Ray Donovan (2013–2020)
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The Bag or the Bat 

Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is the man called in to solve the most difficult problems for LA's elite. Ray's life is thrown into turmoil when his father Mickey (Jon Voight) gets out of prison five years early.


Allen Coulter


Ann Biderman, Ann Biderman (creator)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Liev Schreiber ... Ray Donovan
Paula Malcomson ... Abby Donovan
Eddie Marsan ... Terry Donovan
Dash Mihok ... Bunchy Donovan
Steven Bauer ... Avi
Katherine Moennig ... Lena
Pooch Hall ... Daryll
Kerris Dorsey ... Bridget Donovan
Devon Bagby ... Conor Donovan
Jon Voight ... Mickey Donovan
Peter Jacobson ... Lee Drexler
Ambyr Childers ... Ashley Rucker
Josh Pais ... Stu Feldman
Johnathon Schaech ... Sean Walker
Austin Nichols ... Tommy Wheeler


Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is the man called in to solve the most difficult problems for LA's rich and powerful. The only problems he can't fix are those involving his damaged South Boston family. Ray's life is thrown into turmoil when his father Mickey (Jon Voight) unexpectedly gets out of prison five years early and arrives in LA, vowing to take revenge on Ray for framing him. Written by SHOWTIME

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

18 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Liev Schreiber and Josh Pais previously co-starred in the hit horror film Scream 3 (2000). See more »


Ray Donovan: Do you think you're the first person I've dealt with woke up with a dead body...
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References Jersey Shore (2009) See more »


Glitter & Gold
Performed by Rebecca Ferguson
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Exceeds expectations.
25 July 2013 | by Stormchaser99See all my reviews

I've just started to watch the show now. I didn't have much hope to be honest. So far the start went well. Nearly an hour long episode. I'd say a good pilot episode.

It's the story of the Donovan family which unfolds into a big drama with some flashbacks. Well written one. The Acting is OK. Schreiber's awesome as Ray. Supporting characters are unique in their own way. And their portrayals are good too.

Since the show is a new one i don't care much about IMDb rating. I'm going to watch the remaining episodes - that i didn't expect to do considering the fact i watched this episode just because i was bored.

It's definitely a 8/10 start.

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