White Collar

White Collar Information

White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Matt Bomer as con-man Neal Caffrey and Tim DeKay as Special Agent Peter Burke. It premiered on October 23, 2009. In December 2009, White Collar was renewed for a second season that began on July 13, 2010. On September 27, 2010, the USA Network renewed White Collar for a third season with 16 new episodes, which premiered on June 7, 2011. The series was renewed for a fourth season on August 25, 2011, which began airing on July 10, 2012. On September 25, 2012, the series was renewed for a 16-episode fifth season.


Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left while serving a four-year sentence, he escapes from a maximum security federal prison to find Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially captured Caffrey, finds him and returns Caffrey to prison. This time, Caffrey gives Burke information about evidence in another case; however, this information comes with a price: Burke must have a meeting with Caffrey. At this meeting, Caffrey proposes a deal: he will help Burke catch other criminals as part of a work-release program. Burke agrees, after some hesitation. Through the successful apprehending of several white collar criminals, Caffrey has proven to Burke that he will help him, and that he will not try to escape again. This begins an unconventional but successful partnership.


See List of White Collar characters for more information

Main characters

  • Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey " a skilled forger and thief who was imprisoned after being captured by FBI Special Agent Peter Burke. Neal escapes from prison in order to find his girlfriend, but allows himself to be recaptured shortly afterwards by Peter. Neal proposes he become an FBI consultant, leading to Neal's release on the condition he wear an ankle monitor monitoring his movements. Neal has considerable knowledge of history, jewelry, wines and the arts, such as literature, western paintings, theater and opera, even though it is revealed early in season two that he never graduated from high school. Despite being given the opportunity to build a new, honest life for himself, Neal often craves his old life, forcing him to make a choice between the two.
  • Tim DeKay as Special Agent in Charge Peter Burke " a hard-working, honest FBI agent, and the head of the investigative team on which Neal serves. His ability to predict Neal's actions leads to Neal's capture, a skill he uses with other criminals as well. He is very committed to his marriage and loves his home life. Peter is the person Neal trusts the most, and Peter is determined to convince Neal that an honest life is possible.
  • Tiffani Thiessen as Elizabeth Burke " an event planner and Peter's wife. She is supportive and understanding of his work and long hours away. An intelligent woman herself, Elizabeth is able to discuss Peter's cases with him and at times makes a meaningful contribution to them. She also admires Neal's refinement and tends to see the good in him when Peter does not.
  • Willie Garson as Mozzie " another con-man and close friend of Neal. Mozzie, often called Moz, is Neal's most trusted confidante. Abandoned as a baby, he grew up in an orphanage in Detroit where he learned to be a con-man early. Though lacking Neal's people skills, he appears to be a jack of all trades and has an eidetic memory. Mozzie grew up in foster homes. He has a difficult time trusting Peter, referring to him as "The Suit", but occasionally contributes to his investigations. He is also a conspiracy theorist, to the point of being terrified to step into the FBI offices.
  • Hilarie Burton as Sara Ellis (Season 3, recurring seasons 2, 4"present) " an insurance company investigator who testified against Neal when he was on trial for stealing a Raphael painting. Originally determined to catch Neal and see him returned to prison, she later enjoys working with him. She aids in the investigation of the music box. During the investigation, she and Neal embark on a romantic relationship, complicated by the reappearance of Alex.
  • Marsha Thomason as Special Agent Diana Berrigan (Season 2"present, guest previously) " previously Peter's probationary agent, Diana assists on Peter and Neal's first case together. Transferred to D.C. after her probation ends, she later returns to the investigative team in New York.
  • Sharif Atkins as Special Agent Clinton Jones " Peter's point man who is responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks during the team's investigations, including surveillance. He serves, along with Agent Berrigan, as Peter's right-hand man. Peter usually gets him to watch over Neal, which annoys him, but he appreciates Neal's unorthodox contributions to the team.
  • Natalie Morales as Special Agent Lauren Cruz (Season 1) " a junior agent who requested a transfer to Peter's team and served on it briefly.

