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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actor Joins Showtime Comedy ‘Happyish’

Michael Zegen, who played American gangster Benny “Bugsy” Siegel in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will recur in a guest role on Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “Happyish,” Variety has learned. He will appear in at least two episodes.

Zegen will play Atomic Goldfarb, a twentysomething Brooklyn hipster creative brought in to annoy Thom (Steve Coogan) out of his job.

Zegen’s other television credits include “The Walking Dead,” “Rescue Me,” “Girls” and “How to Make It in America.” He has appeared in the films “Frances Ha,” “Taking Woodstock,” “The Girl Next Door” and “Adventureland.”

“Happyish” is created, written and exec produced by Shalom Auslander, and stars Coogan, Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford. Ken Kwapis directed the pilot and co-exec produces the show with Alexandra Beattie under their In Cahoots banner.

Ellen Barkin, Carrie Preston, Molly Price and Andre Royo will appear as guest stars on the show.

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