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Johnny Seasons on The Righteous Gemstones: Who is the actor that plays him?

Johnny Seasons on The Righteous Gemstones
Dermot Mulroney at the “The Righteous Gemstones” Premiere Screening. Pic credit: @ImageCollect/Carrie-nelson

The Righteous Gemstones premiered on HBO last night and introduced the world to the very rich, very corrupt Gemstone family of televangelists. While the key Gemstone family members were familiar faces, the character of Johnny Seasons was also familiar to a lot of people.

However, a search of IMDb does not show a Johnny Seasons and many fans wondered where they knew this actor from.

Here is a look at who the actor is that plays Johnny Seasons and how his character plays into the new HBO series.

Johnny Seasons on The Righteous Gemstones

For fans who watched the season premiere of The Righteous Gemstones, Johnny Seasons was the character that Eli Gemstone clashed with both in a meeting in a church as well as at lunch on a Sunday afternoon.

Johnny Seasons was a local preacher in the town where the Gemstones were building their new massive church — the man who believed they were conmen trying to steal the congregations from the real preachers in the area.

It is with Johnny Seasons and Jesse Gemstone that the idea of a mobster-themed televangelist show starts to form.

See, Jesse believes that Johnny is the man who is blackmailing him and sets out to teach him a lesson before the preacher blasts a gunshot into the gut of one of Jesse’s friends, sending the older Gemstone son running.

But who is the actor who plays Johnny Seasons?

Who is Dermot Mulroney

Fans of the romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Wedding with Julia Roberts will recognize Johnny Seasons as none other than Dermot Mulroney.

Mulroney has enjoyed a long career on television, although he also made stops in movies along the way.

On top of the Julia Roberts rom-com, Mulroney also made stops in popular movies like Young Guns (as Dirty Steve Stephens), the Jack Nicholson movie About Schmidt, and the holiday classic The Family Stone.

Television fans will recognize Mulroney from his recurring roles in shows like Friends (he was Gavin Mitchell), Shameless (Sean Pierce), and The New Girl (as Russell). He also starred in Homecoming with Julia Roberts.

The Righteous Gemstones airs Sunday at 10/9c on HBO.

Shawn S. Lealos has been a freelance writer for 25 years, starting with magazines and newspapers before moving to the internet. He has been published... read more
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