Premise

A grim and graphically raw drama about life (and often death) in an experimental prison ward called Emerald City at the Oswald State Correctional Facility (nicknamed Oz). It was alternately praised and criticized for its profane language and extreme violence, but creator Tom Fontana's uncompromising study of men and women behind bars---staffers as well as prisoners---is compellingly written and performed.

Active Cast

Ernie Hudson Leo Glynn
Terry Kinney Tim McManus
Rita Moreno Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
B.D. Wong Father Ray Mukada
Harold Perrineau Augustus Hill
Eamonn Walker Kareem Said
Lee Tergesen Tobias Beecher
J.K. Simmons Vern Schillinger
Željko Ivanek Gov. James Devlin
Dean Winters Ryan O'Reily
Lauren Velez Dr. Gloria Nathan
Tim Brown Off. Jason Armstrong
Rick Fox Jackson Vayhue
Jon Seda Dino Ortolani
Paul Schulze Off. Rick Heim
Christopher Meloni Christopher Keller
Otto Sanchez Carmen `Chico' Guerra
Lou Sones Steve Dawkins
Chuck Zito Charles Pancamo
Milo O'Shea Dr. Frederick Garvey
Carl DiMaggio Off. Len Lopresti
Larry Pine Arnold Zelman
Kristin Rohde Off. Claire Howell
Joel West Glen Shupe
David Zayas Enrique Morales
Betty Buckley Suzanne Fitzgerald
Bobby Cannavale Alonzo Torquemada
Joel Grey Lemuel Idzick
Patti LuPone Stella Coffa

Former Cast

Kirk Acevedo Miguel Alvarez
Edie Falco Diane Wittlesey
Kathryn Erbe Shirley Bellinger
Luis Guzman Raoul `El Cid' Hernandez
Austin Pendleton William Giles
Nelson Vasquez Off. Eugene Rivera
Philip Casnoff Nikolai Stanislofsky
Seth Gilliam Off. Clayton Hughes
Domenick Lombardozzi Ralph Galino
Gavin Macleod Cardinal Frances Abgott
Edward Herrmann Harrison Beecher
Lord Jamar Kevin Ketchum, a.k.a. Supreme Allah
Lance Reddick Det. John Basil/Desmond Mobay
John Doman Col. Edward Galson
Brian F. O'Byrne Padraic Connelly
Luke Perry Rev. Jeremiah Cloutier
Peter Criss Martin Montgomery
Ben Vereen A.R. Whitworth
Malachy McCourt Father Daniel Meehan