Ray Liotta Joins ‘The Simpsons’ Family as Moe’s Dad

Actor will voice Morty Szyslak in episode set for April

“The Simpsons” has added another guest star to its impressive line up for the season and this one has a less than desirable familial connection to everyone’s favorite yellow bartender.

Ray Liotta has been cast as Moe’s father, Morty Szyslak, for an upcoming episode of the animated Fox comedy, a 20th Century Fox spokesperson told TheWrap on Wednesday. The “Goodfellas” star will lend his voice to a character described as a more cunning, evil version of Moe. The installment, which will reveal more of the bartender’s backstory than we’ve even seen before, is set to air April 15.

Executive producer Matt Selman told Entertainment Weekly earlier this season the episode is “a Shakespearean family drama, set against the backdrop of a fading mattress store empire.”

Debi Mazar will also appear in the Szyslak-centric tale as Minnie, Moe’s sister.

Other guest stars who have been tapped for season 29 include Ed Sheeran, Gal Gadtor, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rachel Bloom, Bill Hader, Shaq, and Norman Lear.

Get your first look at Liotta’s character below.

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