Shark alum James Woods is making his way back to television in a recurring role on the upcoming Showtime drama Ray Donovan. The network announced the casting of Woods yesterday, and this role will bring Woods back to the small screen in a series role for the first time since he starred as Sebastian Stark on the CBS series Shark for two-seasons up until 2008.
Ray Donovan will revolve around its title character, played by Liev Schreiber, who earns his living by being a “professional fixer” for the rich and famous of Los Angeles. Donovan must balance his demanding work schedule alongside his complex family problems that arise when his father (Jon Voight) is released from prison unexpectedly. Woods has been cast in the role of Patrick “Sully” Sullivan, a man who has a complicated history with the Donovan family.
Woods joins a cast that also includes players Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig and Pooch Hall. Woods, who has done several films and TV movies in the past few years, can next be seen in Roland Emmerich’s film White House Down, and the Steve Jobs film jOBS.
Showtime will be launching Ray Donovan the same night as the network’s hit series Dexter, this Spring on June 30th.