Recurring characters

  • Diahann Carroll as June Ellington " an elderly widow who meets Neal at a thrift store. A quick judge of character, she soon offers Neal her guest room. June's husband owned a wardrobe of designer clothing that she gives to Neal. She is protective of Neal and does not care that he is a convicted felon. June also has a close friendship with Mozzie and is often seen talking to him or playing board games. She is also a talented jazz vocalist.
  • Alexandra Daddario as Kate Moreau " Neal's girlfriend, who appears to be acting under the direction of a mysterious man, identifiable only by his 10-year commemorative FBI ring. Kate broke up with Neal while he was still in prison, precipitating his escape. She provides Neal with cryptic clues when she wants to communicate with him, and eventually prepares to reunite with Neal, when the private jet she is aboard explodes.
  • Gloria Votsis as Alexandra Hunter - is a professional thief and black market fence who was formerly romantically involved with Neal. When Alex and Neal meet again in an episode, they kiss, but the relationship goes no further. She periodically assists on Peter and Neal's cases, including a previous attempt to steal the music box.
  • Ross McCall as Matthew Keller " a thief and archrival of Neal. Keller was arrested and jailed by Peter but later escaped and tried to steal the U-boat treasure that Neal and Mozzie have.
  • Noah Emmerich as Special Agent Garrett Fowler " a discredited agent from the Office of Professional Responsibility. His abuse of authority in pursuit of Neal and Peter eventually leads to his being forced to resign. Neal believes he is responsible for Kate's death; Peter later learns he is not, and was being blackmailed by someone who was in Special Forces and who was hired by Vincent Adler.
  • James Rebhorn as Special Agent Reese Hughes " the agent in charge of the FBI's Manhattan White Collar Crime Unit. Hughes is supportive of Peter's use of Neal as a confidential informant, but less trusting of Neal. Hughes risks his career in order to warn Peter of an OPR investigation of him. Hughes signed off of the investigation of Senator Terrance Pratt. After Peter and his team arrest one of Senator Pratt's biggest donors, Hughes was forced into retirement. Hughes believes his forced resignation is due to Senator Pratt's influence. Hughes runs into Neal one last time as he's leaving and expressed appreciation to Neal and his performance to the Bureau, which Neal reciprocated. Hughes asked Neal to "take care of Peter".
  • Andrew McCarthy as Vincent Adler " a wealthy financier who is the subject of a long con soon after Neal and Mozzie get together. Kate was working as Adler's personal assistant when Neal took a job with Adler in order to gain his confidence and get the information needed for the con. Adler taught Neal about personal style and to enjoy an expensive lifestyle. Adler disappeared about two years before Neal first went to prison when it was discovered that he had been running a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. He is shot by Peter after attempting to shoot Neal at the end of season 2.
  • Beau Bridges as Agent Kramer " Peter Burke's instructor when Burke was training at Quantico, and later Burke's mentor. Kramer works in the Art Crimes Unit in Washington D.C. He (like Neal) is an expert at art. He attempts to convince Peter that Neal is not reformed, should remain on his anklet, and is determined to find evidence of other crimes Neal has committed. Kramer feels Neal is too valuable to be a free man, and plans to have Neal transferred to Washington DC to work with him.
  • Judith Ivey as Ellen Parker " Neal's father's former partner. She arrested Neal's father and then was put into WITSEC along with Neal and his mother. She raised Neal for most of his life since Neal's mother wasn't a mother figure.
  • Treat Williams as James Bennett aka Sam Phelps " a mysterious former cop who turns out to be Neal's father which Peter confirmed with a DNA test. He was a D.C. cop who got himself into trouble by taking dirty money because money was tight for him. After one of his supervising officers caught him taking the money, he was forced to help the Flynn crime family syndicate, in exchange for the supervisor's silence. He was framed for murder after he quit helping the Flynn's. He did confess to Ellen, but Ellen believed it was a false confession. Neal was skeptical of his father's self-proclaimed innocence. However, after revealing more evidence, Neal is convinced that his father was framed for murder. He (like Ellen) was also in WITSEC protection.

