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OZ is set deep inside the Oswald Maximum Security Prison, in an experimental unit known as Emerald City. Em City focuses on prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. There's one set of rules from the outside looking in, and another once you're inside. Every group - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: 8.7 (62 votes)
  • Runtime: 55 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 1997 - 2003
  • Episodes per season: 16
  • Network: HBO


Oz - season 1

Season 1 (1997)

Rating: 7.9
Oz - season 2

Season 2 (1998)

Rating: 7.5
Oz - season 3

Season 3 (1999)

Rating: 7.4
Oz - season 4

Season 4 (2000)

Rating: 7.3
Oz - season 5

Season 5 (2002)

Rating: 7.8
Oz - season 6

Season 6 (2003)

Rating: 7.2

Characters and Actors

Eamonn Walker as Kareem Said in Oz

Kareem Said

Actor: Eamonn Walker
Also in: Chicago Fire
Harold Perrineau Jr. as Augustus Hill in Oz

Augustus Hill

Actor: Harold Perrineau Jr.
Kirk Acevedo as Miguel Alvarez in Oz

Miguel Alvarez

Actor: Kirk Acevedo
Also in: Fringe, Band of Brothers, 12 Monkeys, Arrow
Lee Tergesen as Tobias 'Toby' Beecher in Oz

Tobias 'Toby' Beecher

Actor: Lee Tergesen
Also in: The Americans (2013)
Lauren Vélez as Gloria Nathan in Oz

Gloria Nathan

Actor: Lauren Vélez
Also in: Dexter
Dean Winters as Ryan O'Reily in Oz

Ryan O'Reily

Terry Kinney as Tim McManus in Oz

Tim McManus

Actor: Terry Kinney
Also in: The Mentalist
J.K. Simmons as Vernon 'Vern' Schillinger in Oz

Vernon 'Vern' Schillinger

Actor: J.K. Simmons
Also in: BoJack Horseman, Counterpart
JD Williams as Kenny Wangler in Oz

Kenny Wangler

Actor: JD Williams
Mark Margolis as Antonio Nappa in Oz

Antonio Nappa

Actor: Mark Margolis
Also in: Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul
Anthony Chisholm as Burr Redding in Oz

Burr Redding

Actor: Anthony Chisholm
Granville Adams as Zahir Arif in Oz

Zahir Arif

Actor: Granville Adams
Rita Moreno as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo in Oz

Sister Peter Marie Reimondo

Actor: Rita Moreno
Luis Guzmán as Raoul Hernandez in Oz

Raoul Hernandez

Actor: Luis Guzmán
Also in: Narcos
Michael Wright as Omar White in Oz

Omar White

Actor: Michael Wright
Robert Clohessy as Sean Murphy in Oz

Sean Murphy

Actor: Robert Clohessy
Also in: Blue Bloods
Kristin Rhode as Claire Howell in Oz

Claire Howell

Actor: Kristin Rhode
Zeljko Ivanek as Governor James Devlin in Oz

Governor James Devlin

Actor: Zeljko Ivanek
Also in: Madam Secretary, Banshee
David Zayas as Enrique Morales in Oz

Enrique Morales

Actor: David Zayas
Also in: Dexter
Otto Sanchez as Chico Guerra in Oz

Chico Guerra

Actor: Otto Sanchez
George Morfogen as Bob Rebadow in Oz

Bob Rebadow

Actor: George Morfogen
Tom Mardirosian as Agammemnon Busmalis in Oz

Agammemnon Busmalis

Actor: Tom Mardirosian
R.E Rodgers as James Robson in Oz

James Robson

Actor: R.E Rodgers
Evan Seinfeld as Jaz Hoyt in Oz

Jaz Hoyt

Actor: Evan Seinfeld
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Simon Adebisi in Oz

Simon Adebisi

Actor: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Also in: Lost
B.D. Wong as Father Ray Mukada in Oz

Father Ray Mukada

Actor: B.D. Wong
Also in: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Gotham
Blake Robbins as Officer Dave Brass in Oz

Officer Dave Brass

Actor: Blake Robbins
Christopher Meloni as Chris Keller in Oz

Chris Keller

Actor: Christopher Meloni
Also in: True Blood, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Chuck Zito as Charles 'Chucky' Pancamo in Oz

Charles 'Chucky' Pancamo

Actor: Chuck Zito
Edie Falco as Officer Diane Whittlesey in Oz

Officer Diane Whittlesey

Actor: Edie Falco
Also in: The Sopranos
Kathryn Erbe as Shirley Bellinger in Oz

Shirley Bellinger

Actor: Kathryn Erbe
Also in: The Sinner
Mums as Poet in Oz


Actor: Mums
Steven Wishnoff as Tony Masters in Oz

Tony Masters

Actor: Steven Wishnoff
Ernie Hudson as Warden Leo Glynn in Oz

Warden Leo Glynn

Actor: Ernie Hudson
Also in: Grace and Frankie