Keegan Joye, Greg Kinnear's attorney character on the upcoming FOX dramedy 'Rake,' just got himself a new client: a successful three-star restaurateur and father of five who is charged with bigamy. The actor behind the client? Michael Imperioli.
Imperioli is best known for his role as Chris Moltisanti on 'The Sopranos,' however he has also appeared on 'Law & Order,' 'Life on Mars' and more recently 'Californication.' After breaking onto the scene with a small part in the classic film 'Goodfellas' in 1990, Imperioli has subsisted on a steady diet of quality parts on the silver and small screen. On 'Rake,' Imperioli brings talent and a recognizable face to a mid-season show that is banking on its star, Kinnear, to draw in viewers.
'Rake' comes with a lengthy Logline attached: "The series follows the chaotic and comedic life of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Joye. Brilliant, frustratingly charming, and with zero filter, Keegan is one of life’s great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else wants, but behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption. In addition to Keegan’s cases within the justice system, the show follows his personal trials and tribulations, including his ongoing battle against the IRS, his mounting debt to his bookie, overlapping affairs and liaisons with women, a hormonal son, an exhausted ex-wife and the evolving relationship between his two married best friends."
The Oscar-nominated Kinnear appeared in the critically-acclaimed miniseries 'The Kennedys' as Jack Kennedy, a role that earned him an Emmy nomination. He was also recently nominated for his guest appearance on 'Modern Family.'
FOX will debut 'Rake' immediately following the NFC Championship football game on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.