The following is a list of characters from the
HBO television show . The show dramatizes the prohibition era in Boardwalk Empire Atlantic City and the early history of the American Mafia. Many of the characters on the show are fictional. Some are (loosely) based on historical figures; of these, some use the name of the person upon which they are based, while others have had their names changed for the program.
Characters [ edit ]
Main characters [ edit ]
Recurring characters [ edit ]
Johnny Torrio Seasons 1–5
Capone's boss in Chicago
Johnny Torrio 
Erik Weiner Agent Sebso
Van Alden's partner.
Alderman George O'Neill
One of Nucky's political cronies and ward bosses.
Robert Clohessy James Neary
One of Nucky's political cronies and ward bosses
Dominic Chianese Leander Whitlock
Atlantic City lawyer and ally to the Commodore
William Forsythe Manny Horvitz
Anna Katarina Isabelle Jeunet
Seasons 1, 3
A French woman who owns an
shop on the boardwalk. haute couture
Max Casella Leo D'Alessio
A Philadelphia gangster Doyle owes money to.
Leo Lanzetta 
Edoardo Ballerini Ignacius D'Alessio
Leo's brother and another gangster
Ignatius Lanzetta 
Anatol Yusef Meyer Lansky
A young protégé of Rothstein and partners with Luciano
Meyer Lansky 
Seasons 1, 3–4
Frankie Yale 
Edward L. Bader
Atlantic City mayor
Edward L. Bader 
Dana Ivey Mrs. McGarry
A prominent leader of the Women's Suffrage and Temperance Movements.
Susan B. Anthony 
Geoff Pierson Senator Walter Edge
New Jersey Senator who thwarts some of Nucky's plans.
Walter Evans Edge
Sea captain and rum runner for Nucky Thompson
Bill McCoy 
Tracy Middendorf Babette
Owner of Babette's Night Club
Beautiful wife of Chalky White, and mother to his three children.
Michael Zegen Benny Siegel
Seasons 2–3, 5
A low-level criminal working card-games for Lansky and Luciano.
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel
Glenn Fleshler George Remus
A major bootlegger based in Ohio; refers to himself in the third-person.
Julianne Nicholson Esther Randolph
Assistant Attorney General who investigates Nucky for election fraud.
Mabel Walker Willebrandt
New York mob boss who backs Rosetti against Nucky.
Christopher McDonald Harry Daugherty
Campaign manager to Warren G. Harding, and later his Attorney General.
Harry M. Daugherty
Daniel Cox (Season 1); Ed Jewett (Season 2 on)
Aide to Harry Daugherty.
Irish-American mob boss in Chicago and rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone.
Stephen Root Gaston Bullock Means
Con artist, FBI agent, and "fixer" for bootleggers.
Gaston Bullock Means
James Cromwell Andrew Mellon
Secretary of the Treasury who testifies at a government hearing that, if Prohibition is to be effective, more money needs to be spent.
Andrew W. Mellon
Meg Chambers Steedle Billie Kent
A young Broadway actress who begins an affair with Nucky. Killed in an explosion meant for Nucky.
Right-hand man to Gyp Rosetti and Mafia lieutenant.
Brian Geraghty James "Jim" Tolliver
FBI agent under the direction of J. Edgar Hoover posing as a corrupt prohibition agent under the name Warren Knox in Atlantic City. Killed by Eli after trying to blackmail him.
Eric Ladin J. Edgar Hoover
Director of the
Bureau of Investigation.
J. Edgar Hoover
Domenick Lombardozzi Ralph Capone
Al Capone's brother.
Al Capone's level-headed brother.
Margot Bingham Daughter Maitland
Singer and ward of Dr. Valentin Narcisse who begins an affair with Chalky White.
Powerful New York Mafia boss at war with his right-hand man, Lucky Luciano.
John Ellison Conlee
The Commodore as a young man.
Characters as performers [ edit ]
Characters as athletes [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Johnson, Nelson (2010). Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. Plexus Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-0-9666748-6-6.
^ a b "Interview: 'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter". September 9, 2010.
^ Moaba, Alex (2013-09-05). ". 'Boardwalk Empire': Jeffrey Wright On The Real-Life Racketeer Who Inspired His Season 4 Character (VIDEO)" The Huffington Post . Retrieved . 2013-09-17
^ Billie Dove,
^ Venutolo, Anthony, 'Boardwalk Empire' episode 4, 'Anastasia': Nucky's birthday bash and back room deals, The Star-Ledger, October 11, 2010
^ Venutolo, Anthony, 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Van Alden busts up Nucky's Celtic bash, The Star-Ledger, October 18, 2010