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Created by Steve Levinson
Starring Dwayne Johnson
Omar Benson Miller
John David Washington
Rob Corddry
Troy Garity
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Dwayne Johnson
Mark Wahlberg
Steve Levinson
Evan Reilly
Peter Berg
Rob Weiss
Dany Garcia
Producer(s) Dave Levinson
Bret Slater
Peter Sussman
Karyn McKarthy
Camera setup Single
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Closest to the Hole Productions
Leverage Entertainment
7 Bucks Entertainment
Original channel HBO
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)

Ballers is an American television series created by Steve Levinson.[1] The series will premiere on June 21, 2015 on the American cable television network HBO.[2] The pilot episode was written by Levinson and directed by Peter Berg.[1]


  • Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired athlete[1]
  • Omar Benson Miller as Charles, an affable former pro athlete who is searching for his next career[1]
  • John David Washington as Ricky, a highly competitive and spiritual pro athlete[1]
  • Rob Corddry as Joe, a financial advisor who tries hard to fit in[1]
  • Troy Garity as Jason, a top-tier sports agent[1]
  • Donovan Carter as Vernon, a deeply family-oriented pro athlete[1]
  • Jazmyn Simon as Julie, wife of an ex-pro athlete[1]
  • Taylor Cole as Michaels, an ESPN sideline reporter who is romantically involved with Spencer[1]
  • LeToya Luckett as Tina, widow to one of Spencer’s closest friends[1]
  • Carmelo "Q" Oquendo as Pro-NFL Player
  • Ella Thomas as Kara, interior decorator to the pro athletes who is involved with Ricky[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Andreeva, Nellie (February 13, 2014). "Dwayne Johnson’s HBO Half-Hour Pilot ‘Ballers’ Picked Up To Series". Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (April 9, 2015). "HBO Launching Comedies ‘The Brink’ & ‘Ballers’ With ‘True Detective’ In June". Retrieved April 9, 2015. 

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