Denis Leary has joined the cast of the drama "Animal Kingdom" for Season 3, TNT announced Wednesday.

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The series about a Southern California crime family stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra.

The "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" and "Rescue Me" star will play Billy, "Deran's drifter dad who Smurf kicked out years ago," the cable network said.

Weary plays Deran and Barkin plays Smurf.

"Denis Leary's extensive and successful career playing complicated, flawed characters makes him the perfect addition to this badass Animal Kingdom family," Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement.

Leary's other credits include "The Amazing Spider-Man," "A Bug's Life," the "Ice Age" franchise, "The Ref," "The Sandlot," "Draft Day," "Wag the Dog," "Monument Ave" and "The Thomas Crown Affair."