Veteran Hollywood actor Jon Voight has played some very interesting characters in some great television shows and movies over the years, so it was no surprise to see that he is sticking to what he does best. Jon plays the role of Mickey in the hit television series Ray Donovan and he has opened up about playing the character.
Voight told Maxim, "Oh, he’s a bad guy. He’s a mess. But there’s also some good aspects to him. For one, he’s completely honest. That’s a terribly surprisingly element. He says what’s on his mind, and we admire it. He’s the opposite of politically correct. He tells you what he’s thinking. And sometimes it’s very shocking, but it’s also endearing in a certain way, too. I think that in some way, he’s an interesting portrait of a man – the male animal that we have pretty much attacked over the latter course of my life as a culture. That he’s still alive, I think we’re grateful for that."
He added, "The positive side of Mickey is he’s a real male, and he’s funny, and he can be dopey, and he can be cruel as well, but there’s something that we respond to in that way. In other ways I think he’s like the characters that we’ve taken to heart like Archie Bunker or the Fonz, you know, these kinds of archetypes. I don’t know where Mickey fits into that, but there’s something like that going on, too."
As well as starring Jon Voight, Ray Donovan also stars Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer and Katherine Moennig. Ray Donovan season one aired its finale last month but the show has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere sometime in 2014. We will giive you the official Ray Donovan season two premiere date when we get it.