Godfather of Harlem (2019 - )

Godfather of Harlem


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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, 0 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
Rafi Gavron
as Ernie Nunzi
Kathrine Narducci
as Olympia Gigante
Roslyn Ruff
as Delia Greene
Sereene Brown
as Sister of Islam
Hank Strong
as Big Dick Buster
Demi Singleton
as Margaret Johnson
Markuann Smith
as Junie Byrd
Eric West
as Richie
Jamaal Burcher
as Fruit of Islam Soldier
Christopher Parker
as Prison Guard #1
Korey Jackson
as Livingston Wingate
Angela McKenzie
as Sister of Islam
D Ivery
as Woman in Ice Cream Parlour
Chaz Riddle
as Officer Riddle
Gregory Cioffi
as Fat Ricky
Jerry Hebrank
as Harlemitte
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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TV Network: EPIX
Premiere Date:
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Forest Whitaker, Chris Brancato, Paul Eckstein
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