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Godfather of Harlem (2019 - )

Godfather of Harlem (2019 - )




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Godfather of Harlem recounts the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Academy Award®-winner Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from a decade in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles.

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2020, EPIX, 12 episodes

Critics Consensus: As sharply dressed as it is smartly written, Godfather of Harlem walks familiar blocks to its own beat and makes a strong first impression.

2019, EPIX, 10 episodes


Forest Whitaker
as Bumpy Johnson
Nigel Thatch
as Malcolm X
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Vincent "The Chin" Gigante
Giancarlo Esposito
as Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Paul Sorvino
as Frank Costello
Lucy Fry
as Stella
Ilfenesh Hadera
as Mayme Johnson
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
as Teddy Greene
Chazz Palminteri
as Joe Bonanno
Rafi Gavron
as Ernie Nunzi
Kathrine Narducci
as Olympia Gigante
Demi Singleton
as Margaret Johnson
Elvis Nolasco
as Nat Pettigrew
Grace Porter
as Betty Shabazz
Isaach De Bankolé
as Monsieur 98
Dominic Fumusa
as Louis Gigante
Korey Jackson
as Livingston Wingate
Leopold Manswell
as Captain Henry
Justin Bartha
as Robert Morgenthau
Afi McClendon
as Sister Marny
Ronald Guttman
as Jean Jehan
Roslyn Ruff
as Delia Greene
Richard Topol
as Jonah Fineman
Markuann Smith
as Junie Byrd
Maurice Jones
as Captain Omar
Louis Vanaria
as Lombardi
Marc D. Donovan
as Mike Wallace
Sereene Brown
as Sister of Islam
Michael Rispoli
as Joseph Magliocco
Hank Strong
as Big Dick Buster
Method Man
as Sam Christian
Joanne Kelly
as Amy Vanderbilt
Clifton Davis
as Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Eric West
as Richie
Eric West
as Richie
Whoopi Goldberg
as Miss Willa
Jamaal Burcher
as Fruit of Islam Soldier
David Michael Garry
as Sam Crawford
Christopher Parker
as Prison Guard #1
Patricia R. Floyd
as Esther James
Jake Eavey
as Cecil Parmenter
Kevin Loreque
as Dr. Cooper
Angela McKenzie
as Sister of Islam
Bob Leszczak
as Mental Patient
D Ivery
as Woman in Ice Cream Parlour
Bo Dietl
as Thomas Lucchese
Matthew Griffin
as Brother Charles
Evander Duck
as Brother Clinkscale
Andrew Frace
as FBI Agent #1
Rony Clanton
as Cecil Bradley
Chaz Riddle
as Officer Riddle
Gregory Cioffi
as Fat Ricky
Jerry Hebrank
as Harlemitte
Edward Manley
as Federal Agent
Kevin D. Benton
as Junie Byrd's Armed Guard
Trent Miller
as Gangster
Arlene A. McGruder
as Dignified Woman
Jake Friedman
as Julius Patron
Danielle McCullough
as Woman in Diner
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