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Where You Know Them From: The Judges of ‘The Good Wife’

By Nadia Chaudhury | Seriously Random Lists | September 19, 2014 |


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Judge Charles Abernathy, played by Denis O’Hare
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 2: Stripped (7 episodes)
Where you know him from: True Blood (Russell Edgington), American Horror Story


Judge Alice Adelson, played by Donna Murphy
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 17: A Material World (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: What About Joan (Dr. Ruby Stern, this is mentioned because Kyle Chandler was a lead on the show), PBS’s Liberty! The American Revolution (Abigail Adams)


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Judge Felix Afterman, played by Jerry Stiller
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 15: Silver Bullet (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Zoolander (Maury Ballstein), Seinfeld (Frank Costanza), Ben Stiller’s father


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Judge Henry Baxter, played by Tony Goldwyn
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 10: Lifeguard (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Scandal (President Fitzgerald Grant), Ghost (Carl Bruner)
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Judge Greg Brochard, played by Brooks Ashmanskas
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 4: Don’t Haze Me, Bro (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Julie & Julia (Mr. Misher)


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Judge James Chase, played by Kenneth Tigar
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 1: I Fought the Law (3 episodes)
Where you know him from: House of Cards (Walter Doyle), L.A. Heat (Captain Jensen), Growing Pains (Sid Sidlevich)


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Judge Ciccone, played by Vincenzo Amato
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 12: Je Ne Sais What? (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Elementary (Guillaume de Soto), Boardwalk Empire (Vincenzo Petrucelli)


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Judge Harrison Creary, played by Judd Hirsch
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 8: Here Comes the Judge (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Maron (Larry), Damages (Bill Herndon)


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Judge Richard Cuesta, played by David Paymer
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot (5 episodes)
Where you know him from: The Five-Year Engagement (Pete Solomon), Line of Fire (Jonah Malloy), Cagney & Lacey (Todd Feldberg), Downtown (Captain David Kinner)


Judge Alan Davies, played by Richard Kind
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 6: The Next Day (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Luck (Joey Rathburn), Curb Your Enthusiasm (Cousin Andy), A Serious Man (Uncle Arthur), Scrubs (Harvey Corman)


Judge Christina de la Piedra, as played by Priscilla Lopez
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 3: Breaking Fast (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: As the World Turns (Regina Corrado)


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Judge Peter Dunaway, played by Kurt Fuller
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 11: What Went Wrong (4 episodes)
Where you know him from: Psych (Coroner Woody Strode), Parenthood (Dr. Bedsloe), Scandal (Grayden Osborne), Alias (Robert Lindsey), That’s My Bush! (Karl Rove)


Judge Horace Dunn, played by Dick Latessa
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 7: Unorthodox (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: The Black Donnellys (Father Dufelt), Stigmata (Father Gianni Delmonico), True Blue (Detective Mike Duffy)


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Judge Melanie Ellis, played by S. Epatha Merkerson
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 15: Going for the Gold (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: Law & Order (Lieutenant Anita Van Buren)


Judge Etts, played by Grant Shaud
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 5: Waiting for the Knock (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Curb Your Enthusiasm (Henry Horn), Louie (Eddie Faye), Murphy Brown (Miles Silverberg)


Judge Keely Farmer, played by Suzzanne Douglas
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 11: Infamy (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: The Parent ‘Hood (Jeri Peterson), How Stella Got Her Grove Back (Angela)


Judge Maria Felletti, played by Jackie Hoffman
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 8: The Next Month (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: The New Normal (Frances), 30 Rock (Rochelle Gaulke), Garden State (Aunt Sylvia Largeman)


Judge Mel Fendler, played by John Horton
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 7: Anatomy of a Joke (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: The Shawshank Redemption (Judge from 1946)


Judge Hal Ferris, played by Jay O. Sanders
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 7: Executive Order 13224 (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: True Detective (Billy Lee Tuttle)


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Judge Claudia Friend, played by Bebe Neuwirth
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 17: Long Way Home (3 episodes)
Where you know her from: Blue Bloods (Kelly Livingston), Fraiser (Dr. Lilith Sternin), Cheers (Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane)


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Judge Francis Flamm, played by Harvey Fierstein
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 4: Feeding the Rat (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Death to Smoochy (Merv Green), Mrs. Doubtfire (Frank)


