Michael Imperioli Joins Greg Kinnear on 'Rake'




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. 

- Greg Kinnear
- Michael Imperioli
- Rake (US)

Written by: bad_subject
Oct 28th, 2013, 1:13 pm

Image courtesy of


Message Posted On Nov 2nd, 2013, 5:49 pm
While I'm going to give this version a chance, I really don't think it will be able to live up to the Australian original. I like Greg Kinnear, but, in my eyes, NO one will be able to beat Richard Roxburgh's Cleaver Green. I was quite disappointed when I first read that US television had to even think of trying to remake a show that was perfect in its original form. I just hope that the US version isn't so bad it taints the entire "Rake" legacy (as some truly awful US remakes of shows from other countries have done). The US isn't really very good at remaking shows these days.

Level 2 (42%)
Points: 10.1
Since: 21/May/13
Message Posted On Oct 29th, 2013, 2:34 am

@Cr0t it's a remake of the Australian show of the same name which will be starting it's third season soon.


Level 2 (77%)
Since: 22/May/06
Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2013, 3:46 pm

Didn't a similar show just like that get canceled? Last year or so ago? The show was only one for a couple of episodes.


Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2013, 2:33 pm
It will suck. Just watch the original.Today I leraned about TVQ, TV Quotient. What stars will draw what crowd by name. Script doesn't matter anymore, just the cult of face.
Related news

Glee Knows its ABCs

Glee was intense last night as New Directions went up against rivals the..

Hot in Cleveland Turns Up the Heat with Sean Hayes

Hot in Cleveland has been a break out hit for TV Land. Sean Hayes, of Will..

House's Hugh Laurie Discusses Shows Future

House has been on the air for eight years on the Fox network. It may also..
Discuss Rake (US)