In Season 5 of Ray Donovan, Ray (Liev Schreiber) goes to his court-appointed anger management session. His therapist is a gray-bearded man named Dr. Brogan who sits behind a desk and asks Ray to explain what happened. Ray says with a shrug, “I got into a fight.” Dr. Brogan winks sardonically and says, “I see that.” Then he asks Ray, “Why did you get into a fight?” Ray says it was “a family thing.” The doctor reminds Ray that it was his 19-year-old daughter who called the police and that his father and brother were hospitalized. Ray adds, “It was a family thing.”
The counselor is portrayed by C. Thomas Howell. He’s known for his TV roles on Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Nate), Grimm (Weston Steward), Criminal Minds (George Foyet), and Southland (Officer Dewey Dudek), among others. He’s also well recognized for his roles in the 1980s films The Hitcher (Jim Halsey), Soul Man (Mark Watson), Red Dawn (Robert), The Outsiders (Ponyboy), E.T. (Tyler), and more recently The Amazing Spider-Man (Jack’s Father). Ray Donovan airs Sundays at 9pm on Showtime.