Judge Ira Garrett, played by Bruce Altman
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 19: Boom (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Blue Bloods (Robert Levitt/The Mayor), Damages (Jim Girotto), It’s Complicated (Ted)


Judge Jerry Glendon, played by Bernie McInerney
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 8: Death Row Tip (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Law & Order (Judge Michael Callahan/Lou Ballard), Dan in Real Life (James Lamson)


Judge Cyril Handley, played by John Pankow
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 22: Getting Off (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Episodes (Merc Lapidus), Mad About You (Ira Buchman)


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Judge Karl Heinrich, played by John Hans Tester
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 12: Je Ne Sais What? (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Royal Pains (Udo)


Judge Earl Hovick, played by Brian O’Neill
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 3: Home (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Burn After Reading (Hal), The Sopranos (Hollings)


Judge Hester James, played by Michelle Hurst
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 3: Home (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: Orange is the New Black (Miss Claudette Pelage)


Judge Gregory Kakissis, played by Adam LeFevre
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 1: I Fought the Law (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: The Leftovers (Mike the bartender), The Onion News Network (Doug Kranowicz)


Judge Alan Karpman, played by Fred Melamed
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 1: A New Day (3 episodes)
Where you know him from: Girls (Avi Mensusen), In a World (Sam), A Serious Man (Sy Ableman), Curb Your Enthusiasm (Dr. Thurgood)


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Judge George Kluger, played by Jeffrey Tambor
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 1: Everything is Ending (4 episodes)
Where you know him from: Transparent (Maura Pfefferman), Arrested Development (George Bluth Sr.)


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Colonel Leora Kuhn, played by Linda Emond
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 2: Double Jeopardy (3 episodes)
Where you know her from: on Broadway with Cabaret with Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams, Law & Order: SVU (Dr. Emily Sopher), Elementary (Dr. Candace Reed), Gossip Girl (Headmistress Queller)


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Judge Sam Leborde, played by Mark Price
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 18: All Tapped Out (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Law & Order (DJ Freaky)


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Judge Patrice Lessner, played by Ana Gasteyer
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 16: Fleas (4 episodes)
Where you know her from: Suburgatory (Sheila Shay), Saturday Night Live (various)


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Judge Linden, played by Mark Linn-Baker
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 22: Episode The Dream Team (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: The Electric Company (Sigmund Scrambler), Perfect Strangers (Larry Appleton)


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Judge Megan Lowrey, played by Betsy Aidem
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 8: Unprepared (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: The Americans (Kendall), Nurse Jackie (Carolyn)


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Judge Michael Marx, played by Dominic Chianese
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 3: Two Girls, One Code (3 episodes)
Where you know him from: Boardwalk Empire (Leander Cephas Whitlock), Damages (Stuart Zedeck), The Sopranos (Junior Soprano)


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Judge Howard Matchick, played by Chris Sarandon
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 1: Taking Control (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Judging Amy (Judge Barry Krumble), Felicity (Dr. Peter McGrath), The Nightmare Before Christmas (voice of Jack Skellington)


Judge Jane Moretti, played by Leslie Lyles
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 6: Poisoned Pill (2 episodes)
Where you know her from: Orange is the New Black (Louise), Mildred Pierce (Mrs. Jaeckel)


Judge Suzanne Morris, played by Jane Alexander
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 12: Silly Season (4 episodes)
Where you know her from: The Blacklist (Diane Fowler), Tell Me You Love Me (Dr. May Foster)


Judge Mowbray, played by Brian Murray
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 2: The Death Zone (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: 30 Rock (Jack’s father)


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Judge Robert Parks, played by David Fonteno
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 5: Crash (8 episodes)
Where you know him from: Homeland (Judge Robert Strauss), Royal Pains (Dr. Redliner), The Dictator (Secretary General), Smash (Deputy Mayor Klein)


Judge Ilya Petrov, played by Tibor Feldman
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 9: Nine Hours (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Rubicon (Hutch Appleton)


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Judge Thomas Politi, played by Vincent Curatola
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 12: Je Ne Sais What? (5 episodes)
Where you know him from: Killing Them Softly (Johnny Amato), The Sopranos (Johnny “Sack” Sacrimoni)


