Tulsa King Cast: Where You’ve Seen The Actors From The Sylvester Stallone Crime Show Before

Sylvester Stallone in Tulsa King trailer.
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Taylor Sheridan has been doing some impressive work since giving up acting and turning his focus to writing, with Mayor of Kingstown and Yellowstone among his bragging rights in the relatively short time he’s spent on the creative side of things. With the overwhelming popularity of the Dutton family saga, viewers are pretty excited to see what he’ll come up with next. And with the cast he’s compiled for Tulsa King, it sure looks like Paramount+ subscribers are in for something special with this crime drama about a New York mafioso becoming a fish out of water in the middle of Oklahoma. 

Movie icon Sylvester Stallone is making a rare appearance on the small screen, and he’ll be surrounded by some faces that are pretty familiar with crime series like The Wire, The Sopranos, and more. Let’s take a look at the the Tulsa King cast and where you’ve seen the actors before, starting with Sly himself: 

Sylvester Stallone in Tulsa King trailer.

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Sylvester Stallone (Dwight ‘The General’ Manfredi)

Sylvester Stallone is taking the New York mafia scene to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Dwight “The General” Manfredi. After serving a 25-year prison sentence, Manfredi’s underboss relocates him out of New York to Tulsa, where he starts to recruit his own crew with the goal of sparking a new criminal empire.

The actor is best known for playing Rocky Balboa in the Rocky franchise, which earned him a Best Actor Oscar nomination in 1977, and as John Rambo in First Blood and its sequels, as well as a number of other action movies, including the Amazon Prime Video superhero flick, Samaritan. With movies like those under his belt, it’s not surprising that Stallone has been a box office champ for the past six decades.

Max Casella on The Sopranos.

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Max Casella (Armand Truisi)

Fans of the crime genre should recognize Max Casella as he takes the role of the ambitious criminal, Armand Truisi, one of the more ambitious members of the Invernizzi crime family. Casella is no stranger to crime TV, as he previously portrayed Benny Fazio on The Sopranos and Leo D'Alessio on Boardwalk Empire, but he got his start in the early 1980s in roles that included Vinnie Delpino in Doogie Howser M.D

He originated the role of Timon in the Broadway production of The Lion King and also played Marcellus Washburn in the revival of The Music Man. He’s appeared in movies including The Tinder Bar and Analyze This, and has had recurring roles in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ray Donovan, to name a few. Fans of the Jak and Daxter video game franchise will likely recognize his voice from his portrayal of the wise-cracking character dating back to 2001.

Domenick Lombardozzi on Tulsa King

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Domenick Lombardozzi (Charles ‘Chickie’ Invernizzi)

The head of the Invernizzi crime family, Charles “Chickie” Invernizzi, is played by Domenick Lombardozzi, another actor with plenty of experience in the crime milieu. 

Like Max Casella, Lombardozzi was a major player in Boardwalk Empire as Ralph Capone, and is also well-known as Fat Tony Salerno in The Irishman. He was also a major fixture on The Wire cast, playing Thomas “Herc” Hauk throughout the show’s five-season run. Other notable roles include Nicky Zero in A Bronx Tale, Dom on Entourage, and Ray Zancanelli in Breakout Kings. He also had a guest spot in an episode of Yellowstone

Vincent Piazza on Tulsa King

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Vincent Piazza (Vince Antonacci)

Rounding out a Boardwalk Empire trio is Vincent Piazza, who played Lucky Luciano in the HBO drama. In Tulsa King, he will play Chickie’s henchman Vince Antonacci. 

Piazza also appeared on a few episodes of The Sopranos and recurred as Tony on Rescue Me. More recently, he appeared in the Fox drama The Passage and the 2020 survival thriller Centigrade

Jay Will on Tulsa King

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Jay Will (Tyson)

Jay Will appears in the Tulsa King cast as quick-witted, eagle-eyed college graduate Tyson.

