James Woods Books Return to Television

Mar 20, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Two-time Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy winner James Woods is headed back to television. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Woods will play a recurring role on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”

Woods, who previously starred in the 2006-2008 legal series "Shark," will play Patrick "Sully" Sullivan, a man with a complicated history with the Donovan family.

Ray Donovan is played by Liev Schrieber, a "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles whose life becomes complicated when his father, played by Jon Voight, is released from prison.

Woods, known for his appearances in a string of successful films including “The Onion Field,” “Once Upon a Time in America” and “Nixon,” received Academy Award nominations for his leading role in “Salvador” in 1987 and his supporting role in “Ghosts of Mississippi” in 1997.

Woods has been nominated eight times for Emmys, most recently in 2011 for “Too Big to Fail.” He won Emmys as lead actor in “Promise” in 1987 and “My Name Is Bill W.” in 1989.


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