Judge Lindsay Powers, played by Carolyn Mignini
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 7: Bad Girls (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: Family Ties (Peggy Vincent), Santa Barbara (Angie)


Judge Jared Quinn, played by Griffin Dunne
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 4: Cleaning House (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: House of Lies (Marco Pelios)


Judge Albert Reardon, played by Julian Gamble
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 8: The Next Month (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: The Leftovers (Gus Hickey), House of Cards (Chairman of Joint Chiefs), Delocated (Greg Dipietro)


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Judge Sally Rigby, played by Deborah Rush
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 18: Gloves Come Off (only 1 episode)
Where you know her from: Orange is the New Black (Carol Chapman), Strangers with Candy (Sara Blank)


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Judge Carmella Romano, played by Joanna Gleason
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 9: Threesome (3 episodes)
Where you know her from: The West Wing (Attorney Jordon Kendall), Boogie Nights (Dirk’s Mother), Crimes and Misdemeanors (Wendy Stern), Hello, Larry (Morgan Winslow)


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Judge Edward Serena, played by Josh Hamilton
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 16: After the Fall (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Louie (various), American Horror Story (Hank Foxx)


Judge Graham Shickel, played by Peter Hermann
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 22: Hybristophilia (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Law & Order: SVU (Trevor Langan), Blue Bloods (Jack Boyle), 30 Rock (Gray), Mariska Hargitay’s husband


Judge Dwight Sobel, played by Michael Lerner
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 13: Bitcoin for Dummies (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Clueless (Mel Horowitz)


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Judge Loudon Spencer, played by Victor Garber
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 12: We, the Juries (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Web Therapy (Kip Wallace), Charlie’s Angels (Charles Townsend), Alias (Jack Bristow)


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Judge Timothy Stanek, played by Peter Gerety
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 13: Bad (3 episodes)
Where you know him from: Law & Order: SVU (Judge Harrison), Prime Suspect (Desmond Timoney), Brothers & Sisters (Dennis York), The Wire (Judge Daniel Phelan)


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Judge Lee Sutman, played by Chip Zien
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 4: Fixed (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Deadline (Sammy Klein), All My Children (Donald Steele), Almost Perfect (Gary Karp)


Judge Bernard Temple, played by James Urbaniak
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 2: And the Law Won (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Review, The Venture Brothers (Dr. Venture), The Office (Rolf)


Judge Adam Tolkin, played by James Le Gros
First appeared in: Season 5, Episode 8: The Next Month (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Justified (Wade Messer), Revenge (Father Paul Whitley), Girls (Jeff Lavoyt)


Judge Gordon Tomlin, played by David Wohl
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 20: Mock (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Hey Arnold (voice of Principal Wartz and Jerry Berman), Hot Shots! Part Deux (Gerou)


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Judge Antoine Villapique, played by Ronald Guttman
First appeared in: Season 4, Episode 12: Je Ne Sais What? (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Mad Men (Emile Calvet), Heroes (Dr. Zimmerman)


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Judge Edward Weldon, played by David Oyelowo
First appeared in: Season 2, Episode 11: Two Courts (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: The Help (Preacher Green), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Steven Jacobs)


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Judge Murphy Wicks, played by Stephen Root
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 21: The Penalty Box (2 episodes)
Where you know him from: Fargo (Burt Canton), Justified (Judge Mike Reardon), Boardwalk Empire (Gaston Means)


Judge Clark Willard, played by David Conrad
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 5: Marthas and Caitlins (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Ian Quinn), Ghost Whisperer (Jim Clancy), Roswell (Daniel Pierce)


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Judge Harvey Winter, played by Peter Riegert
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 8: Unprepared (5 episodes)
Where you know him from: Dads (David Sachs), One Tree Hill (Dr. August Kellerman), Damages (George Moore), Law & Order: SVU (Chauncey Zeirko), The Sopranos (Assemblyman Zellman)


Judge Trent Wynter, played by Armand Schultz
First appeared in: Season 3, Episode 22: Episode The Dream Team (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: House of Cards (Scott Cunningham)


Judge Franklin Yee, played by Ron Nakahara
First appeared in: Season 1, Episode 9: Threesome (only 1 episode)
Where you know him from: House of Cards (Japanese Prime Minister), Sleepwalk with Me (Ron)


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