Will is a 2021 Julliard graduate whose 2022 roles included a guest appearance on the Paramount+ original series, Evil, and recurring as James on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

A.C. Peterson on Tulsa King

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A.C. Peterson (Pete ‘The Rock’ Invernizzi)

A.C. Peterson will play another member of the Invernizzi family — Pete, aka “The Rock” Invernizzi, who is Chickie’s ailing father, per Deadline. Peterson has nearly 200 credits in a career that spans decades. He recently recurred as Zeta-Rho in The CW’s Superman & Lois. Other movies and TV series he’s appeared in include Schitt’s Creek, The X-Files, Molly’s Game, and Smallville.  

Andrea Savage in I'm Sorry.

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Andrea Savage (Stacy Beale)

Andrea Savage appears in the Tulsa King cast as Stacy Beale, who, like The General, has moved to Oklahoma from New York. She’s an ATF agent who worked in anti-terrorism before her post dealing with Oklahoma militia groups, as described by Deadline when her casting was first announced . 

Savage created and starred in truTV’s I’m Sorry, and is also known for her roles as Dr. Stacy on A Million Little Things, Laura Montez on Veep, and Helen Basch on Episodes, among others.

Martin Starr on Tulsa King

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Martin Starr (Bodhi)

Martin Starr appears on Tulsa King as Bodhi, a character Deadline described as a “blissed-out proprietor of the Higher Plane Marijuana Dispensary” and ally of The General after moving to Oklahoma.

Starr started as a child actor on Freaks and Geeks and can now be found in films like the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man blockbusters and TV series including Silicon Valley and the upcoming Party Down revival. Starr recently appeared with Sylvester Stallone in the Amazon Prime Video movie, Samaritan

Garrett Hedlund on Tulsa King

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Garrett Hedlund (Mitch Keller)

Garrett Hedlund shows up on Tulsa King as Oklahoma native Mitch Keller, a former bull-rider who was forced to retire after he sustained injuries that led to an addiction, according to Variety

Hedlund is known for appearing in movies, including Friday Night Lights and Country Strong with Tim McGraw. He starred in Tron: Legacy and had main roles in HBO’s Mosaic, Prime Video’s Modern Love, and the podcast Strawberry Spring, adapted from a Stephen King short story. Hedlund also appeared in the Coen Brothers’ 2013 beatnik drama, Inside Llweyn Davis, one year after portraying Dean Moriarty in the book-to-film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, a staple of the Beat Generation’s literary output.

Dana Delany in Hand of God.

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Dana Delany (Margaret) 

Emmy Award-winning actress Dana Delany plays Margaret, who Deadline described as “an affluent and influential equestrian and owner of a sprawling horse farm and animal preserve” when the casting was first announced. She is a formidable presence and a trustee of the Annie Oakley Society. 

Delany won two Emmys for her work on the ABC drama China Beach, and among her many TV roles, she is known for playing Katherine Mayfair on Desperate Housewives and voicing Lois Lane in Superman: The Animated Series. Her movie credits include Tombstone, Fly Away Home, and many more.

Annabella Sciorra in The Blacklist.

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Annabella Sciorra (Joanne)

Rounding out Tulsa King’s cast is another veteran of The Sopranos — Annabella Sciorra, who plays The General’s younger sister Joanne, a Brooklyn resident. 

Sciorra received an Emmy nomination for her recurring role as Gloria Trillo on The Sopranos, and is known for her work in movies, including True Love, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Cure, and various titles in the Law & Order franchise, to name a few. More recently she’s had recurring on shows including Blue Bloods, New Amsterdam, and Truth Be Told

With a cast like this, It’s easy to see why viewers have been looking forward to Tulsa King’s premiere. New episodes of the series come out each Sunday on Paramount+. In the meantime, check out the 2022 fall TV schedule to see when you can catch other Taylor Sheridan shows and plenty of other new and returning series coming to a TV set near you.

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