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The Cast of Boston Legal

The casting of Boston Legal is sometimes inspired and sometimes a moving target. Folks came and went, scenes were reshot, featured players morphed into near-nonentities. Recurring cast members appeared without introductions, then were made no mention of for episodes on end. Major guest stars were heralded in press releases while some core cast were doing crosswords in their trailers.

David E. Kelley begins season three with Craig Bierko as Jeffrey Coho, a partner from New York with intimate history with Shirley. Constance Zimmer (Claire Simms) and Gary Anthony Williams (Clarence/Clarice Bell) were also added to the main title credits. Season two began with three new core cast members - Julie Bowen, Justin Mentell and Ryan Michelle Bathe - after releasing three - Rhona Mitra, Monica Potter and Lake Bell - from season one [although two were in the first few episodes of season two, albeit filmed during season one]. The one constant is the casting directors were busy earning their salaries. 

On the heels of the cast changes, the 2006-2007 season opening credit sequence also had a makeover. Below are credits launched September 26, 2006 for season three. Season one opening credits initially began with charicaturistic images of the cast as represented in Rhona, Monica and Lake's images below, then, mid-season, transformed into more life-like images  Check our image gallery page in the near future for all four versions of the credit sequence.
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First are images from the Main Titles. Below that are the official cast pictures from ABC.


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James Spader / Alan Shore
Julie Bowen / Denise Bauer
Mark Valley / Brad Chase
Craig Bierko / Jeffrey Coho
Rene Auberjonois / Paul Lewiston
Candice Bergen / Shirley Schmidt
William Shatner / Denny Crane
Constance Zimmer / Claire Simms
Gary Anthony Williams / Clarence/Clarice Bell
Justin Mentell / Garrett Wells
Ryan Michelle Bathe / Sara Holt
Rhona Mitra / Tara Wilson
Monica Potter / Lori Colson
Lake Bell / Sally Heep

James Spader as Alan Shore in Boston Legal
Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer in Boston Legal
Mark Valley as Brad Chase in Boston Legal
Craig Bierko as Jeffrey Coho in Boston Legal
Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston in Boston Legal
Constance Zimmer as Claire Simms in Boston Legal
Gary Anthony Williams as Clarence/Clarice Bell
Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt in Boston Legal
William Shatner as Denny Crane in Boston Legal

Cast from season two 2005/2006
Justin Mentell as Garrett Wells in Boston Legal
Ryan Michelle Bathe as Sara Hold in Boston Legal

Cast from season one 2004/2005
Rhona Mitra as Tara Wilson in Boston Legal
Monica Potter as Lori Colson in Boston Legal
Lake Bell as Sally Heep in Boston Legal (2004)

Official ABC Cast Pictures

James Spader
Julie Bowen
Mark Valley
Rene Auberjonois
Craig Bierko
Candice Bergen
William Shatner

Boston Legal class picture - August 14, 2006

"I follow the law as it is written—a practice that makes me neither “nansy” or “pansy.”" - Judge Clark Brown aka Henry Gibson
 "I follow the law as it is written—a practice that makes me neither “nansy” or “pansy.”" - Judge Clark Brown aka Henry Gibson
Thank you for giving us laughter, Henry. We love you. Rest in peace.
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