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TNT's 'Animal Kingdom' Adds Denis Leary To Season Three

Turner’s TNT has cast Denis Leary (Rescue Me) in season three of the hit drama Animal Kingdom.

In this bold, gritty series about a Southern California crime family, the Emmy®-nominated actor joins Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin, the matriarch of the Cody clan, along with Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra.

Leary will play Billy, Deran’s (Weary) drifter dad who Smurf (Barkin) kicked out years ago.

“Denis Leary’s extensive and successful career playing complicated, flawed characters makes him the perfect addition to this badass Animal Kingdom family,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

Leary previously co-created and starred in seven seasons of the acclaimed drama Rescue Me. He also recently starred in the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

**Photo courtesy of Maarten de Boer/Getty Images**

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