• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 12, 1997
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
Oz Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

Summary: Oz is the name on the street for the Oswald State Penitentiary. Our wheelchair-bound narrator Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau Jr.) takes us through the wacky world of Emerald City, the experimental unit started by Tim McManus (Terry Kinney). There's shankin' and lovin' and cussin' and fightin' but in the end, HBO makes a damn fine prison drama. It's gritty. And there you have it.
Network: HBO
Genre(s): Drama
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Cast Credit
Sean Whitesell Donald Groves
Sean Whitesell Prisoner #97G414 Donald Groves (Episodes 1-8)
Robert Clohessy Officer Sean Murphy (Episodes 18-55)
Scott William Winters Prisoner #98P204 Cyril O'Reily (Episodes 11, 13-56)
Ernie Hudson Warden Leo Glynn
Ernie Hudson Warden Leo Glynn (Episodes 1-55)
Rita Moreno Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
Rita Moreno Sister Peter Marie Reimondo (1997-2003)
J.K. Simmons Prisoner #92S110 Vernon Schillinger (1997-2003)
J.K. Simmons Vernon Schillinger
B.D. Wong Father Ray Mukada (Episodes 2-46, 49-56)
B.D. Wong Father Ray Mukada (Episodes 2-46, 49-56)
Lauren Velez Dr. Gloria Nathan
Lauren Velez Dr. Gloria Nathan (1997-2003)
Philip Casnoff Nikolai Stanislofsky (Episodes 19 - 31)
Christopher Meloni Prisoner #98K514 Chris Keller (Episodes 12 - 25, 27-36, 42-56)
Dean Winters Prisoner #97P904 (1997-2003)
Dean Winters Ryan O'Reily
Luis Guzman Prisoner #98H492, El Cid A.K.A. Raoul Hernandez (Episodes 14-27)
Stephen Gevedon Prisoner #97R510 Scott Ross (1997, Episodes 5-8)
David Zayas Prisoner #005871 Enrique Morales ( Episodes 27-53)
Kathryn Erbe Prisoner #97B642 Shirley Bellinger (Episodes 11-28, 50)
Harold Perrineau Jr. Augustus Hill
Harold Perrineau Jr. Prisoner #95H522 Augustus Hill (1997-2003)
Zeljko Ivanek Governor James Devlin (Recurring)
Edie Falco Officer Diane Whittlesey (Episodes 1-18, 20-24)
Edie Falco Officer Diane Whittlesey (Episodes 1-18, 20-24)
Kristin Rohde Claire Howell (Episodes 17-39, 41-56)
Lee Tergesen Prisoner #97B412 Tobias Beecher (1997-2003)
Lee Tergesen Tobias Beecher
George Morfogen Bob Rebadow
George Morfogen Prisoner #65R814 Bob Rebadow (1997-2003)
Kirk Acevedo Miguel Alvarez
Kirk Acevedo Prisioner #97A413 Miguel Alvarez (Episodes 1-26, 34-36, 41-56)
J.D. Williams Kenny Wangler
J.D. Williams Prisoner #97W566 Kenny Wangler A.K.A. Bricks (Episodes 2-25)
Terry Kinney Tim McManus
Terry Kinney Tim McManus (Episodes 1 - 26, 28-56)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Prisoner #93A234 Simon Adebisi (Episodes 1-32)
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Simon Adebisi
Eamonn Walker Kareem Said
Eamonn Walker Prisoner #97S444 Kareem Said (Episodes 1-51)
Granville Adams Prisoner #97A622 Zahir Arif A.K.A. Jerome Van Dyke (Recurring In Season 1, Regular 1998-2003 )
Granville Adams Zahir Arif
Charles Busch Natalie "Nat" Ginsburg (1999-2000)
Michael Wright Prisoner #01W711 Omar White (Episodes 33-55)
Anthony Chisholm Prisoner #01R289 Burr Redding (Episodes 34-56)
muMs Arnold Jackson A.K.A. Poet
muMs Prisoner #96J332/98J442 Arnold Jackson A.K.A. Poet (Recurring In Season 1, Regular 1998-2003 )
Sean Dugan Timmy Kirk (Episodes 10-16, 27-42)
Evan Seinfeld Jaz Hoyt
Evan Seinfeld Prisoner #98H432 Jaz Hoyt (Episodes 15-18, 24 - 54, 56)
James Palacio Fiona Zonioni
Steven Wishnoff Tony Masters Prisoner #98M922 (1997 - 2003,)
Eddie Malavarca Peter Schibetta
BD Wong Father Ray Mukada
Craig muMs Grant Arnold Jackson A.K.A. Poet