On The Good Wife episode “Lies,” Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and her new business partner Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) are representing a new client. Kristen Balko (Anna Wood) was fired from a technology firm for failing a polygraph test. The judge presiding is the venerable Judge Michael Marx.
Judge Marx is portrayed by Dominic Chianese. The 84-year-old* actor from the Bronx is best known for his roles in the films All The President’s Men (Eugenio R. Martinez), Dog Day Afternoon (Father), and The Godfather Part II (Johnny Ola). Chianese is also recognized for his roles on TV shows including The Sopranos (Junior Soprano), Damages (Stuart Zedeck), and Boardwalk Empire (Leander Cephas Whitlock). The Good Wife airs Sundays at 9:30pm on CBS.
*Chianese isn’t the oldest actor on The Good Wife; that would be this guy.