bring down Ray and his associates.

Main cast

  • Liev Schreiber as Raymond “Ray” Donovan.
  • Paula Malcomson (Deadwood, Lost, Sons of Anarchy) as Abby Donovan, Ray’s wife.
  • Eddie Marsan (Southcliffe, Casualty) as Terrence “Terry” Donovan, Ray’s older brother. Suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
  • Dash Mihok (Felicity) as Brendan “Bunchy” Donovan, Ray’s younger brother. Identifies himself as an alcoholic and a sexual anorexic.
  • Pooch Hall (The Game, Accidentally on Purpose) as Daryll Donovan, Ray’s younger half-brother (via Mickey and Claudette). A professional boxer, trained by Terry, he also drives limos.
  • Steven Bauer (Burn Notice, Breaking Bad) as Avi, Ray’s right-hand man. Former IDF soldier and ex-Mossad agent.
  • Katherine Moennig (The L Word, Three Rivers) as Lena, Ray’s assistant.
  • Kerris Dorsey (Brothers & Sisters) as Bridget Donovan, Ray’s daughter.
  • Devon Bagby as Conor Donovan, Ray’s son.
  • Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan, Ray’s father.

Recurring cast

  • Elliott Gould (ER, Friends, Mulaney) as Ezra Goldman, Ray’s mentor and boss
  • Peter Jacobson (House) as Lee Drexler, Ezra’s business partner
  • Brooke Smith (Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds) as Frances
  • Ambyr Childers (All My Children) as Ashley Rucker

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