Awards and Nominations

People's Choice Awards, USA

Year Category Result
2011 Favorite TV Obsession Nominated
2012 Favorite Cable TV Drama Nominated
2013 Favorite Cable TV Drama Nominated

Casting Society of America, USA

Year Category Result
2010 Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot - Drama Nominated

Image Awards

Year Category Result
2012 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Diahann Carroll

Young Artist Awards

Year Category Result
2012 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13
Regan Mizrahi


Main article: List of White Collar episodes
Season Time slot (ET) # Ep. Premiere Finale
Date Premiere
(in millions)
Date Finale
(in millions)
1 Friday 10PM (October 23, 2009 " December 4, 2009)
Tuesday 10PM (January 19, 2010 " March 9, 2010)
2 Tuesday 9PM (July 13, 2010 " September 7, 2010)
Tuesday 10PM (January 18, 2011 " March 8, 2011)
3 Tuesday 9PM (June 7, 2011 " August 9, 2011)
Tuesday 10PM (January 17, 2012 " February 28, 2012)
4 Tuesday 9PM (July 10, 2012 " September 18, 2012)
Tuesday 10PM (January 22, 2013 " March 5, 2013)

DVD releases

The first season of White Collar was released in the US under the title White Collar: The Complete First Season as a widescreen four-disc Region 1 DVD box set on July 13, 2010. In addition to all the episodes that had been aired, DVD extras included Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Commentary, Exclusive Featurettes: "Pro and Con", "A Cool Cat in the Hat", and "Nothing But the Truth". The same set was released on July 26, 2010 in Region 2, and on August 18, 2010 in Region 4.

The season two four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 7, 2011. DVD extras consist of Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Episode Commentaries (for episodes 2x09 "Point Blank", 2x12 "Forging Bonds" and 2x16 "Under The Radar") and Exclusive Featurettes: "White Collar Roasts Burn Notice: Rivalry in the Writers' Rooms", "Burn Notice Roasts White Collar: Rivalry in the Writers' Rooms", "Slick Willie", and "So Here's The Deal: Anatomy of an Episode". The DVD was released on Region 2 on the February 18, 2013.

White Collar: The Complete Third Season four-disc Region 1 DVD box set was released on June 5, 2012. Region 1 DVD Features: Interrogation room, a trivia challenge with the cast, Jeff Eastin, @ddicted, Gag reel, Deleted scenes, Audio commentary on season finale, Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.78, Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish

International broadcasts

Country Broadcaster(s) Start date Time slot
Alibi October 16, 2012 (Series 2) Tuesday 10:00pm
Bravo in English and [[Séries%2B| Séries+]] in French 9PM Wednesday
bTV, bTV Cinema May 23, 2011 9PM weekdays
8PM (from season 2)
RTL September 13, 2011 10:15PM Tuesday (season 1)
11:10PM Thursday (from season 2)
RTL II October 1, 2012 8PM weekdays
TV11 2013 (season 4) N/A

STAR World 2010 11PM
FOX and TVI 2010 9:30PM weekdays (until season 3)
FOX and Italia 1 2010 N/A
FOX Philippines and Jack City on BEAM 31 N/A 10PM Tuesday
JOJ Plus August 20, 2012 10PM Monday
Channel One 2011 12:20AM Wednesday
MTV3 January 3, 2011 11:35PM Monday
Network Ten 2009 9:30PM Thursday
MediaWorks New Zealand December 17, 2012 2PM weekdays (season 1)
vtm 2012 N/A
Fox, FX 2009 N/A
Yes N/A N/A
Série Club and M6 September 21, 2010 and July 9, 2011 N/A

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