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Boardwalk Empire: The Cast

October 23, 2012 [Updated]

Boardwalk Empire is one of HBO’s most intense dramas featuring powerful characters vying for control of the criminal underworld of the 1920’s prohibition era. The amazing cast below has won several awards for thier work and the series continues to draw positive reviews. While there are many characters in the show, we’ll feature the ones with the most screen time.

Here are the main cast members of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire:

Nucky-Thompson-196x300Steve Buscemi
(Nucky Thompson)
brogue-shoes-jimmy-darmody-michael-pitt-boardwalk-empire3-199x300Michael Pitt
(James “Jimmy” Darmody)
Margaret-Schroeder-205x300Kelly Macdonald
(Margaret Schroeder)

Michael Kenneth Williams
(Albert “Chalky” White)

Harrow-199x300Jack Huston
(Richard Harrow)

Elias-Thompson-199x300Shea Whigham
(Elias “Eli” Thompson)
Arnold-Rothstein-199x300Michael Stuhlbarg
(Arnold Rothstein)
Nelson-Van-Alden-200x300Michael Shannon
(Nelson Van Alden)
Lucky-Luciano-199x300Vincent Piazza
(Charles “Lucky” Luciano)
Al-Capone-199x300Stephen Graham
(Al Capone)
Gillian-Darmody-196x300Gretchen Mol
(Gillian Darmody)

We’ll be continuously updating this Boardwalk Empire cast list with all of your favorite characters and actors.  If you would like to contribute to our ongoing effort to feature these great people (or even more minor characters that you don’t now see here!) feel free to check out our Write for Us page.  We’d love to hear your take on them!  Who’s your favorite?  Leave us a comment below.


  1. A fan /

    Margaret has worn out her usefulness ,please write her character out

    • Jef Dinsmore /

      With only three episodes left to the series they will all be written out soon enough.

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