The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Hank Azaria has been added as a recurring cast member in Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' for the show's sophomore season.
Ray Donovan, played by Liev Schreiber, is L.A.’s best professional fixer. He is the go-to man to make the city’s celebrities, athletes, and business moguls’ most complex situations disappear.
Azaria will play James Cochran, the determined head of the L.A. division of the FBI who becomes a thorn in Schreiber’s side. Sherilyn Fenn (Showtime's 'Rude Awakening,' 'Twin Peaks') will also join the drama as Cochran's dowdy wife, Holly.
Azaria, best known for his prolific voices on 'The Simpsons,' has also made television appearances on 'Friends,' and NBC's fleeting 'Free Agents.' 'Ray Donovan' marks his return to Showtime, where he starred and produced the comedy 'Huff,’ and also earned Emmy and SAG nominations. His film credits include mostly family favorites. 'The Smurfs,' 'Happy Feet 2,' 'Year One,' and 'Night at the Museum' are all part of his resume.
'Ray Donovan's' 12-episode second season from the Mark Gordon Co. is currently underway, filming in Los Angeles. But, Azaria and Fenn are not the only new cast members, with the series looking to cast an ace reporter and a detective, though the actors have not yet been determined.
The show will return in the summer of 2014.