Calper Dennings

Created by Tom Pitts Gary and Linda Carson are a young San Francisco couple, still reeling from a recent miscarriage, in Tom Pitts' 2020 hard-charging standalone, Cold Water. They've recently relocated to a new home in a posh suburb of Sacramento, hoping to start anew.... Gary and Linda are portrayed as such a nice couple, … Continue reading Calper Dennings

Eddie Mannix (Hail, Caesar!)

Created by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen "EDDIE MANNIX" was a real-life character, a legendary (and allegedly mob-connected) Hollywood bouncer and fixer who rose through the ranks to become a studio executive at MGM in the fifties. You may recall his appearance in the 2006 film Hollywoodland, director Allen Coulter and writer Paul Bernbaum's ambitious … Continue reading Eddie Mannix (Hail, Caesar!)

Joe “The Bouncer” Brody

Created by David Gordon An eye is an eye is an eye. Except when he isn't. But I think most visitors to this site won't mind if I cut this JOE "THE BOUNCER" BRODY guy a little slack... As a former Black Ops Specialist turned smart-ass strip club bouncer (and reluctant part-time fixer for the … Continue reading Joe “The Bouncer” Brody

Ray (Stingray)

Created by Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) "Someday I'll return, and I'll ask you to perform a favor, and you must do it" -- Ray's terms-of-service RAY (or whatever his name was), as played by Nick Mancuso in television's short-lived Stingray (1985, NBC) was an enigmatic ex-Intelligence officer who helped people with their problems, and valued … Continue reading Ray (Stingray)

Joe DeMarco

Created by Mike Lawson Just in case the current administration¬†doesn't make you feel queasy enough about Washington politicians, there's always JOE DeMARCO. He's a D.C. troubleshooter, a sort of "congressional fix-it man," who (mostly) works for House Majority Leader John Mahoney, in a series of well-regarded, politically-charged novels by Mike Lawson. The author is a … Continue reading Joe DeMarco

Ray Donovan

Created by Ann Biderman "Oh, I know who you are. You're a bagman for movie stars. You're also an extortionist, you're a wiretapper -- basically, you're an all-round piece of shit." -- the LA director of the FBI has Ray's number Ever since American television grew up and started airing crime dramas like The Sopranos, … Continue reading Ray Donovan