In The Blacklist episode “Lady Luck,” while Red (James Spader) is determined to find out who turned him into the police, Liz (Megan Boone) and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) investigate Henry Morris, a Blacklister who offers to erase gambling debts at a deceptively high price. Loan shark Henry Morris is portrayed by actor Max Casella.
Max Casella is known for his roles on Ray Donovan (Emerson Lake), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Michael Kessler), Shades of Blue (Capt. Daniel Pines), Vinyl (Julie Silver), Boardwalk Empire (Leo D’Alessio), The Bronx Is Burning (Dick Howser), The Sopranos (Benny Fazio), and Doogie Howser, M.D. (Doogie’s best friend Vinnie), among others.
Casella is also well-recognized for his roles in films including Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine (Eddie), the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis (Pappi), Revolutionary Road (Ed Small), Analyze This (Nicky Shivers), and Newsies (Racetrack Higgins, photo below).
Fun facts about Casella: He made his Broadway debut at Timon in the original “The Lion King” and is married to a Hollywood on-set teacher for child stars/actors. The Blacklist airs Fridays at 9 pm on NBC, right after Blindspot and right before Dateline.
With his Doogie Howser, M.D. co-star Patrick Neil Harris…